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Monday, May 22, 2017

Driver Job at European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Development - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Development

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Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) seeks to recruit a Driver.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union. For humanitarian aid, the Commission works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross Crescent movement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Humanitarian Aid is channeled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Technical Assistant, the driver will be responsible for the following main tasks:
  • Provide reliable driving services using the vehicles, for the transport of authorized ECHO staff members, officials and visitors in accordance with the authorized routing following ECHO safety and security rules and regulations;
  • Take care of the day-to-day efficient maintenance of the vehicles; ensure that the vehicle is kept clean at all times;
  • Perform minor preventive repairs and make necessary arrangements for repairs and service and ensure that the vehicles are kept in good running condition at all times;
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption reports, and servicing done;
  • Collect and deliver mail, documents and other items and paying of office bills as required;
  •  Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport and transport them;
  • Negotiate, liaise and coordinate with local authorities to facilitate vehicle movements in designated areas;
  •  Provide translation of basic information into English for the ECHO staff in the vehicle.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Completion of Primary School Education (Certificate of Primary Education);
  • Completion of Defensive driving training;
  • Knowledge in Motor Mechanics;
  • Be in possession of a valid Driving License class /T ruck Driving License with excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations;
  •  At least three years’ proven & continuous work experience as a driver with a safe driving record.
Required Skills
  •  Experience in using HFNHF radios. Work experience in an international environment will be an added advantage;
  •  Knowledge in MS. Word and Excel and will have an added advantage;
  • Experience in driving and maintaining different makes models of diesel and petrol, saloon and 4~wheel drive vehicles will have an added advantage;
  • Should be trustworthy, have a high sense of responsibility, be alert, physically fit and emotionally stable;
  • Should be polite and willing to take and carry out instructions. Must be tactful, punctual and able to use common sense;
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in difficult situations. Ability to use discretion and initiative;
  • Should be able to work effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds within and outside ECHO;
  • Good spoken English and Luganda language;
  • Ability and flexibility to be able to travel throughout the region.
Job application procedure
The position is open to all nationals of Uganda and other residents holding a valid working permit or able to obtain such working permit before the foreseen recruitment date.
Applications including a cover letter, a detailed CV, academic and employment certificates should be sent by e-mail to mailbox  until 05/06/2017 midnight Local Time Kampala at the latest. The vacancy reference must be clearly indicated in the subject line.
Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who will not have been contacted by 31/07/2017 should consider that they have not been selected.
Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as grounds for disqualification.