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  • Posted: Oct 16, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Youth Employment Agency (YEA) was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887) to empower young people to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation. Its objective is to support the youth between the ages of 15 to 35 years through skills training and internship modules to transit from a situation o...
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    Driver

    As a Driver, you will assist YES-Ghana to carry out project activities by providing safe transportation and general logistics support to teams, including vehicle security and maintenance, administrative support, organisational development, relationship building and representation, and other duties.

    Responsibilities:

    i. Driving

    •  Drive vehicle for official travel and business, or as requested by supervisor
    •  Maintain high standard of service to both internal staff and external guests
    •  Ensure punctuality and safe transportation
    •  Observe the road and traffic laws and regulations of the Republic of Ghana
    •  Ensure strict adherence to safe driving practices including driving codes and standards
    •  Ensure that no alcohol is consumed or present whilst on duty

    ii. Vehicle security & maintenance

    •  Ensure vehicle is kept clean, tidy and in good working condition at all times
    •  Ensure vehicle is kept secure at all times
    •  Ensure vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc
    •  Ensure vehicle repairs are carried out properly based official manufacturer’s specifications
    •  Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs; prepare vehicle spare parts inventory
    •  Prepare and submit vehicle monitoring report, including keeping log books and other records of vehicle operations, trips, fuel consumption, oil changes, expenses, and mileage at the end of each month
    •  Assist the Finance & Administration Manager to ensure vehicle insurance and registration are renewed on schedule
    •  Prepare budget plan for vehicle use and maintenance
    •  Assist in the purchase of new vehicles as required

    iii. Administrative support

    Provide administrative assistance to project teams, including, but not limited to:

    •  Photocopying, filing, handling mail, delivering goods and correspondences, carrying parcels, packages, and delivery and collection of official documents as required
    •  Assisting in organising and maintaining the library system; arranging meetings, training and workshop activities
    •  Maintaining office storage space (ensuring it is clean, secure, dry and orderly)

    iv. Organisational development

    •  Participate in team building activities of YES-Ghana and contribute to the development and promotion of the organisation’s values and learning approach as required

    v. Relationship building & representation

    •  Participate in external workshops, working groups, training and other meetings relevant to YES- Ghana’s safe driving standards
    •  Establish appropriate information-sharing relationships with staff in similar positions within partner organisations and transportation service providers
    •  Manage YES-Ghana’s relationship with other drivers and car rental companies, ensuring driving standards, passenger safety requirements and driver courtesy and punctuality are achieved

    vi. Other duties

    •  Other duties may be required from time to time, including responsibilities which require work on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu (TOIL) may be taken

    Qualification Required & Experience

    Person specification:

    •  Minimum Senior High School certificate required
    •  Valid driving license Class B or above required
    •  Holder of qualification in vehicle maintenance and repairs desirable
    •  Understanding of transportation law and road traffic regulations required
    •  Minimum 5 years’ experience as driver with excellent driving skills and record required
    •  Experience driving 4×4 cross country vehicles desirable
    •  Good knowledge of car mechanics desirable
    •  Good traffic judgment essential
    •  Experience driving to remote locations on project field trips and driving off the road in difficult conditions essential
    •  Effective communication skills with internal teams and external partners essential
    •  Flexible, effective teamwork and interpersonal skills essential
    •  Knowledge of operating and maintenance of office equipment desirable
    •  Proven ability to be well-organised, systematic, careful, accountable, responsible and punctual
    •  A team player – personable, caring, helpful, reliable, diplomatic, honest and approachable
    •  Demonstrated ability to be discreet and respectful of confidentiality
    •  Good personal grooming & personal presentation essential
    •  Willing to work long and irregular hours, shift duty and on public holidays as may be required
    •  Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel applications, as well as electronic messaging
    •  Proficiency in written and spoken English required; working knowledge of Ga, Twi and/or Ewe would be an advantage

    Salary & benefits:

    •  Competitive salary structure
    •  Accra Cost of Living allowance
    •  13th month salary
    •  SSNIT contributions
    •  Medical and dental cover
    •  Group Personal Accident cover
    •  Time off in lieu (TOIL)
    •  Annual leave
    •  Sick leave
    •  Parental leave (maternal and paternal)
    •  2 weeks Christmas and New Year break
    •  Professional development initiatives

    Method of Application

    Please submit a one-page motivation letter and an updated CV to:

    [email protected]

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