Fresher Ambulance Driver US NGO Jobs – LWF World Service

 

 

Job Title:    Ambulance Driver

Organization: LWF
World Service

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:  Logistics
Officer

 

About US:

LWF World Service is
the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a
widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20
countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common
quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and
fragmented world.

 

Job Summary:  Under the guidance of the of the logistics
officer, the driver is responsible for Operation and maintenance of LWF
Ambulance and ensuring the safety and security of authorized passengers, cargo,
equipment and tools on board

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Ensure
the assigned vehicle and its accessories are kept in good condition (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;

·       
Timely
respond to transport requests and transport sick or injured individuals to
medical facilities for treatment while avoid sudden motions detrimental to
patients in line with the Lutheran World Federation fleet management policy and
Uganda Road Safety Act

·       
Place
patients on stretcher and loads stretcher into ambulance and as well change
soiled linen on stretcher in line with MoH related guidelines for ambulance.

·       
Administer
first aid as needed and report facts concerning accident or emergency to
hospital authority in line with MoH related guidelines for first aid patient
management & care.

·       
Make
accountability for funds spent on driving operations (fuel and service done on
the vehicle) and Maintaining trip movement records in line with Lutheran World
Federation Fleet Management Policy.

·       
Always
driver at the responsible speed as permitted by the Laws of Uganda (respect for
speed limits) while on the road and ensure safety of those on board.

·       
Ensure
that all trips covered are official and approved prior by the district and
UNFPA focal personnel at all times.

·       
Ensure
that trips covered are maternal relation and incase of exceptions, approval
should be sought from LWF.

·       
Checks
regularly and ensures that vehicles have valid motor third party insurance.

·       
Monitors
the vehicle fuel gauge constantly, and report any need for re-fuelling. Ensure
the vehicle is refuelled during evening time to maximise time for ambulance
operation.

·       
Flexibility
in terms of working hours where sometimes you will be expected to work past
normal working hours

·       
Ensure
every trip is documented 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;

·       
Complies
strictly with the official highway code and traffic rules and regulations while
driving, as well as the relevant LWF policies and procedures;

·       
Conveys
staff, visitors and any other authorised personnel on official duty as well as
program equipment and materials in a safe and secure manner;

·       
Ensures
all vehicle doors and windows are securely locked after working hours, prior to
handing over the keys to the logistics officer/manger or at the nearest central
police station while on over mission.

·       
Verifies
repair/service done by a mechanic on return of vehicle from a garage to confirm
all the required parts are replaced;

·       
Promptly
reports to the logistics officer and/or the police all accidents and problems
encountered while on duty;

·       
Ensure
the ambulance is well equipped with all the relevant medical items at all
times.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the LWF Uganda Ambulance Driver job opportunity should hold
an Ordinary – level Certificate of education or equivalent.

·       
A valid
Driving licence for classes B, CM, DL, DM etc.

·       
Knowledge
of basic motor vehicle mechanics are essential.

·       
Certificate
in defensive driving is desirable.

·       
A
minimum of two years of experience driving an ambulance in a reputable firm,
public body or NGO.

·       
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

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should
submit an updated CV and application letter (in English), giving a daytime
telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three) work-related referees only
through our recruitment email recruitment.uga@lutheranworld.org

 

LWF/DWS is an equal
opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race, or religious affiliation.
persons with disabilities. Female candidates who possess the above requirements
are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for
humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the
organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of
beneficiaries.

 

Please use the full
job title of the position you are applying for as the subject line:

 

Deadline: Friday 2nd April 2021 by 5:00 pm

 

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