Project Driver

Recruiter / Employer: Action Africa Help International
Contract: Contract / Casual
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Job Description

S/he  will  perform  work  in  operation,  management  and  maintenance  of  the  project  vehicle  to  assure transportation  of  staff  to  and  from  various  destinations.  The  project  driver  will  endeavour  to  ensure  the safety  of  the  staff  while  on  transit  during  the  operations.  H/she  will  drive  authorized  passengers,  transport goods and services (information) and make sure programme activities run smoothly, vehicles are clean and in good order always in line with AAH I policies. The position will be responsible for;

  • safely and responsibly performing all official travel using official vehicles
  • regularly servicing and looking after official vehicles
  • taking account of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations
  • running official errands and assisting with other office work

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Deliver and collect goods, parcels and letters as required in the most cost efficient way.
  • Responsible for transporting staff and partners for official engagements.
  • Supervise and  assist  with  loading  and  offloading  of  goods  at  the  site  upon  arrival  as  well  as  when picking goods.
  • Maintain the  vehicle  log  book  indicating  mileage,  task  accomplished,  departure  and  arrival  times, and fuel taken to enable proper monitoring of the vehicle movement as well as costs.
  • Ensure cleanliness of the project vehicle and carry  out routine maintenance checks and report  any observed faults to the supervisor so that repairs can be arranged and servicing booked.
  • Ensure the vehicle insurance is valid and prompt the Supervisor for its renewal in advance.
  • Monitor the security of vehicle, authorized passengers and luggage in line with the vehicle policy.
  • Prepare and submit vehicle monthly reports in line with the AAH-I Vehicle Policy.
  • And any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Minimum qualifications required

  • Secondary school education (Ordinary level certificate).
  • Must possess a valid professional driving license for light and heavy duty vehicles (BCE).
  • Certificate in defensive driving and first aid will be an added advantage
  • Minimum relevant experience required

  • At least 3 years’ work experience as a driver with references.
  • No major accidents in the past 3 years.
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and skills in operating and maintaining different types of vehicles.
  • Good knowledge of the topography of the country and full proficiency in local traffic regulations.
  • Proven ability to deal with clients with tact and respect for diversity.
  • Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good knowledge of English language, knowledge of a local language is an advantage.
  • Discipline and punctuality.
  • Resilience and patience.
  • Appropriate appearance and attire (friendly manner with all passengers).
  • Ensures unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately.
  • Willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures as agreed with management.
  • Desirable Skills & Competences

  • Knowledge and exposure to the social and cultural values of the region concerned.
  • High level of integrity
  • Good report writing skills
  • Moderate computer skills with the ability to use word and excel spreadsheet.
  • Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission, and values.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to [email protected] to be received by 8th November, 2021. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only  get  back  to  shortlisted  candidates.

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