Driver Job at Alight – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

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[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

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Deadline of this Job:
11 April 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 06, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

ALIGHT works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people, and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crises, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security, and self-sufficiency. ALIGHT presently works in and with partners in seventeen countries globally. ALIGHT has consistently operated in Rwanda since the year 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over eight hundred personnel who include full-time staff, community mobilizers, and incentive workers– implementing programs in Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV and Nutrition; also Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter and general Infrastructure, Livelihoods/Economic strengthening, and Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention/ Protection. Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! ALIGHT is looking for a qualified, self-driven, and committed individual to join its Team as Driver- Field based on a fixed-term contract.
Primary Purpose:
The Driver will technically support the implementation of programs in accordance with ALIGHT Rwanda annual work plan and as per administrative/transportation regulations and standard operating procedures. He/she will be responsible for transporting program, administrative, and refugee staff by vehicle with ALIGHT areas of operation. .

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
• Drive office vehicles for the transportation of ALIGHT staff and visitors with other authorized personnel
• Transport ALIGHT goods to their destination in a safe, responsible and timely manner
• Collection and delivery of mail, documents, and other courier items in a safe, responsible and timely manner
• Ensure that all assignments and trips are authorized, embarked on, and completed on time, with all travel and delivery requirements as per the office standards
• Oversee the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles including checking the oil, water, battery, brakes, tires etc. and log them in the start-of-the-day checklist
• Perform minor repairs and/or arrange for other repairs by logging and urgently reporting to the supervisor
• Ensure that vehicles are driven safely, optimizing engines use, economizing fuel as well as minimizing wear and tear
• Report all vehicle maintenance problems, incidents, accidents, and damage using official forms immediately to the supervisor
• Guard vehicle against theft and vandals and ensure that vehicles are locked and parked in the officially assigned locations
• Ensure that the steps required by ALIGHT rules and regulations are taken into consideration in case of involvement in an incident or accident or damage to the vehicle
• Appropriately log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing etc. using the official ALIGHT/UNHCR logbooks
• Submit assigned vehicle performance and activities accounted for at the end of every week to the supervisor
• Maintain vehicle safety standards as per the ALIGHT driver’s guidelines at all times
• Ensure full accountability for time, assignments, and activities on a weekly basis to the supervisor
• Ensure the cleanliness of the vehicle at all times
• Respect the speed limits and obey all other Rwanda traffic laws when driving ALIGHT vehicles
• Be available to work longer hours, after hours and weekends, and when necessary or in an emergency
• Assist in loading and unloading of vehicles when necessary
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ALIGHT Senior Manager.

Education, Technical Skills & Knowledge Required:
• High school diploma
• Valid Rwanda driver’s license Level B&D
• Demonstrated understanding of transportation law
• Excellent driving skills with minimum 5 years’ experience as driving with a good driving record
• Experience in driving through the remote parts of the country
• Good judgment in traffic and knowledge of traffic patterns
• Good knowledge about car mechanics
• Good knowledge of refugee camps and the surrounding Districts
• Good in communication in English; local language skills preferable
• Holder of qualification in Vehicle Maintenance and Repairs desired

Key Behaviors & Abilities:
• Flexible, effective team work and interpersonal skills
• Well-organized, systematic, careful, responsible, trustworthy and punctual
• A team player – personable, caring, helpful, reliable, and diplomatic
• Good personal grooming and personal presentation
• Must be able to perform all physical aspects of the above job duties
• Willingness to work long and irregular hours, shift duty, and on public holidays as required
• Willingness to take regular and extensive travel to ARC project areas in provinces
• Commitment to the aims and goals of ARC
• Discreet and respectful of confidentiality
• Able to work under little to no supervision

Work Hours : 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
High School


Job application procedure
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a 1page Cover letter, and updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title, and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor (all in/as one document) - via email only to: [email protected]  with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is April 11th, 2021 at 16:00hrs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: Thursday, 10 June 2021 Eligible Applicants This Job Opening is available to eligible UNHCR staff members and external applicants. Procedures and Eligibility Interested applicants should consult the Administrative…