JOB ADVERT: Driver FULL TIME | INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER | CAMEROON

sing date: 08/21/2020

City : Ngaoundéré

The Driver will be based in Ngaoundéré, Cameroon, and report to the Regional Coordinator – Adamawa, and the PPS Supervisor of IITA Cameroon.

Key responsibilities:

  • Transporting of staff or collaborative partners, respecting safe driving rules.
  • Delivery or pickup of materials.
  • Pick up visiting guests at the airport.
  • Delivers letters and parcels, as assigned by supervisor,
  • Daily maintenance and inspection of vehicle for levels of fuel, oil and water, documenting maintenance every morning.
  • Washes and thoroughly cleans vehicles externally and internally every morning and upon return from field, immediately after field trips.
  • Weekly fumigation of vehicles for insects.
  • Loads and unloads vehicle when transporting goods or equipment.
  • Secures and maintains all vehicle equipment checklist and notifies supervisor immediately of any missing materials.
  • Maintains vehicle log books (including purpose of each trip, km start/finish, fuel purchased, mechanical problems, and passenger’s names).
  • Reports all break downs or any abnormality in vehicles in the vehicles log book.
  • Follow up vehicle spare part purchase and repairs in designated garage
  • Ensures vehicle is locked and safely parked when outside project office, either in town or on field trips.
  • Secures keys to the vehicle and ensures no unauthorized persons have access to or drive the vehicle.
  • Ensures that no one sleeps in the vehicle except in locations where no alternative accommodation is available.
  • Drivers will not carry paying passengers. Paying passengers are not covered by insurance and this is a risk for carjacking, particularly on return trips when dropping visitors at the airport.
  • Weekly check with site supervisor to receive assignments for the coming week.
  • Must be flexible to work with the schedule of staff or visitors traveling at off hours.
  • Comply with all SOPs and internal regulations/ policies implemented in the IITA-Cameroon and CIP Cameroon office.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the Manager and Project Lead Team.

Requirements

  • The candidate should have a minimum of a diploma.
  • At least three 2 years’ experience in similar positions with a safe driving record.
  • Good knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Basic mechanic knowledge.
  • Certificate of good conduct.
  • Work experience in Rural development project or international NGO is a plus.
  • Proven experience working in rural area in Adamawa Region of Cameroon.
  • Good mastery of rural uncharted roads while working in agricultural or development projects in Adamaoua Region of Cameroon.
  • Good skills in driving on highways and unpaved road in rural areas.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Computer literate in Word and Excel – an added advantage.
  • Proven abilities to communicate in French, Fulfude and other local languages of the project area.
  • Good communication skills in English is a plus.

How to apply?

Qualified candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter through the following link Driver

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