4 Driver Job Vacancies – United States Peace Corps

United States Peace Corps
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Announcement No.: 2019 – 005
Reports to: General
Services Manager
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 Deborah Ruth Malac 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
  • 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
  • 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) Driver job
    should have competed elementary school; secondary and related trade school
    or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance trainings are highly
  • A minimum of 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).
  • Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns
    is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic
    record keeping (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, business people,
    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.
  • Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English (Level III) is
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: 20th May 2019
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