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USAID SCALING UP NUTRITION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (SUN TA)
DISTRICT DRIVER –
Central Province, Copperbelt Province, Northern Province and Luapula Province
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1. Project Background:
The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Program is a cross-ministry and multi-donor program to reduce stunting in Zambia. The National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) implements SUN as part of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) 1,000 Most Critical Days Program. SUN 2.0, the second phase of the program, has three major components: (1) Pooled Multi-Donor SUN Fund, (2) SUN Technical Assistance (SUN TA), and (3) SUN Learning and Evaluation. Working in parallel with the SUN Fund, the USAID/Zambia SUN TA program will provide support and direct technical assistance to sub-national local government officials in target districts to plan, implement, coordinate, and monitor integrated nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific activities to significantly reduce the rate of stunting among Zambian children under two.
USAID has identified two main objectives that address stunting, including (1) Adequate Quantity and Quality of Dietary Intake among Target Groups; and (2) Adequate Health Conditions for Biological Utilization of Nutrients. SUN TA interventions will increase access and availability of safe, diverse, nutritious food; adoption of better child feeding habits and household hygiene practices; and access to improved health, water, and sanitation services. The project will prioritize sustainability by improving intra-household joint decision making and building capacity of local government and their stakeholders to ensure coordination, accountability, and learning, following the Scaling Up Nutrition model.
Central Province: The District Driver will be based in one of the following District offices: Kabwe, Mumbwa, Chibombo or Kapiri-Mposhi, with frequent (more than 50% of time) travel throughout assigned district.
Copperbelt Province: The District Driver will be based in one of the following District offices: Kitwe or Ndola, with frequent (more than 50% of time) travel throughout assigned district.
Northern Province: The District Driver will be based in one of the following District offices: Kaputa, Kasama, Mbala, Luwingu, with frequent (more than 50% of time) travel throughout assigned district.
Luapula Province: The District Driver will be based in one of the following District offices: Mansa, Samfya or Nchelenge, with frequent (more than 50% of time) travel throughout assigned district.
The District Driver will maintain project vehicles and drive project staff to and from meetings and appointments and is responsible for all other project-related travel.
4. Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Maintain vehicles including regular basic check-ups, cleanings, and fueling and will coordinate with fleet manager for scheduled maintenance
- Maintain an accurate vehicle log
- Manage vehicle and trip scheduling as needed
- Maintain accurate records and paperwork on all vehicle-related purchases and maintenance
- Provide safe transportation to and from locations for project staff
- Ensure compliance with all DAI and local driving laws and regulations
5. Reporting and Supervision:
The Driver directly reports to the District Accountant and Administrative Assistant.
- Fluency in English
- Excellent driving record
- Valid local driver’s license
- At least 3 years work experience as a driver
- USAID or other donor project experience is preferred