Location: TBA, Zambia
Contract Name: USAID Local Impact Governance Project
Type: Long Term Technical Assistance
Period of Performance: Subject to the availability of funds
The Driver will be responsible for the safe transportation of staff and other authorized individuals, upkeep and maintenance of project vehicles in compliance with USAID and DAI rules and regulations, and the completion of travel logs, fuel reports and other basic logistics tasks.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensures safety of passengers in vehicle by requiring passengers to buckle seatbelts and by practicing safe driving skills.
Handles general maintenance of project vehicle (including conducting daily vehicle inspections, reporting any damage or issues, and overseeing service and repairs to vehicle as necessary).
Ensures adequate fuel levels in project vehicle.
Accurately and consistently maintains the project vehicle log in accordance with project regulations.
Ensures vehicle registration and insurance certificate are present in vehicle and notify administrative team in advance of expiry.
Manages vehicle maintenance including regular check-ups, cleaning, and fueling.
Maintains accurate vehicle trip and maintenance logs.
Submits regular scheduled fuel usage reports.
Manages vehicle and trip scheduling, as needed.
Maintains accurate records and paperwork on all vehicle-related purchases and maintenance.
Provides safe transportation to and from locations for project staff.
Ensures compliance with all DAI and local driving laws and regulations
Provides leave of absence cover for staff as required.
Escalates any issues to his/her supervisor immediately.
Prepared to travel to project provincial offices as required
Performs any other duties as assigned.
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE AND REPORTING
The position will be based in the Local Impact Activity’s main office in Lusaka, Zambia and will report to the Provincial Manager.
There may be some travel to provincial offices.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS
Grade 12 certificate or better
2+ years of relevant experience
Experience as a driver for USAID-funded projects, preferred
Excellent driving record
Valid local driver’s license
Excellent road knowledge of Lusaka and main routes to provinces
Basic literacy skills with the ability to complete driving logs and maintenance/fuel reports.
Ability to respond effectively to time sensitive demands.
Excellent people-skills, friendly and professional demeanor.
Good working knowledge of English
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To apply send your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] by 17:00hrs on Tuesday July 19, 2022. No telephone inquiries. Please note that applications not meeting the above application guidelines will not be considered. Finalists will be contacted.
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