Transport & Logistics Assistant

USAID DISCOVER - Health Project

JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is public health organization that is committed to improving the health and well-being of underserved and vulnerable people and communities throughout the world, and to providing an environment where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause. JSI seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and staff for its USAID DISCOVER-Health Project. USAID DISCOVER-Health aims to improve the lives of Zambians by ensuring equitable access to and use of high-quality HIV, maternal new-born and child health (MNCH), family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services and products at the district and community levels. The project also supports the Government of Zambia (GRZ) efforts to address the global COVID-19 epidemic, including accelerating the national rollout and scale-up of COVID-19 vaccination. During the next three years the project is conducting a technical assistance role to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the provision of integrated health services whilst assisting GRZ in COVID-19 activities as directed by donor USAID.

JSI USAID DISCOVER Health Project is recruiting for the following position:

Job Title: Transport & Logistics Assistant (4 positions)
Location: Kapiri (1); Kabwe (1); Kitwe (2)
Duration: Full time
Reports to: Hub Manager

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Drive project vehicles throughout Zambia for project work, at all times, ensuring the safety of passengers and vehicle and adhering to stringent organizational policies and regulations regarding driving and vehicle use;
  • Clean and maintain project vehicles – responsible for keeping vehicles in pristine condition, adhering to strict maintenance routines and ensuring that any defect is acted upon immediately;
  • Perform other administrative tasks on behalf of the project including but not limited to: purchasing, collecting goods or documents, negotiating with suppliers, making administrative arrangements and handling payments, both within Lusaka and during field activities;
  •  Handling and accounting for funds responsibly on behalf of the project;
  •   Act as a representative of the project, at all times being responsive and providing courteous support to visitors, clients and partners.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum grade 12 Certificate; related additional qualifications a plus;
  • Clean Driver’s License;
  • Over 6 years driving experience, of which at least 3 years’ experience working as a driver; experience with donor-funded projects is preferred;
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate basic office equipment such as computers, scanners, copiers, and fax machines;
  • Basic computer skills required including familiarity with email and word
    processing. Ability to use excel spreadsheets is also preferred;
  • Experience and proven ability to handle and account for funds responsibly
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team;
  • Presentable and able to interact professionally with partners and clients.

Application Process:
To apply please complete the application form available HERE. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and CV with three references and full addresses and contact information via the application form. Please send your applications addressed to the “Project Director” USAID DISCOVER-Health Project, Stand 45/D/REM-3-A/377, Warthog Road, Kabulonga, and Lusaka,Zambia.

The closing date for receipt of submission of the applications is Friday, March 10th, 2023 @17pm CAT.

Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks after the closing date, kindly assume that your application was not successful.

Relocation Incentive Disclaimer/Waiver
Please note that the relocation incentive does not apply to this position, therefore you shall NOT be eligible for a relocation allowance. In the event that you are the successful candidate and are appointed into the role, you shall be expected to meet all of the relocation costs associated with the assigned post. When the contract expires, the Company shall not repatriate you back to
your place of recruitment.

JSI Research & Training Institute Limited is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions.

JSI is a child-safe organization, and the safety and well-being of children is a priority of our organization. We have robust recruitment procedures to ensure that all staff are suited to work with the children served by our programs.

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