Driver, Tanzania

Published by Jobstanzania on 10:48:00 pm

Driver, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania
Reports to: Administrative Assistant
Contract duration: 12 months (with possible extension)

Job purpose:  
The postholder will provide effective transport facilitation to BBC Media Action country office staff.
In order to successfully do so, the driver must be able to communicate BBC Media Action's purpose effectively and demonstrate commitment and integrity that serves as an example to others.

Main duties

  • To drive BBC Media Action vehicles in safe courteous manner at all times as assigned by the BBC Media Action standard procedures
  • To observe BBC Health and Safety standards
  • Responsible for the proper use and security of BBC Media Action vehicles and equipment
  • To ensure that the vehicle is clean at all times
  • Compliance with working hours as instructed. The Driver must work in accordance with the operational requirements of BBC Media Action in Tanzania
  • Perform daily vehicle inspections for the vehicle
  • Check vehicle for safety (tyres, puncture, engine oil, water dashboard lights and battery component) before use each day and see that insurance and registration are carried out on time
  • Responsible for the vehicle's equipment (jack, spare-wheel, first aid box, fire extinguisher, triangle reflector, tools and spanners, radio and cassettes and supported by vehicle inventory card/sheet inside the vehicle
  • Refuelling the vehicle on time
  • Taking the vehicle for service when due
  • Filling the log book for any trip approved and not to undertake any trip without approval
  • Reporting all defects immediately to BBC Media Action Administrative Assistant
  • Responsible for maintaining BBC Media Action procedures, rules and regulations regarding the vehicle
  • Travelling up country with BBC Media Action staff on programme for activities
  • To indicate the vehicle fuel and service costs
  • To ensure all vehicle reports are done on a monthly basis and submitted on or before the scheduled date

Academic qualifications, knowledge and skills

  • Minimum of secondary school education is preferred
  • A clean and valid driving license of classes B, C and E and certificate of good conduct.
  • A minimum of two years of experience driving
  • Basic computer skills, especially in word processing and spreadsheets will be an added advantage
  • Good interpersonal, communication (English and Kiswahili written and spoken) a must.
  • Road safety certification will be an added advantage
  • NIT certificate is a must

Personal qualities

  • Able to work in a team
  • Ability to work extra hours
  • High degree of integrity, discretion and personal conduct
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Key competencies
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
• Must be a mature, respectful and honest person of high integrity that is able to work in a team and make a meaningful contribution to the team objectives
• Must be flexible and able to adopt to abrupt changes at short notices
• Must clearly demonstrate ability and willingness to articulate BBC Media Action's work ethics and values while at work and out of work
• Good communication and sound report writing skills will be an added advantage
• Should be quick in understanding, keen to take instructions and able to work with minimum supervision
• Should be willing, ready and able to perform other duties as delegated to him/her by the immediate supervisor
Application instructions: Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English totzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org with the name of the position applied for in the subject line.
Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification.
This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified, and only if the application to a donor to fund these posts is successful.
Application deadline: Friday 14 June 2013



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