2 Driver Jobs – Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Uganda


Job Title:        Driver (2 Career Opportunities)

Organization: Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:

The Belgian Development Agency, BTC, mobilises its resources and its expertise to eliminate poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of the international community and works towards a society that provides present and future generations with sufficient resources to build a sustainable and fair world. BTC currently supports more than 200 cooperation projects and programmes in 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In the future, BTC’s efforts will focus on 14 partner countries as a result of a decision made by the Minister of Development Cooperation.

Job Summary: The Driver’s main responsibility is to provide safe and timely transportation of BTC personnel, equipment/supplies as well as maintain the assigned vehicle in good mechanical condition.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Drive BTC staff who are based in Kampala, on a daily basis to any destination related to their work;
  • Accompany staff on missions outside of Kampala;
  • The jobholder will also deliver all the parcels, letters and messages;
  • The Driver will report immediately to the Finance and Administrative Officer any damage caused to the vehicle by any means;
  • Drive the assigned vehicle in accor-dance with Ugandan regulations and with due consideration and respect for the safety of vehicle users and the public in general;
  • Report immediately to the Finance and Administration Officer any incidents or accidents in which the vehicle is involved;
  • Report immediately any defects observed and needs of servicing of the vehicle;
  • Ensure that no unauthorized persons enter the vehicle without the express permission of the authorised staff;
  • Ensure that the vehicle is not used for unauthorized purposes without the express permission of authorised staff;
  • Ensure proper management and safety of the vehicle under his custodianship;
  • The incumbent will maintain the vehicle’s cleanliness;
  • Maintain an updated logbook for the vehicle at all times and ensure that it is submitted to the Accountant for accountabilities;
  • Ensure vehicle maintenance records are in place and clearly displayed;
  • Ensure that all licenses, taxes and insurances are paid and up to date prior to entering the vehicle;
  • Ensure that all passengers entering the vehicle are treated in a courteous manner;
  • Perform any other task as assigned by authorised staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold an O’ level Certificate with a valid driving permit of classes: A, B, E, CM, CH, DL and DM
  • At least seven years’ experience driving with International Agencies or Development Partners
  • Knowledge of defensive driving
  • Working knowledge of basic automotive maintenance and first aid
  • Different routes around the country
  • Ability to trouble shoot and detect anomalies with the car
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Determine the most safe and convenient routes around the country
  • Time conscious
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Highly organized
  • Patient
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Reliable
  • High degree of flexibility

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of cover letter, valid driver’s permit, an updated CV (Resume) with copies of academic and professional certificates as well at least 3 (Three) recent referees with their contacts addressed to;

BTC Uganda Human Resources,

Plot 1B Lower Kololo Terrace,

P.O. Box 40131, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline Friday, 13th January, 2017