On call Drivers – ActionAid Uganda



ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. ActionAid Uganda’s mission is to achieve social Justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements, and their supporters.

ActionAid International Uganda therefore seeks to recruit suitably qualified, self-driven, result oriented, dynamic Drivers to be deployed on call as and when required. Interested candidates MUST be residents of Kampala & Metropolitan.

Job Title : On call Drivers /Roster

Reports to : Administration Coordinator


Responsible for: None

Section: Administration

Location: Kampala Head Office

Job Summary

The primary role of the on-call driver(s) is to provide logistical support to the various ActionAid offices in Kampala, and any other place in Uganda, whenever called upon, by driving assigned cars and keeping them in good condition and ensuring safety of assigned passengers and or materials in transit.

Responsibility 1: Maintaining AAIU vehicles in good condition.

  • Maintaining the assigned vehicles in good condition by checking that all the parts that are supposed to be serviced are well maintained and checked regularly to avoid break down of the vehicles.
  • Checking that the service of the vehicles is well monitored to ensure that the vehicles are serviced in time.
  • Ensuring that any accidents or damages to the car are reported quickly so that they can be fixed as soon as possible.
  • Ensuring that the vehicles have the right kits and tools at all times.
  • Ensuring that the vehicles are always cleaned and hygiene is maintained including stocking them with tissues and sanitizers as and when required.

Responsibility 2: Documentation while executing AAIU duties.

  • Log all movements from start to end of the journey as well as fuel top ups on the log sheets provided by AAIU.
  • Keep good custody of items transported from one place to another and ensure Waybills are correctly filled and handed in on delivery of items.
  • Carry out weekly vehicle inspection and maintain proper documentation of the same on the weekly checklist, which will be tracked by the Administration Coordinator for maintenance purposes.

Responsibility 3: Adhering to the AAIU Safety and security regulations.

Be vigilant to ensure that he / she is following the road safety guidelines and respecting the speed limits to avoid accidents.

The driver also has the responsibility of respecting the AAIU policies in regard to movements of vehicles. He/she should adhere to them and ensure that they are respected.

Ensure that all staff moving are following the set regulations by wearing safety belts and ensure right number of passengers is on board.

Any other duties incidental to the role or assigned by the supervisor.


The driver will be based in his home area and shall work only when called upon. However, travel to other areas in Uganda with overnight stays should be expected.


  • Uganda Certificate of Education
  • Valid driver’s license with Classes A, B, CM, DL
  • A qualification in mechanics is desired
  • Defensive Driving Experience for risk management certificate
  • A ‘level Certificate and any other relevant qualification will be an added an advantage


  • 1-5 years driving experience in a medium sized organization
  • Defensive driving experience for risk management
  • Knowledge of Ugandan Traffic Laws and regulation
  • Effective verbal, presentation and listening communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure at all times.
  • Computer knowledge is preferred
  • Knowledge of local language and familiar with the local context in operational area.


  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Drive for Results
  • Cross Culture Agility
  • Cross Cultural Sensitivity

How to apply

Applications (Cover letter, CV, and academic documents/certificates) should be STRICTLY sent by email to [email protected] not later than Tuesday 19th October 2021 by 5:00 Pm. We will respond to ONLY shortlisted candidates.

Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified WOMEN are especially encouraged to apply. ActionAid International is an equal opportunity Employer and does not ask applicants for any payments for our recruitment processes.

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