Driver Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:      Driver
Organization: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Under the
Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda
programme supported by the European Union (EU) and supervised by Office of the
Prime Minister, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has
received a grant to implement an action, Building resilience to enhance food
and nutrition security, incomes and health in Northern Uganda. The three-year
grant action will be implemented by a consortium of partners in seven districts
of Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Otuke and Kwania in Lango sub-region, and
Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso sub-region.
IITA is one of the
15 Institutes of the CGIAR global research partnerships with headquarters in
Ibadan Nigeria, and in Uganda, permanent offices are in Namulonge and Kampala
respectively. IITA is a not-for-profit International Research organization,
whose focus is on transforming African agriculture through Agricultural Research
for Development as well as Partnership for Development and is governed by the
Board of Trustees.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
secure and timely driving services to the DINU project staff, goods/documents
and any other person authorized to travel in official transport
payment transfers to the bank and/or the suppliers, assist with postage and
with pick up of office purchases
maintain DINU project transport assets and ensure they are in perfect condition
with up to date licenses
when and what kind of maintenance the vehicle needs, keep track of general
vehicle maintenance schedules
monthly mileage records -Maintain logbook of each service vehicle on daily
with the project manager to organize a project calendar on driver service
planning and scheduling
that DINU staff make it to all appointments, meetings and other duties on time 
proper checking vehicles on a daily basis following standard checklist provided
by IITA and ensure proper cleaning of the vehicles
the project managers if any irregularity happens to the project vehicles and
suggest the necessary steps
in identifying and purchasing necessary spare part for project vehicles;
undertakes minor repair of vehicles under the administrative custody of the
project and obtains appraisals on cost of vehicle repairs.
Other duties
Act as a
backup for the Receptionist and as a messenger, assist with meeting room
re-arrangement for various meetings/events and perform occasional handyman jobs
inside the Office.
in the organization of workshops and seminars in accordance to the DINU project
workplan, including logistical
other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant must hold a secondary school certificate with valid driver’s
permit/license issues by a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a driver
with maintenance of vehicle records and transport files
about road network and traffic rules of Uganda
English language understanding, speaking and writing skills
to manage competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight
ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity
and respect for diversity
Good IQ
and capability to manage emergency situations on the road, if any particularly
at the time of traffic accident
on technical training on vehicles maintenance and repairing work are
to undertake intensive field trips outside the duty station
health/physical fitness certified by a professional registered Doctor
How to Apply:
Applications; which
must include covering letter, curriculum vitae, academic certificates, names
and addresses of three referees should be addressed to: The Country
Representative, IITA – Uganda. P.O. Box 7878, Kampala. OR hand deliver to plot
15 East Naguru Road, OR Send by email: to Please indicate
the following on the envelope:
Position applied for
on the right-hand corner of envelope or in subject line for emails.
Deadline: 24th March 2020
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