World Bank GROW Jobs – Project Driver – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

World Bank GROW Jobs – Project Driver – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Job Title:       Project Driver

Organisation: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Project Funding Source: World Bank

Project Name: Generating Growth Opportunities and Productivity for Women Enterprises (GROW) Project

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Administrator


About US:

Private sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector made up of 230 Business Associations, Corporate bodies and the major Public Sector Agencies that support private sector growth. Since its founding in 1995, PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive dialogue with Government on behalf of the private sector. PSFU is also Government’s implementation partner for several projects and programmes aimed at strengthening the private sector as an engine of economic growth in Uganda.


About World Bank Grant:

Government of the Republic of Uganda has been allocated grant funds (the “Grant”) from the World Bank which are administered by the International Development Association (IDA) (the “Bank”) towards implementation of the Generating Growth Opportunities and Productivity for Women Enterprises (GROW) Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards payments for Project Implementation Support services. The Project Development Objective is to increase access to entrepreneurial services that enable women entrepreneurs to grow their enterprises in targeted locations, including host and refugee communities. Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is implementing the Project jointly with Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development through a Project Coordination Unit (PCU).


Job Summary:  The Project Driver work involves providing reliable safe driving services to the project operations staff and consultants ensuring high accuracy of work. The Driver must demonstrate a client-oriented approach with high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different cultural backgrounds.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure provision of reliable and secure driving services by driving office vehicles for transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other confidential duties including upcountry activities under the authorization of the supervisor.
  • Maintain on a day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle assigned to you to ensure it is in good mechanical condition at all times. i.e. timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, changes of oil, battery, brakes, tyres, car washing e.t.c
  • Ensure availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory and map of the city/country including distances, first aid kit, necessary spare parts and that parking fees are promptly settled.
  • Ensure cost saving through proper use of vehicle, accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Drive visitors and consultants as assigned
  • Ensure maximum security for the vehicle (s) at all times
  • Ensure that rules, policies and regulations are adhered to in the event that the vehicle is involved in an accident.
  • Take proper measurement and calculation to reduce potential security threats to project staff of property within the immediate vicinity of the vehicle and along transport routes.
  • Ensure the vehicle(s) meet the minimum traffic requirements to be fit on the road and ensure that steps required by rules and regulations pertaining to driving are adhered to at all times.
  • Inform the supervisor immediately about mechanical problems which result from normal use and accident or theft immediately to both the Project Administrator and police
  • Undertake any other duties incidental to the above as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator from time to time.


Key Outputs

  • Well Maintained Project car in good condition and ensuring regular service b) Updated and filled car logbook.
  • Ensure that insurance cover is up to date and parking fees are all settled promptly.
  • Time keeping at all times.
  • Ensuring that all journeys taken are authorized by responsible officers.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A Ugandan national
  • A minimum of O’ level certificate (UCE)
  • A minimum of five years of driving experience in the Country with a clean record.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license with minimum D1 class.
  • Possession of a certificate in motor vehicle maintenance and defensive driving will be an added advantage.
  • A person of high integrity, honesty and versatility.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested eligible applicants should submit their sealed applications including a cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae and a copy of Academic Certificates and Transcripts to demonstrate that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services; to be hand delivered to the address below.


Applicants should clearly indicate the Position applied for on the right-hand corner of the envelope, and in the subject line of the application. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


The Project Coordinator,

Generating Growth Opportunities and Productivity for Women Enterprises (GROW) Project,

Private Sector Foundation Uganda,

Plot 43 Nakasero Road PO Box 7683, KAMPALA. Uganda


Deadline: 31st August 2023

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