Driver NGO Jobs – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:     Driver
Organisation: Finn
Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Field Operations Officer
About US:
Finn Church Aid is
Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest
organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a
member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and
humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world’s largest aid
organisations. Finn Church Aid is committed to continue working until people in
need of assistance can make their own living and fulfill their basic needs.
Finn Church Aid also campaigns for dignity and justice.
Job Summary:   The Driver is responsible for operation and
maintenance of project Motor vehicles and ensuring the safety and security of
authorized passengers, cargo, equipment and tools on board.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintains the assigned motor vehicle and
    its accessories (10k books, jacks, wheel spanners, spare tyres, etc.) in
    good working order and clean condition and makes a thorough daily check of
    its mechanical condition (e.g. battery, fuel, water, oil, brake fluid,
    tyre pressure, etc.), and promptly reports any fault, damage or loss;
  • Checks regularly and ensures that
    vehicles have valid motor third party insurance, and assists as required
    in following up their processing and collection from the banks, insurance
    companies, and Uganda Revenue Authority offices;
  • Conveys staff, visitors and any other
    authorized personnel on official duty as well as program equipment and
    materials a safe and secure manner;
  • Run errands to collect and deliver mail,
    parcels, etc. as may be assigned;
  • Monitors the vehicle fuel gauge
    constantly, and reports any need for re-fuelling in good time;
  • Makes a daily record of trips in the
    vehicle log book, particularly departure/arrival times and mileage
    readings, as well as vehicle repairs/service and fuel and lubricants
    consumption, and reports the due service mileage in good time;
  • Verifies repair/service done by a
    mechanic on return of vehicle from a garage;
  • Ensures the safety of the vehicle while
    on trips;
  • Assists in loading/off-loading of
    project materials onto/from the assigned vehicle;
  • Complies strictly with the official
    highway code and traffic rules and regulations while driving, as well as
    the relevant FCA policies and procedures;
  • Promptly reports to the office and/or
    the police all accidents and problems encountered  while on duty;
  • Ensures all vehicle doors and windows
    are securely locked after working hours, prior to handing over the keys;
  • Performs any other relevant duties that
    may be assigned from time to time by the Humanitarian Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Finn Church Aid
    (FCA) Driver job must hold an O’ level certificate of education or
    equivalent, fluency in English, a clean valid driving license for all
    classes and knowledge of basic motor vehicle mechanics are essential;
  • Certificate in defensive driving is
  • A minimum of five (5) years driving in a
    reputable firm, public body or NGO.
  • High integrity, hardworking, courteous,
    dependable, punctual, tidy and well-groomed;
  • Willing to work long hours in
    challenging circumstances when required;
  • Knowledge of one of the local languages.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to hand deliver a completed
application letter and CV to the address below. Ensure to indicate the job
title applied for on the left hand corner of the envelope.
Applications can
also be delivered at FCA field offices in Adjumani, Moyo, Rwamwanja, Kyaka II,
Arua and Yumbe.
Finn Church Aid
(FCA) – Uganda Program
Plot 1495, Roche
close – Muyenga, off Tank hill Road
P.O. Box 21826,
Kampala- Uganda
Deadline: 16th August 2019
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