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Wednesday 23 October 2013

Drivers jobs in Uganda at Chemonics International

Job Title: Drivers (4 Vacancies)
Organisation: Chemonics International
Duty Station:  Mbale, Gulu and Bushenyi, Uganda
Reports to: the Regional Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant.

About Chemonics:
Chemonics International, a Washington DC based international consulting firm, seeks qualified candidates to fill four full-time driver positions on the USAID/ Uganda Feed the Future Commodity Production and Marketing Activity. The USAID/Uganda Commodity Production and Marketing Activity is a five year Activity that seeks to provide technical support towards sustainable production and marketing of high quality beans, maize and coffee in the 34 Feed the Future focus districts in Uganda. The Activity will contribute towards achieving USAID Feed the Future’s twin objectives of reducing poverty and under-nutrition by increasing the quantity and quality of coffee, maize, and beans produced and marketed by smallholder farmers.

Job Summary: The main responsibilities are driving and maintaining the project vehicles and assisting the regional Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant with carrying out day to day office administrative work in the regional office.

Drive assigned vehicle on scheduled field trips and other driving assignments as required.
Maintain the trip log each time the vehicle is used, including: daily mileage, fill ups, oil changes, etc.
Support monthly vehicle performance analyses and reports generation
 Initiate and supervise routine periodic maintenance of assigned vehicle.
Initiate vehicle insurance renewals and licensing.
Ensure the safety of the passengers and provide driving in compliance with all Ugandan traffic laws
Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
Maintain clean, smoke-free and safe project vehicles
Assist with management of the front desk as needed
Perform day to day clerical work in the regional office including photocopying and binding of official documents
Provide logistical support to the technical teams during field based activities.
Dispatch official documents as required

The Drivers should possess at least five years working experience on a busy program
Ability to understand and follow safety procedures

Skills and Experience:
Knowledge of basic vehicle inspection and maintenance including Tyre pressure, checking oil and water levels
Ability to safely and efficiently operate a loaded passenger vehicle
Possess a Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
Self-motivated, innovative and able to work under tight time constraints
Attention to details and follow through on assigned duties
Experience working on donor funded programs is added advantage

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their electronic application in MS Word or pdf file with a CV, 3 references and clearly highlight the regional area of preference to: cpmrecruit@ftfcpm.com.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, and genetic information.

Deadline: 24th October, 2013