Training Instructors

Mbale, Central Uganda, Uganda
Full Time
Position: Training Instructor Watu Shule
Location: Mbale, Uganda
Job Type: Full-time

Company Overview:
Watu Shule Uganda is a driving license school under the purview/umbrella of Watu Credit Uganda. This school provides specialized training programs and license loan services tailored to two-wheeler public transport motorcyclists. It aims to address the need for comprehensive training and affordable license acquisition options for individuals operating two-wheelers as part of the public transport system

Main Roles and Responsibilities:
As a Training Instructor at Watu Credit under Watu Shule, your primary responsibility is to provide comprehensive training to students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to ride two-wheelers safely and pass their driving permit tests. Your roles and responsibilities include:
Classroom Instruction:
  • Conduct classroom sessions to educate students on Uganda's road traffic rules and regulations, emphasizing key points needed for driving permit tests.
  • Deliver engaging and informative lectures on road signs, signals, right-of-way rules, and other traffic-related topics.
Practical Riding Training:
  • Conduct hands-on riding lessons, ensuring that students acquire safe riding techniques required for the driving permit tests.
  • Teach students the proper use of motorcycle components and controls, including braking, shifting, and steering.
  • Provide personalized guidance to each student to address their specific learning needs.
Driving Permit Test Preparation:
  • Prepare students for the driving permit tests administered by the relevant authorities.
  • Offer support and guidance during the licensing process, ensuring students meet all requirements for successful permit acquisition.
Safety and Defensive Riding:
  • Emphasize the importance of safety and defensive riding practices, which are crucial for passing the driving permit tests.
  • Demonstrate and explain techniques for hazard identification, emergency braking, and safe maneuvering during practical sessions.
Progress Assessment:
  • Conduct regular assessments, both theoretical and practical, to evaluate students' understanding and riding skills.
  • Provide constructive feedback and guidance for improvement, focusing on areas relevant to the driving permit tests.
Maintenance and Pre-Ride Checks:
  • Instruct students on conducting pre-ride inspections to ensure motorcycle safety and compliance with test requirements.
  • Explain basic motorcycle maintenance practices and the importance of regular checks in maintaining roadworthiness.
Record Keeping:
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress, attendance, and assessment results related to permit test readiness.
  • Provide reports to management as required.
Customer Interaction:
  • Foster a positive and respectful learning environment.
  • Address student inquiries and concerns with professionalism and patience, ensuring their confidence and readiness for the permit tests.
Job Requirements:
To excel in this role, you SHOULD meet the following qualifications and requirements
  • Certification: Hold a valid riding instructor certification from a recognized authority or institution showing that he/she received and completed training. Present it at the first interview.
  • Experience: Possess a minimum of 2 years of experience as a riding and training instructor, with a proven track record of successful student training and permit test preparation.
  • 5 years of driving experience and Must have a class A driving permit
  • Education: Have a minimum qualification of O-level (UCE) with a photocopy of UCE certificate.
  • Age: Should be above 24 years and less than 65 years of age
  • Medical: Must bear proof of examination and testing to ascertain the ability to instruct other persons.
  • In-Depth Knowledge: Have a comprehensive understanding of Uganda's road traffic rules and regulations, road signs, and safety guidelines relevant to the driving permit tests.
  • Communication Skills: Exhibit excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey complex concepts clearly to help students pass permit tests.
  • Patience and Empathy: Demonstrate patience, empathy, and the ability to work with learners of various skill levels, ensuring they are well-prepared for permit tests.
  • Safety Focus: Prioritize safety at all times and lead by example in promoting responsible riding behavior and compliance with traffic laws.
  • Teaching Aptitude: Possess strong teaching and instructional skills, with the ability to adapt teaching methods to individual student needs, particularly for permit test preparation.
  • Ethical Conduct: Uphold high ethical standards and instill ethical behavior in students.
  • Customer Service: Display exceptional customer service skills when interacting with students and addressing their concerns.
  • Continuous Learning: Show a commitment to ongoing professional development by attending relevant workshops and training programs, staying up-to-date with any changes to permit test requirements.
  • Language preference; Lugishu, Ateso, Jopadhola, Lusoga, Samia, Kumam, Ateso, Luganda
How to Apply:
If you are passionate about road safety, have the qualifications and experience required, and wish to contribute to creating responsible two-wheeler riders in Uganda who can pass their driving permit tests, we invite you to submit your resume, a cover letter, and any relevant certifications & Please include "Training Instructor Application" in the subject line.
Watu Credit is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences and just to inform you we don’t ask for money from any Applicant to get a job and should such a scenario happen please report
Join our team and help shape the future of safe two-wheeler riding and permit test success in Uganda!

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