Driver Wanted – Christian Aid 547 views



Driver Wanted – Christian Aid

Role definition 
Role purpose
To provide in-country logistical support by driving staff, visitors and goods to required destinations timely and safely co-operating with officials and staff, ensuring safety of vehicles and associated equipment.
Key outcomes
• All staff and visitors transported to and from their destinations safely, within as reasonable comfort as practicable and on time. All documents, packages delivered in the condition they were despatched in and on time.

• All vehicles maintained, stocked with safety equipment and cleaned• Positive communication and successful negotiation (in line with Christian Aid’s policies and procedures) with officials and security or police forces, particularly at check points.
• Radio (i.e. CODAN) and other communication devices properly used and maintained.
• All paperwork for vehicle, deliveries or other documentation correctly completed and recorded.
• Office reception, administration and support provided efficiently and accurately for periods where driving is not required. Photocopying, filing, message-taking and telephone calls dealt with accurately and timely.
• Errands correctly delivered, general shopping conducted timely and within budget and deliveries correctly accepted and logged.

Role agility
Expected travel per annum Up to 40 days
On call/unsocial hours Yes

Surge capacity for emergency responses No

In order to respond to ever changing demands within the environment, Christian Aid operates within an agile framework (both in workforce and operational) that requires from all employees, a high level of responsiveness and adaptiveness to processes and structures making flexibility and a project based working approach the norm. To sustain this system, managers may/will agree further details of specific tasks and duties as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is
consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility, and employees may be required to change the focus of their role from time to time.

Role context

Role is located in the Zimbabwe Country Programme within the International Department.
Specifically, the role will transport and logistics for the Cyclone Idai response programme. The role will ensure all vehicles and associated equipment is safe and functioning. Significant travel within country is expected.

Person specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise

Essential
• Valid, clean class 2 driving license
• Minimum of 3 years driving experience including long distances and rough roads and use of 4X4 vehicles

Role requirements
Relationships
External The role-holder will have contact with partners, suppliers and officials at check points
Internal Work closely with the Administrator, but also develop relationships with Humanitarian Programme Support, Finance Department and the entire Country programme staff.
Decision making
The ability to make day to day decisions to assist in providing logistics support within the office in country. This will include day to day decisions regarding journeys,vehicles and routes.

Budgetary/savings responsibility N/A
Analytical skills
Ability to assess vehicle, equipment and risks associated with trips. Proven experience of negotiating with authorities, suppliers and passengers in executing duties.. Able to maintain confidentiality and use of discretion where appropriate. Courteous telephone manner.
Developing self and others
Able to request support in the execution of duties and taking advice.

Role related checks
Child protection clearance Not required Counter terrorism screening Not required

• Knowledge of local languages
• Ability to communicate in English
• Be dependable and trustworthy
• Have good customer service skills
• Able to perform clerical duties
• Experience in working in the non-profit sector

Desirable
• Vehicle mechanical knowledge
• Defensive driving skills
• Have networking skills

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