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Job Title: Driver
Level: SC-2
Type of Appointment:    Service Contract (SC)
Duration:   One Year (renewable based on level of performance and availability of funding)                              
Duty Station: Huye Sub-Office / Southern Province

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Huye sub-office, the incumbent shall perform the following duties:
  •     Drive office vehicle for the transport of authorised personnel on official assignments countrywide;
  •     Deliver and collect mails, documents and other items;
  •     Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required;
  •     Check on a daily basis the serviceability of all communications equipment, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, toolkits, vehicle documents and any other equipment that may be fitted in the vehicle and report immediately if any equipment is damaged or missing;
  •     Initiate requisitions for fuel, maintenance of vehicle and insurance;
  •     Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires etc… perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept cleanand tidy at all times;
  •     Fill in the log book daily and maintain registry of official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing and prepare related reports on fuel;
  •     Identify any apparent problems during field deliveries and report them to the supervisor;
  •     Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are followed in case of involvement in accident;
  •     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
  •     Perform any other duties as requested by the Supervisor, as and when required.

• A minimum of three years of post-primary education with a valid driver’s license for automobiles, knowledge of the rules of the road and aptitude to make small repairs on cars.
•Formal drivers training with a certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations

Three or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record.

Language Requirements:
• Good knowledge of written and spoken French or English. The knowledge of both is an added value. Fluency in Kinyarwanda.

•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/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable
• Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).

Desirable skills:
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.

Added advantage:
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.

Application procedures:

Step 1: Create your online CV.

Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

NOTE: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Deadline for applications:  29 July2015.

If you have any queries relating to this Vacancy Announcement please send them to

Please note that only short-listed candidates meeting the required qualifications will be contacted.

WFP does not charge fees at any stage during the recruitment process.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

Application without all the above requirements will not be considered.

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