Drivers for Land Cruisers and Trucks

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS

Job Summary

Drive authorized staff, volunteers, delegates, and visitors to and from various locations as per organization’s policies and procedures

  • Minimum Qualification: Certificate
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Duty Station:  Uganda

Grade:           UR 7


Reports to: Technically to Logistics Officer and administratively to Program Manager


 About US:

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Job Summary:  The role of the Driver will be to provide transport services and maintain vehicles assigned in line with URCS Vehicle Management Policy and Procedures 2017.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Drive authorized staff, volunteers, delegates and visitors to and from various locations as per organisation’s policies and procedures.

• Safely drive URCS fleet vehicles for the transport of passengers and cargo as instructed and ensure that all occupants of the vehicle are wearing safety belts.

• Maintain vehicles clean and in good mechanical condition at all times and in line with URCS Policies.

• Pick, deliver and account for all correspondences (mails, messages, parcels, etc.) in line with instructions and office practice.

• Plan and budget for the vehicle and provide other logistical support and prepare periodic accountabilities.

• Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes, and internally agreed standards. Understand and obey all applicable traffic signs, rules and regulations.

• Make correct entries into the vehicle log book and ensure proper records are kept of all the spare keys, repairs, equipment (e.g. radios, antennae, etc.)

• Compile and submit monthly mileage, fuel and maintenance reports to Logistics Officer.

• Report all vehicle and driving related incidents to the Logistics Officer including minor and major accidents, vehicle performance and maintenance issues etc.

• Perform daily inspections for the assigned or any other vehicles and report to the supervisor accordingly.

• Work closely with staff, volunteers and delegates assigned on a timely basis.

• Make any such repairs that are necessary for the efficient operation of the vehicle including changing of tryres in case of puncture, changing oils, car batteries etc.

• Follow up on monthly service repairs and report to supervisor.

• Refill the vehicle with fuel at designated fueling stations.

• Coordinate with Logistics Officer to ensure timely replenishment of fuel cards, routine vehicle repair and maintenance and validity of vehicle insurance.

• Ensure tool kits, fire extinguisher and first aid kit of the vehicle are maintained

• Drive and take good care of the vehicle and other equipment fitted on the vehicle

• Be available on daily basis during the hours agreed with the Uganda Red Cross Society

• Refrain from any action which may adversely affect the reputation of the Uganda Red Cross Society.

• Perform any other duties that may be assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

• Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent from a recognized institution in Uganda.

• Valid Driving License (Classes DL, CM and B are desirable)

• At least 5 years’ experience in driving preferably with a reputable organization.

• Proven experience driving 4×4 vehicles.

• Defensive driving skills

• Good command of the English language (oral and written) is a must with the ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality.

• High level of integrity.

• Planning strategically.

• Proven integrity.

• Good Interpersonal skills.

• Good communication skills and respect for colleagues.

• Ability to work under pressure

 

How to Apply:

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates, filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; vacancies@redcrossug.org or hand-delivered, and or by post to:


The Secretary-General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email to: vacancies@redcrossug.org


When applying please indicate your preferred location.

Due to large volumes of applications, only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification

Deadline: 23rd August 2021 at 5:00 pm


Click on the link below to download application form

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