Driver

PACT Malawi

BACKGROUND

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staffs have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Pact with Funding from USAID is implementing a 5 years REFRESH project. The purpose of REFRESH project is to conserve the freshwater biodiversity of Lake Malawi to restore the natural fisheries productivity, which largely underpins the food and nutrition security of the rural and urban populations by targeting the lakeshore districts of Karonga, Rumphi, Likoma, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Salima, Dedza and Mangochi. Its sub-purposes are a) the targeted Lake Malawi’s aquatic habitats are healthy and well-managed b) the endemic fish populations of targeted parts of Lake Malawi are healthy and self-sustaining and c) the fisheries in the targeted parts of Lake Malawi are managed sustainably by 2024.

Primarily, the REFRESH activity will aim to achieve the following outcomes;

  1. Fisheries governance and regulatory framework strengthened.
  2. Fisheries ecosystem-based management improved.
  3. Decentralization of fisheries management strengthened.
  4. Commercialization of conservation enterprises to counter unsustainable fishing catalyzed and supported.
  5. CDCS priorities for integration advanced.

The following position is Vacant at Pact and requires to be filled as soon as possible:

Driver (Salima)

Reporting to the Finance and Administrative Assistant, the Driver is responsible for safe transport of Pact   Malawi staff and ensuring the vehicles are properly always maintained and kept in good repair.  

  • Will operate and maintain project vehicles in good working order with focus on roadworthiness, safety and compliance with the law;
  • Performing daily pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections, check functionality;
  • Maintain cleanliness and performing minor maintenance tasks on the vehicles when necessary;
  • Ensuring that periodic scheduled vehicle maintenance, repairs, insurance and licensing is completed timely and reported;
  • The Driver will also be responsible for fuel recoupment of their vehicles and ensure that attached receipts tally with the balance in the fuel card;
  • Providing other logistical support services as requested by management when not engaged in transportation service;
  • Maintain a neat personal appearance and polite demeanor as prescribed by professional and local standards;
  • Perform simple office tasks as assigned from time to time, such as placing phone calls, taking messages, making photocopies, collating and organizing reports, picking up and delivery of mail.

Basic Requirements

  • MSCE and 2 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Mature Driver with 5 years professional experience in projects, with a valid, accident free and endorsement free Driving license.
  • A Defensive Driving license will be an added advantage.

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish effective professional relationships and maintain customer courtesy with visitors, co-workers, and upper-level management and employees.
  • Extensive knowledge of the operations and features of assigned vehicle(s);
  • Should have the ability to drive a multi-passenger vehicle safely and appropriately and should be familiar with the road Laws of Malawi

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

Direct applications to: The HR/Operations Officer, PACT Malawi, P.O. Box 1013, Lilongwe, Email: [email protected] or hand delivered at PACT Malawi offices, Amina House not later than 10th February, 2023.