Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.
Jhpiego Corporation in Ghana has been providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service for the past 40 years in a variety of technical areas including cervical cancer treatment and prevention, community health, HIV and AIDS, maternal and newborn health, health workforce capacity development (both pre-service and in-service), family planning, malaria, and IPC/WASH.
As the leading global partner for the Momentum Country and Global Leadership program (MCGL), funded by USAID, Jhpiego and consortium partners are preparing for a series of activities in Ghana. MOMENTUM is a suite of USAID projects that aims to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden countries by increasing host country commitment and capacity to provide high-quality, integrated health care.
The Team is currently looking for dynamic individuals to fill the following positions: Driver (1 year, renewable, based in Kumasi)
Reporting for providing administration support to the Administrative Officer in transporting Jhpiego staff, partners and materials to project sites, including loading and unloading of vehicles. He/she ensures that all vehicles are well-maintained and are driven in a safe manner, in accordance with the local laws and policies, strictly following traffic rules and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures the safety and comfort of all passengers at all times
Treats all passengers aboard Jhpiego vehicles courteously and respectfully, regardless of gender, age, religion or nationality
Keeps supervisor informed if driving at night or if driving into areas considered potentially unsafe
Uses vehicle for official use only
Undertakes delivery of materials and documents with instructions from supervisor
Assists passengers with schedule and information and direction on routes
2. Repair and maintenance
Keeps vehicles clean at all times
Refuels vehicles when required
Carries out necessary inspections
Completes daily safety and maintenance checks of vehicle.
Performs minor maintenance and repairs on vehicles; (e.g. replace bulbs, refill radiator
water, change tires).
Ensures timely engine oil change and other lubricants i.e. brake fluid, engine oil, when required
Ensures that vehicle maintenance for all vehicles is planned for and done on time.
Ensures license is renewed on expiry
Maintains accurate records including vehicle logs, fuel, oil change, maintenance record and others as required
Follows Jhpiego safety and security guidelines
Notifies supervisor of any safety or maintenance concerns
4. Safety & Security
Ensures sure seat belts are properly worn by all passengers at all times
Does not permit unauthorized adults or children to travel in Jhpiego vehicles
Complies with all applicable safety requirements, laws and regulations
Conducts regular safety checks on ALL vehicles, documents findings and follows up on action points.
Participates in the Safety and Security committee of the office
Supports the maintenance of safety and security in the office building
Conduct periodic safety checks; document and follow up with action points
Maintain fire extinguishers and safety certification
Participate in safety and security committee
Supervise security guards including review visitor’s log and entry of visitors to the office
Supports the office manager to undertake the following administrative tasks:
Payment of utility bills and other administrative assignments to be designated
Banking including deposit and cashing of checks
Making purchases and collecting purchases from vendors
Supports the management of the office premises as follows:
Supervise the maintenance of the garden
Supervise the maintenance of the generator and refuel the generator as needed
Supervise the maintenance of the air conditioners
Required Skills or Experience
Minimum of Senior High School Certificate
Valid driver’s license with accident free record
Defensive driving certificate is advantageous
5-years’ experience, international organization or corporation experience is advantageous
Ability to conduct routine vehicle maintenance
Past experience with administrative tasks
Computer literacy and use of MS Office, email and internet
Good knowledge of the basic operations and maintenance requirements of vehicles
How To Apply
Qualified persons are required to send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and application letter to: GH-Recruitments@jhpiego.org
Deadline for the submission of applications: February 26, 2021.
Please note that given the likely high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.