Peace Corps Zambia
Peace Corps/Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Short-term Driver(s)
Location : Lusaka
Daily Rate: On/around ZMW 411.00/Day
Estimated Days : As needed (not to exceed 9 months per year, can be daily, weekly, or monthly contracts based on Peace Corps needs)
Work Schedule : 44 hours/week
The Short-Term Driver(s) provides support to the Peace Corps program by operating passenger motor vehicles in accordance with Peace Corps regulations and maintains vehicles in clean and serviceable condition. Complete trip tickets or other daily vehicle records as well as maintaining motor vehicles and completing other official tasks as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:
- Perform a check of all Peace Corps vehicles before operating them.
- Prepare vehicles for up-country trips.
- Transport Peace Corps staff, Volunteers, trainees, visitors, and other passengers as may be assigned, in a safe and cautious manner and adhere to all road traffic safety regulations and DriveCam policy.
- Ensure passengers wear a seat belt when operating a Peace Corps vehicle.
- Ensure that there is a log sheet in each vehicle and that all trips are logged and ensure retirement of fuel receipts and filing of log sheets.
- Follow all procedures related to fuel management and reporting.
- Regular refueling and maintenance of motor vehicles and PC generators.
- Apprise GSO of materials needed for vehicle maintenance and repairs.
- Collect items and documents from vendors and complete deliveries as requested.
- Pick up parcels from the Post Office.
- Assist in bicycle maintenance and repairs.
- Other duties as may be assigned.
- Completion of secondary school (School Certificate or General Certificate of Education)
- A minimum of five years professional driving experience for an international agency or a transportation / tour company (operating passenger vehicles, manual transmission, 4×4 vehicles on and off-road).
- Knowledge of local traffic laws and area traffic patterns including a valid local driver’s license (class C or better).
- Good working knowledge of English language.
- Basic computing skills.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a medical clearance for driving and SMITH driving certification in accordance with Peace Corps Zambia and U.S. Embassy requirements.
- Possession of basic motor vehicle maintenance experience will be an added advantage.
- Experience in bicycle maintenance and repair will be an added advantage.
Applicants must identify in their application whether or not they have ever served Peace Corps as a Trainee or Volunteer (including Response), or as a staff member (USDH, PSC, or FSN), and if so, to identify the position location, position type, title, and starting and ending dates.
Applications and supporting documentation that clearly documents how you meet each of the above requirements, CV (with at least three traceable references), copy of current driving license, and copies of educational and training certificates must be submitted by close of business September 22, 2023.
Only email applications will be accepted and should be addressed to:
Email: [email protected] clearly stating your name and position applied for in the subject line of your email.
(E.g., John Doe, Short-Term Driver)
Only short-listed candidates will be notified, and no telephone inquiries will be entertained.
Peace Corps reserves the right to:
- Not evaluate or withhold and offer to an individual who has current or prior connections with intelligence activities or agencies through employment, related work, or even family relations.
- Not evaluate or to withhold an offer of a personal services contract to an individual that has a history of poor past performance or conduct as a Peace Corps Trainee, Volunteer, or staff member (USDH, PSC, or FSN).
- Withhold an offer of a personal services contract to an individual that is a relative or household member of a current Peace Corps staff member.
Contracts are contingent on availability of funds, reference checks, background check, and medical examinations.
Peace Corps will not discriminate against an applicant because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older, except when the applicant is beyond the mandatory retirement age), disability, or genetic information.