Driver at Save the Children International

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact 
with or access to children or young people.


Under the guidance of the Logistic and Administration of Zanzibar Office, the Driver will be responsible for the managing transport of the programme staff for successful implementation 
of community activities in Zanzibar. H/she will be responsible to ensure the staffs are well supported for transport in Zanzibar town and rural areas of Unguja so as to implement the 
quality program implementation. The Driver shall work under the planned budget and support surveys and assignment given by the Project officers. S/he will work in close collaboration 
with and active involvement of the district health officials and the Shehias of Zanzibar 

Reports to:   Office Logistic and Administrator- Health / Nutrition / Wash


Staff directly reporting to this post:   None
Programme Support
Support for transport of staffs of Save the children and Ministry of Health staffs working for
 the Maternal - Newborn Health/Nutrition/Wash implementation.
–     Ensure the filling of log book for each travel allocated for the Programme staffs in the communities particularly in rural areas.
–     To promote access of health facility based services are advocated in the community and ensure integration with other Health /Nutrition /WASH activities in the project sites.
–     Ensure the staffs are well supported for transport from office to the field office.
Technical Programme Effectiveness
–     To work on transport request from partners on implementing the project and support for transport upon approval of the Programme Manager. To help strengthen their capacity to 
enable sustainability
–     Support regular field visits and and assist logistics for Save the children staffs to attend 
the meetings with partners and government
–     To prepare and handle budgets for field works once the staffs are noting position to 
handle financial request for filed work

–     Reporting is an essential part of the position’s job description, including fuel 
consumptions, vehicle maintenance and vehicle repair.
–     Reporting shall be made to the Logistic Officer and health programme manager and 
sharing lessons learned as per donors and SC requirements. 
–     Completion of all reporting requirements in line with Save the Children requirements

Capacity building
–     To orient the Save the children and Ministry of Health staffs on their safety measure 
when they are in transport with Save the Children Vehicle.

–     The Driver may be responsible for additional tasks and duties as and when required to 
support the overall Country Programme priorities.

Working contacts
–     Significant support for transport for district health officials in relevant departments, 
closely liaising with District authorities in Zanzibar.
–     Make sure available for supporting the regular and adhoc technical and policy level 
meetings.  Frequent interaction with both technical and management counterparts in 
government, and other stakeholders. 
–     Regular assistance for logistics requested by the representatives of donors, international agencies and local civil society.  

–     Regular support for transport and logistics for the Save the children staffs when they 
show engagement with the area office’s programme and support staff   is essential. 

Team Work
–     Actively promote effective formal and informal communication among all SCI staff 
members. Ensure coordination with other programme teams and support teams with the
 aim of achieving the programme and organizational objectives. 
–     The post holder is required to comply with SCI  policy and practice requirements with 
respect to health and safety, child protection, child safeguarding , equal opportunities, 
anti-fraud  and corruption policy, and other relevant policies and procedures.

The post holder will be responsible to fulfill any other duty assigned by the Programme 

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

  • ·         Person specification
    • o   Essential
    • Form Four graduate or higher education is desirable
    • Significant experience working as a driver with an international non-governmental 
    • organization, donors and government bodies for health programmes.
    • Solid experience in financial accountability, including budget holding and donor reporting.
    • Ability to produce high quality reports.
    • Understanding and commitment to principles of child rights and child protection.
    • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles.
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

  • Desirable
  • Experience and understanding of advocacy work

Location: Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Tuesday 22 March 2016
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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