Job Title: PROJECT DRIVERS (4)
Location : Kampala, Gulu, Lira and Moroto, UGANDA
Additional Category Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-2
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Jul-2013
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 Year (full time)
The Government of Uganda launched the Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) which commenced implementation in July 2009 and now in a second phase running until June 2015. The main objective of PRDP2 is to complete the post-conflict recovery process; to strengthen the foundation for development in Northern Uganda; and to narrow the gap between Northern Uganda and the national average level of all socio-economic indicators. In this context, and building on previous UNDP engagements in Northern Uganda, UNDP will have interventions to support the implementation of PRDP2. The interventions will take place in the sub-regions of Karamoja, Acholi, Elgon and Lango.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Northern Uganda Programme Manager and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Advisor with overall reporting to the head of transport at UNDP, the project drivers will facilitate the transport services as required for the smooth implementation of the Northern Uganda Projects. The project drivers will be based in Kampala, Gulu, Lira, and Moroto respectively.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other related goods and supplies in/out of Kampala under the authorization of the supervisor.
Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.
Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
Collect mail from Post Office and deliver outgoing mails to various destinations within the city.
Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s Mission, Vision and Values
Displays culture, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Sharing knowledge and experience.
Provide helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs
Demonstrate excellent knowledge of protocol
Demonstrate excellent knowledge of security issues.
Leadership and Self-Management:
Focus on results for the client
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive construction attitude.
Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.
Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views.
Required Skills and Experience
Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license of at least 3 classes.
Certificate in Mechanics is an added advantage
5 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
Fluency in English.
Knowledge of local languages of the area would be an asset
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