World Food Programme Driver

Deadline: 23 March, 2021

Location: Dakar, Senegal

The World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to fill the role of Driver, Regional Bureau West Africa.

WFP works to ensure the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Responsibilities

  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status
  • Ensure the assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition
  • Ensure vehicle is fully equipped with required travel authorisation and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported to the supervisor
  • Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems
  • Outside driving duties, perform basic office-related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores, delivery/collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills

Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school education
  • Formal driver’s training with a valid driver’s licence/certification to operate assigned vehicle
  • Two years, minimum, of work experience as a driver, preferably with an international organisation, embassy, or UN agency
  • Experience in driving a variety of vehicles, including vans and trucks
  • Defensive driving experience (desirable)
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues
  • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters
  • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (fire extinguisher, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone, and other applications
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, and tact

To apply and for more information, click here.

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