Driver and Administrative Assistant


Nom de l’employeur : Sightsavers

JOB ADVERT: Driver & Administrative Assistant

Sightsavers has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Driver & Administrative Assistant to provide support to Sightsavers projects in the Far North and North Regions Trachoma Elimination Program

Job location: Maroua, Far North Region, Cameroon

Reports to: NTDs Manager

Department: Finance & Performance

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

Contract: Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Job purpose

The purpose for the post is to ensure a high performing program Office with efficient and strong operational resources as key components of Sightsavers projects in the Far North and North Regions Trachoma Elimination Program

You will be required to drive staff in the office as well as visiting Sightsavers staff and consultants when necessary, to ensure the maintenance and safety of all office vehicles at all times, and to perform clerical duties in support of the efficient running of the office.

The role also provides day-to-day administrative support including messenger tasks and duties, banking, liaison with visitors, receiving and directing calls, taking messages, receiving and circulating incoming and outgoing mail, distributing documents, assisting with workshop events and travel arrangements, undertaking photocopying, scanning, filling, and other administrative duties.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Drives office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel for project implementation;
  • Collects and delivers mail, and other communications from and to the post office, government agencies and other institutions;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres etc., performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs to ensure that the vehicle is kept clean;
  • Logs all trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing etc;
  • Ensures that in the event of an accident, Sightsavers rules/policies and traffic regulations are followed;
  • Carry out banking/financial and other office out-door messengerial duties;
  • Packs material received for dispatch, affixes labels, inserts material in envelopes and franks outgoing mail;
  • Other office duties such as photocopying, faxing, scanning, relieving at the reception, handling of in-coming/outgoing telephone calls, screening of visitors, etc.

Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

  • A minimum of First School Certificate
  • A valid driving licence B,C,D,E;
  • Extensive experience gained in a busy office especially in the NGO set up;
  • Be fluent in English or French Language, written and oral and a good command of Fulfulde is an added advantage

Skills (Special Training or Competence):

  • Cautious with defensive driving skills;
  • Presentable with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Must be a person with initiative and high moral integrity;
  • A good team player;
  • Ready to work for long hours;
  • Adherence to Sightsavers values,

Core behaviours:

  • Change and Improvement
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Decision Making
  • Team Working
  • Planning and Organising
  • Delivery and Implementation
  • Work under pressure
  • Plus, we would expect the following:
    • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
    • High degree of integrity
    • Good listener

Key relationships


  • Country Director
  • Programme Managers
  • Programme Officers
  • Finance and Support Service Manager

Other comments:

  • Prepared to work under pressure
  • Prepared to travel regularly and at short notice within and outside the region

Candidates with an understanding of equality of opportunity for disabled people would be of particular interest.

Closing Date: 9 June, 2019


To apply for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form

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