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Drivers at Mott MacDonald

  • Full Time
  • Blantyre
  • Salary: 00

Mott MacDonald


Full time

Mzuzu, Malawi / Blantyre, Malawi

Job Description

Drivers will be expected to provide driving support to the Malawi team as well as other short term and long-term technical specialists thereby aiding in the delivery of both the Programme goals and objectives. The drivers and fleet of vehicles form a major part of the programmes’ support teams, and professional drivers are integral to the successful delivery of the logistics plan of the programme.

The Drivers will perform the following tasks, as well as remaining flexible to taking on new responsibilities as and when these may arise and in consultation with the Operations Officer:

  • Perform daily vehicle checks and report maintenance needs promptly;
  • Drive carefully and safely at all times in line with Malawi driving standards, and checks to ensure that passengers, other road users and the vehicle in his care are safe;
  • Ensure that all vehicle reports are duly approved and prepared on a monthly basis; records of mileage, fuel and maintenance costs made available to supervisor on or before scheduled dates
  • Maintain a professional appearance by ensuring good personal hygiene;
  • Ensure that adequate knowledge of the destination and route is gathered before departure;
  • Maintain assigned vehicle in a clean and roadworthy state at all times;
  • Ensure that approval for repairs is always obtained before taking the vehicle to the garage;
  • Ensure adherence to transport policy on vehicle usage;
  • Establishes good and considerate working relationships with all staff in the organisation, demonstrating respect for their own roles and responsibilities;
  • Be available outside standard hours in case of emergency;
  • Ensure compliance with local administrative procedures required in the event of an accident;
  • Be responsible for in-vehicle equipment

Candidate Specification

  • Valid C1 driving license;
  • To be of legal driving ages;
  • Demonstrable defensive driving skills (in town and on dirt roads);
  • Good communication skills; written and Oral
  • Basic routine maintenance and vehicle handling skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Kinshasa and the surrounding areas;
  • Willingness to be flexible and prepared to contribute to the company in other duties as required;
  • Proven experience in a driving role;
  • Willingness to be pro-active, responsive and flexible to the changing requirements of the project;
  • Excellent spoken communication skills in English and Chichewa;
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure;
  • A team player.
  • Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE). Those with valid DRTSS defensive certificate and higher education qualification will have an added advantage.

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is committed to improving people’s lives through creating and delivering tailored development solutions. We work in developing countries to alleviate poverty, establish good governance, and increase access, capacity and resilience in healthcare, education, water, sanitation, transportation, infrastructure and renewable energy – while safeguarding the environment and promoting human rights and gender equity. 

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Strengthening the Teaching of Primary School Mathematics is a 5-year programme that aims to improve student learning outcomes in mathematics, so girls and boys have a solid foundation in basic skills to succeed in the rest of their schooling and fulfil their potential. The programme will provide technical assistance to facilitate the revision of the mathematics curriculum for lower primary (standards 1-4), develop corresponding teaching and learning materials, design teacher training strategies (including school-based support structures), rigorously pilot the new materials and training strategies, document impact, refine the materials and training strategies, and then oversee the national scale-up. The Programme will operate from the Malawi Institute of Education (MIE), based in Zomba during its pilot phase, and thereafter will be coordinated from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Lilongwe

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