Driver - PlayMatters job at International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

Driver - PlayMatters job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 28 December 2021

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee

Job Details:

Requisition ID: req23073
Job Title: Driver - PlayMatters
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Description
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has its country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kit gum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming
PlayMatters reimagines childhood for refugees. It will bring play-based learning to children across Ethiopia, Uganda, and a to be confirmed third country. It will redefine education and cultivate a generation of lifelong builders. PlayMatters is inspired by LEGO Foundation’s call to challenge the status quo, to offer children the quality education they dream of. Children are not gaining the skills they need; teachers are under-supported, and parents are overwhelmed. The systems built to serve them are failing them. PlayMatters proudly offers something different. It will be delivered by a coalition with a track record of thinking and delivering differently.

Job Overview:
The Driver will be responsible for the safe transportation of PlayMatters regional management staff and materials; care and maintenance of PlayMatters regional vehicles and their accessories.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Inspect and record the condition of the vehicles daily; prepare weekly maintenance checklist.
•Ensure timely servicing and maintenance of PlayMatters regional office vehicles (complete service request forms and maintain service maintenance records); report to PlayMatters Deputy Director any mechanical problems.
•Ensure vehicles are insured and all legal documents are always in order; inform PlayMatters Deputy Director three weeks in advance of any renewals due (i.e., insurance, road license, etc.).
•Record, reconcile and report fuel consumption on a period basis using worksheets.
•Conduct daily assessments of road conditions and security situation.
•Drive PlayMatters regional project staff in a safe and courteous manner to field sites across the country.
•Deliver mail/messages as directed.
•Operate HF and VHF mobile radio equipment if any.
•Maintain cleanliness of interior/exterior of PlayMatters Regional office vehicles.
•Give accurate reconciliation of expenditures within the given period.
•Adhere to IRC vehicle policy and operating procedures (use of logbook, no drinking and driving, signing out vehicle on vehicle registry and so on).
•Assist programs or PlayMatters Admin Officer in loading cargo for the field.

•Minimum Ordinary Level Certificate: A- Level Certificate is an added advantage; Valid driver’s license with classes “A, B & DL”
•Minimum of two (2) years’ driving experience preferably with NGOs.
•Able to pass the IRC driving test and demonstrated teamwork skills.
•Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
•Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
•Strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent Microsoft word and Microsoft excel skills.
•Willingness to travel to 'insecure areas within the constraints of IRC Uganda's security policy
•Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Application procedure

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Please note, deadline for submission is December 28th, 2021.

Date Posted: 2021-12-15