On-Call Driver/Mechanic

POSITION: On-Call Driver/Mechanic
EXPERIENCE: 5+ years
REPORTING TO: Fleet Coordinator

Job Description

The Driver/Mechanic will be responsible for driving and maintaining Raising the Village vehicle within and outside the program areas as required by management. The Driver/Mechanic is expected to adhere to the policies of the organization.

Roles & Responsibilities

Specific Role/Responsibilities

  • Drive and maintain the organization’s vehicle.
  • Carry out basic security checks on the vehicle before each trip and at the end of the day (battery water, fuel & oil levels, radiator water, Tyre pressure/condition, etc.).
  • Ensure the vehicle meets the maintenance schedule and inform the Supervisor of any faults as and when they occur.
  • Initiate and carry out any repairs required on the vehicle; organize and coordinate larger repairs with reputable garages with the supervisor’s approval.
  • Maintain neat & accurate records of all journeys in the vehicle log book.
  • Carry out the daily vehicle check and inventory.
  • Report immediately any damage or accident to the Supervisor following correct procedures in case of an accident, incident or complaint(s).
  • Ensure the vehicle is kept clean and tidy always.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is only used for RTV-approved purposes.
  • Respect traffic regulation as per the Road Transport and Traffic regulation.
  • Take responsibility for collection, storage, transport, and final delivery of all goods in the vehicle.
  • Take responsibility for passenger safety by ensuring that Safety Belts are used at all times by all passengers.
  • Ensure the First Aid Box is placed in the vehicle and stocked with the necessary items.
  • Ensure that fuel utilization is within range as per motor vehicle policy.
  • No answering phone calls or texting while driving.
  • Able to manage driving long journeys

Requirements and Experience

Personal qualities:

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to be a strong team player.
  • Present professional conduct and exercise professional judgment.
  • Excellent and demonstrable organizational skills.
  • High levels of honesty, integrity, and flexibility.
  • Respectful of RTV’s code of ethics, including the appropriate dress code.
  • Able to manage personal schedule to not interfere with professional work, especially when preparing for long journeys.
  • Fluent in the English language.


Related requirements:

  • Ordinary Level Certificate is a MUST.
  • Certificate in Motor Vehicle Technician Course Part II or its equivalent with demonstrable knowledge of motor vehicle electrical wiring.
  • At least five (3) years experience as a Mechanic or Fleet Assistant with an International NGO.
  • A minimum of valid driving licenses, with Classes A, B, and DL.
  • Good command of English language, English, and any of the languages spoken in Uganda.
  • Willing to travel to remote areas with poor road conditions, ability to work flexibly, including weekends, and willing to travel and work in both urban (city) and rural locations and live in basic conditions.
  • The driver requiring prescription glasses must wear them at all times when driving
  • Very good knowledge and application of the country’s Traffic and road Transport Regulations.
  • Accountable & responsive within areas of responsibilities.

Application Process

To apply, please submit your application by February 16, 2024.

Raising The Village is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We highly encourage women candidates to apply.