17 May 2024

Casual Driver at ActionAid Rwanda (AAR)

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Job Description


Job Title: Casual driver

Reports To: IT, Administration and Logistic Officer

Location: Kigali Office (with frequent travels outside Kigali)

AAR Background

ActionAid Rwanda (AAR) is an Affiliate Member of ActionAid International (AAI) – an anti-poverty agency working with poor, voiceless people, communities, and similar-minded partners worldwide. ActionAid is a non-partisan, non-religious development organisation that has been working in Rwanda since 1982 to contribute towards eradication of poverty and injustices with a focus on tackling the root causes of poverty.

Currently, ActionAid Rwanda implements several activities in the areas of Agriculture, Education & Food security, Women’s Rights and Poverty Eradication from 7 Local Right Programs (LRPs) including Nyanza, Gisagara, Ruheru, Murundi, Gitesi, Muko and Shingiro.

AAR is seeking for applications from well qualified and self-motivated persons to fill the position of casual driver at ActionAid Rwanda.


The Casual driver will report to the IT, Admin and Logistics Officer and will be based in Kigali.

Expected tasks and deliverables.

  1. Logistics and Vehicle Management:
  • Manage the use of the vehicle to meet AAR’s needs in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
  • Drive carefully, thoughtfully, and safely, adapting to road conditions, and maintain the vehicle’s logbook.
  • Keep the vehicle safe and clean, and perform regular checks on fuel levels, the engine, tires, and body. Schedule maintenance according to assigned timelines.
  • Maintain a level of personal health and fitness and stay aware of road laws and safety issues to fulfill the requirements of the position.
  • Report vehicle problems promptly and suggest solutions to prevent any disruption to AAR’s activities. Provide sufficient warning to minimize disruption.
  • Interact with fellow staff to discuss issues and assist each other when necessary.
  • Adhere to and uphold organizational policies, rules, regulations, and values while driving.
  • Perform clerical duties for the Head Office when requested.
  • Coordinate with the IT, Admin & Logistics Officer to ensure all statutory vehicle documentation, including road licenses, vehicle inspections, and insurance coverage, are up to date and in the vehicle.
  • Follow the regulations of the Highway Code while driving AAR vehicles.
  • Understand and apply basic first aid and fire-fighting principles for vehicle safety and passenger safety.
  • Conduct daily vehicle inspections to ensure all systems are fully operational for optimal all-weather usage.
  • Have a basic understanding of vehicle mechanics to identify defects as they develop and report them promptly for repair.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor in the office.
  1. Other responsibilities
  • Build a positive reputation for the organization by demonstrating good conduct in public places, treating staff members with respect, and being courteous to other road users.
  1. SHEA and Safeguarding, Assurance Policies, Gender Lens & Feminist Leadership Principles Compliance
  • Ensure compliance to SHEA and Safeguarding Policy
  • Ensure Compliance to ActionAid Rwanda Policies and procedures.
  • Ensure Feminist Leadership Principles are applied in all your actions.



Minimum qualification

  • Completion of Secondary School or other relevant field is highly desirable.
  • High School with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Valid Rwandan driver’s license Category A and B and excellent driving record to drive NGO vehicles.

Preferred qualification

  • Thorough knowledge of local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.
  • Knowledge of safety and security principles.
  • Excellent driving record and experience in traveling through the base location and other key areas of the country.
  • Previous work experience in an NGO setting is desirable.
  • Knowledge of current/new traffic rules and regulations
  • English language fluency and Kinyarwanda.

Personal Qualities

  • Time management skills.
  • Creative and takes initiative.
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Self-motivated person able to work without supervision.
  • Effectively promote the AAR’s mission values, and objectives.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should apply here  not later than 27/05/2024 at 5:00 pm. Indicate in the subject line: Casual Driver.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunity employer and candidates will be expected to embody ActionAid’s values and adhere to ActionAid policies including the Safeguarding Policy, the Child Protection Policy and anti-modern slavery policy, among other ActionAid policies.

Qualified Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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