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Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Project Driver DC 
Grade: G2  
Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/GS/2018/01
Publication date: 18 September 2018
Application deadline17 October 2018 (midnight local time): Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Job ID: 648
Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Location: Dar es Salaam
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 1 Year

Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.
In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date. 
The following are eligible to apply:
  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
    External candidates*
 *The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Tanzanian.

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Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.
*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 23,325,000 Tanzanian Shilling yearly. 
The ILO Country Office in Dar es Salaam covers Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.
The Office implements the mandate of the ILO within the sub-region, including the delivery of technical cooperation in collaboration with other ILO technical departments and social partners in the five countries. The office continues to provide, at national level, technical guidance and institutional capacity building support to the Government and social partners to achieve the goal of decent work for all through a combination of integrated policy, programme and advocacy action. The ILO Country office Dar es Salaam currently seeks to recruit a highly qualified, motivated, and experienced  Driver.
During this biennium, the office has received Funds from the Government of Norway to support constituents in designing and implementing labour market relevant skills development strategies through the SKILLS UP project. The project works with national partners in both mainland and Zanzibar under the overall coordination and management of Project manager with relevant support staff.  

In this regard, the project is seeking qualified and experienced driver to assist the project with logistics .Under the overall supervision of the country Director, The Driver will be directly reporting to the Project manager and working closely with the Finance and Administrative Unit to assist in the driving, maintaining official motor vehicles for the project and other vehicles under Country office in Dar es Salaam Tanzania as might be assigned. 

Reporting lines Under the overall responsibility of the ILO/CO Director in Dar es Salaam, the incumbent will report directly to the Project Manager, under the  guidance of the Finance and Administrative Officer. The candidate will be based in Dar es Salaam. 

Description of Duties
  • Drive  the project staff to facilitate project implementation and official duties
  • Drive ILO officials as would be directed by the relevant officers and with knowledge and endorsement of the project manager or any designated project official
  • Facilitate all project logistics during mission and at the office
  • Keep a timetable for arrivals and departures of ILO officials backstopping the project from HQ and DWCT and beyond and arrange VIP rooms, meet official personnel at the airport when relevant;
  • Support with project staff mission preparations; organization and documentations as will be directed.
  • Facilitate immigration, tax and customs formalities as well as logistics, transport and shipment;
  • Collect and deliver mail, pouch or documents;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc, perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs, and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean and ia always in good condition;
  • Keep records of use of vehicle, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing and other services;
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident;
  • Ensure timely arrangements in case major repairs of the assigned vehicle are needed;
  • Ensure that all required documents including vehicle insurance, logs are available and updated;
  • Ensure that all required supplies, such as the first aid kit, fire extinguisher and radio communication for the vehicle are in order and up-to-date;
  • Perform other miscellaneous office support functions such as messenger services, making photocopies or sending faxes;
  • Provide inter-office collection and delivery of mail, correspondence, files, documents and other material;
  • Perform other related duties as directed by the Project Manager
Completion of primary education, NIT Certificate in defensive driving, valid driving licence, knowledge of Tanzania driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
NIT VIP Advanced Drivers Course will be an added advantage
Experience 2 years’ work experience as a driver with a safe driving record in similar context of project. 
Languages Excellent command of English and Kiswahili is required

Competencies A high level of driving and vehicle repair and maintenance skills. Proven ability to keep accurate records of the use of vehicle. Proven ability to drive safely in local traffic conditions. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to undertake minor vehicle repair. Ability to lift heavy mail bags and boxes. Ability to take initiatives. Ability to work in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner. Ability to handle, track and keep office records. Ability to respect confidences. Ability to make realistic commitments and taking follow-up action where necessary. Ability to communicate clearly such as speaking and writing clearly and effectively.

Recruitment process
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Fraud warning
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