5 Ambulance Drivers at Uganda Red Cross Society

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Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

TitleAmbulance Drivers (5 positions)
GradeUR 7
ReportsTechnically to Logistics Officer and administratively to Program Manager Response to Public Health Emergencies
LocationField-based, various locations
DurationOne (1) Year renewable (subject to annual funding)
DateAugust 2021

Job Purpose:

The Ambulance Driver will provide emergency Evacuation of road traffic accident emergencies and other general emergencies as otherwise instructed by the Emergency Medical Technician.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Be on standby to respond to emergencies as and when need be.
  2. Actively provide support and assistance to technical staff during response.
  3. Maintain vehicles clean and in good mechanical conditions in line with URCS policies.
  4. Follow the right chain of command.
  5. Maintain close range and respond to all radio communication from emergency response command centers 24/7.
  6. Ensure the ambulance is secured and parked at duty station or safe environment when not in use
  7. Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards
  8. Prepare and submit vehicle monitoring report, including records of vehicle operations, maintenance, expenses, mileage, at end of each month
  9. Guard against misuse of the vehicles like carrying passengers, carrying dead bodies, personal transport and other related abuse.
  10. Ensure road traffic rules are adhered to including having valid driving licenses, speed management and use of ambulance sirens and others.
  11. Coordinate with supply chain department to ensure timely fuel loading and servicing of the vehicle
  12. Oversee the safe travel of self and passengers aboard the vehicle.
  13. Make correct entries into the Vehicle log book and ensure proper records are kept of all the spare keys, repairs, equipment (e.g. radios, antennae, etc) and fuel intake and prepare and submit vehicle monitoring report, including records of vehicle operations, maintenance, expenses, mileage, at end of each month.
  14. Repot all vehicles and driving related incidents to URCS including minor and major accidents, vehicle performance and maintenance issues, etc.
  15. Perform daily inspections for the assigned or any other vehicles and report to the supervisor accordingly Carry out any other duty assigned by your line manager.

Persons Specifications

Education Qualifications
  1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent from a recognized institution in Uganda.
  2. Training in community first aid, WHO/MOH Curriculum.
  3. Training in Basic first aid
  4. Valid Driving License (Classes DL, CM and B are desirable)
Working Experience
  1. At least 5 years’ experience in driving preferably with a reputable organization
  2. Proven experience driving 4×4 vehicles.
Essential Skills
  1. Defensive driving skills
  2. Good command of the English language (oral and written) is a must with ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality.
  3. High level of integrity.
  4. Planning strategically.
  5. Proven integrity.
  6. Good Interpersonal skills.
  7. Good communication skills and respect for colleagues.
  8. Ability to work under pressure.

Download application template from here >>>

Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Full job descriptions is below and you can get the application template from here

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; vacancies@redcrossug.org or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: vacancies@redcrossug.org

Closing date for receipt of the applications is 23rd August 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

When applying please indicate your preferred location.

Due to large volumes of applications, only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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