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Company Driver Jobs – FSD Uganda

Job Title:   Company Driver    

Organisation: FSD Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Operations Manager

 

About US:

FSD Uganda (FSDU) is an independent, not for Profit Company. We support innovation, conduct research and help improve policy and regulation. Our objective is a deeper, broader and more inclusive financial sector in Uganda. Our aim is to improve the livelihoods of Uganda’s low-income households through a market-development approach.

 

Job Summary:  The Company Driver is responsible for the smooth running of the transport functions of FSD Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Transport Services: Provide a safe and efficient transport service to FSDU Staff, Partners and Visitors; ensuring that high standards of customer service are provided at all times:

  • Take initiative to communicate with internal clients to anticipate and fully understand travel needs; participate in team meetings where schedules and upcoming visits are discussed and take not of any travel implications.
  • Develop and communicate a plan for efficiently meeting all client travel requirements, ensuring a balance between cost effectiveness and passenger convenience.
  • Drive carefully and safely in accordance with the traffic laws of Uganda and FSDU.
  • Give attention to the physical wellbeing of passengers, providing comfort breaks and other assistance as required; always treating passengers with courtesy and friendliness.
  • Compile the monthly journey log sheet.
  • Supervise any outsourced Drivers to ensure that the carry out their work fully and well and have a good level of team spirit and motivation; monitor the progress of vehicles en-route and provide support/ take action in case of problems or emergency.
  • Provide courier services by supporting the Administration section with delivery of mails / parcels both incoming and outgoing.

Vehicle and Mechanical Maintenance: Ensure that FSDUs vehicles, generator and any other automotive equipment are in good condition, mechanically sound and safe to use

  • Carry out daily checks on the vehicle by ensuring that they are in good working condition; recording any problems requiring future action in the vehicle check list
  • Carry out minor maintenance (e.g. filling oil, water and air) as required.
  • Follow up to ensure that maintenance work is done on time; inspecting vehicles after repair or maintenance work has been completed to ensure that repairs are completed satisfactorily to the required standard.
  • Ensure that vehicles are equipped with all necessary breakdown and safety equipment and that such are in full working order.
  • Occasionally act as a handyman for small office repairs.
  • Ensure that vehicles insurance and any other renewals are made on time and that all other legally required paperwork (e.g. driver licences) is in place.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the line manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (A’ Level Certificate).
  • A Diploma or Technical or Vocational Certificate in Automotive Engineering, Transportation, Logistics is an added advantage.
  • Valid driving licence.
  • Satisfactory medical and eye test.
  • Defensive driving certification an advantage.
  • Five years of progressive experience in motor vehicle transport operations management operations management/ fleet management or related area.
  • Track record of safe and reliable driving with good customer feedback on both driving skills and customer service.
  • Good interpersonal skills, adaptability, flexibility and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Basic Computer skills in excel spreadsheet/ word documentation.
  • Can operate manual and automatic vehicles.

 

Behavioural Competencies or Character:

  • Initiative & Decisiveness – Level 1
  • Innovation & Value Addition – Level 1
  • Drive for Results – Level 1
  • Relationship Building – Level 1
  • Communication & Influencing for Impact – Level 1
  • Thought Leadership – Level 1
  • Learning & Resourcefulness – Level 1

 

How to Apply:

Email your curriculum vitae, A-Level Certificate, O-Level Certificate and cover letter to fsducareers@fsduganda.or.ug – The email subject line should be; Application for the Company Driver Position.

 

Deadline: 4th May 2023

 

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