(OPEN) Ambulance Driver

CEFORD in partnership with CARE international in Uganda is implementing a 2-year Life Saving project funded by German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO). The Life Saving project aims at Increasing access to Life-Saving Sexual and reproductive Health and protection services for displaced populations and host communities across DRC, South Sudan. The project is being implemented in the districts of Terego and Madi-Okollo (Imvepi and Rhino-Camp settlements), To strengthen prevention and Response to Gender Based Violence activities in the refugee and hosting communities. In order to attain the Project Outcome of Increased and equitable use of SRHR and gender-responsive assistance by individuals most affected by forced displacement, CEFORD is looking for a qualified, experienced and competent person to support the referral component in the project catchment area.

Location : Rhino camp Refugee Settlement
Reports to : Project Coordinator

The ambulance driver’s primary role will be to transfer patients from the lower to higher health facility using the ambulance vehicle entrusted to him/her. Maintain safety and security of the vehicle based on CEFORD’s policies and procedures and as per the laws of Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintain the vehicle in sound condition for driving-40%.
    – Carrying out daily checks on vehicles ensuring that they are in good working condition;
    recording any problems requiring future action in the vehicle check list.
    – Carrying out minor maintenance (e.g. filling oil, water and air) before vehicles will travel.
    – Ensure that vehicles are equipped with all necessary breakdown and safety equipment and that it is also in full working Condition.
    – Request vehicle maintenance, entering items that have been noted on the vehicle check list into the repair requisition form, and obtaining necessary authorizations.
    – Follow up to ensure that vehicle maintenance work is done on time; inspect vehicles after repair to ensure that maintenance work has been complete and to good standard.
    – Respond effectively when called to transfer emergencies.
    – Collaborate with health staff during transferring emergencies.
  2. Make sure the passengers and property are safe guarded-30%.
    – Drive vehicles carefully and safely in accordance with the laws of Uganda, and CEFORD Policies and procedures.
    – Give attention to the physical wellbeing of passengers, providing comfort breaks and other assistance as required; at all times treating passengers with courtesy and friendliness.
    – Ensure that the destination, expected timings and any tasks to be accomplished are clear; planning a route that will accomplish all activities in the most cost-effective way and follow procedures.
    – Make sure the vehicle contains an equipped First Aid box at all times.
  3. Maintain records pertaining to the vehicle assigned to you-20%.
    – Contact the Procurement & Logistics officer in order to give progress reports on completed assignments/ delivers/ etc.
    – Maintain logbook and record all trips clearly with start and end.
    – Submit vehicle status report.
    – Compile the monthly summary journey log for all vehicles.
  4. Promote Gender Equity and Diversity and Safeguarding practices All the time (5%)
    – Practice a behaviour that is consistent with CEFORD’s core values, and promotion of gender equity and diversity goals;
    – Be a champion /change agent and ensure CEFORDs Safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to by our partners and the staff that S/he works with both directly or indirectly.
    – Where possible make appropriate recommendations to management on enhancing prevention strategies. This could include collecting and analysing information on actual/potential risk factors for vulnerability to sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and elaborating measures to address them.
  5. Any other duties assigned by the supervisor which might include; (5%)
    – Supporting other projects where need arises.

The role has authority over the vehicles that have been entrusted to them to ensure that it is in safe working condition and used on official duties as directed. No unauthorized drivers and passengers are allowed.

– Secondary School level (O’level).
– Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

– 2-5 years driving experience in a medium sized organization
– Defensive driving experience
– Knowledge of Ugandan Traffic Laws and regulation
– Effective verbal, presentation and listening communication skills
– Ability to maintain composure at all times.
– Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues and teamwork skills.
– Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of different sectors of the community, traditions, culture, beliefs of refugee/host community hierarchical structures.

– Customer Focus
– Integrity and Trust
– Drive for Results
– Cross Culture Agility

Application letters clearly stating the position applied for accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and photocopies of relevant academic documents like certificates, testimonials, driving permits and contacts and email addresses of 3 referees including day telephone numbers, should be addressed to:

The Executive Director – CEFORD
P.O. Box 303

To reach her not later than 4:00 pm Friday 1st December, 2023. Applications can be delivered to CEFORD Offices in Arua, Paidha, Yumbe, Moyo and Adjumani. Late submission of applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: Females are encouraged to apply

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Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) is a not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization registered as a Limited Liability (by Guarantee) under Registrar of Companies since June 2000; and in November 2000 with Uganda Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Board according to the NGOs Statute of 1989.

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