Driver, Operations UK NGO Jobs – PEAS

Job Title:    Driver, Operations

Organisation: PEAS

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Procurement Officer

 

About US:

PEAS is an international education not-for-profit with the mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa’.  Since 2008, PEAS has built and operated high quality low-cost not-for-profit secondary schools in close partnership with government in communities where there is urgent unmet demand for secondary education. We currently run 28 secondary schools in Uganda and 4 in Zambia serving over 15,000 students.

After a number of rigorous external studies in recent years, we know that our school model works. In Uganda, PEAS students are from the poorest communities and have worse primary school exam results than average. However, once they enroll in a PEAS school, they go on to make faster academic progress than their more privileged peers. Importantly, this is achieved at a lower cost per student than in other school types.

 

Job Summary:  The Driver is to provide reliable and safe driving services to PEAS personnel and other high-ranking officials and visitors ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by.

  • Driving office vehicles for the transport of PEAS officials, visitors, and other high-ranking officials.
  • Delivery and collection of mail, documents, and other items.
  • Meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including when required.
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper day- today maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle.
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rule and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

Operational Effectiveness.

  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties.
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies.
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possible under time constraints.
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment to provide efficient delivery of service.
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities.
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers)

Managing vehicle data document, correspondence, and reports.

  • Collects and compiles data with speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains data bases.
  • Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative.
  • Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheet, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy.
  • Interprets data, draws conclusions and /or identifies patterns which support the work of others.
  • Creates, edits ad presents information (queries, reports, documents) in visually pleasing, clear, and presentable formats such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes/books and reports using advanced word processing and basic database and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard.

Planning, Organizing and Multi-Tasking.

  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources, and multiple reporting relationships.
  • Plans, coordinates, and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs.
  • Establishes, builds, and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Secondary Education
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Four years of work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Basic Mechanics
  • Computer skills
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English

 

Skills & Personal Attributes:

  • Numerate
  • Able to work well with others.
  • Impeccably values aligned with PEAS approach.

 

Values and approach Anyone we hire will be able to demonstrate their alignment with PEAS’ values, which are:

  • Focus on lasting change: Our work should benefit students and communities now and for generations to come and so sustainability is core to everything we do. We take into account the wider consequences of what we do, because what matters is maximum long-term impact across society.
  • Be collaborative not competitive: We put true impact before personal or organizational glory. We collaborate within and beyond the organization to maximize collective impact Be honest Trust and integrity are everything. We are transparent about our impact and programmes. We don’t support corruption. We don’t pay bribes. We don’t receive bribes.
  • Champion empowerment: We hold each other to account. We maximize autonomy by providing high quality support to decision-makers throughout the organization.
  • Be entrepreneurial: PEAS was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit and it is embedded in who we are. We are nimble, ready to respond to new opportunities and challenges. We are not afraid of taking risks and leading the way.
  • Adopt a growth mindset: We continually push ourselves to improve. We appreciate and learn from mistakes which we see as a necessary side effect of striving for ever growing impact.
  • Look at the evidence: Evidence can be scarce in our sector. We strive to make use of the available evidence while also contributing our own. Our decisions are based on research and data combined with our practical experience.

 

PEAS is highly committed to keeping children safe from harm and preventing corruption. We therefore take our responsibility to promote safe recruitment practices very seriously, including conducting appropriate reference and background checks. We also operate a zero-tolerance approach to any PEAS employees who breach our Safeguarding and Anti-Corruption Policies, which all employees are required to sign upon induction.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their updated CVs via Email to ugandarecruitment@peas.org.uk

 

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