2 Drivers Job Opportunities – National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)

Job Title:           Drivers (2 Vacancies)
Organisation:  National
Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:       Field
Office Coordinator
About US:
The
National Agricultural Research Organization was established by the National
Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to provide
strategic direction for publically funded agricultural research in Uganda. The
organization is composed of the Council as its governing body, Committees of
Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations with semi-autonomous
Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s) including the National
Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI) under its policy guidance. The
European Union (EU) identified the opportunity of the beef sector within its
National Indicative Plan (NIP) for Uganda and agreed to fund a 5-year project,
implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries
(MAAIF), to support the development of the beef sector such that it could
realize its full potential. The project is called “Developing a Market
Orientated and Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda”
(MOBIP) and is financed under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). NaLIRRI
has been contracted to contribute to the project objectives through
spearheading MOBIP’s activity under Lot 2 on Improving pasture (Rangeland) and
water management in a climate-smart way. The tittle of the 3-year action is
“Improving Competitiveness and Productivity of the Beet Sub-sector through
Fostering Gender Responsive, Inclusive and Sustainable Rangeland, Agro-Forestry
and Water Resources Management (RAWM – Beef). The proposed action will improve
pasture by involving both small and large scale livestock producers in
trainings on best practices (including sell of excess livestock to reduce
overstocking and overgrazing, encourage diversification of economic activities,
agro-ecology/conservation agriculture practices, etc.), controlling bush
encroachment and promoting tree planting and woodlots as alternative
livelihoods in heavily degraded/deforested areas. It will also promote
integrated water management at local level, including contingency management
and planning for extreme weather events affecting the availability of water for
livestock, protecting watersheds and conserving and storing water through
rainwater harvesting
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Undertaking
routine and preventive maintenance of motor vehicle by checking and topping-up
the level of petrol, oil, water, battery electrodes and tyre pressure before
operating the vehicle.
·        
Regularly
cleaning and polishing the vehicle, changing tyres as well as making minor
repairs or adjustments.
·        
Driving
motor vehicle car and van) to transport directors, staff, clients and others to
designated locations.
·        
Performing
miscellaneous errands such as collecting and delivering mail and other items as
well as buying goods, supplies and consumer items.
·        
Loading
and offloading baggage, goods and other material supplies with due regard to
the safety of other people.
·        
Maintaining
records of the motor vehicle’s daily activity showing journey, mileage, petrol,
oil and signature of authorizing officer to account for all the journeys made.
·        
Regulating
the radio, heating, lighting and ventilation system for passenger comfort.
·        
Observing
traffic and safety precautions in order to prevent accidents and to avoid
traffic violations.
·        
In
addition, undertakes first aid in case of injuries.
·        
Reporting
motor vehicle accident to the traffic police and the Maintenance Officer,
obtaining police abstract report and completing insurance accident report form
in conformance to traffic rules and regulations.
·        
Requisitioning
for petrol, lubricants and spare parts and maintaining a record accounting for
the same.
·        
Taking
the motor vehicle for major service or repairs in accordance to planned
preventive maintenance schedule or insurance accident report.
·        
Assisting
in performing miscellaneous tasks such as photocopying documents and cleaning
the compound when not driving.
·        
Performing
any other duties assigned to you by the project coordinator



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
Applicants
should possess a driving Permit without any endorsements (Valid driving permit
with at least three classes: DL, CM and B plus
·        
Uganda
Certificate of Education (“O” Level)
·        
A
least four passes including English Language.
·        
 Applicants should have a minimum of five (5)
years relevant experience driving cars and Omni-buses.
How to Apply:
All
Interested  with the above requirements
should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum
vitae giving day-time telephone numbers, names and addresses of 3 (three)
referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the
undersigned. NB: lo reduce expense and waste, we strongly recommend that you
use only paper for your file (no plastic folders or dividers).
 Please also use double-sided printing if
possible. Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post
applied for on the top left-hand corner of the envelope and on the application
letter. The same documents must be scanned into one thread and sent to director@nalirri.or.ug
OR nalirri@gmail.com    
The
Director of Research, National Livestock Resources Research Institute, NaLIRRI
National Agricultural Research Organization, NARO NAKYESASA – Namulonge, Wakiso
Uganda P. O. Box 5704, Kampala.
Deadline: Friday 8th November, 2019 at 5:00pm
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