Driver job at Integrated Seed Sector Development

Integrated Seed Sector Development

Driver job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 December 2022

Hiring Organization: Integrated Seed Sector Development

Job Details:

Organizational setting
Integrated Seed and Sector Development Uganda (ISSD Uganda) is an independent local NGO in Uganda, which aims to be a leading agricultural development organization in fostering resilient seed and food systems for sustainable agricultural production. ISSD Uganda builds on the impactful outcomes and experiences of the successfully implemented seed projects that focused on; seed sector transformation; capacity building and knowledge transfer; partnerships and sector coordination, as well as supporting fragile communities including refugees.

Project overview
Restoring Resilience of highland farmer communities and watersheds in Uganda is a 4-year project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The project is a land restoration and farming systems project in the Western and South Western Highlands of Uganda, implemented in a collaborative partnership between Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR) as lead partner, and ISSD Uganda, as the local implementing partner. The project works through three pathways to achieve its goal to build resilient farmer communities and watersheds in the highlands of Uganda. In Pathway 1 “resilient farming systems” the project focuses on empowerment and motivation of farmer households to work towards establishing resilient farming systems through the PIP approach; Pathway 2 “watershed restoration” focusses on restoring natural resources and ecosystem functioning to enable restored watershed resilience; and Pathway 3 “improved marketing” focusses on improved marketing opportunities for all farmers directly engaged in the project, and the wider community. The project headquarters will be in Fortportal.

Position overview
The Driver supports the project with all transport-related duties including transporting staff to specified project destinations, collecting and delivering various organization packages, maintaining the vehicle in a clean and good mechanical condition.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Drive the ISSD vehicle and authorized passengers to specified destinations as approved by the supervisor, and in line with ISSD transport management policy
• Assist with loading and offloading of staff luggage, organization items and materials
• Keep the assigned vehicle in a clean condition at all times by regular washing and cleaning
• Maintain an updated log book for all journey to record travel-time, locations, and fuel top-ups, etc.
• Maintain the vehicle in a proper working condition to ensure safety and comfort of passengers by;
1. performing routine physical inspections to monitor its safety and security
2. ensuring planned service, repair, and maintenance schedules are adhered to
3. reporting any accidents, injuries, and vehicle damage to the supervisor
• Promptly inform the supervisor if/when road misuse tickets are issued by the Uganda Police/ road traffic other authorities
• Ensure the assigned vehicle is always parked in permissible parking spaces to avoid risks of towing
• Fulfill other duties such as running office related errands as instructed by supervisor

Special requirement
▪ The job will require reporting on duty earlier than the usual reporting work hours, and working on the weekend, as will be communicated by supervisor

Skills and Qualifications
• Minimum UCE qualification with basic knowledge of English (spoken and written) and other relevant local languages
• 3 years relevant work experience with NGO or CSO
• A valid driver’s license and clean driving record
• Working knowledge of local roads and routes

Key Competencies
• High integrity
• Hospitable
• Accountability
• Confidentiality
• Good communication skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• Sound knowledge of road safety regulations
• Ability to utilize maps, GPS systems, and car manuals
• Punctual and reliable


Application procedure

To apply for a position of your interest, please find the respective detailed job description on the ISSD Uganda website via: . Then email your application (Cover Letter and CV maximum 4 pages) to  while indicating the job title and desired location in the email subject, not later than 4th December 2022 at 5:00pm EAT. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Date Posted: 2022-11-23