Background & General Description:
The World Bank Country Office in Lusaka, Zambia seeks applications for a Driver. The Driver will be a member of the Country Office staff recruited locally and based in Lusaka, Zambia. For day-to-day assignments and responsibilities, the Driver reports to the Country Manager and supervised by the Resource Management Analyst based in the Country Office
Summary: The Driver will work as part of the Country Office Carpool, and will drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel, usually within Lusaka but also to other locations within Zambia; and the delivery and collection of mail, documents, pouches, and other errands.
Roles & Responsibility:
To perform according to expectations, the incumbent would be expected to:
- Transport authorized personnel to/from airports, meetings/appointments, and other official duties, including business travel to/from locations throughout Zambia.
- Drive the assigned office vehicles, ensuring the safety of staff and/or authorized passengers, vehicle and other road users, for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meet any other transportation requirements.
- Meet official personnel, including mission staff at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.
- Responsible for the day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires etc.,
- Perform minor routine repairs and be responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of the vehicle, including arranging for other vehicle repairs as per prevailing procedure.
- Ensure that the vehicle is always clean (interior and exterior, including safety belts) and assist or ensure that all passengers have fastened safety belts.
- Ensure that the vehicle is equipped with First Aid kit and that he/she is trained in providing first aid. Check expiry date for consumables in the kit and seek replacement as appropriate.
- Log official trips as per the World Bank’s policies, including daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes etc.
- Ensure that the vehicle’s documentation is always current, always including display of current insurance cover.
- Observe the traffic rules and regulations.
- Always check and adhere to security information from the supervisor or the environment for safe drive within and outside the cities.
- Maintain confidentiality of any passenger’s discussions or phone conversations.
- Report accidents or incidents immediately to the supervisor and ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
- Perform any other task assigned by the Country Manager and/or supervisor.
- The successful candidate should be a holder of at least Grade Twelve (12) Certificate.
- Thorough knowledge of driving rules and regulations and be conversant with the Road Safety Code.
- A minimum of 5 years’ professional driving experience with a safe driving record.
- Proficient to effectively communicate in English (verbal and written).
- Possess basic skills in minor vehicle repairs and maintenance. Vocational training in auto maintenance and repair would be a plus.
- Knowledge of UN system security procedures and conversant with VHF Radio call will be an added advantage.
- An experience working in an international institution / NGO would be an advantage
- Ability to pass World Bank security clearance, medical test, UN DSS basic and advanced security clearance examinations.
- Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to team-oriented work.
- Willingness to drive throughout Zambia.
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