14 May 2024

Driver at Abt Associates Inc

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Job Description

Job Information

Organisation : Abt Associates Inc.

Position : Driver

Supervisor: Sr. Finance and Administration Manager

Position No.: 1

Functional Job Title: Driver

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Full time or Part-time: Full time

Posting date: 13/05/2024.

Closing date: 27/05/2024

Job Details

Employer Description

Abt Global is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Global is regularly ranked as one of the top global research firms and one of the international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

At Abt Global, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.

Job Description

The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 4,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance

Project Description

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Evolve Project was awarded to Abt Associates on December 19, 2022. The purpose of this contract is to support PMI, as well as U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Missions and Bureaus, with the planning, implementing, and monitoring of malaria vector control programs, including indoor residual spraying (IRS), insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs), and larval source management (LSM). PMI Evolve will strengthen the capacity of local institutions, including national malaria programs (MOPDD), district health offices, and research institutions to independently conduct vector control programs. PMI Evolve is also responsible for entomological monitoring and conducting operations research on new vector control innovations. PMI Evolve will incorporate gender equity and social inclusion (GESI) and climate change initiatives as cross-cutting themes with the overall goal of ending malaria faster. Activities are carried out in full collaboration with the Rwanda Biomedical Center /Malaria and Other Parasitic Diseases Control.

The Opportunity 

As the Driver, you will be responsible to ensure the safety and comfort of the project staff through providing their driving services. They will be responsible for safely transporting personnel or cargos related to the project as assigned. Under the supervision of the Senior Finance and Administration Manager, the Driver operates and maintains project vehicles to meet the transportation needs of the Project Office.

Core Responsibilities 

  • Transport project equipment, materials, supplies and documents to project sites.
  • Maintain up-to-date record keeping systems for vehicle issues including fuel, mileage, and trip logs.
  • Observe all company vehicle utilization policies, in country traffic laws.
  • Maintain project vehicle, including keeping accurate records, and following a schedule of routine maintenance, repairs and cleaning.
  • Assist the office with administrative functions including printing and photocopying.
  • Assist with logistical aspects of program activities including assisting with planning and execution of field activities.
  • Ensure the readiness of the vehicle for transport service by checking oil, water, fuel, and tires, maps, and conducting safety and security inspection prior to driving.
  • Perform project routine business around the province, such as receiving and delivering official project documentation to and from district office and general office purchasing.
  • Purchase of basic cleaning and kitchen supplies and assist in the purchase of other project authorized items.
  • Perform relevant general service activities such as collection of proforma, processing customs duty clearances and tax exemptions, as directed.
  • Plan for repairs, maintenance, and improvements to the office, as requested by the project management.
  • Regularly check post office boxes, collect and dispatch letters, parcels and other correspondence, and perform other local errands.
  • Follow project financial and operations policies and procedures.
  • Promptly complete logbook and other daily vehicle records.
  • Assist in ensuring vehicle registration; licenses, insurance, etc. are current and compliant with road regulations and be accountable for any violation of road regulations.
  • Complete mandatory Abt and/ project trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

What we Value

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 B and excellent driving record to drive project vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 on a development project is desirable.
  • Knowledge of current/new traffic rules and regulations
  • Time management skills.
  • English language fluency and Kinyarwanda.

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment. 

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 20th May, 2024.

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