Driver Job – Mercy Corps

Job Title:   Driver

Organisation: Mercy Corps

Duty Station:  Gulu, Uganda

 

About US:

Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability.

 

Job Summary:  The driver will provide safe, transport services for MC program and support staff in Gulu Office District. The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department. The position will most intensively support the FCDO funded Climate Smart Jobs programme being implemented in Northern Uganda with an office in Gulu.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate MC Vehicles as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain vehicle logsheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations.
  • Check the vehicle conditions before and after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to the transport management.
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor.
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.
  • Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use always.
  • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office daily workloads.
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business.
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis.
  • Do the regular service and maintenance of vehicles and motorbikes
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned.
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a UCE (O’ Level) certificate
  • At least four years of experience driving 4WD vehicles.
  • Certificate in defensive driving is essential
  • Valid class B drivers’ license as a minimum and good experience driving 4X4 vehicles.
  • Knowledge of driving in less secure and harsh environment
  • Must be knowledgeable and obedient to the traffic and safety act of Uganda.
  • Good understanding of English is required both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community.
  • Must know NGO vehicle policies and regulations.
  • Must know what preventative maintenance is required for their vehicle.
  • Must know basic first aid techniques.
  • Must know the actions to be taken in the event of an accident.
  • Must be able to change a wheel and do minor repairs and vehicle servicing.
  • Must know how to use all accessories such as HF / VHF radios, winches etc

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link a below.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 20th July 2022

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