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Driver/ Logistic Assistant-Ifakara

Vacancy #:   5776
Unit:   ESARO Tanzania ( Finance admin and IT)
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Tanzania Project Office, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
Reporting to:   Administration Officer, Tanzania Country Office
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A2
Expected start date:   01 January 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (36 months)
Closing date:   18 October 2021


Established in 1948, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,300 Member organizations and the input of more than 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. IUCN has had its operations in Tanzania for more than four decades working with many partners and supporters to implement a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects ranging from management of protected areas, forest ecosystems, coastal resources, aquatic ecosystems and climate change resilience.

IUCN Tanzania is seeking a high calibre Driver/Logistic Assistant to support the Tanzania Programme Office.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Office Administrator, the Driver/Logistic Assistant will provide logistic support and provide reliable and safe driving services to the Tanzania office.


The specific duties of the Driver will include:

Driving and vehicle maintenance;
Ensure that the assigned vehicle is clean and road worthy;Check vehicle condition/requirement and fill the Log Book properly;
Ensure proper maintenance and serving of the assigning vehicle is taken place on day-to-day and report on supervisors on time;
Meet official personnel at the airport and make the arrangements for the accommodation services;
Drive office vehicle for transportation of authorized personnel and delivery/collection of consignment, pouch and other items;
Make field trips in/or out out-side Dar es salaam;
Prepare monthly mileage summary with oil consumption and report to supervisor;
Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, perform minor repairs and arrange for other related repairs;
Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident;
Carry out other relevant tasks assigned by, and mutually agreed with, the line manager.

Logistical support;
Assists with purchasing office supplies, stationery and equipment and arranges for repair of office equipment to ensure that the office is in good order within the petty cash limits and according to IUCN policies and procedures.
Coordinates with suppliers for the procurement of office supplies and equipment.

Perform other similar duties as may be requested by the Supervisor and/or Project Managers
  • Education;
Holder of form IV certificate with driving certificate from recognized institution VETA or NIT.
Mechanical certificate is required
Clean and Valid Driving license.

• Work Experience;
Over 5 years of driving experience of four-wheel drive vehicles
Current driving license with an excellent driving record of at least 7 years showing no history of responsibility for accidents
Experience driving for a diplomatic mission or small to medium-sized NGO
Basic vehicle maintenance skills
Have a good knowledge of Tanzania roads and various Districts where IUCN has a presence and be ready to travel to these districts
Able to drive for long periods of time
Good awareness of the existing traffic rules and regulations
Ability to follow a pre-set schedule and create a plan to reach the required destination on time
Good interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to work well with people from varied backgrounds and cultures at all levels in organization
Ability to work as part of a team and is flexible and adaptable.
Ability to work under pressure
Understands and performs safe driving techniques
Good oral communication skills

• Language Requirements;
Good knowledge of English and Swahili is desired

• Core Competencies;
Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN One Programme approach.

• Functional Competencies;
Adheres to IUCN ESARO core values of Transparency, Inclusiveness, Professionalism and Accountability;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views.
Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision to prioritize tasking and manage workflow in a high pressure environment.
Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
Able to travel when required.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Member organisations and around 16,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

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