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Bus and Truck Drivers ( 7 Positions) – African Initiatives For Relief & Development ( AIRD)

DESCRIPTION

Transportation of items, persons and General Maintenance of the vehicle

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performing the daily checks on the truck/bus assigned to him/her including, but not limited to, headlights, warning lights, type condition and pressure, fuel level, lubricants.
  • Reporting any technical failure, missing items or damage on any of the Project trucks/ Buses to the Logistics Officer.
  • Reporting to the operations/fleet Manager if any truck/ bus is due for service or needs fuel/lubricants.
  • Ensuring the truck is properly cleaned during and after every mission and participating in the work to do so.
  • Daily updating the truck/ bus logbook and ensuring that every journey is properly recorded.
  • Handing over the updated truck logbook to the operations/fleet Manager for checking after every mission.
  • Ensuring that fuel issued to their respective vehicles is properly used and controlled.
  • Ensuring that all required documents are present and in good order (i.e. copies of   logbooks, road license, insurance, driver’s license).
  • Assisting the Operations/fleet Manager in the keeping of computerized records in the transport department as may be required.
  • Ensuring the vehicle always has a correctly functioning fire extinguisher and a properly equipped first aid kit.
  • Ensuring that he knows how to operate the fire extinguisher and what steps to take to offer first aid in the event of an accident.
  • Always considering the safety of him/herself and his passengers and goods as a priority.
  • Making use of reliable information and sound judgment concerning safe routes and proper timing while on mission.
  • Parking the truck at the warehouse compound upon arrival in Kampala, unless senior Project management has issued specific differing instructions.
  • Ensuring that he/she respects traffic rules and regulations, and acts as a polite and well-behaved driver in regard to the other traffic and road users.

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 4-6 years’ working experience in similar position with some years spent in an NGO.
  • Ability to drive long distances within and outside the country.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Flexibility in working patterns and able to work for long hours, and away from duty station when the need arises.
  • Acceptable communication skills with a patient character are an asset.
  • Valid driving permit for classes for buses, trucks and trailers is a must.
  • A valid PSV badge is a must for candidates interested in Bus driving.
  • Experience in left hand drive is desirable.
  • Knowledge of defensive driving is an added advantage.

OTHERS/EXTRA DETAILS

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of honesty and Integrity
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Willingness to work in any part of the country

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