2 Driver Jobs – TechnoServe (Mbale and Kabale)

Job Title:    Driver (2 Job Opportunities)

Organisation: TechnoServe

Duty Station:  Mbale and Kabale, Uganda

Program: HortiMAP

Funding Source: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN)

Reports to: Finance & Operations Manager


About US:

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities. Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.


About EKN HortiMAP Program:

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Uganda is funding a horticulture value chain project for the period 2020 to 2024. The Horticulture Market Acceleration Platform (HortiMAP) aims to support entrepreneurial farmers, SMEs, and government leaders to chart their own course towards a competitive, inclusive Ugandan horticulture sector. HortiMAP will holistically address market actor constraints through technical assistance (TA) and financing solutions along horticulture value chains to improve food security, strengthen business growth, increase incomes, create jobs, and promote sustainable market-based growth in the horticulture sector.


Job Summary:  Under the guidance and support of the Finance & Operations Manager, the Driver will drive the program vehicles for TNS related business; ensure safety, appropriate usage, maintenance of vehicles and compliance with organizational procedures and national traffic laws during implementation of program work. The job will entail various field travels in various areas of Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Drive TNS vehicle to all approved destinations while maintaining care and safety of the passengers and the organization vehicle
  • Ensuring that all TechnoServe vehicles are in good running conditions including car washing, maintenance and repairs
  • Appropriately check/ verify that all vehicle repair proposals are correct and make appropriate recommendations
  • Ensure that the assigned vehicle is up to date with insurance, and other relevant regulations according to the requirements of the Traffic Act in Uganda
  • Report any car accident to the nearest police station, or nearest local authority of the area and keep the field / Kampala office informed of such incidents
  • Ensure that the vehicles daily log sheets are filled correctly prior to departure and after every trip, make sure that vehicle movement authorization is obtained from the relevant person for every movement
  • Tally monthly vehicle fuel consumption report, repair and services reports etc.
  • Ensure that the vehicle’s tools and spare wheel are kept in the vehicle and in good order at all times in accordance to TNS police.
  • Ensure that Techno Serve’s vehicles are not used for personal business
  • Demonstrates transparency and accountability in all areas of work
  • Provide clerical support including banking or messenger services and any other roles as assigned by supervisor
  • Any other work related duties assigned by supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should have completed “O” or “A” Level certificate. Possession of a certificate course (mechanical, logistics, business or customer care) or a diploma is an added advantage.
  • Ability to be hands on and examine and assess car repairs including the following attributes:
  • Possession of a clean and current valid driving license with at least a minimum of two classes (DM, DL, CM and B) held for at least three years.
  • Minimum of five years of driving experience with INGO, development agencies or busy private sector environment
  • Basic computer literacy is desirable
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
  • High levels of integrity are essential
  • Ability to work independently
  • Multi-tasking, passionate and self-driven
  • Ready to travel to the field from time to time.


Success Factors: Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) directly related to successful performance on the job.


Core Competencies include:

  • Integrity and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.
  • Team Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.
  • Learning attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.
  • Diversity/Inclusiveness: Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation for diversity and supports diversity efforts. Interacts effectively with and inclusively with people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, ages, and genders.
  • Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Listens effectively; shares information, ideas and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates open exchange of ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.
  • Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyse situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where necessary.
  • Results Oriented/ High Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts necessary to achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or departmental goals. Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.
  • Planning & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people, material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes work according to the program or department’s goals, not just own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.
  • Business Acumen: The ability to use information, ask the right questions and take decisions that make an impact on the overall business performance.


Career Pathways: The position that might be next career opportunities for employees in this job title include Senior Driver, Logistics Assistant.


How to Apply:

All qualified and interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in one single Microsoft Word document to ug-jobs@tns.org


  • Please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references.
  • Identify the location for which you are applying in your cover letter
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
  • Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.


NB: Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.


Deadline: 16th April 2021


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One Response to 2 Driver Jobs – TechnoServe (Mbale and Kabale)

  1. David Bakaira says:

    Bakaira David,
    9th April,2021

    Dear sir,
    Re: Application for a driving job
    I hereby apply for for the above mentioned job in your company. I been a teacher for 17 years.
    While at school, I’ve been driving an emergency car .I am a male Ugandan aged 43.

    I can ably do this job with minimum supervision.

    I will be grateful if my application is considered.
    Yours faithfully,
    David Bakaira.

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