Driver / Base Assistant Job Opportunities – Samaritan’s Purse

Job Title:       Driver / Base Assistant
Organisation:  Samaritan’s Purse
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing
spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970,
Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war,
poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing
God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church
worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Job Summary: The Driver / Base
Assistant will support the day-to-day functioning of the Kampala office by driving
assigned SP vehicles and assisting with operational base tasks, as needed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Drive assigned vehicle(s), transporting SP staff / visitors /
resources, in accordance with SP
policy and traffic laws and regulations of
·       Ensure safety of passengers and luggage at all times.
·       Ensure washing and general cleaning of vehicle(s) is maintained.
·       Regularly check vehicle oil, water and tyres.
·       Monitor vehicle performance, ensuring vehicles are fueled, serviced
and repaired promptly.
·       Road test and certify vehicle(s) returning from garage.
·       Ensure first aid kits, spares and tools are present in allocated
·       Complete vehicle log sheets, maintaining accurate and complete
·       Assist in running administrative errands, as assigned.
·       Assist with minor
operational base tasks, as assigned.
·       Conduct all activities in the most cost-effective and efficient
manner, in line with Samaritan’s
Purse, Government of Uganda and donor policies
and best practices.
·       Any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must have O level certificate.
·       At least four (4) years’ driving and mechanical experience, preferably
within NGO sector.
·       Professional certification of driving skills through driving skills
·       Full, clean, valid Ugandan driving license – Class A, B, CM and DM.
·       Basic knowledge of vehicle mechanics and maintenance.
·       Functional geographical knowledge of Kampala.
·       Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented; excellent interpersonal
and communication skills.
·       Commitment to excellence, integrity and stewardship of resources.
·       Must agree with and uphold the values and objectives of the
How to Apply:
interested and qualified candidates please submit CV, cover letter and relevant
copies of academic documents by email to
or in hard copy to Samaritan’s Purse Uganda, Plot 126 Luthuli Avenue, Bugolobi.
 Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for interview.
Deadline: 4th
February 2020 by 4.00 pm
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