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Pre Service Training (PST) Driver

Peace Corps Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Language and Cross Culture Coordinator, this is a fixed short term contract over a two year period (Base + 3 options) September - December 2018; March – May 2019; August – November 2019 and March – May 2020.

Responsibilities

  • Operates Peace Corps motor vehicles in accordance with instructions to transport Peace Corps or associated agency personnel and official visitors.
  • Maintains vehicle in clean and serviceable condition and performs minor maintenance of a preventative nature.

Other responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

  • Ensure passenger wears a seat belt when operating a Peace Corps vehicle.
  • Perform a check of all Peace Corps vehicles before operating them.
  • Prepare vehicles for up-country trips.
  • Transport Peace Corps staff, Volunteers and Trainees to and from various locations as needed.
  • Ensure that there is a log sheet in each vehicle and that all trips are logged.
  • Follow all procedures related to fuel management and reporting.
  • Apprise GSO of materials needed for vehicle maintenance and repairs.
  • Collect items and documents from vendors and complete deliveries as requested.
  • Ensure collection/delivery of mail and parcels to the Embassy, Post Office and Preservice Training Centers.
  • Pick up parcels from the Post Office for staff Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers.
  • Assist in the upkeep and repair of vehicles.
  • Assist in the upkeep and repair of generators.
  • Assist in bicycle maintenance and repairs and PCTs Bike Training.
  • Delivering / collection of training equipment, (bedding, matrasses and utensils ETC) to and from Community based training villages.
  • Clean the Vehicles and conduct pre- drive inspections every morning.
  • Assist in minor maintenance works at PST when not driving e.g. (Replacing new locks and electrical Bulbs)
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Peace Corps/Zambia

  • Pre Service Training (PST) Driver: Va- 06/2018
  • Safety And Security
  • Operates Peace Corps vehicles safely at all times.
  • Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and CD. Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

Other Duties

  • To the extent Contractor is allowed to operate a US government owned, leased, or rented vehicle (GOV) to
  • Perform their job duties, the Contractor must operate that vehicle safely at all times and only operate it for
  • Official business purposes as defined in 31 USC 1334.
  • Contractor is required to refrain from texting or from engaging in any behavior that distracts attention from driving safely at any time.

Except in an emergency situation, Contractor shall not text message:

  • When driving a GOV
  • When driving a privately-owned vehicle (POV) while on official government business; or
  • While using electronic equipment supplied by the government while driving any vehicle (even during off-duty

hours).

Required Qualifications

  • In order to be selected for this position, the applicant must be a Zambian Citizen, must not have been employed in intelligence-related activities, and must submit an application that clearly documents how they meet each of the following mandatory requirements:
  • Completion of secondary school and vocational training or apprenticeship recognized as producing journeyman
  • mechanic skills (Written references will be required)
  • Five years driving experience for an international agency or a transportation / tour company (operating passenger
  • vehicles, manual transmission, 4x4 vehicle and off-road) including at least two years basic vehicle
  • maintenance experience is required.
  • Good working knowledge of English language is required.
  • Knowledge of local traffic laws and area traffic patterns including a valid local driver’s license (class C or better) is required.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting documentation including a typed cover letter, CV that clearly documents how you meet each of the above requirements, and at least three traceable references must be submitted by close of.

For LCF positions, please specify preference of languages.

Address applications to:

The Human Resources Specialist,

Peace Corps Zambia,

71A Kabulonga Road,

PO Box 50707,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
25 Jun
Apply online
https://zm.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
Email applications to
zm01-jobs@zm.peacecorps.gov
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