• Full time
  • 6 months ago
  • Lilongwe

    Job Description

    The Bantwana Initiative of World Education Inc. (WEI/Bantwana) seeks qualified Drivers for the USAID funded Ana Patsogolo Activity, a project aimed at preventing new HIV infections and reducing the vulnerability of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women AGYW) WEI/Bantwana is a leader in OVC programming and organizational capacity development in high HIV prevalence countries in southern and eastern Africa

    Job Summary

    Perform tasks related to driving WEI/Bantwana vehicles entrusted to you in a safe and economical manner in conjunction with WEI/Bantwana policy and the traffic laws and regulations of Malawi. Also perform minor mechanical tasks.

    Major responsibilities
    Transportation & Safety

    • Transport WEI/Bantwana staff and visitors as instructed.
    • Ensure the safety of passengers & luggage at all times.
    • Observe speed limits and all WEI/Bantwana travel guidelines.
    • Ensure the use of seat belts at all times.
    • Ensure proper communication procedures.
    • Ensure vehicles are fully sanitized and disinfected, and fully stocked with emergency face masks and hand sanitizers.

    Vehicle Maintenance

    • Maintain vehicles allocated in sound mechanical condition.
    • Ensure the washing & general cleaning of vehicles is maintained.
    • Ensure that vehicles are fueled and serviced promptly.
    • Report any faults/breakdowns & accidents immediately to the Procurement & Logistics Officer.
    • Ensure First Aid Kits are complete and spare & tools are allocated in vehicles.

    Record Keeping

    • Ensure that all vehicles have log sheets and pens.
    • Maintain accurate vehicle records to ensure that all trips, fuel fill-ups, time and mileage readings are recorded.
    • Ensure fuel fill ups entry is made in the log sheet timely,
    • Ensure vehicle  request forms are filled and submitted for travel allocation to Administration Assistant
    • Submit all vehicle log sheets on a monthly basis to the Procurement & Logistics Officer.
    • Ensure to check vehicle on daily basis and submit check list report to Procurement & Logistics Officer.
    • Submit field trip report after every trip to the Procurement & Logistics Officer
    • Submit vehicle repair reports to the Procurement & Logistics Officer every time before and after repairs
    • Ensure that vehicle comprehensive and 3rd party insurance are valid.
    • Inform the Procurement & Logistics Officer 3 weeks in advance of renewals.

    Delivering and receiving mail

    • Prompt delivery of all mail and maintain record on delivery book, inclusive of cheques and equipment.
    • Check in post office for mail on a regular basis.
    • Receive mail from partners and sub-offices and hand it over to the HR and Admin Officer

    Mechanical activities

    • Perform minor repairs as required and recommend major cases to the garage.
    • Road test and certify all vehicles from the garages.
    • Any other duties assigned by the Procurement & Logistics Officer.


    • O Level Certificate, Mechanical Certificate is ideal
    • Defensive driving certificate.
    • At least three years of driving experience
    • Professional Driver Certificate
    • Comfortability in filling forms.
    • Flexible to work unusual hours
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    How to apply

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled–the first review will take place on August 24th.

    To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references (including name, organization, phone number, and email address) to:

    Email: [email protected] with the position title in the subject line.

    Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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