Project Driver

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: negotiable

Website SoCha LLC

Empowering Social Change

Activity background:

USAID/Zambia has a diverse portfolio with programs in the following areas: Health (HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Water Supply and Sanitation, Nutrition, Malaria, Tuberculosis); Education (basic education and early child development); Economic growth (Agriculture policy support, private sector, economic opportunity, energy, environment, global climate change, wildlife conservation, energy); and Democracy and Governance (rule of law and human rights, good governance, political environment and consensus building, civil society).

For the purpose of this activity, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Platform mechanisms is defined as an implementing mechanism which gives the mission access to technical and advisory services to design and carry out specialized multiple, third-party, MEL tasks including practices, processes, and requirements that support Program Cycle implementation.

Position background:

The driver will serve as a chauffeur for project staff, consultants and other visitors as assigned by supervisor, as well as run errands and other duties as required to support the working of the office. S/he will oversee cleanliness of the project vehicle in his/her custody. S/he will also ensure that the project vehicle assigned is well serviced and maintained as required and perform administrative tasks as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Vehicle maintenance including regular check-ups, cleanings, and fueling.
  • Maintaining an accurate vehicle log
  • Managing vehicle and trip scheduling as needed.
  • Maintaining 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 SoCha and local driving laws and regulations
  • Maintain record of trips including kilometers traveled, fuel consumed and cost, and dates of oil changes, all according to established procedures;
  • Produce weekly records of mileage traveled;
  • Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc;
  • Arrange for repairs and regularly scheduled maintenance of the vehicle as per manufacturer’s suggested schedule;
  • Ensure that all regulations are followed in case of an accident and that required paperwork is submitted;
  • Pick up and deliver shipments and documents as assigned;
  • Identify any apparent problems such as insecurity during driving operations and report them to the Logistics and Procurement Specialist ;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all project / office personnel;
  • Provides a trip report on the vehicle performance after every activity outside Lusaka
  • Perform other related tasks as required.
  • The tasks outlined above are indicative, but not exhaustive for the role and other tasks may be assigned by supervisor, the COP or their designee.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years work experience as a driver – USAID or other Donor project experience, a plus.
  • Fluent in English language both Spoken and written
  • Full Grade 12 School Certificate
  • Certificate in Motor Mechanics or its equivalent
  • Excellent driving record
  • Knowledge of Vehicle tracker
  • Valid Clean driver’s license class B

The successful candidate will need to undergo a medical examination and provide a police clearance at their own cost.

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