Driver/Mechanic (National Position) at Lutheran World Federation

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

LWF Uganda works closely with United Nations agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, UNFPA, WFP), PRM, EU/ECHO, BFTW, etc. LWF Related and faith-based agencies and their back donors.

For additional information, please see www.lutheranworld.org/WorldService.

The LWF Uganda Program is looking for qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position;

Job Title: Mechanic/Driver

No. of Positions: One (1)

Duty Station: Lamwo

Reports Directly To: Logistics Officer.

Indirectly To: Support Services Manager.

Deadline: November 23, 2022.

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the guidance of the logistics officer, the Driver/Mechanic is responsible for the operation and maintenance of LWF motor vehicles and ensuring the safety and security of authorized passengers, cargo, equipment, and tools on board.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Driving (30%)

Ensure the assigned vehicle and its accessories are kept in good condition (log books, jacks, wheel spanners, spare tires, etc) in good working order and clean condition and make a thorough daily check of its mechanical condition (e.g., battery, fuel, water, oil, brake fluid, tire pressure, etc.), and promptly reports any fault, damage or loss;

Always drive at the responsible speed as permitted by the Laws of Uganda (respect for speed limits) while on the road and ensure program staff/materials/equipment are safe while on board.

Check regularly and ensure that vehicles have valid motor third-party insurance, and assists as required in following up their processing and collection from the banks, insurance companies, and Uganda Revenue Authority offices.

Drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents, and other supplies and equipment as directed by the supervisors.

Monitor the vehicle fuel gauge constantly, and report any need for re-fuelling. Ensure the vehicle is refueled during the evening the time to maximize time for field operation.

Ensure every trip is documented in the vehicle log book, particularly departure/arrival times and mileage readings, as well as vehicle repairs/service and fuel and lubricants consumption, and reports the due service mileage in good time;

Comply with the official highway code and traffic rules and regulations while driving, as well as the relevant LWF policies and procedures;

Convey staff, visitors, and any other authorized personnel on official duty as well as program equipment and materials safely and securely;

Ensure all vehicle doors and windows are securely locked after working hours, before handing over the keys to the Logistics Officer or at the nearest central police station while on over mission.

Promptly report to the Logistics Officer and/or the Police all accidents and problems encountered while on duty;

Ensure all none staff sign for accident waiver before boarding LWF vehicle and all accident waivers MUST be approved before embarking on the journey.

Ensure the vehicles are well equipped with first aid kits at all times.

Motor-vehicle Repair: (70%)

Responsible for conducting physical repairs and maintenance of the entire fleet;

Prepare maintenance schedules for the fleet.

Prepare reports on trends and common problems and contribute to developing solutions & share them with the security head.

Facilitate vehicle servicing and repairs as needed. Verify repair/service done by external mechanics upon return of the vehicle from a garage to confirm all the required parts are replaced;

Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle: carry out driver-responsible tasks as detailed by a supervisor, perform other repairs and arrange for external repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean and in good working condition;

Log official trips, daily mileage, and gas/fuel consumption, and assist with the annual vehicle inspection.

Provide advice on the procurement of spare parts and assist in getting quotations.

Ensure that LWF Rules and Regulations steps are taken in case of any involvement in accidents.

Any other tasks/duties assigned by the head of the section and/or direct supervisor.

Other:

Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor

Education, Qualifications & Technical Competencies.

Secondary Education (High school or equivalent) with an additional four (4) years of relevant experience is required; A Valid Driving License for classes B, CM, DL, DM, etc., and a Certificate in Motor vehicle Mechanics is a must; Relevant experience in vehicle physical repairs, and maintenance  of atleast 4 years is required; A valid Ugandan Driver’s License for operating manual transmission vehicles is required; Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office) is desired; Experience working in a Humanitarian Field is desired. Fluency in English (fluency in speaking, writing, and reading) is required; Certificate in Defensive Driving is desirable.

Summary Description: Diagnose, Adjust, Repair Vehicles.

 

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.  Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted