Driver/Logistics Assistant – Mercy Corps Uganda

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY

The driver/logistics assistant will provide safe transport, service asset & warehouse management for Mercy Corps program and support staff in the four districts of Karamoja. The driver/Logistics Assistant will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport and warehouse/asset management guidelines required by MC logistics department.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Operate MC Vehicles as assigned by supervisor
  • Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations
  • Check the vehicle conditions before and after each trip/routinely- report needs and problems to the transport management
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by MC and supervisor
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc
  • Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times
  • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office and guesthouse daily workloads
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis
  • Do the regular service and maintenance of vehicles and motorbikes
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned
  • Undertake deployment of drivers as required by the program needs

Asset & Warehouse Management

  • Maintain the asset records for the Karenga office and report assets related information to the logistics officer in Kaabong
  • Maintain copies of documentation of assets for Karenga office
  • Maintain copies of stores documentation for items dispatched from Kaabong field office locations in Karenga
  • Liaise with Kaabong, Kampala and/or any other offices on the assets management, movement & monitor if the register is properly maintained and it matches the softcopy
  • Liaise with the logistics officer Kaabong and conduct monthly asset location reporting and annual verification exercises for Karenga field office
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLDGE & EXPEREINCE

  • Must have a UCE (O-Level) certificate
  • Valid class B drivers’ license as a minimum and good experience driving 4×4 vehicles
  • Must be knowledgeable and obedient to the traffic and safety act of Uganda
  • Good understanding of English is required
  • Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community
  • Must know NGO vehicle policies and regulations
  • Must know what preventative maintenance is required for their vehicles
  • Must know basic first aid techniques
  • Must know the actions to be taken in the event of an accident
  • Must be able to change a wheel and do minor repairs and vehicle servicing
  • Microsoft Office specifically excel and computer skills, experience with using email
  • Excellent English oral & written skills
  • Proven ability to solve problems independently without supervision
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of asset, warehouse and fleet management practices, ethics as well the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential
  • The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members
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Position is based in Karamoja. Application closes on 7th December.

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