Driver job at Mercy Corps
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[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Transportation & Logistics ]

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Mercy Corps

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, April 16 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Yumbe, East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 02 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps has been present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance, conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict management. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil society actors.

General Position Summary
The driver will provide safe transport services for MC programs and support staff in Yumbe Office District. The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.
This position is open to only candidates from Yumbe with fluency in English and local language.

Essential Job Responsibilities
• Operate MC Vehicles as assigned by supervisor.
• Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations.
• Check the vehicle conditions before and after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to the transport management.
• Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor.
• Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.
• Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use always.
• Assist, as required, with logistics in the office daily workloads.
• Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business.
• Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis.
• Do the regular service and maintenance of vehicles and motor bikes.
• Undertake field assignments as assigned.
• Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals.
• Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation.

Other duties as assigned.
• Raise purchase requests for office consumables and stationery.
• Supports in the reconciliation of office supplies on a timely basis.
• Raise service and purchase vehicle maintenance requests.
• Supports Operations Officer Yumbe to Collect quotations from local vendors for Yumbe office.
• Raise payment requests for services and purchases in the field offices.
• Book and track accommodation for team members within the office locations

• Must have a UCE (O-Level) certificate.
• Minimum of 4 years’ experience driving 4WD vehicles.
• Certificate in defensive driving is essential.
• Valid class B drivers’ license as a minimum and good experience driving 4X4 vehicles.
• Knowledge of driving in less secure and harsh environment
• Must be knowledgeable and obedient to the traffic and safety act of Uganda.
• Good understanding of English is required both written and spoken
• Must be a native of Westnile with fluency in local language .
• Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community.
• Must know NGO vehicle policies and regulations.
• Must know what preventative maintenance is required for their vehicle.
• Must know basic first aid techniques.
• Must know the actions to be taken in the event of an accident.
• Must be able to change a wheel and do minor repairs and vehicle servicing.
• Must know how to use all accessories such as HF / VHF radios, winches etc.
• Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 48

Level of Education:
High School

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Job Info
Job Category: Logistics/ Transportation/ Procurement jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 16 April 2024
Duty Station: Yumbe
Posted: 02-04-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 02-04-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 02-04-2068
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