DUE : 23 JAN 20230
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps partners with communities as they move from a place of fragility to resilience, meeting urgent needs while addressing root causes – always powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse, and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.
The Program / Department / Team
Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, oppression by building secure, productive, and just communities. Mercy Corps has been present in Zimbabwe since 2002 focusing its interventions on a multi sectoral market systems development portfolio mobilizing communities to promote small-scale agriculture and revive local economies. Its current operations focus on helping smallholder farmers increase their incomes and harvests through the power of technology and increasing urban household access to quality, reliable water, sanitation, and hygiene services. Zimbabwe continues to experience recurrent environmental, economic, and social shocks affecting the wellbeing of its communities and undermining development investments. Mercy Corps puts resilience at core of its strategy to contribute to the wellbeing of Zimbabweans by building communities’ capacities and strengthening systems and institutions.
General Program/ Position Summary
Mercy Corps will be implementing the WFP led Urban Food Security and Resilience Building program in Mutare. The goal of this program is to build the resilience of individual households, communities, and institutions against economic and climate shocks in Mutare Urban. The driver will provide safe, transport services for Mercy Corps program and support staff in the described AOR (Area of Responsibility). The driver will adhere to all traffic and Mercy Corps safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by Mercy Corps. The Driver will report directly to the Program Manager and will work in close collaboration with the Operations Manager, Senior Driver, and Program Team.
Operate Mercy Corps vehicles as assigned by supervisor.
Operate MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor.
Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations.
Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to transport
Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor.
Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.
Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times.
Assist, as required, with logistics in the office daily workloads.
Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems
during daily business.
Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis.
Undertake field assignments as assigned.
Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals.
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to
Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation.
Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills
Valid driver’s license and experience driving 4×4 vehicles. Defensive driving certificate will be an added
5 basic O’ Levels
Must respect and adhere to all safety and traffic rules.
More than 5 years’ driving experience in NGO sector.
Basic vehicle maintenance.
Good written and spoken English.
Knowledge of routes, duty stations and project areas
To apply, please send one document that includes your cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, contactable references, and your CV to Mercy Corps Human Resources at email@example.com by COB 23 January 2023. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for in the email subject line.
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity organization and encourages both female and male candidates to apply. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and shortlisting will proceed as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.