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Driver – Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society, environment, and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multidisciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities, and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Driver for the USAID Tunoze Gusoma Schools and Systems project in Rwanda.

Project Description 

The USAID Tunoze Gusoma (Schools and Systems) activity will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on the learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four Intermediate Results: (IR1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (IR2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (IR3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (IR4) Education management systems strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. Tunoze Gusoma will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

Position Description

project driver is a member of the operations/logistics team. Under the direction of the Operations Manager and Logistics & Admin Officer, the driver performs a variety of administrative and logistical support functions. The position requires solid knowledge of logistical policies and procedures related to operation and maintenance of project vehicles.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Proactively and safely drive program staff and other authorized users in urban and rural areas of the country.
  • Continuously implement FHI360/Rwanda safety regulations for vehicle handling and passenger transportation of authorized passengers.
  • Verify that the assigned vehicle is in good condition (by checking levels of oil, fuel, water, tire air, brake system, documents, etc.)
  • Keep and duly complete the record of daily mobilizations of the vehicle and authorized passengers, reconciling the use of gasoline coupons with immediate supervisor, according to FHI360 regulations.
  • Execute and ensure the basic service to the assigned vehicle: renewal of licenses, change of tires, exterior washing, and internal cleaning.
  • Drive the Project vehicle to transport goods and people working for FHI 360 Rwanda, visitors in Rwanda and/or other provinces of the country.
  • Park vehicles in permitted and safe places during their itineraries in and out of the city.
  • Support in courier work and temporary logistical assistance, as required by the Operations Management team.
  • Participate in coordination meetings with the Operations team related to the scheduling of trips and weekly itineraries.
  • Execute other activities of the program that are required and authorized, for the proper performance of the drivers’ functions.

Minimum Skills:

  • Be able to identify and recognize problems that have established procedures and limited impact.
  • Anticipate errors to be corrected that can be easily and quickly detected in the immediate work unit and would result in disruption or expense to the project.
  • Be able to escalate non-standard issues and problems.
  • Have basic computer skills (Ms Word, Ms Excel, Email, Phone, etc.).
  • Be neat, organized, respectful and a team player, developing and maintaining good relationships with project staff.
  • Be available to work off-duty, holidays and weekends when necessary.
  • Willingness to be based in one of the provinces of operation if necessary.

Minimum qualifications required.

  • Be of Rwandan nationality or have a valid work permit.
  • Have a diploma in automotive mechanics or other mechanical experience is an advantage.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position, preferably in an international NGO.
  • Knowledge of the field of intervention would be an asset.
  • Have a personal record free of any disciplinary action.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding:

FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click Careers ( to continue searching FHI 360’s Career Portal and follow the below link to apply for this job not later than 6th May 2024.

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