• Driver

    Location ZA
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/7/2018 5:35 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3151
    Category
    International Positions
  • Overview

    Driver needed to support a district-based voluntary medical male circumcision program and will be responsible to supporting the VMMC program team to ensure operations run smoothly and efficiently but facilitating the transport of the program’s materials and supplies, as well as operating the program’s mobile clinic.  The Driver will operate the vehicle in a safe manner in accordance with local law and policies, following traffic rules and regulations strictly.

     

    A driver may be appointed to serve one or two districts, as such applicants must be prepared to be based at any of the following stipulated district areas:

    1. KZN Province (uMgungundlovu, uThukela, uMkhanyakude, uGu, King Cetshwayo/uThungulu, eThekwini)
    2. Western Cape (City of Cape Town)

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Driving

     

    • Understand the basic operations and maintenance requirements of the mobile unit
    • Ensure the safety and comfort of all passengers at all times
    • Treat staff and passengers with respect and courteously regardless of gender, age, religion or nationality
    • Coordinate closely with program team to develop schedule, route and direction information
    • Deliver and pick up material and documents at offices following the instructions accurately
    • Always keep supervisor informed if driving at night or if driving into areas considered potentially unsafe
    • Never use vehicle for personal use
    • Ensure timely conveyance of materials and documents to and from places as instructed by supervisor or manager  and report any instance of mishap to supervisor/manager  

    Repair and maintenance

     

    • Keep the vehicle neat and clean at all times
    • Refuel vehicles
    • Carry out necessary inspections
    • Complete daily safety and maintenance checks of vehicle. Perform minor maintenance, repair and cleaning work on vehicles; (e.g. replace bulbs, refill radiator water, change tires).
    • Ensure timely engine oil change and other lubricants i.e. brake fluid, engine oil, when required
    • Report any case of accident, injury or damage of the vehicle  to the supervisor/ manager 

    Documentation:

    • Maintain accurate records including vehicle logs, fuel, oil change, maintenance record and others as required
    • Follow the safety and security guidelines
    • Notify supervisor of any safety or maintenance concerns.
    • Assist program team with documentation at program sites as needed 

    Safety & Security

    • Make sure safety belts are properly fastened
    • Do not permit unauthorized adults or children to travel in Jhpiego vehicles
    • Comply with all applicable safety requirements, laws and regulations 

    Team Work

    • Perform duties within the context of team objectives, including potentially contributing to program demand generation and community health awareness campaigns or support data collection especially during high-volume events
    • Support demand generation activities and the mobilization of MMC clients aged 15 to 49 years
    • Provide informed consent forms to minors (10–17 years) before a camp
    • Perform any other job assigned by the supervisor or management
    • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, and other employee 

     

    Required Qualifications

    • Senior High School Certificate

    • Valid driver’s license for heavy volume vehicles with accident free record
    • 3+ years’ experience, international organization or corporation experience is advantageous
    • A broad variety of driving and vehicle maintenance skills
    • Be self-motivated, proactive and have a positive attitude to work requiring minimum supervision
    • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to handle a variety of assignments sometimes under pressure of deadlines
    • Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable
    • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence
    • Pleasant, warm and outgoing personality
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality
    • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization

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