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Driver NGO Job Opportunities – War Child Holland (WCH)

Job Title:   Driver

Organisation: War Child Holland (WCH)

Duty Station:  Yumbe, Uganda

Reports to: Team Leader

Salary Range: UGX Gross (1,142,717 – 1,759,160)


About US:

War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization, investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. War Child is a dynamic organization with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict-affected children and young people.


Job Summary:  The driver is primarily responsible for providing driving services, logistics, minor vehicle maintenance and security safety  for WCH Uganda staff and activities.


Objective of the job

  • To ensure safety during driving by following Ugandan traffic laws and WCH internal guideline.
  • To properly and reliably ensure that the vehicle is serviced and maintained to the required standard.
  • Ensure proper recording of vehicle mileage and accurate filling of vehicle records.
  • To perform basic logistics and administrative tasks


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive vehicles carefully, safety and within the required speed limit in accordance to the Uganda traffic Laws and WCH regulations.
  • Safely transport War Child personnel, guests and goods while providing convenient breaks and treating passengers with courtesy, respect and friendliness.
  • Ensure proper travel and route planning is made to accomplish tasks in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Engage in proactive suggestions about vehicle use and safety while observing the policy of having the vehicle parked in an authorized place before 6pm.
  • Ensure all vehicle movements do not start before 6:30am unless authorized by line manager or CD.
  • Run office errands (payment of bills, shopping, etc.) as directed by the line manager r and Senior officer staff;
  • Keep the vehicle in good mechanical condition, carry out daily checks and immediately faults, , scratches, accidents, etc to the line managerCarry out daily checks and minor repairs including  check/topup of engine oil, window wiper, radiator, air pressure of tires, brake fluid, fastening of battery terminal, oil leakage under car, and ensure its cleanliness both inside and outside always
  • Notify the Line manager (preferably one week in advance) of any repair or regular maintenance required to the vehicle;
  • Ensure vehicle inspection during and after service is done to ascertain complete and good standard work is done. A certificate of repairs MUST be signed off.
  • Ensures that WCH vehicles have proper documentation such as insurance, logbook, consent forms, etc.
  • Monitor the use of vehicles and fuel consumption through analysis of log books monthly.
  • Ensure that the fuel tank is always sufficiently filled at the end of the day shift and full before the weekends.
  • Fill in the logbook accurately after every trip.
  • Keep proper records of transport of goods using way-bills and other forms according to WCH procedures.
  • Fully obey the driving laws of the country. This includes the use of seatbelts, speed limits and absence of using alcohol and/or other drugs and phone while driving. Ensures the passenger does the same.
  • To maintain the vehicle medical box, fire extinguisher and tool kit at all times whilst in charge of vehicle.
  • To perform any other activity assigned by the manager, in line with this job description

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should have completed Secondary level (O level)
  • MUST have a valid driving license with B, CM, DM & DL class
  • At least three years of driving experience with medium size org preferable INGO
  • Good knowledge of Ugandan Traffic Laws and Regulations
  • Knowledge of West Nile/South Western regions is an added advantage
  • Proper attitude and focused
  • Good verbal expressions skills
  • Fluency in English language
  • Accurate, consistent and transparent
  • Ability to work independent
  • Highly skilled in driving vehicles
  • In-depth knowledge of checking vehicle for problems and performing preemptive maintenance
  • Thorough understanding of motor vehicle engine functionality
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of courtesy and professionalism to passengers and coworkers
  • Ability to provide a secure environment for passengers and employer while in transit


NB: Commitment to the vision and goals of War Child Holland in Uganda, including adherence to the Child Safeguarding Policy, is essential”


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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