The World Food Programme, the food aid organization of the United Nations, is seeking to recruit a well qualified Tanzanian to fill the following position:

Driver - Service Contract - SB 1 Peg 2 (G2 equivalent)
Position No.09/2016
Expected appointment date: Immediate
Duration: Six Months
Location: To various locations to include but not limited to Kigoma, Kasulu, Kibondo, Dodoma, Isaka and Dares Salaam.

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Finance and Administration, and the direct Supervision of the Administration Associate, the Driver will perform the following duties:

1. Provide transportation of authorized personnel including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and/or delivery of various items/commodities following authorized routing and
UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.

2. Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorised destinations.

3. Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency.

4. Responsible that the assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition including all equipment, the maintenance is done on time, vehicle is fully equipped with required travel authorisations and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient services.

5. Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.

6. Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required including delivery/collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills to ensure administrative support to clients.

7. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of secondary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver's license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.

Experience: Two or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.

Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues. Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters. Knowledge of driving operating rules and regulations. Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.). Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals. Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods. Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications. Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs. Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili.

Functional Capabilities: Builds an understanding of WFP's Strategic Objectives. Approaches individual tasks and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor. Understands the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities. Connects individual tasks and responsibilities to unit's goals and mission. Seeks opportunities to build and enhance individual skills. Demonstrates respect and understanding for diversity and cultural differences. Identifies and approaches colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches. Sets clear goals and measurable targets for own tasks and responsibilities. Assesses own tasks and responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient. Maintains accurate records of completion times and tasks in own areas of responsibility. Understands responsibilities and the metrics associated with own tasks. Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential issues that may arise while in the field or office. Understands WFP's organizational structure, including, purpose and mission of each unit. Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP's partners in the field toward common goals. Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field. Understands own team's contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

The position number and title stated in this advertisement should be clearly indicated in the application. 
Applications should be sent with a detailed CV to: tanzania.hr@wfp.org 
The application deadline is 26 September 2016

SOURCE: SOURCE: Mwananchi 13 September 2016
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