Uganda: Driver Based in Nakivale – Isingiro Uganda

Organization: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 19 Jan 2018

About HIJRA:

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is a humanitarian organization that aims to positively contribute towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the greater Horn of Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.

In 2018, HIJRA with the support of UNHCR will implement protection for refugees in Nakivale settlement, Isingiro district and is seeking for a qualified person, willing to offer Humanitarian services in the position of Driver.

Job Summary:

The position holder will provide efficient vehicle driving services that facilitate smooth movement of HIJRA staff and goods and ensures that vehicles assigned to him/her are maintained in excellent condition at all times.

Reporting Relationships:

The post holder will be responsible to the Senior Procurement and Logistics Officer.

Duties:

  • Running Official Errands
  • Driving staff on official errands
  • Picking, dropping and circulating mails, letters, contracts, proposals to donors and partners as may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Reminding and updating staff on travel schedules.
  • Delivery of cheques and collection of utility bills.
  • Updating the white board and transport log book before any trip.
  • Operate the vehicle in accordance with HIJRA transport department policy.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle operation is cost affective, by eliminating duplication or unnecessary trips.
  • Maintaining the fuel levels of the vehicle by ensuring timely refueling.
  • Taking note of and reporting any mechanical breakdowns or failures in the vehicles.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the timely, reporting of eventualities like accidents, break downs etc.
  • Taking proper care of the assigned vehicles by ensuring the safety, cleanliness and security of the vehicles.
  • Ensuring that all the parking fees are paid.
  • Observing all the procedural pre and post errand reports and recordings on vehicles log Books.
  • Ensuring that all vehicles insurance covers and other government required road taxes remain valid

  • Carrying out a proper weekly vehicle checks.

Any other duties as assigned

Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Secondary Education.
  • Computer knowledge especially MS Word, Excel and Email.
  • 5 years of experience in a busy transport fleet environment
  • Driving classes B, C, and E.
  • Good knowledge of motor vehicle maintenance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, in English and Swahili
  • Desirable
  • Ability to plan ahead and meet deadlines.

  • Maintain Confidentiality

  • At least 3 years of working experience in a relevant field.

  • Ability to speak more than one indigenous and foreign language would be desirable.

· Ability and willingness to learn

· Very well organized and able to work under pressure

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Sociable and open minded

· Reliable

· Ability to work with minimum supervision

Team player

How to apply:

Application Process:
Qualified Candidates are requested to submit an Application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and emails contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.

Applications, addressed to the:

Country Program Manager

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief AID (HIJRA)

P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda

Should be sent by email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read Driver.

Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 19th January 2018. Only successful applicants will be contacted. For more information regarding the organization please visit our website www.hijra.or.ke. HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to UNHCR approval and funding.