Procurement and Logistics

Driver, Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP)

The WCS Uganda carnivore program is to promote effective conservation of carnivores and their
ecosystems by developing and leading science based, community-driven, field conservation and UWA
capacity building program. WCS developed the lion recovery plan for Ishasha sector, QENP that
focuses on three priority pillars. 1) strong and effective operational law enforcement, 2) HWC
mitigation, 3) research and monitoring, and 4) community conservation education.

Program Overview
The WCS goal in the QENP landscape is to halt the current decline of lions and foster their recovery
by developing and leading science based, community driven and field conservation and UWA capacity
Building programs in the landscape. The long-term impact of this effort will be to double the current
lion population, restoring it to pre-2010 levels whereas the WCS Uganda carnivore program goal is to
promote effective conservation of carnivores and their ecosystems by developing and leading sciencebased, community-driven, field conservation and UWA capacity building programs in Murchison –
Semliki, and Greater Virunga Landscapes

Role of the driver
The driver will be responsible for driving the field staff in support of WCS’s Conservation work in
Ishasha sector, Queen Elizabeth National Park located in Greater Virunga Landscape, one of its
stronghold landscapes.
The specific job duties and responsibilities of the driver are:
1) Drive WCS Vehicles to support the program staff to implement project activities in the
landscapes where we work, mainly Murchison-Semliki and Greater Virunga Landscape
2) Transport field equipment and materials to the project sites
3) Ensure safety and security of both WCS staff and the vehicle as you conduct assigned tasks
by the project manager or any other supervisor
4) Record and maintain vehicle log sheet for all travels conducted using the assigned vehicle
5) Ensure appropriate use of fuel and compile monthly vehicle fuel consumption report
6) Keep the fuel card securely and ensure it is loaded with fuel as per the guidelines.
7) Ensure regular service and maintenance of the vehicle, specifically ensure that vehicle service
and repairs are done on time
8) Ensure that the third-party motor vehicle insurance is renewed on time
9) Report all mechanical defaults and performance failures of the vehicle to the immediate
supervisor in a timely manner to avoid risks and motor accidents
10) Ensure that all vehicle spare parts, first aid box, spare tyre, vehicle jack, fire extinguisher and
toolbox are functioning normally and kept safely
11) Ensure regular vehicle washing and cleaning
12) Observe the traffic laws while driving WCS vehicle to ensure personal safety and that of
your passengers. You will be held responsible for violating the traffic laws and code of
conduct for motor vehicle road users.
13) Receive permission from your immediate supervisor before carrying non WCS passengers or
unauthorized passengers for that matter
14) Ensure that all travels from office or project site is approved by your immediate supervisor
15) Ensure that your vehicle permit is valid and up todate
16) Conduct yourself in a professional and respectful manner, and maintain your own integrity
and that of WCS
17) Avoiding Parking WCS Vehicle for over 12 hours or more in ungazetted or unauthorized
area
18) Treat your workmates with dignity and respect

Academic Qualifications:
A level certificate, a valid driving permit of appropriate class for driving 13-seater vehicle, a
certificate in motor vehicle mechanics, and basic knowledge of computer. Defensive driving is an
added advantage.

Experience:
• Minimum 10 years of experience in driving
• Experience in working for a Conservation NGOs;
• Experience driving offroad and very difficult conditions
• Experience of working inside a protected area
• Experience in working for long hours
• Ability to communicate orally.
• Ability to work with multicultural teams
• Ability to work under pressure and in a remote area
• Knowledge of the native or local languages (Runyakitara dialects) is required.

Application procedure
All candidates who meet the criteria outlined above should submit their applications by email to
wcsuganda@wcs.org with a copy sent to hmugabe@wcs.org. Applications should include a
cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae of no more than five pages, including three referees.

Notes:
The deadline for applications is no later than 11:59 pm on Monday May 27th, 2024.