23 Jan 2024

Field Driver Cum Mechanics/Messenger at SWISSAID

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Job Description


SWISSAID is a non-government organization headquartered in Switzerland with operations in nine countries. It operates in Tanzania since 1972 with a focus on small scale farming, gender equality and extractives. Swissaid Tanzania currently works with a community of around 10000 small scale farmers in the southern regions of Mtwara, Ruvuma, Coast region and Lindi, through a selection of local partners. In line with our 2019-2024 country programme, our overarching objective is to improve sustainable rural livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

Areas of intervention on small scale farming:

  • Increasing smallholder farmers’ productivity and production through diversified agro-ecological farming.
  • Improving smallholder farmers’ capacity to generate net income through productive agro-ecological value chains.
  • Strengthening smallholder farmers’ organizations to enhance sustainability and accountability.
  • Promote agro ecology in national agriculture policies, plans and programmes, as a solution to sustainably increase the productivity and profitability of the agriculture sector and to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

Regions of operation:

Field operations are mainly taking place in the regions of Mtwara and Lindi, Morogoro, Dodoma, Pwani Bagmoyo but also to a limited extent in other regions.
Further information on SWISSAID is available at www.swissaid.ch ; and on agroecology at www.fao.org/agroecology/en/

Job purpose:
As part of Swissaid Tanzania Country Programme 2019-2024, contribute to Outcome 1 “Improved sustainable rural livelihoods of smallholder farmers” and in particular to its Output 1 “Increased smallholder farmers’ production through diversified agro-ecological farming”.

Some of the key duties and responsibilities:

  • Operate Swissaid Vehicles and do basic maintenance
  • Maintain defensive driving
  • Perform daily Pre-trip and Post-trip vehicle inspection.
  • Ensure safety keeping the vehicle and accessories (e.g Jack, spare tire, wheel spanner, First Aid Kit & another tool)
  • Serve as a positive role model while providing transportation services
  • Able to read and observe Traffic rules and to avoid traffic offensive and respond immediately to accident and ensure immediate action required is taken.
  • Check and inform the management on expiration of Vehicle Road permits
  • Ensure the periodic scheduled vehicles for maintenance is done in appropriate time, include arranging regular cleaning for the vehicle, planning each route based on road and observe traffic conditions.
  • To Provide other services as requested by management when not engaged in transportation services.
  • Complying with road Tanzania Road regulations and be updated with new rules.
  • Participate in SW Team activities and contribute to regular HR, Administrative and Finance matters as necessary.
  • Perform messenger duties as and when needed, including but not limited to delivery and collection of material/documents and work-related items.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Possession of Advanced level certificate or Ordinary level certificate
  • Holder of Certificate or Diploma advanced Drivers Course Grade II Industrial or VIP and/or a significant from NIT/VETA.
  • Able to read/Speak and write English (recommended) and Kiswahili (must)
  • Possession of Driving License Class “E”
  • Practical experience and interest in working with Project activities including the government, civil society, academia, organizations, agriculture sector and private sectors.
  • Computer literate (recommended).
  • Ability to work independently, multitasking extra hours, be a team player.
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Method of Application

Candidates should submit a letter of intent describing how they qualify for this position, a CV, two referees including contact phone numbers and email address at their earliest convenience.

Deadline: January 26th 2024

Applicants MUST indicate expected gross salary in Tanzania shillings

PLEASE Send application to: [email protected]

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