NFA Uganda Jobs 2022 – 3 Transport Assistants

July 31, 2022

Job Title: 3 Transport Assistants – NFA Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Reports to: Transport Officer/Relevant Field Officer

Duty Station: Headquarter/Field based and ready to work in hard to reach areas

Salary Scale: NFA 8B

Terms of Employment: Three (3) year contract (Renewable)

 

 

National Forestry Authority (NFA) Profile:

Government of Uganda, in 1998 adopted a policy to restructure many government departments including the Forestry Department. It recognized an urgent need for a change in the policy, legal framework and institutions controlling forestry in the country. There was a sense of crisis about the state of the country’s forests and a particular outcry at the state of the forest reserves, in the hands of the Forestry Department. The sensitization Forestry Department was no longer appropriate for the task and therefore a need for it to be divested. It was decided that a new institutional arrangement was needed hence the Forestry Inspection Division, the National Forestry Authority and the District Forestry Services were set up.

Government of Uganda worked with DFID, Norway, GTZ, UNDP, FAO and the EU towards this institutional change since 1999. Having made the decision to close the Forestry Department, the Ministry pushed for a quick development and transition to, an NFA. So, the NFA became in 2003 under section 52 of The National Forestry and Tree Planting Act and was launched on the 26th April 2004.

Establishment of the National Forestry Authority was preceded by the development of the new Forestry Policy (2001) and the National Forest Plan (2002). These were to provide for a framework for distribution of roles and responsibilities amongst sector stakeholders and not just the Forestry Department.

NFA has a mandate of managing 506 Central Forest Reserves (CFR’s) totaling to 1,262,090 ha of the land cover, with objectives of improving management of the CFRs, expanding partnership arrangements, supplying forest and non-forest products and services and ensuring organizational stability.

 

 

Job Summary:

Drive, maintain and manage the vehicle and ensure safety of the passengers in accordance with NFA Transport Policy and relevant regulations.

 

 

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Drive NFA vehicles as assigned and directed by the supervisor
  • Prepare and timely submit vehicle defects and repair requests
  • Ensure that the vehicle is regularly serviced and maintained in a sound mechanical condition in accordance with the service chart.
  • Record and maintain vehicle travel records in the log book and ensure that they are authorized by the relevant supervisor.
  • Keep vehicle repair and maintenance records.
  • Observe and comply with all relevant Road safety and traffic laws and regulations.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is in good running condition.
  • Ensure that the assigned vehicle is clean and maintain adequate cleaning supplies for the vehicle.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Uganda Certificate of Education or its equivalent.
  • Valid Driving Permit of Classes B and CM/C.
  • Competence driving test certificate is a MUST.
  • CH, DL or DM/CIE, CE, D1, D1E, D or C1 class is an added advantage.
  • A Certificate in defensive driving or motor vehicle mechanics is an added advantage
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ working experience in a similar or related position
  • Minimum of thirty (30) years of age.
  • Computer literate.
  • Good decision making
  • Analytical and good communication skills
  • High level of integrity, resilience and reliability
  • Self-respect, team building and organizational skills.

 

 

How To Apply for NFA Uganda Jobs 2022

Criteria for application Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications, certified copies of academic certificates, transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications, experience (with evidence), present salary, and three referees with their full postal, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts as well as the candidate’s full address and e-mail to the address below not later than close of business on 31st August 2022 or send soft copies to recruit@nfa.go.ug. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification. NFA is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply. Applications should be addressed to: The Executive Director National Forestry Authority Plot 10/20 Spring Road, Bugolobi P. O. Box 70863, Kampala-Uganda Tel: 0312 – 264035/6; 0414-360400

Deadline: 31st August 2022

 

 

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