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The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a one (01) dynamic and experienced Drivers to assure the safe movement of project staff in project vehicles within Ghana and ensure that the vehicles are maintained, for the Growing project in Ghana.

The Position: This position will be hosted by the International Water Management Institute in Ghana, on behalf of the International Potato Center. The selected candidate will be based in Tamale, Ghana and will report to the Administrative and Finance Officer for the Growing Project at CIP in Ghana.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner and always follow road safety standards.
  • Ensure that project vehicles are kept clean and road worthy.
  • Check vehicle condition/requirement and fill-in the Logbook properly.
  • Ensure use of project vehicles follows CIP motor vehicle policy.
  • Conduct day-to-day vehicle checks on oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres etc. and timely report any noted defects to the supervisor.
  • Ensure regular maintenance and servicing of project vehicles with reputable service providers.
  • Report accidents or incidents to the supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Drive project vehicles for transportation of project staff to implement field activities in project target countries.
  • Prepare monthly summary of project vehicles’ logbooks and share with the office administrative assistant.
  • Ensure compliance with CIP driving policy in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.


Requirements


  • Technical studies
  • At least 2 years of experience required in similar positions with a safe driving record.
  • Valid driver’s license for 4X4 vehicles.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Basic knowledge of car mechanics and ability to attend to minor repairs and maintenance of the vehicle in case of breakdown will be an advantage.
  • Ability to adapt to different work situations and work in a team.
  • Experience in driving 4x4 vehicles over long distances and on rough terrain.
  • Willingness to spend considerable time working under field conditions in rural areas.
  • Experience in working with international organizations is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of one or more local languages in Northern Ghana (Dagbani, Mamprusi, Chikosi, Likpakpa and Gonja in particular)
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Basic English (Desirable).


Benefits

What are we offering?

 

  • Excellent working environment.
  • Compensation package commensurate with experience. 
  • Fixed term contract of 1 year with possibility of renewal subject on performance and availability of funds.
  • Work in an equal and diverse workplace.


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