Driver US NGO Job Opportunities – Mercy Corps

Job Title:   Driver
Organization:
Mercy Corps
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to:
Logistics Officer
About US:
Mercy Corps has been
present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and
agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance,
conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an
impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on
building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to
attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict
management. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development,
gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector
and civil society actors.
Job Summary:  The driver will provide safe, transport
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: 
·       Operate MC vehicles as assigned by
supervisor;
·       Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance
with MC policies/regulations;
·       Check the vehicle conditions before and after
each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to the transport management;
·       Adhere to all safety and communication
protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor;
·       Responsible for the safekeeping of all
vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.;
·       Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby
– ready for use at all times;
·       Assist, as required, with logistics in the
office and warehouse daily workloads;
·       Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and
visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business;
·       Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle
to transport management on a regular basis;
·       Undertake field assignments as assigned;
·       Adherence to all MC policies and procedures
as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
·       Conduct himself/herself both professionally
and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not
jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
·       Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Uganda Certificate of Education qualification
·       Valid drivers’ license with class DL,
·       At least four years’ experience driving 4WD
vehicles
·       Certificate in defensive driving is essential
·       Knowledge of driving in less secure and harsh
environment
·       Must know and obey to all safety and traffic
rules of the Uganda.
·       Good understanding of English and fluency in
Karimojong is an added advantage.
·       Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project
areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.
·       Must know Mercy Corps vehicle policies and
regulations
·       Must know what preventative maintenance is
required for their vehicle.
·       Understanding and following safety
procedures;
·       Must know the actions to be taken in the
event of an accident.
·       Must be able to change a wheel and do minor repairs
and vehicle servicing.
·       Must know how to use all accessories such as
HF / VHF radios, winches etc
·       Very positive attitude,
·       Cooperative, willingness to work long &
extra hours, initiative and flexibility
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below
Deadline: 31st July 2020
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