Driver, Zambia

  • Entry-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 11 February 2020

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Driver to join our team. The Driver will be responsible for meeting the transportation needs of the office and the project.

This position is for a fixed term for one to three years ending in 2022 depending on continued USAID funding. This position will report to the MCDI/Impact Malaria Finance and Administration Manager and will be based in Lusaka, Zambia with regular travel to the field.


  • Transporting project staff, project counterparts, consultants and other visitors to project sites, workshops/meetings, and various events in and around Central and Copperbelt Provinces.
  • Ensuring the safety of passengers by courteously reminding them of safety practices while in the vehicle.
  • Scheduling maintenance services and ensuring that project vehicles are clean and in proper working order.
  • Following up with vehicle maintenance regulations and licenses, and making recommendations to the Finance and Administration Manager for necessary actions. Reporting suspected vehicle malfunctions or issues.
  • Ensuring that vehicles have adequate fuel at all times, using established fueling procedures/policies. Maintaining and ensuring accuracy of the vehicle/driver’s log book.
  • Updating all vehicle documents and checking vehicle insurance.
  • Running project office errands, such as document delivery, mailing, banking, customs clearance, bill payments, shopping for office supplies etc., as requested.
  • Assisting with maintenance of project office space, including re-arrangement of furniture and minor repairs of office equipment.

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Driver and successful completion of a driving course, with a valid Zambia driver’s license
  • Self-motivated, courteous, and team player.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and availability to work outside of normal business hours, as required.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with team members, and proven ability to work in a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English desired.
  • Basic knowledge/familiarity with automobile maintenance NGO experience desirable but not a mandatory.
  • Must currently have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

About the Organization

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), the international health division of Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), has worked to strengthen health systems through practical, evidence-based and high-impact interventions across several public health sectors in over 40 countries. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholder to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations. By joining MCDI, employees join a diverse network of highly capable individuals, many of whom are experts in their field.

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