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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Driver Job at GOAL International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:

Jobs at:
GOAL International

Deadline of this Job:
26th February 2019
Duty Station:
Agago , Uganda , East Africa , 256

Date Posted: 13th February 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: Ush

Reports to: Finance, Admin & Logistics Officer
About US:
GOAL International is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in 16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.
About DYNAMIC Programme:
GOAL Uganda is part of a consortium led by Tufts University to conduct a research project (One Nutrition in Complex Environments (ONCE)) funded by USAID which aims to pilot and carefully measure the effects of a multi-level multi-sectoral nutrition intervention in Agago District, Northern Uganda, and determine potential for scale up in a complex environment. DYNAMIC will reach 125,000 out-of-school youth aged 15 – 24 living in peri-urban and rural areas within eight districts of northern Uganda over five years. Through an innovative, market facilitation approach, DYNAMIC will promote long-term efficiency in existing agricultural systems. Youth already engaged in on-farm activities will move from subsistence to more productive and profitable farming. DYNAMIC will increase the employability of Ugandan youth by facilitating access to demand driven technical skills, knowledge and market information that directly respond to business opportunities in the agricultural sector. In parallel, DYNAMIC will link agribusinesses and microenterprises to market opportunities and diverse stakeholders, and ensure they can utilize appropriate (formal and informal) financial services. DYNAMIC’s design recognizes that youth are a diverse age group requiring tailored interventions to fit their stage in life and transition into the workforce. In particular, DYNAMIC will ensure that participating youth, particularly young women, are engaging in appropriate, safe, and productive economic opportunities.
Job Summary: The Driver will deliver personnel and goods to destination in a safe and respectful manner. The car and the driver is as well the biggest face for GOAL toward the population. The GOAL instructions written in the log book and driving policy must be completely applied by the driver.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• He is to drive and master his vehicle in a safe and controlled manner in order to avoid accidents.
• He is to respect standard traffic roles.
• He is to show respect and show carefulness towards his fellow Traficant’s.
• He should respect speed limits and adjust the speed according to traffic density, pedestrian along the road, load of the car and road conditions.
Vehicle condition
• Responsible for the presence of all equipment in the vehicle as listed in the GOAL logbook which is available in each car: spares, tools, first aid kit, water if longer trips ….
• The car is a representation of GOAL: thus it must be clean (body, chassis, engine).
• Responsible for the follow up of his vehicle (services or reparations needed). Inform his direct responsible (fleet officer or field logistician) when action is needed.
• Assist any mechanic working on his vehicle.
• Responsible for the daily and weekly check of his vehicle (as described in the logbook).
• Always take fuel at the predefined petrol station. Don’t take fuel elsewhere, except when no other choice and always little quantity.
• Never take the road in the field with only one spare tyre (make tyres reparation on the field when needed)
• Responsible for the good update and follow up of the logbook.
• The driver is responsible for the presence of the first aid kit inside the vehicle.
• Keep himself updated on the present security situation for the area to where he is asked to go.
• Prepare the vehicle in good time before departure (the day before), make sure of the right equipment needed for the specified location, toolkit, fuel tanks full etc…
• Collect and bring the needed documents with waybill or others.
• Responsible for carrying all times necessary documents, updated (driving license, passport, car documents, maps...).
• Responsible for the respect of traffic rules according to the country where he is driving.
• Adapts his speed according to road conditions.
• Responsible for the safety of the carried goods (safely stored and tightened, weight balanced, not on the roof).
• Load and offload his vehicle.
• MUST be in full possession of his mind: never use psychotic, when driving the same day.
• Had a descent sleep the night before.
• To wear the seat belt and to make all others passengers doing the same.
• Is the first to talk at check points. If there is the slightest problem he steps back and leaves the responsible of the trip do the negotiations.
• If the situation gets tense, gather road information before starting the journey, on possibility of mines, troops movements, civilian traffic, ambushes.
• Report immediately any incidents, information received involving security to the Logistic coordinator.
• If threatened, doesn’t argue and does what is asked.
• In case of accident, he MUST contact the Fleet officer or Logistic Coordinator as soon as possible
• Need to keep the driver duty phone charged and in standby at all times , with a minimum of credit . Credit can be obtained from Logistician.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate for the GOAL International Driver job placement must hold an O’ Level qualification
• Hold a Valid Ugandan driving permit.
• Three years of previous driving experience preferably with an International NGO
• Spoken English and at least one local language
• Medical good condition ( eyes , heart , psychological )
• Appropriate knowledge of vehicle maintenance
• Desirable: Basic mechanical knowledge

Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda on the email: . PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES, indicate the job title in the subject line.