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Driver
Plan International
Plan International

 Section/Unit: Operation
 Grade Level: B1
 Supervisor: Logistics & Security Coordinator
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 16 Sept 2020

 
 Background:

About Us:

“We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls”

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Working together with children and young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 72 countries.  In Sudan, we have been active for over 40 years, and currently maintaining an operational presence in four states - Kassala, White Nile, North Kordofan and North Darfur.

This footprint is augmented by partner led emergency responses in East and West Darfur, South Kordofan and the Red Sea.

Plan International core values are:

  • We strive for lasting impact
  • We are open and accountable
  • We work well together
  • We are inclusive and empowering

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Driving

  • Drive vehicle for official travel and business, or as requested by Representative
  • Maintain high standard of service to both internal and external guests.
  • Ensure punctuality and safe transport;
  • Observe the road and traffic laws and regulations of the Republic of the Sudan.
  • Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes andinternally agreed standards.
  • Advise staff to wear seatbelts while on board of the vehicle at all times and ensure that no non-Plan passengers are not transported unless authorised by management /convoy leader.

Car Security & Maintenance

  • Keep the vehicle clean, tidy and in good working condition at all times
  • Secure the vehicle at all times during travel and while parked.
  • Establish a regular/day-to-day maintenance checks to the assigned vehicle: check oil, water,battery, brakes, tyres, etc.
  • Facilitate vehicle repairs and ensure repairs are carried out properly by official manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs, prepare vehicle spare partsinventory.
  • Prepare and submit vehicle monitoring report, including records of vehicle operations,maintenance, expenses, mileage, at end of each month
  • Assist the Admin Officer to ensure vehicle insurance and registration is updatedaccording to schedule.
  • Provide support to the fleet supervisor during preparation of annual budget for vehicle
  • Assist in the purchase of new vehicles as required

 

Car Logbook maintenance

  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, etc.;

 

Administrative works

  • Provide assistant to the Logistics and Security Coordinator in the time working at the office, includingbut not limited to:
  • Facilitating immigration and customs formalities as per requirements
  • Photocopy, file, handle mail, delivering goods and correspondences, carrying parcels, packages, and delivery and collection of official documents as per required
  • Assist in the organization and maintenance of  the library system; arranging meetings, training and workshop activities
  • Maintain office storage facility/garage (ensuring it is clean, secure, dry andorderly tidy)

                           

Dealing with Problems:

Application of knowledge required for the role, complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them

 

Communications and Working Relationships:

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

  • Participate in external workshops, working groups, training and other meetings relevant to Plan International safe driving standards.
  • Establish appropriate information-sharing relationships with staff in similar positions within other INGOs and car rental companies.
  • Manage Plan International relationship with other drivers/car rental companies ensuring driving standards, passenger safety requirements and driver courtesy and punctuality is achieved.
  • Participate and advocate for child and Youth rights and safeguarding to other staff in similar positions and to the wider community.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • At least 10 years of experience working with INGOs or UN agencies.

Knowledge

  • Understanding of transportation law.
  • Good traffic judgment.
  • Good knowledge about car mechanics. 
  • Knowledge of the location of governmental institutions, international organisations, airline offices, hotels and restaurants.
  • Knowledge on operation and maintenance of the office equipment

 

Skills

Thinking and understanding:

Working effectively with others:

  • Excellent driving skills
  • High-level interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Arabic; English speaking or writing preferred.
  • Ability to work in a challenging, post-conflict complex environment.
  • Computer literacy and familiar with Microsoft word and excel package.

 

Desirable:

  • Computer literacy and familiar with Microsoft word and excel package.

 

Behaviours

Abilities/Qualities

  • Being well-organized and systematic
  • Careful, accountable, responsible and punctual
  • A team player – personable, caring, helpful, reliable and diplomatic
  • Honest and approachable
  • Good personal grooming & personal presentation
  • Commitment to the aims of Plan International Sudan.
  •  Discreet and respectful of confidentiality

Physical Environment and Demands:

This is a Khartoum based, full-time position with regular and extensive travel to Plan International program areas in Sudan (maximum 80% of time for driving).

  • Willing to work long and irregular hours, shift duty and on public holidays as required.
  • Willing to take regular and extensive travel to Plan International Sudan’s project areas in provinces.

 

How to Apply:

Please attach your CV and your contact details including phone and email in addition to the names and contact details of two references who know you professionally. Please note that one of the references must be your current/most recent line manager.  The complete application should be submitted via Sudanjob.net Please note :

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Females are strongly encouraged to apply “competitive offers are waiting for them!”

 

Child Protection Policy:

References checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy for the successful candidate before confirming the offer. Plan will also request for Police Clearance report before confirming the offer.  Plan is committed to implementing its equal opportunities policy, actively encourages diversity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the national community









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