Practical Action Driver, Rwanda Office Job Vacancy

About the role

Practical Action has an exciting opportunity for a Driver to join our team in Rwanda office. The job holder will report to the Procurement and Logistics Officer. However, the Project Manager/Country representative remains the overall supervisor. S/he will be responsible for providing efficient, reliable, courteous and safe transportation services to employees and visitors of Practical Action; provide courier, delivery and logistics solutions for staff and maintain assigned vehicle(s) in a serviceable condition at all times while ensuring that all vehicle records are correctly and properly maintained.

About you

As an experienced professional Driver, you will have excellent knowledge of Rwanda driving rules; have a proven track record of working with multicultural people and strong understanding of the Humanitarian context.In addition you may have at least a secondary school education, minimum valid Rwanda driving license Level B; relevant minimum job experience of 3 years accident free driving in a busy organization (experience in an International NGO is desirable).

You will also have the following Competencies/Abilities/Skills:

  • Good conduct demonstrated through a valid certificate of good conduct
  • Be familiar with Rwanda roads,
  • Must be sober, courteous, honest and of high integrity,
  • Good communication skills in both English and Kinyarwanda,
  • Willing to work long and / or odd hours as duty may demand,
  • Able to work with a minimum amount of supervision,
  • Able to read maps effectively for directions,
  • Good time management skills and judgment,
  • Have a basic level of vehicle mechanics
  • Computer skills (at least Word, Excel and Internet).
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Why join us

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work. In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Work week of 35 hours
  • 25 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees join immediately on employment – total employer contribution is 12.5% of gross salary. Employee contribution is voluntary
  • Medical insurance
  • Life assurance

About us

Practical Action is a change-making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We bring people together in bold collaborations, using knowledge and innovation, to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

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With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.  Technology features in everything we do.

Working throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, Practical Action improves the lives of around one million people every year through access to energy, sustainable agriculture, water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management, and disaster risk reduction.

We are a trusted partner of many communities, governments, development agencies and the private sector.  We are uniquely placed as a knowledge broker with a breadth of capacities which enable us to capture and share knowledge in relevant ways for our diverse audiences. We are influential at national level where we work, and globally and considered a “go-to” agency by those seeking to improve energy access for people living in poverty.

Additional information

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We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Rwanda.

For a detailed job description please see the attachment at the top of this page.

Application deadline: 14 August 2019

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