Earn over 36m as Chauffeur at United States Embassy / US Mission

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: USAID/Uganda
Office of Health, Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: UGX
36,981,012 – 54,015,271 per annum (FSN )
Reports to: Mission Director
About US Embassy:
The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for
over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S
Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and
organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the
direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices
operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
 Job Summary: USAID/Uganda
is seeking for a qualified individual to fill the Chauffeur position – assigned
chauffeur duties to the USAID Mission Director and must always be safety and
security conscious. Working under the general supervision of the Mission
Director and direct supervision of the Executive Officer, operates Mission
Director’s assigned vehicle in accordance to daily instructions to transport
the Mission Director. Also responsible for daily vehicle inspection and
notifying supervisor of any mechanical defects in the vehicle.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Chauffeur Duties –
Follow USAID
Mission Director’s schedule provided by his/her Office Manager.
the USAID Mission Director to/from office and residence, to functions and to
locations within and outside Kampala.
constantly alert to possible terrorist activity and other unusual situations
and take evasive action as appropriate.
Must be
punctual and consider traffic congestion, detours, and routes to be taken to
ensure the safe and timely pick-up and/or arrival of passengers.
the Mission Director, when applicable, to carry, check and retrieve baggage.
Responsible for
the security safety and well-being of passengers, observe all traffic laws,
drive defensively.
and pick up documents.
official guests as instructed.
For security
reasons, must always ensure awareness of all major city street constructions
and repairs that may cause traffic congestion, detours and traffic halts and be
cognizant of situations that may prevent or hinder rapid egress from the area.
When dropping
off or picking up the Mission Director, to the extent practical, remain in the
vehicle with seat belt secure and engine running.
Maintain vehicle
in clean and neat condition.
oil, water and gas daily.
maintenance schedule to ensure car is checked on a regular schedule and that
tune-ups are performed on a quarterly basis.
Perform daily
inspection of vehicle, be alert to possible tampering of vehicle, inspects for
defects and make minor repairs of preventive nature.
immediately deficiencies that require garage repair to supervisor.
vehicle interior and exterior, checks fluids, tire pressure, air filters, etc.
vehicle to commercial garage for lubrication, oil change and other fluid
changes at regular intervals according to manufactures’ maintenance guide.
vehicle in excellent and safe mechanical condition.
daily mileage, fuel consumption, repairs and maintenance on each assigned
May run official
errands for official personnel and may be assigned to drive VIP visitors, for a
portion of the time
May be
assigned motor pool duties during the USAID Mission Director’s absence.
delivery urgent mail; operate a small bus/van, pickup or light trucks to
deliver materials and equipment as instructed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
applicants for the United States US Embassy Chauffeur job opportunity should
have completed Secondary School (advanced level). required.
(3) years of professional chauffeur experience is required.
A valid
Uganda Driver’s license for the following types of vehicles is required:
Classes – B (motor cars), CM (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus), and DM
(medium omnibus).
Must be
familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.
knowledge of the traffic laws and rules of the road, knowledge of defensive
driving techniques enough to exercise special precaution and take evasive
action to protect passengers.
knowledge of streets and roads and alternate routes in Kampala a must and
familiarity with up- country roads and their condition a plus.
to exercise defensive driving skills under strain and stress in situations
requiring special precaution or evasive action to protect passengers.
ability to identify vehicle malfunctions and perform minor repair and
Level III English
– good working knowledge in English language ability is required.
How to Apply:
All those interested
in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and
strictly adhere to the following:
A typed
and hand signed (around Section 6 – Declaration) DS-174 Employment Application
for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (Click Here; Version
Exp. 06/2022). Offerors are required to complete sections 1 through 6. (Make
sure to use additional Work Experience pages (Section 4), if needed, to provide
complete work history).
letter (addressed to the USAID Supervisory Executive Officer) clearly
indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet
the minimum requirements.
curriculum vitae/resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, the
resume must include:
Paid and
non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month/year). Please specify unpaid
or part time work. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year) will
not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (NOTE: Resume and
DS-174 work experience should match.)
duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
and any other qualifications including job-related training courses,
job-related skills, or job- related honors, awards or accomplishments.
Name and
contact information (phone and email) of three (3) professional references. At
least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.
[separate] document specifically addressing each QRF as outlined in the
of Academic Transcripts
should be in a standard file type such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe
Acrobat (.pdf). All should be in one document which should not exceed 10MB.
offers and documents become the property of USAID and will not be returned.
Submit Application
Human Resources
By email at
NB: Your
application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements
including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple
Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position
number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.
Deadline: 22nd May 2020
The US Mission in
Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in
employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual
orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal
employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity
enhancement programs.
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