Job Description
Duty Station: USAID, Office of Health and HIV/AIDS, Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-3 (Ugshs 30,890,408 to 45,289,485 p.a. inclusive of allowances).
Vacancy Announcement Number: 65-16
About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary: The Chauffeur operates a passenger vehicle in accordance with dispatcher’s instructions to transport Embassy personnel and official visitors within the city and surrounding areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • As required, transports members of the Mission to and from work at the Embassy and to occasional appointments with various Embassy official and non-official contacts in and beyond Kampala.
  • Transports official visitors to various locations when required.
  • Transports and delivers and/or receives official documents, supplies and other materials needed by the Mission to various Embassy facilities, local government offices, local businesses and other contacts with whom the Mission conducts its affairs.  While doing so, incumbent maintains all records required by the Mission, the regulations governing office, and the Embassys own internal management controls to assure the proper accounting of all vehicle usage, service needs and damages.
  • For official visits coordinates and carries out various logistical arrangements for visitors, as assigned.
  • Maintains vehicles in a clean and serviceable condition, performing minor servicing when possible and notifying the Motor Pool Supervisor/Dispatcher of any service problems or damages that require more than minor servicing.
  • Works closely with local vendors for larger vehicle repairs as assigned, including obtaining quotations and negotiating prices when assigned.
  • Performs assorted tasks in the Motor-pool Drivers Office as may be required.  These include sorting daily outgoing deliveries, making deliveries to various residences, individual Embassy offices or the Embassy mailroom of items received in the course of daily tasks, checking on the accuracy of expected Entebbe Airport arrivals/departures, arranging and reviewing travel plans and itineraries, and completing necessary vehicle records.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the United US Embassy Chauffeur job opportunity should hold an Ordinary Level Certificate of Education
  • A minimum of two years of chauffeur experience is required
  • Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.
  • Hold a valid local driver’s license.
  • Language Proficiency:  Level II English ability (Limited) is required.
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
  • Download a completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff, Download it Here.
  • Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at
NB: Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.
Deadline: 5th August 2016
The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.