• Driver - Cape Town

    Location ZA | ZA-Cape Town
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/10/2018 10:18 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-3363
    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.  The driver will be appointed for the City of Cape Town office serving the Western Cape Province, however he/she may be required to serve other districts. As such, applicants must be prepared to travel to any of the Jhpiego Districts.  Only candidates with reside in the City of Cape Town will be considered.

     

    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 and designated locations 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

    • Grade 12 Certificate or 1 more years’ additional working experience if no matric (Grade 10 is a must)
    • Valid driver’s license with no endorsement
    • 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 and 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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