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Driver - She Leads project

Date: 12-Jan-2021

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

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 this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

 

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

 

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.

 

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International Sierra Leone is recruiting to fill the position of a Driver based at the Country Office and Programme Area Offices to deliver the tasks outlined below:

 

Summary of the position

This role will support staff movement for various project activities across districts in Sierra Leone and contribute to Plan International Sierra Leone’s adherence to Sierra Leone’s driving rules and regulations. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  1. Keep documents related to the car up to date
  • Maintain a file wherein the registration document, licensing evidence and insurance papers are kept for reference
  • 3 months before expiration of insurance and license, alert Supervisor and follow up until timely renewal
  • Print and keep in the vehicle folder invoices of all works completed on it
  • In case of accident, inform the supervisor by phone and comply with any national requirement
  • Within 24 hours following an accident, prepare for supervisor’s review a report that informs on the circumstances of the accident, the witnesses, the time and place where the accident has taken place.

 

  1. Apply Plan International Sierra Leone’s rules regarding fueling and reporting
  • Use the TOM card related to the assigned car to fuel it 
  • Alert supervisor after 70% of the amount of the TOM card is used and trigger the replenishment process
  • Complete the car logbook and submit it every Monday morning to supervisor for review
  • Make sure the column related to the project to charge costs to on the mileage recording form is well filled in
  • Prepare for supervisor’s review every Monday morning the breakdown of km run per project for the week before.

 

  1. Ensure the car is clean and ready for easy
  • Conduct customary daily verification on the car: oils, water, lights;
  • Keep the car in a constant neatness state
  • Share with the in-house mechanic any observed abnormal situation
  • Upon the in-house mechanic’s advice, file a request of repair for prompt maintenance/repair
  • Make sure the car goes for servicing every 5,000 miles
  • Follow up with external partner garage on any reparation to ensure the required work is conducted in the respect of quality standards.

 

  1. Ensure security in the assigned car
  • Always request and take a gate pass before taking Plan car out of the office premises
  • In evening, park the car in Plan office premises and when in mission where Plan has no office, either park the car in the hotel or at a police station
  • Make sure all passengers in the car put their seat belt before moving
  • For highway missions, make sure all passengers have their orders of mission
  • Make sure a minimum security kit is available in the car
  • Keep a “first aid” box in the car and regularly check the expiry dates of material it contains.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Behaviours

  • A driving license for the category of car assigned
  • Certificate in WASSCE or Diploma in any discipline.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Some knowledge in mechanic
  • Capacity to anticipate
  • Be able to take initiative to better deliver the work.
  • Clean, loyal, honest, trustworthy and respectful of procedures
  • Great availability
  • Great listening skills, discreet and tactful

 

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

 

Ensure staff understand Plan International’s commitment to driving a feminist agenda within the organization, and the ambition for gender equality and gender transformative leadership is embedded in our value-based leadership framework.

 

Plan International’s Values

https://plan-international.org/about-us/careers-plan-international/our-values-work

 

To apply for this job, kindly click on "Apply" Your application should include: 

  • A cover letter
  • A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor
               

Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People’s Policy.

 

Plan International follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.

 

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Plan International Sierra Leone is recruiting to fill the position of a Driver based at the Country Office and Programme Area Offices to deliver the tasks outlined below:

 

Location:          Country Office & Program Units (PUs)

Type of Role:    Driver

Reports to:       Senior  Driver

Grade:               A

Closing Date:   25th January, 2021

 

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

 

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.