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Driver (2 positions)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Drivers & Mechanic
  • Deadline:
    January 19, 2024

With funding from the German Cooperation Deutsche Zusammenarbeit (BMZ) and the Welthungerhilfe (WHH), Serving Humanity for Empowerment and Development (SHED), formerly Finn Church Aid (FCA) is seeking qualified Liberians to occupy the vacant positions in her upcoming food security project “Increasing Production and Consumption of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes as part of the system Strengthening Approached in Liberia” conforming to the job descriptions below of the various positions. The project is geared toward providing improved economic and nutritional livelihoods through localized, commercial Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) and vegetables productions for women, adolescents and the elderly in rural communities in Montserrado, Bong, Grand Bassa and Margibi Counties. The requested vacancies are full time positions that will provide relevant support to the implementation of the project, ensuring that the project meets its objective outlined below:

About SHED

SHED, formerly Finn Church Aid is a Liberian organization established as a national office following FCA’s ten (10) years of work in Liberia. We are a right based organization working in four thematic areas: right livelihoods, right peace, right quality education, and Watsan. Our head office is located Rehab Junction, Opposite Calvary Chapel School. SHED’s action is guided by international human rights standards and principles. As a right based actor, SHED facilitates dialogues and peace building between the right-holders and duty bearers to address root causes of conflict.

Position Title:Driver (2)
Supervisor/Reports to:Administrative Assistant
Position Description:New
Deadline for Submission:January 19, 2024
Duty Station: Monrovia, Montserrado County

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Drivers will be responsible for the safe transport of SHED staff as well as of materials needed for project activities. The drivers will be responsible for the maintenance of vehicles, ensuring regular checks are carried out and ensures that vehicles are in perfect running condition. She/he will adhere to all road and vehicle safety procedures, including cleaning of the vehicles. The Drivers must have extensive experience with 4W-driving and heavy-duty vehicle (truck) on dirt roads and under difficult field conditions, where most trips will be done.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate project vehicles in a safe manner and strictly obeys traffic laws at all times;
  • Transport staff, volunteers, and official visitors to authorized destinations, ensuring that all passengers wear seatbelts;
  • Observe good safety and security practices with passengers; i.e. ensure that all passengers delivered at night are indoors before departing;
  • Maintain accurate mileage logs for each trip taken;
  • Do safety checks and maintain vehicles in safe and clean operating condition, including washing of vehicles;
  • Fuel vehicles, check oil, transmission fluid and coolant levels, and check air pressure in tires;
  • Perform periodic maintenance on vehicles, such as changing batteries and motor oil at appropriate time, as well as refueling the car(s);
  • Report all vehicle safety problems and accidents promptly;
  • Perform other duties assigned.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/ CREDENTIALS:

  • High school diploma;
  • Possess a valid Liberian driver’s license and adhere to driving laws;
  • A recent eye test certificate (not older than 1 year);
  • Appreciable level in both spoken and written English;
  • Ability to drive under difficult situations, especially during the rainy season including the use of 4W-driving;
  • Demonstrate accuracy in filling out paperwork;
  • Ability to meet and interact with public and employees with tact, courtesy and discretion;
  • Willingness to work in emergency situations and during odd hours, weekends and holidays when required;
  • Knowledge of general vehicle maintenance and ability to plan vehicle maintenance for such conditions;

How to Apply:

  • A letter explaining your suitability for the role of no more than one page, and CV, as well as contact details for three referees (including latest, or current employer) should be addressed to and sent by email only to the following addresses of SHED:

Mrs. Joyce Queeglay-Pajibo, Executive Director SHED

Email joyce.pajibo@shed-liberia.org

 

Mr Emmanuel Sandi, Programme Director SHED

Email: Emmanuel.sandi@shed-liberia.org

All applications must be received by 17:00, Friday January 19, 2024. Kindly indicate the position you are applying for in the “subject” section of your email and your letter of motivation as well. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Kindly note that, due to the high volume of responses, only short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview, which will also include proficiency tests. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

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