DRIVER

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Accra, Ghana

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

 

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

 

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

 

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

 

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Plan International Ghana is looking to secure the services of  an experienced, qualified and professional driver to join its ranks. The roles will be based on our Northern Program Impact & Influencing Area in Kumasi and Accra.

 

ABOUT YOU:

The ideal candidate for the role must have a clean and driving record, experience and ability in handling various vehicles as well as  Experience in working in a corporate setting. You must also show an ability to engage and communicate professionally with all levels of employees whiles remaining ethical and confidential at all times.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Typical responsibilities on a day to day basis will include:

 

  • Drive professionally and defensively to ensure safety and protection of staff at all times without any incidents of accidents or injuries
  • Ensure vehicle is maintained as per the maintenance schedule of the vehicle to enhance longevity of vehicle with no reports of frequent breakdowns or malfunctioning of vehicle
  • Ensure that vehicle movement and mileage are duly recorded in the vehicle’s logbook to keep and track vehicle movement without any reports of carjacking
  • Ensure that the vehicle is always cleaned to enhance its state and notify Project Manager at least 3 months before the expiry date of the vehicles documents (insurance/road worthiness certificate etc) for renewal without any queries from the MTTU/Police
  • Dispatch local mail to addressees as would be directed to keep and maintain communication with our clients without any reports of missing mails
  • Deposit and withdraw monies at bank as would be directed for implementation of project activities without any reports of fraud or loss of monies
  • Comply with Plan’s Child Protection and safeguarding Policy at all times without any reports or incidents of child abuse.
  • Perform any other duties to be assigned to support the attainment of I-PADEV project goals.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, BEHAVIORS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Knowledge / Qualification:

  • GCE O level/SSS
  • At least 5 years driving experience in the formal sector
  • Valid driving license with at least class C
  • Experience in the NGO sector preferably with child-related development organisation, would be an advantage

 

Skills:

  • Basic auto mechanic skills
  • Good knowledge of Highway Code
  • Defensive driving
  • Good communication skills
  • Good verbal and writing skills
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Good planning and organizing abilities

 

Behaviours:

  • Timeliness and proactive in the discharge of duties
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels as is required
  • Communicates in a manner that inspires confidence and professionalism
  • High sense of judgment and responsibility
  • High safety awareness level of area of operation
  • Good team player

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

This position entails 80% travelling time within Plan offices and in the Program Units with 20% of the time on office related activities.

 

LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN

Mid contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have occasional one-to-one contact with children and youth. It is expected that children and youth shall be protected at all times.

 

To get the full job description and profile for the role. please click on this link: JD - Driver

 

Location: Kumasi and Accra

Type of Role: Logistics and Transport

Reports to: Supply Chain Coordinator

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 23rd July, 2024

 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

 

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

 

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

 

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.