RDP, Driver – South Africa National

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:

Driver

Grade:

2 (N)

Level:

Office/Technician

Department:

General Services

Location:

Johannesburg & Durban, South Africa

Primary Purpose:

This position is primarily responsible for driving and maintaining CWS Africa vehicle to complete assigned errands on behalf of the organization.

Supervision:

This position reports directly to the Grant Accountant.

Essential Duties:

  1. Drives CWS Africa motor vehicles to complete assigned duties.
  2. Cleans and cares for official CWS Africa vehicles. Conducts regular checks of vehicles to ensure that they are mechanically sound and in good working order and reports any problems noted to the Supervisor.
  3. Provides safe transportation to meetings and other destinations for CWS Africa staff and visitors on official business.
  4. Posts and collects mail, weighs and affixes the correct amount of stamps on letters and packages.
  5. Assists in the safe banking of CWS Africa checks and cash as well as replenishment of petty cash.
  6. Maintains accurate records of deliveries made to other offices in the CWS Africa delivery book.
  7. Performs general clerical duties as may be assigned and which may include photocopying and packing supplies for field team travel.
  8. Repairs minor mechanical problems on the CWS Africa motor vehicles after confirming the same with the Supervisor.
  9. Obtains quotations and makes simple purchases on behalf of the office and as per instructions by the Supervisor.
  10. Records each and every trip made in the log book.
  11. Ensures that the fuel level in each vehicle does not go below half tank.
  12. Performs other duties, which are developed and assigned in order to improve the operations of the CWS Africa office.

Qualifications:

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent qualification is required.

Experience:

• Two (3) years of driving experience required. ? Clean driving record with valid driver’s license required.

Knowledge/ Skills:

• Working knowledge of basic motor vehicle mechanics required.

• Good working knowledge of Johannesburg, Durban &Pretoria and its vicinity.

Abilities:

The Driver must have the ability to:

• do minor repairs

• communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;

• follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;

• deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, applicants and members of the general public;

• conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of CWS Africa;

• maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;

• carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision; ? take initiative;

• maintain strict confidentiality with CWS Africa administrative and operational information;

• manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;

• work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;

• effectively manage CWS Africa’s resources;

Physical requirements:  This position requires bending, squatting, kneeling, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/ pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), using fine finger movements and lifting/carrying moderate loads.

Working environment:  Incumbents in this position will be exposed to moving machinery, marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, dust, fumes and gases and drives motorized equipment.

Licensing/Certification:

None.

Special Requirements

• A clear background check is required before the start of employment.

• Candidate selected must be legally eligible to work on full time basis in South Africa.

• Valid and clean driving license is required.

• Demonstrated integrity, accountability, and transparency in all previous employment.

Competencies

Communication

Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.

Relationships

Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.

Job Knowledge

Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.

Teamwork

Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.

Problem Solving

Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.

Program Planning and Management

Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation. Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.

Leadership

Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.

Resource Building and Stewardship

Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those resources in line with the organization’s mission. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization effectiveness.

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