Driver (one position) at Mercy Corps

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program/Department Summary

Mercy Corps has been present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance, conflict management and humanitarian response. With funding from USAID, DFID, ECHO, Sweden Government, Swiss Development Cooperation and private foundations including MasterCard Mercy Corps has been able to work together with communities in Uganda to respond to the needs of our target population, which is focused on youth and more specifically adolescent girls. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict management. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil society actors.

GENERAL POSITION 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.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Operate MC Vehicles as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain vehicle log-sheets 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.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have a UCE (O-Level) certificate
  • Minimum of 4 years’ 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.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

Very positive attitude,

Cooperative, willingness to work long & extra hours, initiative, and flexibility

Supervisory responsibility: None

ACCOUNTABILITY

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Procurement and Logistics Officer

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Logistics department and coordinates with all Mercy Corps programs and operations’ staff.

Ethics and Integrity

All Mercy Corps staff member are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate highest integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance to any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

 

Closing date for receiving applications: July 18, 2022