Fresher Driver – RELAPU Job Opportunities – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader RELAPU
Re N0:  GIZ-RELAPU/D/01200022
About US:
Gesellschaft fiir Internationale Zusammenareit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal
Enterprise that supports the German Government in achieving its objectives
international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers workable,
sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change
processes. GIZ operates in more than 120 countries worldwide. The German
cooperation with Uganda started in 1964 and GIZ has been operational in several
sectors since then.
A bout Project:
of GIZ’s work is commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation
and Development. In addition, GIZ Uganda works on behalf of development
agencies like the European Union, DFID and USAID.
Cooperation currently focuses on Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency;
Rural Development, Water and Sanitation; and Good Governance and Civil Society.
in addition, GIZ provides support through the “One World – No Hunger”
initiative, specifically in promotion of responsible and sustainable fisheries,
nutrition sensitive potato value chains and responsible land policy in Uganda.
Country wide, there are also ongoing projects in climate change mitigation,
skills development as well as supporting refugee hosting districts in Northern
Uganda both nationally and internationally, GIZ Uganda supports the Nile Basin initiative
(NBI) In planning and coordinating sustainable management of water resources in
the Nile Basin.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Safely and responsibly
performing all official travel using official vehicles.
·       Regularly servicing and
looking after official vehicles.
·       Taking account of all
available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations.
·       Running official errands
and assisting with other office work.
·       Strictly follows GIZ
rules including GIZ safety standards. Completes the vehicle log correctly and
conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards
·       Provides passenger transport
in an official car for office, project or programme staff official visitors and
·       Runs errands for the
project, programme or office, e.g. sending letters and messages, paying bills
and buying smaller quantities of office supplies.
·       Helps with transporting
·       Completes the vehicle
log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards.
Maintenance of car
·       Regularly cleans the
interior and exterior of the vehiclels) regularly
·       Checks oil, water,
brakes and brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle,
monthly or every 5,000 km (whichever is first), headlights, brakes, bodywork for
dents etc.
·       Responsible for the
project vehicle documents and their good condition, keeping a vehicle log and
recording monthly maintenance
·       Reports need for service
and carries out minor repairs
·       Immediately reports all
involvement of the project or office vehicle in accidents, including minor
accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicle fittings.
·       Monitors and reports the
need to renew car insurance incl. official cars used by other programme
·       Compiles driver reports
on condition of vehicle.
General services
·       Wears proper attire
·       Serves all passengers in
a friendly manner
·       Takes team members to
the field (travelling to all regions in Uganda is necessary on a regular basis)
·       Runs errands for the
programme e.g. delivery of letters/messages, payment of bills, and makes minor
purchases as directed
·       Is responsible for
official documents in vehicle
·       Is responsible for a
special petty cash and submits vouchers for accounting on a monthly basis
·       Does not use, at any
time, the car for his/her own private purposes. Such misuse of the vehicle is
considered a serious misconduct, and will immediately lead to a warning and may
result in dismissal
Knowledge management
·       Uses all available
information (including current radio news on traffic conditions) to update daily
knowledge of road conditions, current passable routes and locations, and shares
this information with other office drivers
Other duties/additional
·       If there is no outside
driving activity, s/he stands by in the office, supports other colleagues in
case of need, and does other office work as assigned
·       Reports any incident
whilst off duty that may affect his/her driving licence entitlement, as well as
any newly known health problems that may affect his/her ability to drive
·       Assists in and/or
carries out other activities and any tasks as assigned
·       Undertakes further job
training related to his/her position and duties, if required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Secondary school
education/ Advanced secondary Education.
·       Holds a valid driver’s
·       Defensive Driving skill
is an added advantage
·       Good knowledge of both
spoken and written English language.
·       Discipline and
·       Resilience and patience.
·       Familiarity with the
respective duty station and Uganda generally.
·       Appropriate appearance
and attire (possibly uniform, friendly manner with all passengers).
·       Ensures unrestricted
availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately.
·       Willingness to up skill
as required by the tasks to be performed and corresponding measures are agreed
with management.
·       At least 1-3 years’ work
experience as a driver with references
·       No major accidents in
the past 3 years.
How to Apply:
interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting
their application and CV along with the contacts  of three professional referees to The
Director, Future Options Consulting ltd, by email:  ; quoting the position you are applying for
and the reference N0. as the subject.. Please note: This is a national
position. Application and CV should be in one document and a maximum of 4 pages
only. No other attachments are required at this stage. Only the shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. We encourage women, people with disabilities and
minority groups ta apply for this position. GIZ is committed to equal
opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.
Deadline:  31st   January
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