Driver at Right to Play

Fixed TermFull Time Greater Accra Right to Play
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 27/02/2021
Qualification: SHS
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Entry Level
Industry: NGO

Driver Job Description

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using the power of play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse.

We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in 22 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
Display Courage – Act with integrity
Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
Be Playful – Have fun at work
Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.

Job Description

Job Summary

The Driver reports directly to the Logistics Coordinator. The main responsibility of the Driver is to provide safe transport services of passengers as required, ensuring that safety regulations are adhered to by all his passengers at all times.

Primary Responsibilities

Job Responsibility #1: Driving and Vehicle Maintenance (95% of Time):

Provides driving services to staff and other passengers between locations as scheduled by supervisor.
Conducts daily checks of the assigned vehicle for proper levels of fuel, motor oil, tire pressure, brakes and water level.
Performs minor maintenance when necessary.
Presents car in a clean and tidy manner, washing it when required.
Maintains mileage log book and schedules regular maintenance service with approval from supervisor.
Keeps all vehicle documents including vehicle registration, insurance, road tax, parking fees, road licenses and others, updated at all times.
Stocks essential vehicle supplies such as first aid kit and necessary spare parts ready at all times.
Undertakes errands to and/or from vendors, suppliers and banks as requested by supervisor.
Reports incidents and necessary repairs to supervisor and authorities according to existing operating procedure.
Job Responsibility #2: Perform other duties as assigned (5% of Time)

Required Skills or Experience


High school certificate or vocational school diploma
A valid driving license.

2 years’ experience as a driver (carrying passengers) with a recognized organization

Competencies / Personal Attributes:

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
Technical Skills

Understands and performs safe driving techniques
Skilled in minor car repair
Able to drive for long periods of time
Understands highway code and road rules of the country
Good oral communication skills
Desired Qualifications (An Asset)

First Aid training
Previous experience working in an international organization
Drivers school training
Advanced auto repair skills
Advanced knowledge of security procedures in the country

Fluency in local language. Basic reading, writing and speaking in English.

You are passionate about our commitment to help children and youth rise above life’s challenges through the power of play. You are highly collaborative and a relationship builder with a passion for humanitarian work, human rights and social change. Your attention to detail is great and you have a positive, follow-through mindset. You are focused on contributing to the positioning of Right To Play as a partner of choice for our donors.


The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Target Start Date: April 2021

Contract Type: Fixed Term

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to and kindly include “Driver” in the subject line.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check and vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at

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