Drivers (2) at CARE International June, 2024

Jamii Opportunities

JF-Expert Member
Feb 10, 2014
4,645
1,455
Position: Drivers (2)
Reports To: Administration and Logistics Officer
Location: Iringa

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
  • Carry out 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 always specified speed limits.
  • Bring to the immediate attention of the supervisor 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 “logbook” 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 loads 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.
  • Always verify the presence the vehicle logbook in the vehicle, discharge of responsibility forms, the tools and spare parts as mentioned and signed for by him/her in the logbook, a complete first aid kit. Masks, gloves, sanitizer and spare tyre(s) in good condition.
  • In collaboration with the Project Office Administrator carry out the monthly check-ups as specified in CARE’s vehicle policy and procedures.
  • Give a good impression of CARE Tanzania to passengers, suppliers, visitors, government officials and any others who are contacted in the course of work
  • Drive all passengers safely and securely to their destination, always complying with the laws of Tanzania, CARE Tanzania procedures
  • 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 always wear their seat belts when the vehicle is in motion.
  • Decide whether 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.
  • 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 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 logbook 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.
  • To ensure that CARE Tanzania’s vehicles are in good condition, mechanically sound and safe to drive
  • 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 logbook.
  • Keep track of the scheduled service time of the vehicle, to make sure that servicing is performed on time. Accurately fill in the vehicle logbook with details of each journey
  • Take care of vehicles tools and cleanliness.
  • Ensure that vehicle safety and security devices/equipment are working properly.
  • Take vehicles to the garage, drawing the mechanic’s attention to the necessary repairs or the type of routine maintenance required; receiving quotations and checking they are appropriate
  • Follow up to ensure that work is done on time; inspecting vehicles after repair or maintenance work has been completed to ensure that repairs are complete and to a good standard
  • Be aware of the safety procedures that apply to own work and ensuring that they are implemented
  • Ensure that assigned vehicle is completely equipped with a First Aid Kit, spare tyre, working
  • flashlight and batteries, vehicle jack, wheel brace and a tool kit (spanner, wrench, tyre, removers, patch kit, etc). Ensure that all passengers take full responsibility by abiding by the safety rules and guidelines
  • Ensure that all passengers use seat belts and secure any loose load.
  • Strictly adhere to CARE driving regulations and Country traffic rules.
  • Ensuring passengers take precautions and comply to Covid-19 protocols to prevent it Always observe the speed limits including the CARE standard speed limit.
  • Ensure the vehicle doors and inside is cleaned, sanitized frequently for both driver’s and passenger’s safety and wellbeing
  • Take responsibility for ensuring personal safety and security, giving due care and consideration to the impact of personal decisions on the safety and security of others
  • Ensure that only allowed goods are transported in the organization’s vehicles
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor
EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
  • Certified driver from NIT (National Institute of Transportation)
  • Secondary Ordinary Level Certificate
  • Valid clean class B, C & D driving licence
  • Vocational Trainings in Mechanics and or Automobile is added advantage
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
  • 5 years’ experience working as a Drivers in the International organisation, NGO, Private Company, Government sector whose nature of the job includes driving in remote areas with poor road infrastructure
  • Experience in driving all types of vehicles (heavy and light)
  • Basic auto mechanical skills
  • Engaged and committed individual willing to abide by CARE’s CORE values
  • Mechanic background is a plus
  • Good command of English language is desired.
TECHNICAL COMPETENCES
  • Highly skilled in driving light and heavy vehicles.
  • Competent at checking vehicle for problems and performing pre/post trip maintenance tasks.
  • Known for demonstrating a high level of courtesy and professionalism to passengers and co-workers.
  • Committed to helping passengers efficiently when loading and unloading their luggage.
  • Well-versed in cleaning of both the inside and outside of vehicle.
  • Proven record of picking up passengers and listening to their concerns.
  • Able to give accurate and detailed information about routes and journey.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a secure environment for passengers and employer while in transit.
  • Thorough understanding of motor vehicle engine functionality.
  • Effective skills in keeping a record of miles travelled and filling of logbook.
  • Data management knowledge, skills and experience
MODE OF APPLICATIONS:

Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org by CoB, 25th June 2024 at 1700hrs. The applicants should clearly state the Job title applied for in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female and people with disability candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and vulnerable adults from abuse.
 

Similar Discussions

Back
Top Bottom