Driver

Palladium International

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

The Palladium Group develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 counties. The Transparency and Accountability to improve Economic Development and Service Delivery (TRACTION) – Malawi is a five- year (2019 – 2024) DFID funded programme that seeks to address specific problems that are severely hindering economic growth and undermining service delivery in Malawi. The programme will use a problem-driven approach to address specific issues that people care sufficiently about and where there is a likelihood of being able to tip the balance of power. TRACTION will support coalitions of government, civil society, private sector actors, politicians and others to work together for change in several specific areas.
Responsibilities

Overview
The driver will be responsible for the maintenance of the programme vehicle(s) and the provision of safe and reliable driving services to programme staff, including consultants and subcontractors. The driver may also be called upon to provide administrative and clerical support services as requested by the programme team.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the assigned vehicle is clean, road worthy and compliant with DFID and Palladium Operating Security Standards
  • Providing reliable and safe driving services to programme personnel as required
  • Supporting in the delivery and collection of cargo/mail, documents and other errands as directed by authorised programme personnel in accordance with set guidelines
  • Conducting office pick-ups and drop-offs for authorized staff and consultants
  • Updates vehicle logbook for all journeys.
  • Take care of the day to day maintenance of assigned vehicle, check oil, water, battery, breaks, tyres etc. as required to ensure the optimum performance of the vehicle(s) at all times.
  • Report any mechanical faults in good time for repairs to be carried out and cross check to ensure that all such repairs were done properly.
  • Ensure that vehicle petrol tank is always full prior to any field trips.
  • Take proper measures to reduce potential threats to staff or property within the immediate vicinity of vehicle and along transport routes.
  • Scanning, photocopying and any other office admin duties as required.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Requirements

The Driver should have;

  • A valid Malawian Drivers License
  • Be able to communicate in English language.
  • Previous experience as a driver in the development/NGO sector
  • Understand the mechanics of vehicles as this will be advantageous.
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of Malawi road networks (with particular emphasis on Lilongwe)
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of Malawi driving codes and regulations
  • Ability to drive and work long hours

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