Driver-2 positions

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Type of position: L1 S1

Application closing: 15 November 2021

Background

Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding that supports locally led peacebuilding initiatives around the world. Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that the work is locally driven. Together with local partners and local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes and helps establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, government and the international community.

As a strategic partner of the United Nations, Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices around the world.

For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org

Interpeace in Rwanda

Interpeace has been working in Rwanda since 2002. During this time, Interpeace has been working in

Partnership with national institutions to strengthening durable peace, through the promotion of social cohesion, societal trauma healing and participatory governance. In this work, Interpeace has had long-term partnership with different national organisations, including government institutions such as the Ministry of Health, the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Local Government. Non-government partners include Prison Fellowship Rwanda and Never Again Rwanda.

Currently, Interpeace is implementing “Reinforcing community capacity for social cohesion and reconciliation through Societal Trauma Healing in Bugesera District’’ Programme, funded by the European Union implemented in partnership with Prison Fellowship Rwanda; as well as the “Youth Engage Project” (Ijwi ryubaka) Project implemented in partnership with Never Again Rwanda. The “Youth Engage” project seeks to strengthen the rights of young people and their empowerment and involvement in public affairs, societies and decision-making, notably through youth organisations. At the regional level (Great Lakes), our regional programmes are focused on fostering strong relations across borders.

Position within the Organisation

The Driver is a member of the Global Operations Unit which encompasses Finance, IT, Administration, Legal, Internal Audit and HR.

Under regular supervision from the Administration Assistant, the Office Driver is responsible for providing transportation support to staff and any partners or official guests as assigned by the Head of Office in Kigali Office.

Purpose and General Overview

Under the supervision of the Administrative Assistant, the driver will provide professional transport facilitation to IP Rwanda staff on duty or guests; to any assigned locations in Rwanda for reasons related to official duties and the objectives of the Rwanda programme. The role will involve driving over relatively short distances during regular working hours and extended trips requiring flexibility to the field when needed. The role will also cover messenger, vehicle safety and security and office back up support if needed.

Duties and responsibilities 

Vehicle Management and Transport Conditions

  • Drive IP Rwanda vehicle(s) as requested with due regard to time schedules, apply knowledge of

driving regulations, safety requirements, traffic conditions and most desirable routes to maintain travel time whilst ensuring that all rules, regulations, and local requirements are adhered to.

  • In an event of involvement in an accident, take security precautions for the safety and security of the driver, on-board passengers, the vehicle, and other contents that may be in the vehicle.

Specific Duties

While adhering to safe driving regulations, perform the following duties:

  • Day to day maintenance and cleaning of the assigned vehicle, check fuel levels, oil, water battery, brakes, signal lights, tires before starting off the journey. Make minor repairs and adjustments (For example, punctures, wiper blades, spark plugs etc).
  • Transport IP Rwanda visitors, office staff and any other person on IP Rwanda business mission in safe and timely manner between designated locations as may be assigned by IP
  • Record mileage and expenses incurred during driving duties and report to appropriate IP Rwanda personnel as required.
  • Keep an accurate logbook for all transport
  • Arrange for vehicle care and maintenance based on service manual requirements and daily transportation
  • Keep record of vehicle service records to track costs and maintenance of vehicles as well as justify replacement of the vehicle and/or parts at the appropriate
  • Make regular deliveries of parcels, documents, between the office, collection locations and destinations as may be assigned by IP
  • Follow all health and safety
  • Provide any messenger support including assistance in doing local shopping as and when

Qualifications

  • High school certificate or diploma considered an asset
  • Valid Rwanda driving License of class B category
  • Proficiency in Kinyarwanda and good working knowledge of Knowledge of French language will be an advantage.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience working in a fast-paced environment within
  • Able to provide written references from previous employers
  • Accident-free Driving certification if applicable
  • Security clearance certificate of good conduct

Competencies

  • Ability to work well alone and with a partner or team
  • Reliable and punctual, demonstrating dedication and professionalism in assigned duties
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Organized and able to adapt to changing schedules or routines

Job special conditions

  • IP Rwanda driver will be required to spend some nights out of Kigali.
  • Travel needs may vary, but about 80% out of Kigali and 20% within
  • This job requires sitting for long hours while driving.

Interpeace Competencies

  • Collaboration and Weaving
  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning
  • Respect for Diversity

Other requirements

  • Eligibility to work in Rwanda

Assets/desired

Previously worked as an Office Driver

How to apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications to recruitment-eca@interpeace.org on or before 15th November 2021, 23:59 pm, Kigali time. “Driver, Kigali” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered.

The application must include:

  • a complete curriculum vitae
  • a letter of interest
  • an acknowledgement letter, answering the following questions:
  1. Have you ever been criminally convicted or subject to any criminal or administrative penalty by any competent authority? If yes, please specify:
  2. Have you ever been terminated or separated (e.g. contract termination, dismissal, non-renewal) or subject to any disciplinary measure or sanction by your employer for fraud, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse?
  3. Have you ever resigned while under investigation or during disciplinary proceedings?
  1. Confirming the following declaration of understanding:

I confirm the accuracy of the information provided, with the understanding that Interpeace will conduct reference checks to verify relevant information.

I understand that if any false or misleading information is provided in my application, or any material fact suppressed, I may not be employed, of if I am employed, I may be dismissed.

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality both through gender parity at all levels of the organisation and the promotion of a gender dimension in all its work. We welcome applications from women and men, and those with disabilities.

Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.