DRIVER – UNCDF PROGRAM – MOSHI


CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls.  CARE Tanzania is part of CARE. With the vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.  CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty.  We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.  CARE Tanzania and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for carrying out duties as a driver, effectively and efficiently, observing all current CARE vehicle and motorcycle policies and procedures. The driver will also be responsible for ensuring safety of the passengers, vehicle and the tools assigned to him/her and devising ways and maintaining high fuel efficiency and low maintenance costs.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

Job Responsibility #1: Vehicle Operations

20 % of time
¨       Carry out daily preventive maintenance checks of assigned vehicle(s) as per CARE’s prescribed checklist.
¨       Ensure that the assigned vehicle(s) is road-ready and has sufficient fuel and levels of oil for daily use.
¨       Carry out all driving tasks as needed by the office and as assigned by the supervisor.
¨       Observe CARE specified speed limits at all times.
¨       Bring to the immediate attention of the supervisor any and all minor/major defects that have happened or been notice during the day or accidents that have happened that day.  Present to the supervisor in writing the details of any accident.
¨       Record daily trips, fuel consumption, mileage, and timings in the “ log book” provided for the assigned vehicle.
¨       Record all servicing and repairs received in the ‘service and repair book’ provided for the assigned vehicle.
¨       Ensure that all load being carried whether passenger or cargo is within vehicle limitations.
¨       Ensure that no unauthorized persons travel in a CARE vehicle without authorization.
¨       Ensure that all travel and vehicle documents are kept secure in the assigned vehicle.
¨       Be responsible to update and pay for one’s own driving license and travel documents.
¨       Under any circumstance when the drivers are out of the office either after working hours or within the working hours the driver is supposed to place the car keys on the key’s board.
¨       Ensure the safe parking; whenever possible when the vehicle is on duty, vehicle is on the way at night, during breakdowns and when it is not in use.
¨       Verify the presence at all times the vehicle log book in the vehicle, discharge of responsibility forms, the tools and spare parts as mentioned and signed for by him/her in the log book, a complete first aid kit and spare tyre(s) in good condition.
¨       In collaboration with the Transport & Logistic Officer/ Program Office Administrator carry out the monthly check-ups as specified in CARE’s vehicle policy and procedures.

Job Responsibility #2: Driving
50% of time

¨       Drive staff on short and long trips as per daily program requests.
¨       Drive at a speed which is adjusted to the road and weather conditions, and to drive with consideration for the safety of the passengers, other road users, the load, and the technical state of the vehicle.
¨       Wear a seat belt and ensuring that the passengers in the front seats also wear their seat belts at all times when the vehicle is in motion.
¨       Decide whether or not to attempt to cross a difficult section of road, to continue after a technical defect has been detected, or to delay the travel.
¨       Maintain and adhere to road traffic policies and procedures as per Tanzania Government laws.  
¨       Immediately notify his/her superior as well as the local authorities in case of any accident in which he/she is involved.
¨       At all times, implement established safety and security measures/procedures.
¨       At all times, fully comply with established CARE vehicle management policy and procedures.

Job Responsibility #3:  Administrative duties
10% of time

¨       Carry out other duties as required for the smooth running of the office.
¨       Assure the confidentiality of dispatches delivered or received and that all such dispatches are recorded correctly
¨       Carry out work responsibilities in such a way so as to promote the image and work of CARE.
¨       Request fuel and fill in the vehicle the correct amount of fuel requested and update the vehicle log book when fuel is taken.
¨       Bring to the attention of the Country/program office any vehicle violations being committed by fellow drivers in the respective Office or any other CARE office.
¨       Ensure all necessary vehicle documents (e.g. insurance, registration documents, etc.) are present in the vehicle and up to date.

Job Responsibility #4: Vehicle maintenance, monitoring, reporting, and care
10% of time

¨       Initiate the form for normal Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) and alert the Logistics Officer or the office administrator any defaults that occur in the vehicle.
¨       Immediately report any accidents or technical failure or damage and need for maintenance to the appropriate member of staff, and to note details in the vehicle log book.
¨       Keep track of the scheduled service time of the vehicle, in order to make sure that servicing is performed in time.
¨       Accurately fill in the vehicle log book with details of each journey
¨       Take care of vehicles tools and cleanliness.
¨       Ensure that vehicle safety and security equipments are working properly.

Job Responsibility #3: Safety and security
5% of time

¨       Ensure that assigned vehicle is completely equipped with a First Aid Kit, spare tire, working flashlight and batteries, vehicle jack, wheel brace and a tool kit (spanner, wrench, tyre, removers, patch kit, etc).
¨       Ensure that all passengers use seat belts and secure any loose load.
¨       Adhere strictly to CARE driving regulations and Country traffic rules.
¨       Always observe the speed limits.

Job Responsibility #4: Promote Gender Equality (including)

All the time
·         Paying particular attention to the gender dynamics in course of daily work.

Job Responsibility #5: Perform other duties as assigned or required
5% of time
·         Prepare monthly Personal Activity Report (PAR).
·         When applicable, support in emergency response and recovery efforts.
·         Keep up to date with developments in assigned technical/functional area, including best practice examples and ensure ongoing personal development and learning.

Competencies
·         Excellence: Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; successfully completes assignments; sets standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed; ensures interactions and transactions are ethical and convey integrity.
·         Respect: Behaves in a manner that reflects a true belief in and appreciation for the dignity and potential of all human beings. Gaining other people’s confidence and setting an environment of trust and openness.
·         Diversity: Promotes, values and respects each individual’s unique qualities, background, race, culture, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyle, perspectives or interests; creates and maintains a work environment that promotes diversity.
·         Planning and Organizing: Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently and effectively in accordance with CARE’s core values.
·         Adaptability: Effectively manages changing environments in the organization; maintains effectiveness when dealing with multiple and conflicting priorities across different cultural settings or during emergency and crisis situations.
·         Initiating Action: Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes decisive action to achieve goals in times of uncertainty or in fluid contexts; is proactive.
·         Proactive Problem solving: Makes routine decisions in the course of work. Understands the issue, compares data from different sources to draw conclusions, chooses a course of action that is consistent with authority delegated to the position.
·         Building Commitment: Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifies one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
·         Customer Focus: Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive customer relations
·         Contribute to Team Success: Actively participates as a member of a team or work unit to move the team/unit toward the completion of shared goals.


Qualifications (Know-How)
Education/Training
Required
·         Form IV Certificate
·         Must have a valid Class C Tanzania Driving License with diligent attention to safety.
Desired:
Diploma in Transport Management

Experience
Required
·         Minimum 5 years of work experience as driver for a project or organization;
·         Extensive knowledge of road safety regulations;

Desired
·         Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) familiarity or training;
·
Technical Skills
Required:
·         Driver’s License, and good driving record.
·         Demonstrate dependability and self-motivation.
·         Exhibit leadership skills (primarily when assigned as Team Leader for on-call duties).
·         Be willing and able to perform tasks without direct supervision that may require physical labor, and possibly the use of hand tools. This work may need to be performed both indoors and outdoors in inclement weather.
·         Maintain high level of personal integrity and reliability.
·         Maintain good physical condition that will enable Driver to stoop, bend, twist, and perform other motions, requiring strength and endurance when performing manual labor indoors or outdoors
·         Ability to thrive in team environments, with a strong understanding of diversity and other cultures
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a fluent writing style and good knowledge and practical use of both English and Kiswahili


MODE OF APPLICATION: Apply through hrm@co.care.org to Country Director by 01 October 2013 with a cover letter, a detailed CV indicating 3 referees;
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