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Driver job at ChildFund International

About the Organization

Worldwide, 570 million children live in extreme poverty, vulnerable to many factors that threaten their well-being. Children need protection, support and care at each stage of childhood to stay safe, healthy, learning and on track to achieve their potential. ChildFund works with local partner organizations, governments, corporations and individuals to help create the safe environments children need to thrive.

Job Description

About ChildFund
ChildFund is a child-focused international development organization that works in 23 countries to connect children with the people, resources and institutions they need to grow up healthy, educated, skilled and safe, no matter where they are.

ChildFund’s Values
ChildFund values a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment where everyone is welcomed and celebrated equally. In our culture of connection, you will have ample opportunity to grow, learn, and lead while contributing your talents and innovations to our inspiring mission.

ChildFund’s Commitment
ChildFund International has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH) and all other forms of harm by its staff, partners, and other representatives in the delivery of its mission and services for children. ChildFund is committed to creating a safe environment in the workplace as well as in the communities where it delivers programs and services. ChildFund expects every staff member, partner, and representative to adhere to this commitment and to ensure all organizational policies and standards are followed. This position is subject to a range of vetting checks, including a criminal records check and/or disclosure to ensure program participants are safeguarded.

About This Role
The driver will be tasked to drive ChildFund International vehicles in accordance with ChildFund Transport policy and procedures to enhance mobility of staff for effectiveness and efficiency.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

  • Checks the vehicle to ensure no mechanical fault before driving.

  • Drives ChildFund vehicles with due care and safety, taking into account prevailing weather and road conditions to avoid accidents.

  • Transports ChildFund Country Office field staff to project areas.

  • Ensures that punctuality and courtesy are always maintained.

  • Reports faults and accidents immediately.

  • Ensures that the driver’s seatbelt and those of the passengers are fastened before starting to drive.

  • Strictly drives the vehicles to approved destinations.

  • Ensures that the vehicle keys are always under safe custody to avoid duplication and theft.

  • Ensures that the vehicle has a valid license, insurance sticks, perfect tyres and that they are serviced timely.

  • Repairs all minor mechanical faults on the vehicle.

  • Identifies and reports all major mechanical faults identified on the vehicle.

  • Ensures that the vehicle is always kept clean in order to uphold the image of ChildFund and for the convenience of the users.

  • Conducts daily inspection of the assigned vehicle and reports to supervisor.

  • Supervises cleaning and repairs of vehicles at the washing bay and at the garage. Obeys traffic laws, regulations and also ChildFund policies and procedures.

  • Observes speed limits at all times while driving.

  • Ensures that the logbook is always filled and it is in the car.

  • Respects and adheres to the policy implemented by ChildFund on the usage of ChildFund vehicles.

  • Performs the driving duties in accordance with ChildFund rules and regulations. Helps with loading and offloading of goods or luggage on to the vehicle.

  • Performs any other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • A minimum of two (2) years hands on experience in a similar job area in a child focused development organization.

  • A Certificate in defensive driving, customer care and Public Relations is an added advantage

  • Knowledge of simple mechanical repair is necessary

  • Demonstrable attitude for teamwork

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.

  • A minimum of “O” Level (U.C.E) Certificate of Education with a clean valid driving license for classes A, B and C.

Required Competencies

ChildFund’s Core Competencies

  • Teamwork: the ability to work effectively and collaborate with others; values and respects individual differences.

  • Communication: demonstrates empathy and tact when communicating with others and uses a storytelling approach when appropriate.

  • Results orientation: gets things done; takes proactive steps to achieve organizational goals and quality standards.

  • Decision making: uses good judgement, critical thinking, and non-traditional ways to evaluate problems and opportunities; reflects and innovates to improve decisions and outcomes.

  • Resilience: thrives and grows in rapidly changing, demanding, and complex environments

How to Apply

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