6 Driver Job Opportunities – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

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Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Project Name: Vegetable Oil Development Project Phase 2 (V0DP2)

Funding Source: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Duty Station: Kampala, Mbale, Gulu, Arua and Lira, Uganda (Indicate preferred duty station)

Reports to: Project Manager

About US:

The Vegetable Oil Development Project Phase 2 (V0DP2) is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) funded by IFAD and Government of Uganda (GOU). The V0DP2 goal is to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction in the project area. The Development objectve is to increase the domestic production of vegetable oil and its’ by products, thus raising rural incomes for smallholder producers and ensuring the supply of affordable vegetable oil products to Ugandan consumers and neighboring regional markets. VODP2 has three components; the Oil palm Development Component, the Oilseeds Development Component and the Project Management Component. Through the project, Government of Uganda is investing in the development of oilseed crops (sunflower, soybean, sesame & groundnuts) value chains in fifty one districts in Eastern and Northern Uganda, and cultivation of oil palm in Kalangala and Buvuma Districts.

Job Summary:   The driver will be responsible for good care of the vehicle and its maintenance in sound mechanical condition.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Driving the vehicle as required, ensuring the safety of its passengers and contents;
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean and tidy;
  • Keeping and having safe custody of the vehicle;
  • Maintaining the log book for mileage/gas utilization for duties at the work station and in the field;
  • Complying with traffic regulations and procedures;
  • Ensuing that the vehicle is fueled at all the time, that they have the correct levels of lubricants and that the tyres have the recommended pressure levels
  • Assisting with the delivering of messages and documents;
  • Reporting any accidents/incidents involving the project vehicle in custody to the immediate supervisor;
  • Perform any other relevant duties as may be instructed by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal applicant must hold a UCE Certificate with at least four passes including the English Language.
  • Possess a clean and valid Driving Permit of Class CM and above.
  • At least five years’ experience with a reputable organization with clean driving records.
  • Driving competence test from Ministry of Works and Transport
  • Basic knowledge in Mechanics and a certificate in Vehicle Mechanics will be an added advantage.
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Good human relations, sensitive, able to meet goals and accept responsibility.
  • Age: 25 years and above


How to Apply: 

All interested candidates should send sealed applications, curriculum vitae and copies of the academic documents should be submitted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Open Registry, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe, Uganda. Please indicate the position being applied for on top of the envelope.

Deadline: 23rd November 2018

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