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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Driver Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Driver [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: NGO , Category: Transportation ]

Jobs at: GIZ

Deadline of this Job:
15th August 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed JOB DETAILS:
Ref. No GIZ - PREEEP/D/081970
GIZ Uganda seeks to recruit two drivers to support the implementation of this project.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is ovined by the Federal Republic of Germany with operations in many countries around the world, including Uganda. GIZ implements commissions for the German government and other national and international, public and private sector clients within the framework of the international cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Uganda.
Green People's Energy Uganda Green People's Energy is an initiative launched by German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mr. Gerd Müller, in June 2017 as part of the Marshal Plan with Africa. The initiative is implemented in eight focal couniries Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia. The country project Uganda aims at improving the access to decentralized renewable energy systems for farmers, enterprises, cooperatives and social institutions in rural areas and at fostering related training and skills development..

Job Responsibilities:
The incumbent is responsible for the
• Safe and responsible driving of project vehicle
• Routine maintenance and care of project vehicle
• Takes careful note of all available information concerning street conditions, effective routes and locations
• Running of official errands and assisting with other office services.
• B. Specific Tasks Driving and Chauffeuring
• Drives project vehicles and chauffeurs GIZ employees, official visitors and guests to official destinations in a safe and timely manner Assists in the transport of goods as directed by the superior.
Maintenance of Cars
• Regularly ensure that vehicles are kept perfect and clean at all times by washing both the inside and outside parts of the vehicle Carry out routine checks on vehicles oil, water, brake and clutch fluids on a daily basis; tyre pressures, battery water, and overall vehicle condition on a monthly basis or after 5000 km whichever comes earlier; tests lights, brakes, bodywork for dents, etc.
• Reports the need for maintenance and undertakes minor repairs
• Immediately reports any involvement of the project/office vehicle in any, even minor accidents, or any damage or theft of equipment from the vehicle
• Logs in vehicle movement in vehicle logbook correctly & accurately on a daily basis, and registers each monthly check
• Keep track of timely car insurance renewals
• Ensures the availability of a functional First Aid Kit in the vehicle
• Compiles driver reports on condition of vehicle.
• Road Information
• Uses all available information (incl. actual radio news on traffic situations) to update knowledge of street conditions, effective routes and locations daily
• Exchanges this information with other drivers.
• General Services
• Wears proper attire
• Serves all passengers in a friendly manner Runs errands for the project of letters/messages, payment of bills, and makes minor purchases as directed Is responsible for official documents in vehicle.
• Does not use, at any time, the car for his/her own private purposes.
• Such misuse of the vehicle is considered a serious misconduct and will immediately lead to a warning and may result in dismissal.
Other Duties/Additional Tasks
Reports any incident whilst off duty that may affect his/her driving licence entitlement, as well as any newly known health problems that may affect his/her ability to drive
Assists in and/or carries out other activities and any tasks as assigned • Undertakes further job training related to his/her position and duties, if required,

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications:
• Uganda Certificate of Education ("O" Level).
• Certificate in mechanics and vehicle maintenance
• Certificate in defensive driving
• Certificate in curtesy driving Possession of a valid driver's license Good spoken and written English and local language skills Familiarity with Kampala and major towns in Uganda. Discipline and punctuality.
• At least 5 years of working experience as a driver, with references
• No history of major accidents within the past 5 years
• Must be focused, confident, and observant at all times.

Job Education Requirements: Uganda Certificate of Education

Job Experience Requirements: 5 years

Job application procedure
All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, by email: ; quoting the position you are applying for and the reference No. as the subject.
All applications should be issued by email. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 15th August 2019. Please note:
This is a national position. Application and CV should be in one document and a maximum of 3 pages only.
No other attachments are required at this stage. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position, GIZ is committed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.

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