Synod of Livingstonia Development Department (SOLDEV)
Synod of Livingstonia Development Department
Facilitating and Implementing Community and Church based Development Programmes
The Synod of Livingstonia Development Department (SOLDEV) is the development arm of the Church of Central African Presbyterian of the Synod of Livingstonia that was established in 1993. The department is
mandated by the Synod to facilitate the implementation of community based sustainable projects in Food and Nutrition Security; Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Humanitarian Emergency Response, Climate Change and Environmental Management while mainstreaming disaster risk reduction, HIV & AIDS, gender as cross cutting issues. The Development Department envisages a society of self-reliant communities committed to attaining improved sustainable livelihoods and development through
collaboration with the Church and development partners in God’s love.
SOLDEV has secured funding from European Union through Christian Aid for implementation of Social Support for Resilience Programme: Linking Communities under Social Protection to Resilience (SoSuRe – Mlumikizi) in Mzimba North and South for a period of three years. The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to reduction of poverty through enhancing resilience among the most vulnerable households in Malawi in the districts of Mzimba North and South, Zomba and Mulanje. For the Christian Aid led consortium, the programme is targeting the current 14,907 SCTP beneficiaries in Mzimba District, most of whom are female headed households, and an expected additional 19,495 SCTP beneficiaries in the second year of the project.
The Development Department is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the positions of Driver tenable within the project covering Mzimba District.
DRIVER: (1 Position)
• Carry out driving duties as requested.
• Ensure that each trip undertaken is duty authorize
• Ensuring proper management and safety of the vehicles
• Collect and deliver goods, mail, document and other items as necessary
• Strictly observe traffic rules and regulations and adhere to safety requirements eg maximum loading and speed limits
• Safeguard passengers by ensuring that the vehicle is roadworthy at all times
• Ensure that vehicle is kept clean and in good condition at all times.
• Ensure adherence to planned and preventive maintenance schedules
• Open and close mileage for each trip undertaken and record all fuel refilling in the vehicle log book
• Take care of the day-to-day efficient maintenance of the assigned means of transport, check oil, water, battery, brakes and tyres.
• Ensuring that cargo is protected against all damage and weather conditions
• After closing times of regular working hours, ensure that vehicles are packed at designated parking places.
Qualifications and Experience
- At least a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) with more than 5 years continuous clean track record of driving in a busy environment including defensive driving certification.
- Ability to speak fluent English as at times the working environment will allow him/her work with those who have no knowledge of vernacular language.
- A distinguished character which shows courtesy to authorities and colleagues.
How to apply
Qualified interested individuals who meet the stated requirements must submit their applications accompanied with detailed CVs, a letter from the Church as evidence of their membership and copies of certificates of their education/ professional qualifications to the following address:
CCAP Development Department
P.O Box 27, Ekwendeni.
The closing date for receiving applications is 10th May, 2021.