14 Feb 2019

Evidence Action Jobs in Uganda : Office Driver

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Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. Evidence Action identifies innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and builds best practice operational models.

Job Summary: The Office Driver/position is primarily a field based position which plays an important role as an interface between DSW and communities in delivering the chlorine dispenser safe water interventions to the target communities. The O/D position reports to the Area Coordinator.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Field execution of dispenser related activities e.g spearhead community leaders meetings and local Government sensitization meetings, Water Point Nominations/verification, Chlorine delivery and service, field surveys administration on non-dispenser installations days
  • Supervise dispenser installations by ensuring Masons and CSAs have necessary materials at water points with adequate coordination.
  • Fix basic dispenser maintenance issues using hand drills and hand riveting tools and or any other appropriate tools
  • Supervise, mentor, and coach community service assistants/masons in the execution of their duties
  • Developing weekly work plans and reports for Dispenser installation field activities
  • Field data administration for Dispenser installation activities through smart phone technology
  • Perform data organization both in office and field on non-dispenser installation days
  • Drive carefully and responsibly the organization vehicle observing traffic rules as per Motor Vehicle Policy
  • Ensure allocated vehicle is always in good running conditions.
  • Plan for timely vehicle service with approvals from the coordinator.
  • Ensure allocated vehicle has valid documents and in conformity with traffic rules and regulations of the land
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as delegated by the Area Coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Management, Community work, Project management or equivalent.
  • One to two years of experience working with communities or social enterprises/NGOs
  • Good language skills in English both spoken and written.
  • Motor vehicle driving skills with a valid license
  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Teamwork. Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion
  • Passion to work in a rural community setting and willingness to use a motorcycle in the field.
  • Flexible mindset and willingness to relocate on a short notice to other field based assignments in other regions.
  • Self-driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills. Ability to communicate well within the organization and with the rural communities and local leaders
  • Basic leadership skills in managing people , working with communities and teams
  • Good computer skills and comfort to advance the skills in a dynamic IT environment.
  • Valid driving license with driving skills especially with 4 wheel and manual transmission vehicles.
  • Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic working environment
  • Attitude. Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast paced work environment
  • Language:- Proficiency in speaking the local language/dialect from Eastern Uganda is a definite advantage

How to Apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by uploading their cover letters, updated resumes and salary expectations at the link below.

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