John Snow Inc
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Lead Driver

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John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the recently awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR-funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project in Zambia. The five year project which will be led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates,mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western. USAID/PEPFAR SAFE will work with the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to increase access to ART for HIV positive adults and children, reduce the incidence of new infections, improve Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Services (NACS) and family planning services, and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.

Position Type: Full Time

Location: Northwestern; Copperbelt

Job Summary

• The Lead Driver will work with all project staff and partners, as well as short-term consultants.

• The Lead Driver is responsible for managing the fleet in the province as well as transporting staff and vehicle maintenance.

• The Lead Driver will supervise the Drivers in the specified province and will report to the Finance and Administration Manager.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Manage fleet in province and ensure that all vehicles are well maintained;

• Review all vehicles’ logs before sending them through the monthly accounts to Lusaka office;

• Keep track of maintenance log for all vehicles;

• Manage GPS Car Track System;

• Keep track of fuel consumption of vehicles;

• Ensure that all vehicles’ insurance are renewed on time and up to date.

• Drive project vehicles throughout Zambia for project work, at all times, ensuring the safety of passengers and vehicle and adhering to stringent organizational policies and regulations regarding driving and vehicle use;

• Clean and maintain project vehicles – responsible for keeping vehicles in pristine condition, adhering to strict maintenance routines and ensuring that any defect is acted upon immediately;

• Perform other administrative tasks on behalf of the project including but not limited to: purchasing, collecting goods, documents or mails, making administrative arrangements and handling payments (if needed) within the province and during field activities;

• Act as a representative of the project, at all times being responsive and providing courteous support to visitors, clients and partners.

• Carry out different inspection of the vehicle before driving such as checking of coolant, oils and other fluids.

• Update all vehicle documents such as car registration and insurance.

• Maintain a car logbook, fuel and oil requisition book and prepare a logbook summary each day.

• Any other tasks assigned by supervisor

Desired Qualifications:

• Minimum grade 12 Certificate; related additional qualifications a plus;

• Clean Driver’s License;

• Over 10 years driving experience, of which at least 5 years’ experience working as a driver; experience with donor-funded projects is preferred;

• Knowledge of and ability to operate basic office equipment such as computers, scanners, copiers, and fax machines;

• Basic computer skills required including familiarity with email and word processing. Ability to use excel spreadsheets is also preferred;

• Experience and proven ability to handle and account for funds responsibly

• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team;

• Presentable and able to interact professionally with partners and clients.

How to Apply

Send an application via email to:

Application deadline
30 Mar
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