8 Dec 2022

Driver x2 at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Program

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Job Description

Breakthrough ACTION Tanzania is a new, three-year (2022-2025) cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Program (CCP). The social and behavior change (SBC) activity aims to catalyze opportunities for Tanzanians to improve their health status by transforming socio-cultural norms and supporting the adoption of healthier behaviors. The activity will provide technical assistance to the Government of Tanzania (GoT) to improve the policy and implementation framework around SBC activities, and design, implement and monitor specific SBC interventions at the sub-national level as required. Breakthrough ACTION Tanzania will promote integrated SBC approaches to support family planning/reproductive health, maternal, neonatal, and child health (including nutrition), HIV, malaria, TB, risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) and other infectious diseases as needed.


Job Summary:

Support JHU’s operations and program implementation by ensuring proper usage, regular maintenance and repairs of assigned vehicles for high performance and to undertake driving assignments within and outside assigned areas as required.

Specific responsibilities

  • Drive assigned company vehicles on assigned routes within and outside the duty station, safely operate JHU’s vehicle in accordance with Tanzania Traffic Laws and also ensure safety of staff and other passengers.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that he/she possess the necessary personal documentation as required under the Traffic laws of the host country (Tanzania).
  • Ensure that the JHU vehicle used is fully insured and the cover is up to date.
  • Timely liaison with the supervisor to identify any major repairs needed and get relevant clearance for major repair work to be undertaken.
  • Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and timely reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to ensure efficient vehicle use, supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency of fuel consumption, keeping track of the scheduled service time of the vehicle, in order to make sure that servicing is timely performed.
  • Keeping vehicle clean and in good condition all the time
  • Ensure that before each journey the vehicle has the required security and safety equipment according to the list made and procedures to be followed, all required documents are valid and safely kept, up to date tool kit, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, spare tyre.
  • Prevent the carrying of any dubious cargo or non JHU’s passenger which may bring JHU into conflict with relevant authorities e.g., the smuggling/transport of contraband items etc
  • To ensure that all records for fuel use, car service and maintenance are updated in office Log book and preserved in good order at all times. To prepare and submit vehicle monitoring report including records of vehicle operations, maintenance, expenses, mileage at the end of each month.
  • Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with relevant formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry at arrival to the authorized destinations.
  • To refuel the vehicle whenever necessary or when the level gets below 1/2 of the tank capacity.
  • Fully understand and adhere to all JHU security practices, procedures and protocols
  • Ensure that the vehicle is used for official business only and to resist attempts by any party to use JHU vehicle for personal or unofficial use.
  • To ensure the safe parking all the time.
  • Adhere to JHU vehicle policy all the time.

Admin support

  • Perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required including delivery/collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills to facilitate administrative support to clients.
  • Assist with office administrative support such as photocopying, filling, binding of documents and any other official duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Facilitate the incoming and outgoing mails, parcel, and couriers
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Technical support
  • Assist the program and admin teams in all field activities (photocopying, attendance taking, setting up of equipment etc).
  • Report to a head of teams on any faults which require immediate or long-term attention.
  • Assist the client by setting up equipment and conduct maintenance in all basic faults.
  • Perform any other relevant field activity as assigned by supervisor/program official.



  • At least a certificate of Secondary education qualification (Form Four) with NIT Advanced Driving Certificate.
  • Valid class “C’ driving license.
  • At least 3 years’ experience (driving Tanzania environment)
  • An experience of working within similar capacity in International NGO will be an added advantage


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic vehicle servicing and maintenance skills.
  • Basic logistics knowledge
  • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work long. Personal commitment to working as reliable, honest, & trustworthy member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and priorities work.
  • Must be Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the respectful communication and teamwork spirit.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Language: Fluency in both English and Kiswahili languages.



Travel Requirements:

  • This position may require up to 85% regional travel.
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Method of Application

All candidates are encouraged to submit e-mail applications to [email protected] with copies of current CV, cover letter and three professional referees. Please indicate the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: 12:00pm EAT on December 18, 2022

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