Driver – (One position) at Self Microfinance

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN 26 JULY, 2016

DRIVER 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

3. Driver – (One position)

Responsible for rendering driving services to the Fund as will be assigned by the relevant authority.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Driver

(a) Drive the assigned vehicle for official activities within or outside the country

(b) Transport employees and other individuals such as staff family members, Fund's officials or guests in a safe and

responsible manner;

(c) Keep the assigned vehicle free from damage, in acceptable condition, and consistently clean in a manner which is consistent with the Fund's image and report mechanical problems to the Head driver or the Administration Officer for appropriate action;

(d) Ensure that the vehicle is in good and safe working condition prior to use and well maintained by carrying out regular maintenance or repair services and ensure the vehicle’s interior and exterior are clean and hygienic and accept responsibility to report any damage or mechanical malfunctions that exist.

(e) Work extra/overtime hours as needed according to departmental workload or tasks assigned before and after working hours;

(f) Maintain an excellent driving record; meaning avoiding driving recklessly or parking the car in an unsecured or an unauthorized parking yards, freeways, etc.

(g) Be responsible for traffic offences that include paying fines including towing charges for wrong parking, exceeding permitted speed or failing to renew driver's license, vehicle insurance, road license or driving the car while it is in defect;

(h) Be willing and able to perform tasks that may require physical labor, and possibly the use of own hands to load and unload the vehicle;

(i) Undertake driver's and vehicle maintenance training and ensure renewal of driving license, undergoing vision

and other medical tests as will be directed by the government or the Fund;

(j) Perform any other functions as will be assigned by the Head Driver or Administration Officer in writing or verbally.

Qualifications and Experience of a Driver

(a) Minimum Form four lever with an ("O" level) National Secondary Examination Certificate with minimum division 4 pass

from a recognized public or private school or equivalent qualification;

(b) Diploma or Certificate in Transport Management, mechanics, or related fields is an added Advantage;

(c) Must possess a valid commercial driving license, at minimum with classes B, C, D and E and medically fit to drive and

transport passengers;

(d) Must have previous commercial driving experience of minimum 4 years with a reputable organization,

or have graduated from an accredited/approved commercial driving school with a minimum of two (2) prior years

driving experience with at least class B & D.

Special Skills and Competencies

(a) Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems, regulations governing safe driving, mileage of service, inspection and maintenance.

(b) Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations, such as addition, subtraction and multiplication as well as

handle receipts/imprest retirements; read maps, road signs, maintain record of duty status, etc.

(c) Must not engage in drug, alcohol or any toxic substances which might impair vision or cause loss of physical energy or strengths, before or while driving the vehicle;

(d) Ability to read and write in Swahili language.

(e) Ability to speak and write in English language is a must;

(f) Highly developed sense of reliability and correctness;

(g) Self-starter, highly motivated, organized, initiative, ability and willingness to work independently or under minimum supervision;

(h) Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization's Ideals/ Core Values.

Working Conditions

(a) Office environment: Typical office based travels only where necessary. (90% traveling and 10% office based).

(b) On call: Yes in the after normal working hours and public holidays.

Terms of Employment and Remuneration

The successful candidate will be employed on a two-year renewable contract with an attractive remuneration

package.

Duty Station:

Initially Arusha but following expansion may be transferred to other areas where SELF MF operates.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their letters of application with detailed CVs, photocopies of academic credentials and names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees to be addressed to:



The Managing Director,

SELF Microfinance Fund (SELF MF),

Letsya Tower, 3rd Floor, New Bagamoyo Rd/Kijitonyama Street

P.O. Box 77760, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tel: +255 022 2700113

+255 737212513



Deadline for the submission of the applications:

Four weeks from the first date of appearance in the advert. Please note that applications will be shortlisted within two weeks after submission closure, and the shortlisted applicants will be called for interview.

The applicants, who do not hear from us by 05th September 2016, should consider themselves as not shortlisted.
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