Chemonics International Inc., a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Driver for the USAID-funded Feed the Future Zimbabwe (FTFZ) Fostering Agribusiness for Resilient Markets (FARM) activity. This five-year program will support farmers, their households, and communities to diversify, intensify, and commercialize their crop and livestock production to build their assets and be more able to absorb, adapt, and transform in the face of climate, economic, and other shocks, allowing them to live healthier and more productive lives. We are hiring two drivers to be based in the project office in Harare, with occasional travel to other cities as required. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Please see the open positions and requirements listed below.
Duties And Responsibilities
• Provide safe transportation to and from locations for employees of Chemonics in Harare and throughout the country; • Maintaining accurate mileage, fuel, and maintenance logs for the use of vehicle and, submit monthly logs for approval to the Finance & Administration Lead or designee;
• Maintaining the cleanliness of the interior and exterior of the vehicle; • Check assigned vehicle weekly to ensure that it is operational and safe to drive. At least on a weekly basis, check the oil, radiator, fan belt, brake fluid, wipers, tires, lights, and signals. Initiate and supervise routine periodic maintenance of assigned Activity vehicles, including oil and filter changes, tune-ups, and professional cleaning by high-pressure hose based on the manufacturer’s instructions on optimum maintenance requirements. • Initiate and supervise any repairs required on assigned vehicles with supervisor’s approval. • Maintain the licensing, registration, insurance and inspection current for the assigned vehicle, including handling all annual renewals and inspections. • Managing vehicle and trip scheduling, as needed; • Assisting with project related logistics if necessary; • Daily runs for documents pickup/delivery; • Undertake other tasks as requested by the Chief of Party, Finance & Administration Lead, or designee.
Qualifications And Experience
High school degree required; • At least three (3) years of relevant rivers work experience on international funded projects; • Knowledge of all traffic signs and rules while driving the vehicle when performing tasks for employer’s needs; • Familiarity with USAID projects, policies and procedures is desirable, but experience with other donor funded projects will be accepted; • Must be able to provide proof of a valid driver’s license without ban on driving a vehicle. If during the duration of the contract such a ban occurs, the employee must immediately inform the employer; • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; • Proficient English required; • Will report to the Finance & Administration Lead or designee.
How To Apply
Please apply at https://chemonicsesaf.formstack.com/forms/zimbabwefarm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling bases until all positions are filled. Applications will be accepted until July 15th, 2020. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.