Job Summary

About CNFA and Amalima Loko

CNFA is a US-based non-profit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world through five core capabilities: (1) Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition; (2) Input Supply and Farm Services; (3) Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery; (4) Value Chain Development; and (5) Volunteer Technical Assistance. Amalima Loko is a new USAID-funded 5-year program implemented by CNFA and 5 partner organizations which applies community-driven approaches to improve food security, nutrition, and natural resource management in over 80 communal wards in Matabeland North.

Position Summary

The Bus Driver mechanic will be responsible for maintaining and driving the organization’s bus and other vehicles to authorized destinations. Ensure cleanliness of assigned vehicles, record and maintain mileage logs and movement documents as per organizations policies, oversee safety and security for bus/vehicles assigned at all locations during travel. This position reports to the Fleet Officer.

Location – Bulawayo & Matebeleland North Districts

Duties And Responsibilities

Comply with the Zimbabwe Highway Code and organizations policies on driving at all times.
Ensure all vehicle maintenance services are carried out in accordance with set service schedules and checklist duly signed and completed.
Undertake all repair work assigned to meet set standards in readiness for travel and continuously monitor condition of each vehicle assigned to and promptly report to Fleet Officer & Operation/Safety & Security Manager in case of any damages, accidents and incidents.
Plan ahead to meet anticipated travel requirements including: fuelling, pre-travel checks, travel documents, vehicle expenses and any other documents, and liaise with persons traveling for parking instructions and timings.
Demonstrate the ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple program deadlines
Ensure copies of daily mileage logs, pen and clipboard are readily available in all vehicles assigned to, promptly collect used sheets to avoid loss or defacing. Submit these to Fleet Officer.
Routinely check all assigned vehicles licenses, insurances and promptly advice the Fleet Officer when renewals are due.
Carry out duties of staff transport as assigned. Ensure high quality, courteous, efficient services and safe driving for all occupants.
Report immediately on route changes due to security, bad weather, road conditions or otherwise to the Fleet Officer and Operations/Safety & Security Manager as the situations arises.
Assist to identify training needs in view of self-improvement in performance appraisals and give feedback on trainings attended. Set goals and give feedback on training on courses attended, which are of benefit to other personnel.
Take delivery of sub-contracted works carried out on organizations vehicles, inspecting and certifying conformity with requirements and expectations and advising the Fleet Officer
Have a vehicle inventory register and being accountable for all spares, accessories etc fitted in assigned vehicles during repairs at the workshop or field.
Fill vehicle performance reports at the end of each long trip and strictly follow up that repairs needed are carried out.
Complete other duties as necessary and assigned by the Fleet Officer & Operations/Safety & Security Manager
Assist with clerical and filing duties
Keep all sensitive information pertaining to CNFA confidential

Qualifications And Experience

Secondary education
At least 5 years of NGO experience
Diploma in Administration/Transport/Logistics is an added advantage
A recognized motor vehicle mechanic qualification
Class 1 driver’s license (unendorsed)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirement

Defensive Driving
Willingness to travel under difficult circumstances
Demonstrated ability to work in a team
Good oral and written communication skills (English).
Knowledge and skills in vehicle maintenance and repairs is an added advantage
Reliable & ethical
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Good organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to multitask and manage pressure
Ability to maintain confidentiality and treat people fairly and equitably
Languages :

Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Ability to speak and understand IsiNdebele and/or other languages spoken in Matabeleland North is preferred.

How To Apply

Application Submission
Qualified candidates especially women are encouraged to send their applications. To apply please send cover letter and CV to [email protected] with “Bus Driver Mechanic” in the subject line.

Applications close 10 November 2020 at 12 noon.