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Project Driver job at DAI Global

About the Organization

DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

Job Description

The USAID Uganda Feed the Future Water and Food Systems Activity (FTF WFS) is a five year activity (2023-2028) that aims to inclusively and equitably improve food and water security in the Kyoga Basin in northeastern Uganda, specifically three watersheds – Lokok, Awoja, and Lokere, by empowering individuals and communities to mitigate and adapt to shocks and stressors in order to improve livelihoods, maintain nutrition and health wellbeing, address drivers of conflict, and reduce reliance on humanitarian assistance. This area is home to nomadic pastoralists whose livelihoods are at risk due to violent cattle raiding and the effects of climate change (drought and flooding). This part of Uganda also suffers from fragmented markets, chronic underinvestment in public services, and a lack of private sector investment. This Activity is aligned with the Water and Development II (WADI II) scope to access critical technical services in support of the U.S. Government’s Global Water Strategy, Global Food Security and Strategy Refresh, Agency Climate Strategy, and the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience; and is a cornerstone of the USAID Uganda (2022) Country Development Cooperation Strategy Development Objective (DO) 2, Resilient Growth Enhanced. The activity aims therefore to achieve results under the following development objectives:

Improve water supply and integrated water resource management.
Increase equitable access to sanitation and hygiene services for households and schools.
Improved agriculture-based livelihoods.
Increased consumption of nutritious foods among women and children.
Expanded access to financial resources for women, men, youth, indigenous people, and marginalized groups.
Improve local capacity to manage shocks and stressors.
FtF WFSA will enhance market systems, strengthen relevant institutions, expand access to climate-resilient services, and—in two of the most vulnerable of the 21 districts covered by the activity—employ “graduation” approaches to assist the ultra-poor. These initiatives will incorporate conflict sensitivity, local leadership, climate change adaptation, and approaches inclusive of women, youth, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and indigenous groups.

Role’s Purpose:

The Driver supports the operations team with driving and maintenance of assigned project vehicles, coordinating transportation schedules and generally moving to the frontline location of work. The position requires completing information on paper and computer.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for transporting staff to and from various locations throughout Uganda while strictly observing traffic laws.

  • Perform daily pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections ensuring that they are operational and safe to drive.

  • Perform minor maintenance tasks on the vehicles when necessary.

  • Ensure vehicles are always ready for any emergencies including fuel and maintenance readiness.

  • Clean vehicles daily both inside and outside.

  • Ensure the periodic scheduled vehicle maintenance is completed.

  • Maintain vehicle logs, documenting vehicles movements and destinations.


  • Prepare accident and incident reports as necessary.

  • Perform courier services as required.

  • Ensure vehicle fuel and maintenance cost reports are share on monthly basis.

  • Under facilitation of the Security Coordinator ensure full compliance with FtF WFS transport and vehicle management procedures as spelled in the manual

  • Track and report on vehicle insurance and registration renewal timelines

  • Assist on some logistical support, such as purchase of operational goods such as kitchen and sanitary supplies as well as stationery and office supplies.

  • Other duties as required by supervisor or COP.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • A minimum qualification of UCE certificate is required.

  • 2+ years of work experience in driving and logistics, preferably on a USAID project or other donor-funded projects in Uganda.

  • Experience driving within different regions across Uganda and especially the region of application.

  • Valid public driver’s license from class B and above with a clean driving record.

  • Willingness to travel frequently within the country.

  • Experienced in driving in difficult terrains. Ability to check road conditions before departure for safety precaution.

  • Able to maintain good working relationships with team members while retaining high levels of confidentiality and discretion.

  • Good sense of geography, locations, and directions in the region of application.

  • Capable of communicating verbally in English

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

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