Job Opportunity; Driver

Job Opportunity; Driver

Deadline; 16th September

The Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network are searching for qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions on behalf of the Women’s Situation Room for the 2021 elections in Uganda.

Background

The Women’s Situation Room (WSR) is a neutral, non-partisan mechanism that mobilizes women and youth to promote peaceful and democratic electoral processes. The WSR also promotes the enhanced participation of women in peace building in line with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.

Founded by The Angie Brooks International Centre in Liberia, the WSR was first implemented in 2011 during the presidential elections in Liberia. It has, since then, been replicated in Uganda in 2016 and in other African countries including Senegal, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. It has been acknowledged as an effective mechanism for promoting peaceful elections by the United Nations Security Council and by the African Union, which requested that the WSR be implemented in all African elections.

The WSR involves all electoral stakeholders in consultative engagements to ensure peace before, during and after elections. It includes a physical Situation Room where women are involved in advocacy for peace; political and legal analysis of the situation; and interventions that may include mediation to avert conflict.

The overall objective of the WSR Uganda 2021 is to promote the full and active participation of women and youth in ensuring peaceful elections and to contribute to the strengthening and refinement of the WSR mechanism for ensuring peace in African elections. The Women’s Situation Room Uganda will be hosted by Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET); with the Women’s International Peace Centre serving as the WSR Secretariat.

The Women’s Situation Room is a non-partisan space, and candidates applying for any of the positions must be committed to being neutral and non-partisan during the full course of their assignment with the Women’s Situation Room.

Deadline – 16th September 2020

Interested candidates should send applications and CVs including three references with contact details and copies of academic and professional testimonials by email to: hrofficer@wipc.org

The Executive Director,
Plot 1 Martyr’s Garden B,
Minister’s Village, Ntinda,
KAMPALA

Any inquiries should be submitted through the email addresses listed above. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. The successful candidate should be able to start immediately.

Job title:                                 Driver 
Number of Positions:                        2(Two)
Duty Station:                         National Level, Kampala
Reporting to:                         Administrative Assistant
Contract Term:                      18 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Administrative Assistant the Driver will perform the following functions:

  1. Driving of office vehicles for the transportation of staff and Eminent Women on official duties
  2. Delivery and collection of mail, documents and other official correspondence as requested by the supervisor
  3. Conscientious and careful handling of the vehicles and reporting of all faults or accidents to the responsible authorities
  4. Maintenance of the assigned vehicles, making routine checks of oil, water, battery, brakes and tyres as necessary
  5. Daily cleaning of the vehicles
  6. Maintenance of a Log Book on mileage, fuel consumption and servicing; and periodically submitting it to the Accounts Assistant for verification and processing
  7. Writing a weekly vehicle analysis report for monitoring

Core Values:

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Fairness

Education and Experience:

  •  Ordinary Level Certificate of Education
  • Possession of valid driver’s license classes B, CM and DL
  • At least 5 years of experience as a driver in a Non-Governmental Organisation
  • Experience in driving senior officials
  • History of a safe driving record
  • Experience driving a 4X4 vehicles on rough terrain
  • Experience in defensive driving
  • Experience in driving upcountry and knowledge of the regions in Uganda is an added advantage

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of local languages spoken in Uganda is an asset

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