Driver Mechanic Dutch NGO Jobs – CORDAID

 

Job Title:    Driver Mechanic

Organization:  CORDAID

Duty Station:  Kampala
with regular travel to the field, Uganda

Reports to: Procurement
and Logistics Manager 

 

About US:

CORDAID is a Dutch,
international non-governmental organization which combines 100 years of
experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication.
CORDAID believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just
and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and
talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between
activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up
societies, we connect people and communities. We also stand for
professionalism, expertise, and solidarity across borders, to make a difference
where it is most needed. Together with more than 600 partner organizations in
Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the
living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations – the bottom
billion.

 

Job Summary:
The Driver Mechanic will drive Cordaid vehicles safely in accordance with
Cordaid requirements and with supervisor’s instructions to transport cargo and
personnel, Trainees, and guests to appointments in Kampala and, as may be
needed, throughout the countryside, where Cordaid operates within Uganda. The
incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight of periodic
maintenance and repairs of Cordaid vehicles.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Driving: The incumbent will operate official Cordaid
vehicles to transport staff and cargo.

·        
Maintenance
and Repair:
The Driver will
ensure that vehicles are maintained and repaired from service providers on
time. He will also maintain the vehicles clean as required.

·        
Record
keeping:
The Driver will
maintain vehicle logs that record each trip taken, odometer readings and time
of departure and arrival for each trip. Each time that fuel is put in the
vehicle, the driver will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer
reading, and date obtained. Any maintenance must also be recorded.

·        
Security: Keep the supervisor abreast of any security
situations or hazards and report timely to the Procurement and Logistics
Manager any Security incidents or accidents that require security and safety
measures. Standard procedures need to be followed when an accident occurs

·        
The
Driver will also deliver and pick-up messages and parcels. He will make
purchases as may be requested.

·        
The
Driver will load and offload heavy items into/from vehicles, as well as help
move furniture and equipment from one part of the office and residences to
another.

·        
The
driver will perform administrative clerical work whenever required by the
supervisor and the team at Kampala office.

·        
Ensure
that the vehicle is equipped with the required tools and equipment such as the
fire extinguisher, wheel change kit, spare wheel and the first aid kit.

·        
Submit
the inspection report on a weekly basis and/or after every handover of the
vehicles to another party and report any maintenance problems that may require
attention.

·        
The
driver may also be required to offer office clerical work and general
administrative assistance.

·        
Perform
any other duties as assigned by the Logistics Manager.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the Cordaid Driver vacancy should have a minimum of O level
certificate. Possession of a Diploma in logistics will be an added advantage.

·        
Excellent
knowledge on vehicles repair and maintenance are highly desired.

·        
A
minimum of three years of professional chauffeur experience and a valid local
driver’s license for following types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes:B
(motor cars),CM (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus).

·        
Knowledge
and ability: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns
is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic record keeping
(computer usage) is also highly desired.

·        
Duties
require the ability to deal with officials and guests at the front desk and
occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.

·        
Ability
to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, Implementing partners, business
people, property owners.

·        
Proven
exposure and experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.

·        
Legally
able to work in Uganda.

·        
Language
Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English fluently.

 

NB: Female drivers
are highly encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply:

All potential
candidates should send their applications and CVs strictly via Email.

COUgandaOps@cordaid.org

 

Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 24th November 2020

 

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