Driver Job Opportunities – Penal Reform International

Job Title:       Driver
Organisation: Penal
Reform International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Penal Reform
believes in a fair and effective criminal justice system where offenders are
held to account, sentences are proportionate, and the primary purpose of prison
is rehabilitation not retribution. We want to see:
  • A reduction in unnecessary imprisonment
    through greater use of non-custodial alternatives
  • The improvement of prison conditions and
    the prevention of torture and ill-treatment
  • Child-friendly criminal justice systems
    which use detention only as a last resort
  • Proportionate and gender-sensitive
    responses to women offending
  • The abolition of the death penalty and
    the introduction of humane alternative sanctions.
Job Summary:  The Driver will support the organization in
accomplishing its programs and expectations
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of authorised personnel;
    ensure that driving assignments are carried out safely and on time; good
    judgment is used in planning routes.
  • Plan and schedule routing.
  • Promptly collect and deliver.
  • Optimize use of the vehicle; assist in the registration of new
    vehicles, renewal of insurance and disposal submitted in a timely fashion.
    detention facilities. of vehicles.
  • Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles.
  • Report all defects discovered during the Daily inspection and any
    deterioration in condition of any components that may cause the vehicle
    and/or equipment to be unserviceable;
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes,
    greasing, etc.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in
    case of involvement in an accident;
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold an “A” level or its
    equivalent, a diploma in mechanical engineering would be an added
    advantage and a valid driving permit.
  • Five years of driving experience with classes A, C and E motor
    minibuses, commercial vehicles, motorcars.
  • Ability to maintain vehicles in a good working condition.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor
    vehicle repairs.
  • Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles,
    including vans and other kinds of motorized vehicles.
  • Possess sound technical knowledge of the mechanical and physical
    operation of vehicles.
  • Ability to diagnose simple technical problems/detects and write
    simple technical reports.
  • Should he able to clearly demonstrate organizational and leadership
    skills, sound judgment, tact, initiative and diplomacy.
  • Knowledge of first aid.
  • Trustworthy, High sense of responsibility, Alertness, Physical
    fitness on duty, Emotional stability, neat and courteous, Punctuality.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their cover letters (max1 Page) describing the reasons for applying
for the particular position and relating to the content of this announcement.
Curriculum Vitae detailing educational history and work experience. All
applications should be sent to: africaoffice@penalreform.org
Deadline: 8th March 2019 
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