Driver (PlayMatters/ERP)

  • IRC International Rescue Committee Uganda
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 05/04/2021
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Driver (PlayMatters/ERP)


Requisition ID: req14124

Job Title: Driver (PlayMatters/ERP)

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Uganda

Job Description


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 28 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.

IRC is leading the PlayMatters consortium in partnership with War Child, Plan International, Behavioral Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action to implement the PlayMatters project. The 5-year initiative funded by LEGO Foundation aims to increase play-based learning opportunities for nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged refugee and host community children impacted by the humanitarian crises in East Africa and living in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) in Uganda supports the project in accordance with the Education Response Plan for refugees and host communities in Uganda (ERP) - 2007-2021 which sets out a realistic and implementable plan to ensure improved learning outcomes for increasing numbers of refugee and host-community children and adolescents across Uganda.

IRC in partnership with the Education Response Plan (ERP) secretariat is seeking to recruit a driver to support the functions of the ERP Secretariat and PlayMatters consortium

 Scope of Work:

The Driver will be responsible for the safe transportation of PlayMatters and ERP Secretariat staff and materials, ensure vehicles and their accessories are properly maintained and are in good and sound mechanical condition.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect and record the condition of the vehicles daily; prepare weekly maintenance checklist. Ensure timely servicing and maintenance of the ERP/PlayMatters vehicles (complete service request forms and maintain service maintenance records); report to relevant official any mechanical problems.
  • Ensure vehicles are insured and all legal documents are always in order; advise the relevant supervisor three weeks in advance of any renewals due (i.e., insurance, road license, etc.).
  • Conduct daily assessments of road conditions and security situation.
  • Drive ERP/PlayMatters project staff in a safe and courteous manner to field sites across the country.
  • Deliver mail/messages as advised.
  • Operate HF and VHF mobile radio equipment if any.
  • Maintain cleanliness of interior/exterior of the allocated vehicles.
  • Give accurate reconciliation of expenditures within the given period.
  • Enforce ERP vehicle policy and operating procedures (use of logbook, no drinking and driving, signing out vehicle on vehicle registry and so on).
  • Assist ERP/PlayMatters staff in loading cargo for the field




  • Minimum Ordinary Level Certificate: A- Level Certificate is an added advantage; valid drivers’ license with classes “A, B & DL”
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ driving experience preferably with INGOs or Humanitarian Organizations.
  • Able to pass the IRC driving test and proven collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Good computer Knowledge in Microsoft word and excel.
  • Willingness to travel to 'insecure areas within the constraints of IRC Uganda's security policy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


Reports to:   Co-managed by IRC Uganda and ERP Secretariat

Working Environment:  The driver (ERP/PlayMatters) will work in the ERP Secretariat but shall be provided regular administrative and logistics support by IRC Uganda office to perform his/her responsibilities.

Please note: Deadline for receiving applications is April 20th 2021.

The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

All staff, regardless of role, are required to create a culture of client responsiveness by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions. In addition, all staff are expected to demonstrate inclusiveness when making programmatic decisions and working with clients, partners and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. You can read more about the IRC’s commitment to client responsiveness here:

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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