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Job Description

Driver/Field Assistant will perform the following duties among others:

  • Keep vehicle clean
  • Operate vehicle in safe and courteous manner and always follow road safety standards
  • Regularly inspect the vehicle and regularly take it for general maintenance services as specified in the manufacture’s manual in order to keep the vehicle in good condition
  • Advise project manager or administrative assistant and staff in due course on minor or major repairs as soon as problem is detected
  • Take vehicle for routine servicing as specified in the manual and in case it is necessary with approval
  • Drive Official vehicles as assigned in a safe and courteous manner at all times using defensive driving techniques
  • Assist in the delivery of mail, equipment, supplies, documents to partners and other institutions as required
  • Update the vehicle logbook on a daily basis with the trips undertaken indicating start and end kms, the trip description and the responsible officer
  • Liaise regularly with staff, project manager and administrative officer on weekly activities
  • Assist in any other activities as needed

Professional Requirements 

  • The candidates must possess at least category C driving license
  • At least completed secondary school education
  • Must possess at least a form four certificate
  • Excellent written and spoken Kiswahili and English
  • Prior experience driving 4X4 vehicles in city streets and rural rough roads in Tanzania will be appreciated
  • Mechanical experience will be an added advantage

General Information: 
The initial period for this position is one and half years with possibility of renewal. This is a nationally recruited position and IITA offers a competitive remuneration package.

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IITA in Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania includes the spice islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia and is home to Africa’s highest point—Kilimanjaro, at 5895 meters. It is surrounded by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the west; Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east.

Tanzania is one of the least developed countries but is richly endowed with natural resources. The country’s landscape comprises three physiographic regions: The Islands and the coastal plains to the east; the inland saucer-shaped plateau; and the highlands. The total land area is 947,300 km 2 . About two-thirds of the population is under 25 and more than 80% of the population is rural.

The country’s economy depends on agriculture, which accounts for more than one-quarter of GDP, provides 85% of exports, and employs about 65% of the work force. Agricultural commodities include coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum, cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, , banana, fruit, vegetables; and cattle, sheep, and goats.

Tanzania is the headquarters for IITA operations in the Eastern Africa region.

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