Driver at Save the Children January, 2020

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TITLE: Driver

LOCATION: Kibondo – Kigoma region – Tanzania


CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year, renewable
Level 3: √ the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE: The driver is responsible for driving Save the Children staff adhering to Driver responsibility, guidelines, performing routine maintenance, assist on logistics activities as assigned by line manager and always making sure the vehicle is clean and in good condition. It is essential that the driver at all times demonstrates reliability, punctuality and discipline while performing his/her duties, has good communication skills and the ability to work on her/his own initiative in a timely manner. Save the children expects all staff members to have a high degree of professionalism in the workplace and commitment to fulfilling the rights of children.

Reports to: Logistics Officer


Staff directly reporting to this post: Nil


To drive Save the Children passengers within Kasulu, Kigoma and the country as required, take proper care of assigned vehicles and the safety of the passengers at all times.

Carry out routine vehicle maintenance checks on a daily basis to ensure proper upkeep of vehicles and immediately draw the attention of the line manager of any damage or fault on the vehicle.

Carry out weekly maintenance checks on SC vehicles which includes: suspension, engine, gear box, alarm system, vehicle tools, battery, locks, brakes, clutch fluid levels, loose nuts and bolts on the vehicle, unexpected noises, fluid leaks under the vehicle and any damage to the body or interior parts.

Altering the Emergency Response Team Leader Field Manager. in time on the expiration dates of periodic servicing and maintenance of the vehicle in line with manufactures recommendations and SC transport policies and procedures.

Maintain the cleanliness of SC vehicles at all times, both internally and externally.

Drive in a safe and reasonable manner following the standard speed limits set by SC at all times and report an accident at the earliest opportunity.

Complete the logbook on a daily basis as per the transport Management handbook.

Responsible in making sure SC vehicles are fuelled on half tank basis and every month end the tank is full before commencing the next months log book.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the broader team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and take responsibility for their own personal development
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks
Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Commitment to Save the Children values
Minimum of certificate in driving related course or basic vehicle mechanics.
At least three-year experience in the same or related position
Valid Clean Class C Driving License
Volunteering experience in an international NGO is an added advantage.
Strong interpersonal and team skills.
Experience in supply chain management in procurement, transport and distribution, warehouse and stock management.
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
Available for the full four month period.
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s vision, mission and values including rights-based approaches
Good communication in English.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;

Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


Closing date: 29 Jan 2020 – 23:59 EAT

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of

Department: Security

Type: Fixed-term contract



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