The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) Job Opening

Posted on :

28 Jun, 2019

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The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a United States of America federally-funded program which supports the development of HIV/AIDS care and treatment training initiatives in 25 developing countries acutely impacted by the global AIDS epidemic.

I-TECH is an initiative of the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health & Community Medicine. Its Central Office is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and it currently supports over ten international offices, including one in Pretoria, South Africa.

I-TECH South Africa Goal: I-TECH South Africa’s goal is to support the South African government in strengthening national health systems to ensure delivery of high quality, sustainable health care services.

Commitment to Diversity: 

I-TECH recognises that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. I-TECH South Africa encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. I-TECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

 

Job Title: Driver/Messenger X2
Position Ref :
DM 003
Supervisor:
Fleet Officer
Department:
Operations
Position Duration: Fixed Term Contract (July 2019 – 29 September 2019)
Location:
 Seconded to the Regional Training Centres in the Western Cape with appointments one in the following districts (Northern and Tygerberg sub district, Western and Southern sub district, Mitchells Plain and Klipfontein sub district, Eastern and Khayalitsha sub district)

 

With support and guidance from the Logistics Officer, the Driver/Messenger fulfills a supportive role in meeting the overall transport and messenger needs in line with program service delivery activities on the I-TECH South Africa program. Compliance with relevant transport and driving rules and regulations of the South African government, and the I-TECH South Africa program should be observed at all times in support of ensuring the safety and security of I-TECH staff, visitors, and passengers.

Transport and Messenger Support Services – 80%

  • Review transport/delivery requests on a continuous basis throughout the day, providing a safe and reliable transport service to I-TECH South Africa personnel. This includes:
  • Transporting I-TECH South Africa staff to enable them to perform their official duties within the assigned region and elsewhere as requested
  • Delivering official documents to government offices and businesses as required
  • Providing a shuttle service for I-TECH South Africa staff and business guests to and from the airport as needed
  • Ensuring all required deliveries and collections are made on behalf of I-TECH in as timely manner as possible.

Repairs and Maintenance – 10%

  • Help ensure that all I-TECH South Africa vehicles are in a clean state and good running condition on an ongoing basis
  • Liaise with the Logistics Officer to ensure that all repairs and maintenance checks and services are conducted timeously by the designated service providers and registered vehicle agents
  • Ensure vehicles are suitably prepared and equipped for long distance trips to include visits to rural areas which may require traveling on gravel roads (eg. spare tyres, tyre changing tools etc) and drive as necessary. Participate in trip planning as required

Policy and Procedures – 5%

  • Maintain and update accurate logbook to monitor and reflect all trips completed
  • Ensure prior written consent is obtained for long distance trips in the form of a (TRF) travel request form
  • Keep an accurate record of monthly fuel consumption and assist the Finance Department with relevant reconciliations
  • Ensure that all passengers fasten seat belts, and that appropriate attention is paid to passenger safety throughout all trips conducted
  • Abide by local traffic laws at all times (speed limits.etc)

Other – 5%

  • Other tasks as assigned by direct supervisor.

Requirements

  • Matric or equivalent
  • Valid South African code 08 drivers license with PDP, with no endorsements
  • Five years driving experience, 3 of which must be directly work related experience
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in spoken and written English, together with spoken ability in at least one other South African language
  • Previous demonstrated experience of automotive maintenance and vehicle operations is essential
  • Proven demonstration of high level of integrity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pace atmosphere and perform as a team player
  • Ability to respond effectively to urgent requests, and to prioritize workload as per various requests
  • South African nationality

Preferences

  • Willingness to learn and to contribute to meeting project objectives
  • Positive attitude
  • Motivated
  • Familiarity with South African geography
  • Additional South African spoken languages

Conditions of Employment: This position is based in Western Cape, South Africa. Candidate must be available and willing to travel within South Africa up to 80% of the time. Complex deliverables on short timelines may require work in excess of allocable time.

To apply

Applicants are required to quote the relevant Position Title and sub-district reference mentioned above when submitting their CV’s and cover letter via email to [email protected]

Application Deadline: Friday, 5 July, 2019

 

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