· Key role working as part of our Ethiopian team.
· Be a significant contributor to eliminating trachoma in Ethiopia, Oromia region.
· Full-time position based in Ethiopia, Shashemene.
The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international NGO founded in 1992 has been a driving force in the development and implementation of blindness prevention programs in some of the poorest and most isolated regions in the world. Currently operating in 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, The Foundation is working to end avoidable blindness. Our Ethiopia program and the ‘Stronger SAFE’ program is focused on trachoma elimination.
The Driver is responsible for the transport of the project team, additional staff (as needed), and materials to field sites, office and specific project locations, managing efficient vehicle maintenance, and ensuring the vehicle is safely secured at all times.
· Ensure safe transportation of staff, visitors, consultants and partners to and from various destinations for project purposes.
· Support in any dispatch and delivery of correspondences to various government partners.
· Make pick-ups and deliveries of project correspondence.
· Observe the highest standards of discretion, integrity and personal conduct.
· Develop and maintain a regular schedule of the vehicle service, insurance and licenses for specified vehicle.
· Prepare and submit reports to Procurement and Logistics Coordinator on planned FHFE vehicle movements.
· Conduct daily routine checks of the specified vehicle – oil, tyres, etc.
· Maintain vehicle log book and other related records as required.
· Prepare a report on vehicle performance records on a quarterly basis.
· Ensure that all accidents and incidents are documented and the report shared with immediate supervisor and the Support Services manager and the relevant government authorities.
· Ensure that the specified vehicle has the necessary tools at all times.
· Perform other duties, as required to meet the objectives of the project team.
· Constructively contribute and collaborate with all colleagues.
· Delivery high quality work that supports our global operating environment.
· Demonstrate compliance with all legislation, The Foundation’s policies and procedures, and the requirements of Good Clinical Practise (GCP).
|Values and Behaviour|
· Show an active interest and commitment to Trachoma Elimination in Ethiopia.
· Promote and role model appropriate behaviour to support The Foundation’s culture, performance and brand.
· Actively support The Foundations commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion.
· Actively demonstrate the organisational values:
o Integrity: We stand up for what is right
o Collaboration: We are stronger together
o Empowerment: We make a difference
o Action: We focus on results
|Health, Safety & Wellbeing|
· Adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures of The Foundation and take all reasonable care that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of others in The Foundation.
· Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of The Foundation and take all reasonable care that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of others in The Foundation.
|Child Protection |
This position does involve “working with Children”.
Definition – Working with Children – All positions (whether paid or volunteer) which are regularly engaged in an activity with a child where the contact would reasonably be expected as a normal part of the position description or activity and the contact is therefore not incidental.
To be successful in this position, you will have minimum valid 3rd grade driver license, secondary School certificate, membership of local accredited drivers association (or equivalent), minimum of 3 years’ experience working experience with reputable NGO’s and/or firms and excellent driving skills including long distance. Additionally, knowledge of working languages, English, Amharic and Afan Oromo, good knowledge of Ethiopian traffic regulations, good knowledge of Customs and RTA regulations, and good knowledge of the road networks within Ethiopia.
|Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge||Qualifications|
· Minimum valid 3rd grade driver license.
· Secondary School certificate.
· Membership of local accredited drivers association (or equivalent).
· Minimum of 3 years’ experience working experience with reputable NGO’s and/or firms.
· Excellent driving skills including long distance.
· Knowledge of working languages, English, Amharic and Afan Oromo.
· Good knowledge of Ethiopian traffic regulations.
· Good knowledge of Customs and RTA regulations.
· Good knowledge of the road networks within Ethiopia.
· Diploma in Auto mechanic is an added advantageous for the role.
· Work experience in international nongovernmental organizations is an asset.
|Skills and Attributes||· Basic knowledge in simple vehicle maintenance.|
· Good communication skills, including fluency in spoken English.
· Ability to work with minimum supervision.
· Basic ICT skills.
· Excellent interpersonal, organizational skills.
|Other||· Eligibility to work in Ethiopia.|
· Willingness to be based in Oromia with frequent visits to the field sites in surrounding woreda.
· Preparedness to undergo background checks including Criminal records check and qualifications check.