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29 Aug 2022

Driver at SolidarMed Zambia

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Job Description

Contract Type

Full time


Competitive salary that includes health benefits

Place of Assignment

Lusaka with frequent visits to various project sites in rural locations.

Start of Contract

1st November 2022

Your tasks and responsibilities as a Driver

  • Drive vehicle/s for official travel and business, or as requested by management
  • Maintain high standard of service to both internal and external guests
  • Ensure punctuality and safe transport
  • Observe the road traffic laws and Zambian regulations strictly
  • Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
  • Ensure vehicles are kept clean, tidy and in good working condition at all times
  • Ensure vehicles are always kept secure and parked safely
  • Ensure vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc.
  • Record all vehicle operations, maintenance, expenses, mileage after use of any vehicle assigned to you
  • Assist the Administration Manager to ensure vehicle insurance and registration is updated according to schedule
  • Log all trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, etc,
  • Shall not carry any unauthorized passengers or goods
  • Perform all errands and fulfil all assignments
  • Represent SolidarMed by maintaining the highest standard of smartness

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Grade twelve school certificate
  • Defensive driving certificate
  • At least five (5) years of driving experience
  • Experience working with government or NGOs
  • Knowledge in vehicle mechanics
  • Experience driving a manual 4×4 (essential)

Attributes and Motivations

  • Highly motivated
  • Reliable and able to work without close supervision
  • Alcohol and drugs must not be consumed or present whilst on duty
  • Commitment to social change and to SolidarMed’ s values and principles
  • Enthusiastic, positive, determined, and flexible, a team player
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated cultural sensitivity
  • Able and willing to travel within the country

We offer

  • An exciting role which brings with it clear scope for innovation and creativity, as well as the chance to apply expert skills in a challenging delivery environment.
  • You will be part of a motivated team with a flat hierarchy in a professionally run, innovative programme
  • Placement in Zambia’s capital Lusaka
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Method of Application

Please email your application to [email protected] citing reference “Programme Driver” and include

·   Your CV including 3 references

·   A covering letter outlining your motivation and how you meet the requirements

·  Copies of your qualifications

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We kindly ask you not to send in duplicate or hard copies of your CV.


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