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Vacancy: Driver

FHR is looking to employ a driver

Under the supervision and management of the Office Manager the driver ensures that FHR staff are driven safely to meetings, workshops, other work-related destinations as instructed by the Office Manager. The driver has to ensure that all vehicles under his/her charge are maintained in an optimal working condition at all times.

Tasks and Responsibility

  1. Logistics Support
    • Drives FHR staff and officials to meetings, site visits and ports of entry/exit
    • Collects and delivers mail, packages and equipment
    • Maintains a record of all deliveries and distributions
    • Obtains clearance for vehicle use for all trips
    • Performs pick up duties at airports, different departments, meeting areas and ports of entry/exit  
  2. Administrative Support
    • Maintain records of:
      a. All vehicles,
      b. Logs official trips,
      c. records daily mileage/use of fuel cards
      d. Keeps record of consumption
    • Assist Office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required
    • Assist in the mailing and distribution of mail

  3. Vehicle Maintenance
    • Ensures that assigned vehicles are compliant with the Vehicle policy requirements before/after use
    • Performs minor repairs, arranges for regular maintenance and ensures that vehicles are kept clean at all times
    • Custodian of vehicle tools and kits ensuring the safety of all tools
    • Ensures the availability of requires support goods like GPRS tools, maps, first aid kit, office directory, spare parts and log books and necessary spare parts are assigned to each vehicle.
    • Ensures that in any event of emergency/accident involving the official vehicle(s), all the regulatory steps are followed
  4. Team work
    • Exchanges relevant information and maintains an open line of communication with team members and his/her supervisor
    • When necessary act a translator for an official person using the vehicle
    • Participates in departmental meetings and other assigned tasks

Required Competencies

  • Values, integrity, commitment to excellence, continuous learning
  • Managing relationships i.e. working in teams, effective communication, professionalism, conflict and self-management
  • Appropriate and transparent decision making and operational effectiveness
  • Elementary use of computers  
  • Fluency in English and any local language

Academic/Training requirements

  • Matric Certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid defensive driving certificate
  • Valid professional driving permit (PDP)

Minimum Experience to be considered

  • 5 years’ work experience as a driver in an international organization
  • A safe driving record
  • Knowledge of driving rules, regulations, chauffeur protocol and courteous
  • Conversant with Gauteng road network

Application Process

  1. The Foundation for Human Rights is committed to promoting equity and encourages women and men previously disadvantaged to apply.
  2. The CV should include the details of three referees (providing both telephone numbers and email addresses) and the references should be traceable
  3. Deadline for all application submissions is Wednesday 01 February 2017 at 16:00 hrs.
  4. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered for the position
  5. Only suitable qualified candidates will be considered, FHR reserves the right to cancel the position should the needs of the FHR change or should we regard the submissions not to be adequate based on its needs
  6. Respond to : Vacancy.Driver(at)fhr.org.za
  7. Alternatively respond to Postal Address:

Foundation for Human Rights
Private Bag X124
Braamfontein
Johannesburg 2017
Gauteng
South Africa