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Driver / Field Security (Fort Portal)

Uganda

Who We Are

IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 countries. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.

Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.

The Need

International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking a highly qualified, disciplined professional to assist in ensuring the success of IJM’s work by providing safe and secure transportation to IJM staff and performing miscellaneous casework-related tasks.

This position reports is based in Fort Portal to the Sr. Manager, Fort Portal Projects.

Responsibilities

Casework

  • Provide navigation and translation support for IJM staff;
  • Provide security support at IJM field visits and other events;
  • Complete security risk assessments and incident reports as required; and
  • Perform miscellaneous casework related tasks (delivering supplies, assist with surveys, run errands, etc.) as needed.

Events and Logistics

  • Drive IJM’s vehicles for IJM staff, clients and guests for business purposes.

General

  • Assist in the cleaning, maintenance, repair, fueling and upkeep of IJM vehicles;
  • Assist in maintaining records of use, condition, and fuel consumption of IJM vehicles; and
  • Monitor security risk levels and mitigate risk accordingly.

Requirements

  • At least five years of experience as a professional driver;
  • Valid Driver’s License, certificate from defensive driving course, and experience driving manual vehicles on rough terrain;
  • Knowledge of geography and roads of Fort Portal, and surrounding areas;
  • Understanding of maintenance requirements for four-wheel-drive vehicles;
  • Familiarity with pricing for vehicle maintenance and repair;
  • Understanding of security protocols and procedures;
  • Fluency in English and local languages, with excellent writing and speaking in both; and
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, and Excel.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and values;
  • Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing and oral communication;
  • Works well under stress with a sustained positive attitude;
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity;
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and proactive problem solver; and
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Send Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith to [email protected]

* What is a statement of faith? A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

** To learn more about International Justice Mission, visit the website at www.ijm.org.

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