Driver – PlayMatters NGO Job Opportunities – International Rescue Committee


Job Title:    Driver – PlayMatters

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Deputy
Project Director


About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.


About PlayMatters:

reimagines childhood for refugees. It will bring play-based learning to
children across Ethiopia, Uganda, and a to be confirmed third country. It will
redefine education and cultivate a generation of lifelong builders. PlayMatters
is inspired by LEGO Foundation’s call to challenge the status quo, to offer
children the quality education they dream of. Children are not gaining the
skills they need; teachers are under-supported, and parents are overwhelmed.
The systems built to serve them are failing them. PlayMatters proudly offers
something different. It will be delivered by a coalition with a track record of
thinking and delivering differently.


Job Summary:  The Driver will be responsible for the safe
transportation of PlayMatters regional management staff and materials; care and
maintenance of PlayMatters regional vehicles and their accessories.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

and record the condition of the vehicles daily; prepare weekly maintenance

timely servicing and maintenance of PlayMatters regional office vehicles
(complete service request forms and maintain service maintenance records);
report to PlayMatters Deputy Director any mechanical problems.

vehicles are insured and all legal documents are always in order; inform
PlayMatters Deputy Director three weeks in advance of any renewals due (i.e.
insurance, road license, etc.).

daily assessments of road conditions and security situation.

PlayMatters regional project staff in a safe and courteous manner to field
sites across the country.

mail/messages as directed.

HF and VHF mobile radio equipment if any.

cleanliness of interior/exterior of PlayMatters Regional office vehicles.

accurate reconciliation of expenditures within the given period.

to IRC vehicle policy and operating procedures (use of logbook, no drinking and
driving, signing out vehicle on vehicle registry and so on).

programs or PlayMatters Admin Officer in loading cargo for the field.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Medical Officer
job placement must hold an Ordinary Level Certificate: A- Level Certificate is
an added advantage; Valid driver’s license with classes “A, B & DL”

At least
two years of driving experience preferably with NGOs.

Able to
pass the IRC driving test and demonstrated teamwork skills.

interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as

and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.

communication and interpersonal skills, excellent Microsoft word and Microsoft
excel skills.

to travel to ‘insecure areas within the constraints of IRC Uganda’s security

written and oral communication skills in English.


Please note: This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and


Deadline: 21st December 2020


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