Driver – International Committee of the Red Cross – Kampala and Kitgum

(2 Job Opportunities)

Duty Station: Kampala and Kitgum, Uganda

Reports to: Vehicle Fleet Manager and Head of Officer

About US:
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Driver will be handling the following tasks;
Transportation:
Drive assigned ICRC Vehicle with respect of speed, braking and smooth handling with minimum stress on the vehicle
Be aware of the road, security, traffic and weather conditions
Transport ICRC staff and cargo according to instructions given
Un- / Loading cargo and verify that related documents correspond to actual load
Perform weekend or public holiday standby duties when required
Perform airport pickups and drop within and out of office working hours
Vehicle Control, Maintenance and Reporting:
Ensure regular fuelling and cleaning of cars in accordance to instruction by superior
Daily checks on general working and body conditions of the cars (oil, water, tyre pressure)
Check equipment of each car (tool box, first aid kit etc) on regular basis
Clean assigned vehicles
Fill in the logbooks of the cars/ generators as appropriate
Report about the general situation, road condition, or any problem to Supervisor
Report all vehicle faults or missing equipment to Supervisor
Report accidents according to the ICRC driving regulations
Security
Park the vehicle in safe areas
Respect ICRC internal security and driving rules
Adhere to national traffic regulations
Fully responsible to ensure cargo is loaded in a safe manner
Know and follow radio communication procedures
Forward any security related information to supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Driver career opportunity should hold an O’ level certificate of education
Valid driving license with classes up to DL (the Kampala based Driver must also possess class A).
At least five years’ experience in the position and knowledge of 4-wheel drive with clean driving record.
Knowledge of VHF/HF radio use
Basic mechanical skills.
Good knowledge of oral and written English and local languages
Good organizational, communication and reporting skills
Discrete and honest person

How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should send their handwritten applications with a detailed CV indicating email and phone contacts, copies (not originals) of academic and work certificates, indicating a minimum of two professional referees clearly marked “Communication Officer” and addressed to the Administrator in a sealed envelope should be delivered to the following address: ICRC Kampala Office on Plot 8, John Babiiha Avenue, Kololo, P.O. Box 4442, Kampala. Uganda. Please register your application with the Receptionist (or Security guard, during out of office hours) and receive a reference number for tracking your application.

In Kitgum: ICRC Kitum office, Plot 52, Uhuru Drive, Langa j Langa, Kitgum.

Deadline: 19th February 2018