Ambulance Drivers (2) Job at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC International Rescue Committee Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth.

IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Lamwo, Moroto, West Nile and in South western Uganda. Given the conflict outbreak in South Sudan, IRC extended its services to Palabek refugee settlement to support refugees being settled in Lamwo district.
IRC is currently looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and self-motivated persons to join our team to support the effective delivery of the organization’s mission.

TITLE: Ambulance Drivers (2 Position)
REPORTS TO: Transport Officer
LOCATION: Palabek Refugee Settlement, Lamwo District
DEPARTMENT: Health DURATION: 12 months, contingent on donor funding
Under the supervision and guidance of the health facility in-charge and the Transport Officer, The Ambulance Driver will be responsible for the safe transportation of referral patients; care takers and maintenance of IRC vehicles and their accessories. .

Specific Responsibilities:

    • Inspect and record the condition of the vehicle daily; prepare weekly maintenance checklist.
    • Ensure timely servicing and maintenance of IRC vehicles (complete service request forms and maintain service maintenance records); report to SCM any mechanical problems.
    • Ensure vehicle is insured and all legal documents are always in order; inform SCM three weeks in advance of any renewals due (i.e. insurance, road license, etc.).
    • Conduct daily assessments of road conditions and security situation.
    • Drive patients and their care takers in a safe and courteous manner to health facilities across the country.
    • Deliver mail/messages as directed
    • Operate HF and VHF mobile radio equipment.
    •  Maintain cleanliness of interior/exterior of vehicle.
    •  Give accurate reconciliation within the given period.
  • Always obey IRC vehicle policy and operating procedures (use of logbook, no drinking and driving, signing out vehicle on vehicle registry and so on).
  • Assist programs or SCV in loading cargo for the field.

Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.

Required Skills
• Able to pass the IRC driving test.
• Demonstrated teamwork skills.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
• Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent Microsoft word and Microsoft excel skills.
• Willingness to travel to ‘insecure areas within the constraints of IRC Uganda’s security policy
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
• Ethics and integrity
• Self-control and stress management
• Time management

Minimum Ordinary Level Certificate
• Level Certificate is an added advantage
• Valid driver’s license with classes “A, B & DL”
• Minimum of two (2) years’ driving experience preferably with NGOs.

Job Education Requirements: Certificate

Job Experience Requirements: two (2) years

Applying Instructions

Please send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and Curriculum Vitae in ONE PDF attachment clearly indicating the position that you have applied for to:


or hands deliver to

Human Resource department in IRC Lamwo Office, Located on Mission road, Palabek Kal.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 Please note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be automatically disqualified.
Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified Females are especially encouraged to apply.

IRC is an equal opportunity Employer.

Uganda, Kampala


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