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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Driver Job at TechnoServe - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Deadline of this Job:
27th November 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
Project Name: USAID Feed the Future (FtF) Project
Reports to: Operations Coordinator

TechnoServe (TNS) is an international non-profit international development organization founded in 1968. Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women break the cycle of poverty by building businesses that create jobs, income, and economic opportunities for their families, their communities, and their countries.
About USAID Project:
TechnoServe is currently implementing the USAID Uganda Feed the Future Producer Organizations Activity. The Activity supports secondary Producer Organizations (POs) to be critical change leaders by equipping their member organizations with the skills, knowledge and linkages needed to mature and develop into sustainable businesses that meet the demands of their membership. The activity is part of the Uganda Feed the Future value chain Development Project which promotes the integrated development of Uganda’s key agricultural commodities – coffee, beans and maize. The Activity is currently supporting 27 secondary POs and operates in 12 districts. The activity will reinforce and contribute to USAID/Uganda’s Feed the Future results by improving productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers; increasing the quantity and quality of maize, beans and coffee marketed by producer organizations; and improving the capacity of producer organizations members to advocate for inclusion in the policy decisions related to agriculture development at a local level.
Job Summary: The Driver will operate 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:
  • 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
  • The jobholder will 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
  •  Make sure 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 Techno Serve’s vehicles are not used for personal business
  • Demonstrates transparency and accountability in all areas of work
  • Offer clerical support including banking or messenger services and any other roles as 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
  • At least five years of driving experience with INGO, development agencies or busy private sector environment
  •  Possess basic computer literacy skills
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
  • High levels of integrity are essential
  • Ability to work independently
  •  Multi-tasking, passionate and self-driven
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications via Email only to the Human Resources Manager:  . Please include an updated resume, cover letter and three professional references with the job title in the subject line of your email and on the application letter.