Earn over 36m as Chauffeur at United States Embassy / US Mission

By | May 19, 2020
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Earn over 36m as Chauffeur at United States Embassy / US Mission

Job Title:         Chauffeur

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: USAID/Uganda Office of Health, Kampala, Uganda

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Salary Grade: UGX 36,981,012 – 54,015,271 per annum (FSN )

Reports to: Mission Director

About US Embassy:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.

Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps

 Job Summary: USAID/Uganda is seeking for a qualified individual to fill the Chauffeur position – assigned chauffeur duties to the USAID Mission Director and must always be safety and security conscious. Working under the general supervision of the Mission Director and direct supervision of the Executive Officer, operates Mission Director’s assigned vehicle in accordance to daily instructions to transport the Mission Director. Also responsible for daily vehicle inspection and notifying supervisor of any mechanical defects in the vehicle.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Chauffeur Duties – 100%:

Follow USAID Mission Director’s schedule provided by his/her Office Manager.

  • Drive the USAID Mission Director to/from office and residence, to functions and to locations within and outside Kampala.
  • Remain constantly alert to possible terrorist activity and other unusual situations and take evasive action as appropriate.
  • Must be punctual and consider traffic congestion, detours, and routes to be taken to ensure the safe and timely pick-up and/or arrival of passengers.
  • Assist the Mission Director, when applicable, to carry, check and retrieve baggage.

Responsible for the security safety and well-being of passengers, observe all traffic laws, drive defensively.

  • Deliver and pick up documents.
  • Drive official guests as instructed.

For security reasons, must always ensure awareness of all major city street constructions and repairs that may cause traffic congestion, detours and traffic halts and be cognizant of situations that may prevent or hinder rapid egress from the area.

  • When dropping off or picking up the Mission Director, to the extent practical, remain in the vehicle with seat belt secure and engine running.

Maintain vehicle in clean and neat condition.

  • Check oil, water and gas daily.
  • Follow maintenance schedule to ensure car is checked on a regular schedule and that tune-ups are performed on a quarterly basis.

Perform daily inspection of vehicle, be alert to possible tampering of vehicle, inspects for defects and make minor repairs of preventive nature.

  • Report immediately deficiencies that require garage repair to supervisor.
  • Clean vehicle interior and exterior, checks fluids, tire pressure, air filters, etc.
  • Take vehicle to commercial garage for lubrication, oil change and other fluid changes at regular intervals according to manufactures’ maintenance guide.
  • Keep vehicle in excellent and safe mechanical condition.
  • Record daily mileage, fuel consumption, repairs and maintenance on each assigned vehicle.

May run official errands for official personnel and may be assigned to drive VIP visitors, for a portion of the time.

  • May be assigned motor pool duties during the USAID Mission Director’s absence.
  • May delivery urgent mail; operate a small bus/van, pickup or light trucks to deliver materials and equipment as instructed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  • The applicants for the United States US Embassy Chauffeur job opportunity should have completed Secondary School (advanced level). required.
  • Three (3) years of professional chauffeur experience is required.
  • A valid Uganda Driver’s license for the following types of vehicles is required: Classes – B (motor cars), CM (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus), and DM (medium omnibus).
  • Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.
  • Detailed knowledge of the traffic laws and rules of the road, knowledge of defensive driving techniques enough to exercise special precaution and take evasive action to protect passengers.
  • Detailed knowledge of streets and roads and alternate routes in Kampala a must and familiarity with up- country roads and their condition a plus.
  • Capability to exercise defensive driving skills under strain and stress in situations requiring special precaution or evasive action to protect passengers.
  • Mechanical ability to identify vehicle malfunctions and perform minor repair and maintenance.
  • Language Proficiency: Level III English – good working knowledge in English language ability is required.

How to Apply:

All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:

  • A typed and hand signed (around Section 6 – Declaration) DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (Click Here; Version Exp. 06/2022). Offerors are required to complete sections 1 through 6. (Make sure to use additional Work Experience pages (Section 4), if needed, to provide complete work history).
  • Cover letter (addressed to the USAID Supervisory Executive Officer) clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements.
  • Complete curriculum vitae/resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, the resume must include:
  • Paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month/year). Please specify unpaid or part time work. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year) will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (NOTE: Resume and DS-174 work experience should match.)
  • Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
  • Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job- related honors, awards or accomplishments.
  • Name and contact information (phone and email) of three (3) professional references. At least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.
  • Supplemental [separate] document specifically addressing each QRF as outlined in the solicitation.
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • Offers should be in a standard file type such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). All should be in one document which should not exceed 10MB.
  • Submitted offers and documents become the property of USAID and will not be returned.

Submit Application To:

Human Resources Office

By email at KampalaHR@state.gov

NB: Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.

Deadline: 22nd May 2020

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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