Project Driver – Catholic Medical Mission Board Zambia

Job Description

Access to Health Zambia (A2HealthZ), formerly Catholic Medical Mission Board Zambia (CMMB Zambia), is a faith-based, local organisation whose mission is to provide long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and healthcare issues. Access to Health Zambia is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals with relevant experience for the following key position aimed at contributing to the strategic vision of the USAID funded Empowered Children and Adolescents Program I (USAID/ECAP I).

About the project

The USAID Empowered Children and Adolescent Program I (USAID/ECAP I) works to mitigate against the impact of HIV and improve the health and well-being of Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (VCA) through the delivery of high-impact, evidence-based, and age-appropriate interventions with a family-centered, customized approach for each VCA sub-population. The activity is being implemented by Access to Health Zambia in partnership with Grassroots Soccer (GRS), and the Catholic Medical Mission Board Inc.

Access to Health Zambia has been implementing the USAID project, Empowered Children and Adolescents Program I (USAID/ECAP I) since September 30, 2020. The project will continue and is scheduled to end on September 29, 2025. USAID/ECAP I seeks to improve the social and health outcomes of vulnerable households in the high HIV burden districts of Chingola, Kitwe, Luanshya, Ndola, and Mufulira in Copperbelt province, Solwezi in North-Western province, Kasama and Mbala in Northern Province and Mansa and Nchelenge in Luapula province in close collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) through the Ministry of Health and other line ministries.

Job Title: Project Driver

Location: Mpongwe

Reporting to: Head Driver

Job Overview

The Driver will provide a wide range of expedient transport (Support) services to USAID ECAP I , ensure that all errands are carried out in a timely manner and all vehicles are mechanically road worthy.

Key Duties: –

  • Drive and maintain fleet of Project vehicles
  • Ensure daily deliveries and facilitation of staff movements
  • Monitor and ensure the assigned vehicles are roadworthy.
  • Check status of assigned vehicles and ensure engine oil, water and brake fluid are checked on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that all trips are approved and recorded in the vehicle logbook
  • Obtain insurance and vehicle licenses for project vehicles.
  • Keep accurate mileage records and maintain logs books on daily basis, ensure trips are authorised prior and duly signed for on daily basis
  • Advise supervisor on maintenance/service required on the vehicle
  • Perform administrative tasks
  • Adhere to the Zambian Road traffic laws as well as Access to health Zambia transport policy
  • Track service, repair, insurance, road tax and fitness of vehicles
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Holder of  a G12 Certificate
  • Valid Class C  Driver’s licence or better
  • Minimum five (5) years work experience, preferably in an NGO setting
  • Clean driving record and no Criminal record
  • Basic Mechanics Certificate an added advantage

Key Attributes and Skills

  • Strong sense of safety both on and off the road
  • Excellent  written and oral communication skills
  • Courteous with a pleasant personality
  • Sound knowledge on road traffic regulations
  • High levels of confidentiality

Applicant instructions

All interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send their application letters with copies of their most recent curriculum vitaes with at least three traceable references to cmmbzamhr@cmmb.org. The closing date for receiving applications is 16th June 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Access to Health Zambia is committed to the prevention of harm, and to promote the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults. All Access to Health Zambia staff, partners, volunteers, beneficiaries, and affiliates are expected to abide by ALL Access to Health Zambia safeguarding policies. Access to Health Zambia is an equal opportunity employer.

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