Driver NGO Job Opportunities – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:     Driver
Organization: Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to: HR
& Administration Assistant
About US:
Finn Church Aid
(FCA) is the largest international aid organization in Finland. FCA operates in
14 countries where the need is most dire. FCA works with the poorest people,
regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political
affiliations. FCA work is based on promotion of human dignity and fundamental
human rights and freedom, implying that FCA operations are guided by equality,
non-discrimination and responsibility.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
The
driver is responsible for operation and maintenance of project Motor vehicles
and ensuring the safety and security of authorized passengers, cargo, equipment
and tools on board.
·       
Maintains
the assigned motor vehicle and its accessories (log books, jacks, wheel
spanners, spare tyres, etc) in good working order and clean condition and makes
a thorough daily check of its mechanical condition (e.g. battery, fuel, water,
oil, brake fluid, tyre pressure, etc.), and promptly reports any fault, damage
or loss;
·       
Checks
regularly and ensures that vehicles have valid motor third party insurance, and
assists as required in following up their processing and collection from the
banks, insurance companies, and Uganda Revenue Authority offices;
·       
Conveys
staff, visitors and any other authorized personnel on official duty as well as
program equipment and materials a safe and secure manner;
·       
Run
errands to collect and deliver mail, parcels, etc as may be assigned;
·       
Monitors
the vehicle fuel gauge constantly, and reports any need for re-fuelling in good
time;
·       
Makes a
daily record of trips in the vehicle log book, particularly departure/arrival
times and mileage readings, as well as vehicle repairs/service and fuel and
lubricants consumption, and reports the due service mileage in good time;
·       
Verifies
repair/service done by a mechanic on return of vehicle from a garage;
·       
Ensures
the safety of the vehicle while on trips;
·       
Assists
in loading/off-loading of project materials onto/from the assigned vehicle;
·       
Complies
strictly with the official highway code and traffic rules and regulations while
driving, as well as the relevant FCA policies and procedures;
·       
Promptly
reports to office and/or the police all accidents and problems encountered
while on duty;
·       
Ensures
all vehicle doors and windows are securely locked after working hours, prior to
handing over the keys and
·       
Performs
any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Head of
Finance and Administration, Director or his/her designate.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Driver job must hold an O-level
certificate of education or equivalent, fluency in English, a clean valid
driving license for all classes and knowledge of basic motor vehicle mechanics
are essential.
·       
Certificate
in defensive driving will be an added advantage.
·       
Three
years of driving experience is required and MUST have a valid driver’s license,
Classes B and DL.
·       
Proficiency
in English and good knowledge of the local language (s)
·       
Good
communication, teamwork spirit, transport skills
·       
High
integrity, hardworking, courteous, dependable, punctual, tidy and well-groomed.
·       
Willing
to work long hours in challenging circumstances when required.
·       
Knowledge
of one of the local languages.
·       
The
ideal candidate must have No history of major accidents.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not
more than 5 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact
with copies of academic papers addressed to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager,
Finn Church AID,
Uganda Country Office.
P.O. Box 21826
Kampala, Tank Hill Rd, Roche Close, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda.
Email applications
should be in one file attachment (Ms Word or PDF) mentioning the position title
in the subject to Ugaco.hr@kua.fi and your preferred location.
NB:
·       
Women
and PWDS are encouraged to apply.
·       
Host and
Refugee communities are encouraged to apply
Deadline: 2nd August 2020
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