Driver/Field Security

at International Justice Mission
Published April 6, 2022
Location Fort Portal, Uganda
Category Driver  
Job Type Full Time  


Job Brief:


Overview: International Justice Mission (IJM) is looking for a responsible, courteous, and organized individual who shall provide secure and timely transportation to IJM staff and visitors as well as perform assigned casework related tasks. S/He should have a proven track record of safe, skillful driving with the ability to follow pre-arranged movement plans to destinations, follow the organization's policies as well as national traffic rules and regulations. The Driver/Field Security will work closely with Coordinator Security, Transport Lead and Senior Managers to ensure staff safety on the road and proper maintenance of organizations vehicles on/off road. The role will also include preparing movement plans and reporting for easy support during movements. **


Key Result Areas:


The success of this role is measured by the following KRAs:


IJM staff consistently receive transportation that is safe and timely.


IJM vehicles are used responsibly and are well taken care of.


Ensuring that security measures are implemented to protect staff on field visits


Ensuring that the IJM vehicle is always fueled and ready for use


Arranging for vehicle repairs as and when needed


Keeping mileage and repair records up to date.


Roles and Responsibilities:



Provide navigation and translation support for IJM staff and clients.


Provide security support at IJM field visits and other events


Complete case security risk assessments and any incident reports as required.


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.


Ensure timely conveyance of staff and materials to and from places as instructed by supervisor or the manager


Vehicle Service and Maintenance


Schedule regular vehicle examination for service vehicles with the Transport Lead and apply for the renewal for the vehicle license


Determine when and what kind of maintenance the vehicle needs, keep track of general maintenance schedules, including car tyre condition


Ensure sound running of the vehicles assigned and arrange minor repairs where necessary


Keep track of timely car insurance renewals.


Carry out daily vehicle checklist


Update monthly mileage records


Maintain logbook of all movements on daily basis


General tasks:


Ensure that vehicles are always kept perfect and clean by washing both the inside and outside parts of the vehicle

Assist in maintaining records of use, condition and fuel consumption of IJM vehicles.

Be responsive to security risks levels and mitigate risk accordingly.

Report any case of accident, injury or damage of vehicles to the supervisor or manager


The Driver / Field Security will report to the Transport lead working closely with the Sr. Manager, Fort Portal Projects and Coordinator Security.

Education & Experience:

At least five years of experience as a professional driver.


Valid Driver’s License (with at least B,C1,D1 classes), a certificate from defensive driving course, and experience driving manual vehicles on rough terrain.


Fluency in English and local languages, with excellent writing and speaking in both.


Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, and Excel.


Technical Competencies:**

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, preferably with a police or military background.


Non-Technical Competencies:

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.


Ability to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.


Other Duties:


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities for the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All positions are required to perform any additional tasks assigned by the supervisor.


How to apply


Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria should send their application/ Cover letter, statement of faith *and CV (as one PDF document).

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