Driver Job Placement – Mercy Corps

Job Title:           DRIVER
Organisation:  Mercy
Corps
Duty Station:   Uganda
About US:
Mercy
Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people
build secure, productive and just communities.
Operating
in Uganda since 2006, Mercy Corps has field offices in Kitgum, Gulu, Kotido, Moroto,
Arua, Yumbe, Amudat and Kaabong and implements programs that cover a wide
variety of program sectors including food security, health/nutrition, water/ sanitation,
peace building, youth, agriculture, and econ development.
Program/Department Summary:
Mercy
Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world
is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the
world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph
over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the
future.
Job Summary:  The driver
will provide safe, transport services for MC program and support staff in the
described AOR (Area of Responsibility). The driver will adhere to all traffic
and
MC
safety rules and follows the transport guidelines required by the MC transport
department.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Operate
MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor;
·        
Maintain
vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies regulations;
·        
Check
the vehicle conditions before and after each trip/routinely – report needs and
problems to the transport management;
·        
Adhere
to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and
supervisor;
·        
Responsible
for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares
etc.;
·        
Keep
the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times;
·        
Assist,
as required, with logistics in the office and guesthouses daily workloads;
·        
Cooperate
and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting
potential problems during daily business;
·        
Report
all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular
basis;
·        
Do the
regular service and maintenance of vehicles and motor bikes
·        
Undertake
field assignments as assigned;
·        
Adherence
to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure
manuals;
·        
Conduct
himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring
credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country
of operation;
·        
Other
duties as assigned.
Ethics and Integrity:
All
Mercy Corps staff is expected to behave ethically and demonstrate highest
integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero
tolerance to any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation.
Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or
may lead to termination.



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
Uganda
Certificate of Education qualification.
·        
Valid
drivers’ license with class DL,
·        
Minimum
of 4 years’ experience driving 4WD vehicles.
·        
Certificate
in defensive driving is essential
·        
Knowledge
of driving in less secure and harsh environment
·        
Must
be a mechanic/Driver able to repair both vehicles and motorbikes
·        
Must
know and obey to all safety and traffic rules of the Uganda.
·        
Good
understanding of English and fluency nga’Karamajong is an added advantage.
·        
Knowledge
of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is
required.
·        
Must
know Mercy Corps vehicle policies and regulations.
·        
Must
know what preventative maintenance is required for their vehicle.
·        
Understanding
and following safety procedures;
·        
Must
know the actions to be taken in the event of an accident.
·        
Must
be able to change a wheel and do minor repairs and vehicle servicing.
·        
Must
know how to use all accessories such as HF/ VHF radios, winches etc
·        
Very
positive attitude,
·        
Cooperative,
willingness to work long & extra hours, initiative and flexibility
How to apply:
Submit your
application through email to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org addressed to the Human
Resource Director, Mercy Corps Uganda. Include a cover letter clearly stating
your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates.
Subject of
email/envelope should include the position you are applying for. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal
opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to
apply.
Deadline: Friday 8th November 2019.
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