Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Driver/Office Assistant , Livingstone, Zambia


AWF is currently seeking a Driver/ Office Assistant to support its Kazungula program. This position reports to the Program Finance and Administration Officer and will offer administrative support services including driving and handling routine office functions.
Key responsibilities:
The primary role of this position is to offer administrative support services including driving to the Kazungula Heartland by handling routine office functions. These include and are not limited to driving, errands, office clerical duties, office logistics and organization; undertake driving and office assignments, assist with logistics and ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle assigned together with the other facilities and equipment. In addition, this position will offer administrative support services to the Kazungula office, by handling routine office functions. On a day to day basis this will include providing driving services to the Kazungula team or other assigned executives/staff/partners. Ensuring that the vehicle mileage logbooks are regularly completed, approved and submitted for accounting in time, staff and partners receive the necessary logistical support to make their trips successful, assisting with data collection i.e. mapping- through the use of a GPS, Socio-economics survey and taking pictures as needed. Providing support to the line manager by following up on other activities as requested, participating in heartland logistical planning activities, assisting in field workshops and trainings by having all the necessary materials available.  This position will be based in Livingstone, Zambia and report to the Program Finance and Administration Officer.
The successful candidate will have:   
  • A minimum of Secondary School Certificate or equivalent.
  • A clean driving license with a minimum of 5 years of driving experience.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English and local language(s).
  • Good internet/email communication skills.
  • Familiarity with remote areas of Zambia and Southern African countries.
  • A valid Zambian passport.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • A mechanics certificate is an added advantage.
  • Proven driving of 4WDs in parks and off-roads.
  • Ability to operate office machinery eg scanners, faxes, binders.
  • Willingness to undertake regular travel to remote locations
  • The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
If you are interested in this position, please upload a cover letter and your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address, and names of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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