Driver Ruvuma at Sightsavers

by Udahiliportaldaily




Sightsavers are recruiting for an experienced Project Driver to provide driving services transporting staff and other project partners/ goods for the duration of the STEP project.

Location: Sightsavers’ Project Office, Ruvuma region with regular travel

Contract:  2-Year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Local terms and conditions apply

About the role

This role will provide transport, logistical and administrative support to include:


  • transportation for project staff and related partners during the duration of the STEP project
  • driver planning, and scheduling using project calendar and registering transportation requests
  • delivering/ distributing project goods to the respective districts
  • deliver correspondence to project partners as required
  • facilitating pick-ups for project visitors and transportation during official visits
  • service vehicle maintenance management
  • providing timely updates to relevant members of the project team

Knowledge, skills and experience required for this role


  • Secondary school certificate with driving school training or equivalent; relevant experience or knowledge and skills equivalent to 2 years of VETA VIP driving
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check
  • Previous professional experience driving preferred; training may be provided
  • Able to work night, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Demonstrable working experience, ideally gained in an NGO environment
  • Experience and understanding of government partners


About you

To succeed in this role you will need:


  • strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • the ability to work well on your own
  • to be reliable and punctual with dedicated professionalism to your job and duties
  • the ability to adapt to changing schedules or routines
  • to be organised and able to follow a schedule
  • excellent time management skills
  • to be customer service focused
  • to be able to demonstrate safe driving practices


This Driver role is involved and vital to the success of the project. The above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the job description for full details.

Closing date: Sunday 26 September 2021

We anticipate that interviews, including a practical examination, will take place in early October 2021. Please note that a successful eyesight test will also be required for this position.

To apply

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply

The deadline for submitting the application is 26 September 2021.


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