Education Development Center

Education Development Center

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Position: Driver
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa
Posted date: 1 week ago
Application Deadline: Oct, 30/2020 (2 days left)

Company Description

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)

EDC is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.  Founded in 1958, EDC’s headquarters are located in Waltham MA, USA. We also have offices in New York City and Washington, DC, USA.  EDC implements projects in over 35 countries.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The five-year READ II project, funded by USAID, will boost the quality of literacy instruction and student support, reaching out to children at risk of failure and dropout caused by cognitive, emotional and physical effects of hunger, violence, and displacement. READ II seeks to better equip teachers with effective early grade reading instruction techniques and materials in seven mother-tongue languages and English, while simultaneously building a culture of reading in the school, home and community.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Driver will provide transportation support to project staff for project-related activities. The Driver maintains project vehicles and log of vehicle use, cleans and follows up on vehicle services timeframe for the wellbeing of the vehicles in conformity with EDC’s Safety and Security Policies.

REPORTING & SUPERVISION:

The Driver will report to the Regional Logistics Officer. 

Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Driving, maintaining and servicing the project vehicles in keeping with the highest safety standards.
  • Ensuring proper long-term and day-to-day maintenance of all vehicles, including checking oil and other fluids, battery, brakes, tires, and other critical equipment.
  • Performing pick-ups, deliveries, repairs and makes purchases of office supplies as directed by supervisor.
  • Keeping a log of vehicle use, maintenance, and service.
  • Greeting and directing visitors.
  • Arranging for the collection and delivery of mail or documents, as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned by superiors within the driver’s capacity.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A high school diploma is required.
  • At least one year of prior experience as a driver in Addis Ababa is required.
  • NGO experience is a plus.  
  • Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no supervision.
  • Computer literate and basic skills and qualifications in motor mechanics are added advantages.
  • Proven punctuality and ability to work as part of a team and excellent references a must.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability.


How to apply

Follow the below link to apply

 https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/EducationDevelopmentCenter/743999721951818-driver

Only candidates who are invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. EDC offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package.





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