Project Driver Job at Bishop Stuart University

Bishop Stuart University

Project Driver Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2023 - 2024

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: April 26 2024

Hiring Organization: Bishop Stuart University

Job Details:

Bishop Stuart University is the fastest growing, chartered, private educational institution founded in 2002 by Ankole Diocese of the province of the Anglican Church of Uganda, located in Kakoba, Mbarara, 31/2 km from Mbarara city Headquarters.

Bishop Stuart University in collaboration with Muni University, Gulu University and eight other partners is implementing a program entitle; “Refugee and Host Community Youth Empowerment and Transformation Initiative (RETI)” with support from the Mastercard Foundation under the Young Africa Works Strategy.

The RETI program will address unemployment challenges faced by young people in 15 refugee-hosting districts in Southwestern, Northern, and West Nile regions of Uganda. In Southwestern Uganda, RETI will be implemented in Isingiro, Kikuube, Kyegegwa, Kamwenge, and Mbarara districts. In the West Nile region, RETI will be implemented in Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Madi Okollo, Obongi, Terego and Yumbe Districts. In the Northern region, the program will be implemented in Kiryandongo, Lamwo, and Gulu districts. RETI will strengthen the local capacity of the participating universities and their partners to become more responsive and innovative in supporting refugees and host community youth, and their communities. The program will improve access to quality, innovation and relevant education and skills development for refugees and host community youth and transition them into dignified and fulfilling work.

Bishop Stuart University invites competent applicants for the position of Project Driver in RETI Program.

Job Title: Project Driver (1 Post)
Responsible to: Project manager
Responsible for: Fleet management
Terms of employment: One (1) year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds
Work status: Full-time
Duty Station: Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara City, Uganda

Purpose of the Job
To drive and provide safe and efficient transportation of Project staff, guests and/or any other assigned passengers and ensure general maintenance of motor vehicle. Performs routine vehicle inspection and maintenance.

Key Functions
• He/she will be responsible for obtaining signatures from recipients when delivering large or fragile packages.
• Drives assigned passengers and being on call all the time.
• Delivers messages, documents and letters as required.
• Liaises with the Project manager on fuel allocation.
• Notifies the Project manager and finance officer to renew vehicle licenses and insurance.
• Ensures that the vehicle is clean.
• Reports replacement of worn-down vehicle parts to the Project manager.
• Checks the vehicle routinely; compiles service reports and ensures that the vehicle is serviced as scheduled
• Arrive at destinations on schedule
• Use navigation applications to determine the best route
• Interact with clients professionally at all times especially when sent to deliver documents to different offices.
• Ensure that the vehicle is always fueled and ready for use
• Arrange for vehicle repairs as needed on time and submit to the Project Manager for further processing.
• Maintains a functional log book and keeps mileage records and repair records up-to-date.

Requirements/Job Specifications and Skills.
A successful driver candidate needs the following skills and qualifications:
• Must hold a UACE certificate. A diploma in mechanical engineering is an added advantage.
• Should have a valid driving License/ permit of Class B and D1 or DL.
• Must have a certificate in defensive driving.
• The Project Driver shall possess a minimum of 3+ years’ work experience of driving, with a clean record with a recognized and busy institution.
• Must have a National ID.
• Must have vehicle management skills
• Computer literacy is an added advantage.
• Should have good customer care and public relations skills.
• Must be a person of high level of integrity
• Excellent navigation skills and proficiency in using navigation applications to find travel route locations
• Time management and organizational skills and stay on schedule
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients when sent to different offices.
• Fluency in English and ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
• Able and willing to work under pressure.
• BSU Safeguarding & Protection Clause:

Bishop Stuart University (BSU) strives to provide an environment free from Sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in all places where its programs are implemented. BSU holds a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. BSU expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards to protect organizational integrity and reputation. Violations of BSU policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Application procedure

Interested candidates should submit five (5) copies of the typed application letters and the latest copies of their curriculum vitae and academic qualifications (clearly indicating the position applied for) to the address below not later than 26th April 2024.

To: The University Secretary
Bishop Stuart University
P.O. Box 09, Mbarara
Please Note that:
Only the shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
The recruitment process is free of charge and any form of solicitation will lead to automatic disqualification

Date Posted: 2023-04-16




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