Driver UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:        Driver
Organisation: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Reports to: Senior Procurement and Logistics Officer
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.
HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees in Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro district) and Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district).
Job Summary: The Driver will provide efficient vehicle driving services that facilitate smooth movement of HIJRA staff and goods and ensures that vehicles assigned to him/her are maintained in excellent condition at all times.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Running Official Errands
  • Driving staff on official errands
  • Picking, dropping and circulating mails, letters, contracts, proposals to donors and partners as may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Reminding and updating staff on travel schedules.
  • Delivery of cheques and collection of utility bills.
  • Updating the white board and transport log book before any trip.
  • Operate the vehicle in accordance with HIJRA transport department policy.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle operation is cost affective, by eliminating duplication or unnecessary trips.
  • Maintaining the fuel levels of the vehicle by ensuring timely refueling.
  • Taking note of and reporting any mechanical breakdowns or failures in the vehicles.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the timely, reporting of eventualities like accidents, break downs etc.
  • Taking proper care of the assigned vehicles by ensuring the safety, cleanliness and security of the vehicles.
  • Ensuring that all the parking fees are paid.
  • Observing all the procedural pre and post errand reports and recordings on vehicles log Books.
  • Ensuring that all vehicles insurance covers and other government required road taxes remain valid
  • Carrying out a proper weekly vehicle checks.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Driver job placement should have completed secondary Education.
  • Five years of experience in a busy transport fleet environment
  • Driving classes B, C, and E.
  • Three years of working experience in a relevant field.
  • Computer knowledge especially MS Word, Excel and Email.
  • Good knowledge of motor vehicle maintenance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, in English and Swahili
  • Desirable
  • Ability to plan ahead and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to speak more than one indigenous and foreign language would be desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Very well organized and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sociable and open minded
  • Reliable
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Team player
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.
Application should be addressed to the:
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read: “Driver.”
Deadline: 19th January 2018


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