5 Short Term Driver Jobs – United States Peace Corps

United States Peace Corps
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Announcement No. 2019 – 001
About Peace Corps:
The Peace Corps is
an agency of the United States Government, which sends American Volunteer
development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance
activities in over 70 countries worldwide.  The United States has enjoyed
diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H.
DeLisi currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed
of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the
Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices
operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Peace Corps 
Job Summary:  The Driver will operate Peace Corps 4X4
vehicles in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements, local
travel regulations, and with supervisor instructions to transport cargo and
personnel, Trainees, and Volunteers to appointments in Kampala and throughout
the country where Peace Corps and its Volunteers work within Uganda.  The incumbent will also have assigned
responsibility in the oversight and backup performance of periodic maintenance
and repairs of Peace Corps vehicles.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Driving: Contractor will operate official Peace Corps vehicles to
    transport passengers and cargo in accordance with all local traffic
    regulations as well as stricter US government regulations. Vehicle
    operation is monitored by Drive Camera.
  • Maintenance and repair: Contractor will insure that vehicles are
    maintained and repaired, either in-house or at referral site.  With the GSM, Contractor will design,
    stock, and maintain vehicle maintenance systems and operate an in-house
    servicing capability.  She/He will
    also wash and clean the vehicles as needed.
  • Record keeping: Contractor will maintain vehicle logs that record
    each trip taken, odometer readings and time of departure and arrival for
    each trip.  Each time that fuel is
    put in the vehicle, the Contractor will document on the mileage sheet the
    amount, odometer reading and date obtained.  Any maintenance must also be recorded.
  • Contractor will deliver and pick-up messages and parcels.  She/He will make purchases as
    requested.  She/He will do surveys
    of prices of goods.
  • Contractor will load and unload heavy items into/from vehicles, as
    well as help move furniture and equipment from one part of the office and
    residences to another.
  • Occasional Money Handler: The PSC may be requested to courier cash
    and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or
    services to PST/IST training site, or other locations as directed by the
    Contracting Officer. The PSC may also be requested to courier cash to PC
    trainees or volunteers. The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement
    or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between
    the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient. In the case of
    dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion
    concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of
    these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.
  • Other duties as assigned by the GSM and/or the DMO.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United States Peace Corps (PC) Short
    Term Driver job must have completed elementary school; secondary and
    related trade school or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance
    trainings are highly desired.
  • Prior Work Experience: At least three years of professional
    chauffeur experience and a valid local driver’s license for following
    types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes: B (motor cars), CM (medium
    commercial), DL (light omnibus), DM (medium omnibus).
  • Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English
    (Level III) is required.
  • Knowledge and ability: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and
    area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and prior work experience
    with electronic recordkeeping (computer usage) is also highly desired;
    knowledge of 4X4 operation will be tested.
  • Duties require the ability to deal with officials and occasionally
    VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff,
    businesspeople, property owners and PC Volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience of cross-cultural communication skills is
    highly desired.
  • Ability to work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with
    evening and weekend hours and travel to countryside as may be needed.
  • Must be legally able to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:
Please submit a Word
formatted letter of interest, resume (maximum 3 pages), names and contact
information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov. Please
clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of
the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Akello
Ritah_Driver” for the Driver Position. Do not write any other words in the
subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace
Deadline: 22nd February 2019
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