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Emploi Recruitment

Kigali, Rwanda

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Full-time
Transport & Logistics
Posted 1 week ago

Job Description
  1. VACANCY –

ALIGHT works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people, and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, 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 a Driver- Field-based?

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

The Driver will technically support the implementation of programs in accordance with ALIGHT Rwanda’s 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 a minimum of 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 teamwork 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

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