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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Driver Job at United States Embassy US Peace Corps - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Driver

Jobs at:
United States Embassy US Peace Corps

Deadline of this Job:
27th November 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda




Job details:
Reports to: General Services Manager
Vacancy Announcement No.: 2017-008
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda. The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda. The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
About Peace Corps in Uganda:
Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has a memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture and Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.
Job Summary: The Driver will operate Peace Corps vehicles in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements and with supervisor instructions to transport cargo and personnel, Trainees, and Volunteers to appointments in Kampala and, as may be needed, throughout the countryside, where Peace Corps and its Volunteers work within Uganda. The incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight and backup performance of periodic maintenance and repairs of Peace Corps vehicles.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Driving: The incumbent will operate official Peace Corps vehicles to transport passengers and cargo.
  • Maintenance and Repair: The Driver will ensure that vehicles are maintained and repaired, either in-house or at referral site. With the GSO, Contractor will design, stock, and maintain vehicle maintenance systems and operate an in-house servicing capability. He will also wash and clean the vehicles as needed.
  • Record keeping: The Driver will maintain vehicle logs that record each trip taken, odometer readings and time of departure and arrival for each trip. Each time that fuel is put in the vehicle, the Contractor will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer reading and date obtained. Any maintenance must also be recorded.
  • The Driver will also deliver and pick-up messages and parcels. He will make purchases as requested. He will do surveys of prices of goods.
  •  The Driver will load and unload heavy items into/from vehicles, as well as help move furniture and equipment from one part of the office and residences to another.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the GSO and/or the DMO.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the US Peace Corps Driver vacancy should have completed elementary school; secondary and related trade school or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance trainings are highly desired.
  • A minimum of three years of professional chauffeur experience and a valid local driver's license for following types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes: B (motor cars),C (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus), DM (medium omnibus)
  • Knowledge and ability: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic record keeping (computer usage) is also highly desired.
  • Duties require the ability to deal with officials and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, business people, property owners and PC Volunteers.
  • Proven exposure and experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  •  Legally able to work in Uganda.
  • Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English (Level III) is required.
Job application procedure
All candidates should send their applications via Email. (Please do not attach academic credentials to the email). The complete applications should include a Microsoft Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contacts information for three references which should be sent to: applications@ug.peacecorps.gov.  Please clearly indicate ONLY the POSITION applied for on the subject line of your cover email as well on all the attachments. For example "Katungu Bonita_ Driver" for the Driver Vacancy. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.