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Under the supervision of the Field Operations Officer, the position is to drive, maintain, and manage the project vehicle for the USAID/Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience (B4R) Activity within the allocated project scope.

  • Minimum Qualification: Highschool
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Overview
The USAID/Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience Activity(B4R) provides technical assistance to communities, the government of Uganda, and the private sector, to conserve and manage biodiversity in target ecosystems for lasting environmental and economic sustainability and increased community and household resilience. The Activity works closely with key government agencies including the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the National Forestry Authority (NFA) in five target landscapes of Kidepo, Murchison, Budongo, Lake Mburo areas, Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve and Kyambura Wildlife Reserve within Queen Elizabeth landscape.

Job Summary
Under the supervision of the Field Operations Officer, the position is to drive, maintain, and manage the project vehicle for the USAID/Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience (B4R) Activity within the allocated project scope.

Responsibilities
Essential Duties:

  • Drive the project vehicles with strict adherence to local traffic laws and in accordance to project rules and regulations pertaining to vehicles.
  • Transport project staff and materials in Greater Kidepo Valley Landscape and the regions of
  • Maintain the vehicle in a satisfactory condition, including weekly cleaning of the interior and exterior and periodic (quarterly) cleaning of the motor and chassis.
  • Ensure that tires are in good working conditions at all time, and that spare tire is in good
  • Ensure that vehicle usage log is updated on a daily basis and submitted on a monthly
  • Ensure that fuel consumption report is submitted as
  • Ensure regular maintenance of the vehicle, and that fluids (water, oil, fuel, washer liquid, etc.) levels are at required levels.
  • Report any apparent malfunction to the
  • Report any damage or accident to the supervisor
  • Ensure that the vehicle is safely parked and locked when not in

Qualifications
Minimum Required Education & Experience

  • Secondary schooling desirable
  • 5 years of experience in driving a project vehicle, preferably for a USAID or other donor project
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing

Core Competencies

  • Good knowledge of the Project activity areas (Karamoja region) and the current conditions of roads and highways.
  • Knowledge of the local language is also required.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle
  • Knowledge of radio, email, telephone, and other
  • Trustworthy, high sense of responsibility, alertness; physical fitness on duty, emotional stability, neat and
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds/temperaments.
  • Flexibility to fit into often changing prorities
  • Quick and accurate visual judgment.

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