Driver USAID Project Job Opportunities – Mercy Corps

Job Title:    Driver
Organization:
Mercy Corps
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to: Logistics
Officer
About US:
Mercy Corps is a
global non-governmental, humanitarian aid organization operating in
transitional contexts that have undergone, or have been undergoing, various
forms of economic, environmental, social and political instabilities
About the Project:
Mercy Corps has been
operating in Uganda since 2006 and works to catalyze change through the Ugandan
private sector, civil society and government to create resilient, economically
inclusive, healthy, and secure communities. Our work focuses on building
resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to attain
better health and nutrition, improving governance and conflict management, and
bridging humanitarian response with longer term development outcomes. We
implement programs in Acholi, Karamoja and West Nile Sub-regions, as well as
eastern Uganda and the greater Kampala area with funding from USAID, Sida, US
State Department, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.
The USAID’s Securing
Peace and Promoting Prosperity in Karamoja (EKISIL) is a two year Conflict
Management and Mitigation Project that will apply a people-to-people peace
building approach to enhance the capacity of institutional structures to
address underlying social, economic, ecological, and governance issues at risk
of fueling conflict in Karamoja Sub-region. The project will be implemented in
Kaabong, Kotido, Abim, and Moroto. 
Job Summary:   The driver will provide safe driving 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 follow the
transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Drive and manage the assigned vehicle
skillfully and provide transportation service to staff;
·       Drive the assigned vehicle with at most care
and with full respect to the traffic rules and regulations as well as Mercy
Corps Uganda vehicle use guideline;
·       Ensure that the assigned vehicle meets all
legal requirements at any time;
·       Keep the assigned vehicle clean and tidy;
·       Maintain up to date records of vehicle log
sheet for each and every movement of the vehicle;
·       Undertake a strict follow up that the
assigned vehicle is periodically repaired, technically in good condition and
can provide the intended transportation service;
·       Undertake minor maintenance/service as deemed
as necessary.
·       Conduct himself/herself both professionally
in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not jeopardize its
humanitarian mission;
·       Ensure that all necessary measures are taken
to provide MC employees with a safe working environment as detailed in existing
guidelines;
·       Do any other duties as assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must have a Valid Drivers
Ugandan License; Class DL
·       Uganda Advanced Level Certificate of
Education qualification
·       Minimum of 3 years of experience driving 4WD
cars;
·       Must know and obey to all safety and traffic
rules of the Uganda;
·       Knowledge of driving in less secure and harsh
environment;
·       Effective communication both orally and
writing in English;
·       Understanding and following safety procedures;
·       Must speak the local language
·       Positive attitude, vigilance, honesty,
confidentiality, willingness to work long hours and initiative
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below
Deadline: 18th July 2020
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