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Monday, January 1, 2018

Chauffeur/Dispatcher Job at United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:

Jobs at:
United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Deadline of this Job:
16th January 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Salary Grade: FSN-5 Ugshs 38,561,734 inclusive of allowances
Vacancy Announcement Number: 36-17

About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac 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

Job Summary: The Chauffeur/Dispatcher follows a work schedule provided by the DAO. Drives DAO to/from official functions and to locations outside Kampala. Delivers and picks up documents. Drives visiting American Officials as instructed and maintains 5 vehicles in clean and neat conditions at all times. Checks oil, water, gas and tyres daily. Follows up with maintenance schedules to ensure that cars are checked on a regular basis and that tune ups are performed. Ensure assigned vehicle(s) are in proper working order and all required maintenance is performed. Conduct vehicle inspections following guidelines from inspection checklist provided by current DIA forms. Document daily inspections and arrange for corrective action on all discrepancies found/noted. Schedule vehicle for routine maintenance (oil changes, tune-ups, etc.) Ensure that vehicles are clean and serviceable at all times. Document vehicle movements on current DIA forms(s) to track utilization. Document vehicle expenditure to track cost efficiency of assets. Fill out accident reports when necessary.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the United States US Embassy Chauffeur/Dispatcher job placement should have completed secondary school (both ‘O and A’ level)
  • At least two years’ experience as a dispatcher and chauffeur is required. One-year in assisting and expediting travelers and aircraft cargo through Entebbe airport is required.
  • The Must be responsible, self-motivated and works with little supervision. Must be able to perform emergency road service and be able to coordinate for road service assistance. Occasionally have to load and unload heavy luggage and packages.
  • Ability to achieve positive connections inside airport security, Civil Aviation Authority, Entebbe Ground Handling Services, and VIP section of Entebbe Airport.
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive maintenance.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license. (This will be tested)
  • Familiarity with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.
  •  Language: Level II English ability (Limited) is required. This will be tested.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click Here
  • You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.