Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Career Opportunities at Peace Corps Zambia


Peace Corps Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of General
Services Assistant/Driver) for Kasama, Northern Province

Location : Lusaka
Starting Salary: ZMW 93,738.00/Annum
Work hours : Full-time; 44 hours/week

Basic Function

The Provincial General Services Assistant will, in the main, serve both as official Driver as well as function as
the maintenance assistant for the provincial office and transit house to which they are assigned (Northern
Province office is located in Kasama).

The driving aspects will be in close coordination with the PPC and Peace Corps Motorpool Coordinator, and
the house duties will be in co-ordination with the resident Peace Corps Volunteer Leader (PCVL).
The PGSA will serve as the provincial representative for Volunteer site visits and external stakeholder meetings
in the absence of the PPC and/or PCVL.


Vehicle/driving Responsibilities:

Adhere to all Peace Corps Zambia (PC/Z) driving guidelines, GRZ motor-vehicle laws, and DriveCam
policies without exception.
Drive the vehicle at safe speeds and ensure that official passengers’ safety is their main concern at all
Carry a valid Zambian driver’s license at all times when driving.
Ensure that all appropriate vehicle documentation is copied and carried with the vehicle at all times.
Never drive the vehicle after dark without prior approval from the Director of Management and
Operations (DMO) or designee.
Any accident, no matter how small, must be immediately reported to the PPC and Motorpool
Coordinator; all accidents will also be recorded by the camera system on all official vehicles.
Assure regular maintenance and management of Peace Corps vehicles including the maintenance of
accurate vehicle mileage logs for all official travel, and providing an up-to-date fuel ledger and monthly
reports regarding mileage and fuel consumption to the PPC and Motorpool Coordinator. Such
maintenance will include establishing rapport with local mechanics and support personnel.
Inform the PPC immediately if the vehicle develops problems that cannot be dealt with in the province.
Under no circumstances may the PGSA use vehicles for any personal reason. All travel must be
authorized by the Country Director (CD), Director of Provincial Operations and Program Performance
(DPOPP), DMO, Director of Programming and Training (DPT), or the PPC. Vehicles are to be used
strictly for Volunteer support and/or Peace Corps-related support.
Alcohol must not be transported in the Peace Corps vehicle. Alcohol must not be consumed in the
The PGSA should be familiar with the use of the satellite phone.
The vehicle must be returned to the Provincial office by before dark when not traveling.

Travel responsibilities:

Carry only official Peace Corps personnel or approved persons in the vehicle. Casual passengers are
under no circumstance allowed to be transported in the Peace Corps motor vehicle.
Coordinate with the PPC and Motorpool Coordinator about who, what, when and where the vehicle
needs to go. In this endeavor, the PGSA is expected to create a calendar of events so that vehicle
bookings are adequately planned. This calendar will be planned in co-ordination with all staff on a
quarterly basis.
Ensure that all trips are approved in advance by the PPC, DPOPP, and DMO or designee.
For all applicable visits, request an advance for Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE) and lodging
costs and submit a travel reimbursement after the trip accordingly.
In collaboration with the Safety and Security team members, ensure that maps and access to all sites in
the province are accurate and updated.
Bike Maintenance:

Teach and assist Volunteers with bike maintenance, and when traveling on site visits, be prepared to
help when needed.
Maintain inventory of bike parts at the Provincial House and request additional parts as needed.
House Maintenance:
Assist in maintenance around the provincial office as identified by any member of the Provincial Team
(including PCVLs). Such work should be carried out only with authorization from the PPC and all bills
and receipts accounted for accordingly.
Maintain generator and completion generator fuel and service log.
Keep and maintain an inventory of all Peace Corps fixtures and fittings in collaboration with the PPC
and PCVL.

Sub Cashier:

Designated as sub-cashier and will receive training from the DMO and Principal Cashier on how to
maintain proper imprest fund records.
Manage payment of all utility and other bills and may delegate assistance with payment as required.
Holds personal liability for the imprest fund in his/her possession.
Safety and Security:

Addresses Volunteer safety and security by adhering to Peace Corps site development policies and
Identifies and immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the PPC,
Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and the CD.
Assists Lusaka-based Program Managers (PMs) to ensure that prospective sites meet established
programmatic and safety/security criteria (e.g., safe housing, a clearly defined assignment with an
organization that shows real interest in working with a Volunteer, etc.).
Reviews and references site history files when evaluating potential sites, and incorporates appropriate safety
and security-related information into site history files.
Monitors Volunteer compliance with Peace Corps policies, especially related to safety and security.
Participate in the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP). Act as duty officer, as
Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the
timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

Required Qualifications

In order to be selected for this position, the applicant must be a Zambian Citizen, must not have been employed
in intelligence-related activities, and must submit a typed cover letter and CV(with at least three traceable
references) that clearly documents how they meet each of the following requirements;

Successful completion secondary school including advanced certification in the field of
Administration/Logistics/Procurement and related fields is required.
Minimum of two years’ work experience in the field of Administration/Logistics/Procurement and
related fields including a clean driving record and experience.
Knowledge and good understanding of preparation of customs clearing documentation, procurement
processes for goods and services and are desirable
Good working knowledge of English including proficiency with Microsoft based applications such as
Word, Excel, and Power Point and with computerized inventory systems
Must have a valid local driver’s license of class C level

Applications must arrive at the Peace Corps Office on or before the closing date of November 30, 2016.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and no telephone inquiries will be entertained. Address
applications to:

The Human Resources Specialist,
Peace Corps Zambia,
Plot 71A Kabulonga Rd.
P.O. Box 50707, Lusaka, Zambia

Email: clearly stating your name and position applied for in the subject line.


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