Jobs – Living Earth Foundation UK Oil Project Careers

Job Title:  Project Driver

Living Earth Uganda (LEU) a natural resources and environmental management NGO based in Uganda in partnership with Living Earth Foundation, UK, have secured funding from European Union and DFID to deliver a project titled Jobs and Oil: Improving Access to women’s and youth employment in Western Uganda. The project is designed to support communities affected by the incoming oil and gas industry in Hoima and Buliisa Districts, Western Uganda and at national policy level.

Job Summary: The Project Driver will be mainly responsible for driving and maintenance of Living Earth Uganda vehicle(s).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for driving project staff and other authorized persons to and from various points.
  • Observe and adhere to the safety precautions before and during driving.
  • Maintain proper vehicle mileage and usage records as per requirements.
  • Carry out daily condition checks to ensure that the vehicle is in good running order.
  • Responsible for keeping the vehicle in a clean condition in order to uphold the image of the organization.
  • Deliver and collect mails and other documents to and from various offices as required.
  • Pick up and deliver LEU visitors and any other staff who are authorized to travel in the LEU vehicle.
  • Maintain punctuality and courtesy and adhere to traffic laws and regulations;
  • Maintain confidentially of LEU information at all times while executing duties.
  • Make sure that the office premises are kept clean.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The LEU Project Driver must have at least five (5) years’ driving experience for a local/international NGO
  • The applicants must also hold an Ordinary level certificate of education
  • Possess a valid driving license for classes preferably A and B;
  • Possession a Certificate in Defensive Driving will be an added advantage
  • Good computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times when it is required.
  • Highly developed language and cultural awareness of Western Uganda.
  • Possess the ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess the ability perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to travel up to 80% of the time.

How to Apply for the job: 

All suitably qualified job seekers should send their applications and resumes to: The attention of the Executive Director, Living Earth Uganda, Plot 11 Tayali Drive, Hoima Town and Plot 409, Canon Njuba Road Nakulabye, P. O. Box 28694. Kampala, Uganda or via E-mail to swithern@livingearthuganda.org copied to john@livingearthuganda.org

Deadline: Friday, 15th August 2014 by 5PM

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