Driver At World University Service of Canada

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World University Service of Canada is looking for a driver to drive as well as give administrative and technical help in the management of officially authorised WUSC vehicles for the implementation and monitoring of WUSC Programme operations in Ghana.

Job Description

  • ELIGIBILITY: Local National, must be legally entitled to work in Ghana
  • REPORTS TO: Administrative Officer
  • CONTRACT TERM: 2 years 
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position Open Until Filled
  • EXPECTED START DATE: July 20, 2023

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The NBS Project

  1. The overall focus of the Nature-based Solutions (NBS) in the Guinean Forests of West Africa (NBS West Africa) project will be on engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to develop local and regional capacity to use evidence and engage with women and marginalized groups to prioritize locally relevant NBS to climate change adaptation.
  2. It will take a systems approach to supporting climate adaptation through interventions that plan for, pilot and scale nature based-solutions (NBS) to climate adaptation that contribute to enhanced biodiversity and gender equality. An overall assumption is that restoration and reforestation of degraded forests, both on and off farm, will be critical to supporting women and their communities to adapt to climate change challenges and will be central to protecting and restoring biodiversity in this critical global hotspot.
  3. The project will work in close collaboration with consortium member CECI, and with the IUCN, CIFOR-ICRAF and the University of Guelph. Key local stakeholders include local and national government bodies, regional institutions, private sector, women’s groups, and environmental organizations.
  4. This initiative builds on WUSC’s and CECI’s decades of experience supporting vulnerable populations and leverages the experience of a variety of local and international partners who bring a strong climate NbS lens, are fully immersed in their respective ecosystems and whose work can be accelerated by this project. This project is a timely intervention to ensure Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinée continue to effectively address climate adaptation while incorporating Nature based Solutions and strong gender lenses.

Nature and Scope

The Driver/Messenger will drive and provide administrative and technical support in the management of the officially designated WUSC vehicles for the implementation and monitoring of WUSC Program activities in Ghana.

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Under the supervision of the Administrative Officer, the driver/Messenger will:

 Administrative and technical support:
  • Support the Administrative Officer in the administration of WUSC official transport needs
  • Driving of official vehicles for trips and approved purposes.
  • Manage the maintenance, repairs and correspondence in respect of the WUS Official transport.
  • Daily Task:
  • Responsible for the day-to-day driving and management of WUSC official vehicles.
  • Maintain a filing system for WUSC official vehicles
  • Preparation of monthly maintenance schedule and reports
  • Ensuring effective and efficient communications with the Administrative Officer and other staff in the use and management of the WUSC Official vehicle.
  • Maintain a clean vehicle logbooks
  • Making travel arrangements itinerary for the approval of the Administrative Officer
  • Ensuring that program equipment is used within clearly define norms.
  • Perform other assigned duties, as may be assigned and /or required

Required Skills or Experience

  • Secondary School Education, Diploma or Equivalent:
  • At least (Five) 5 years of driving experience as a professional driver, good knowledge of roadways, main government offices, embassies, commercial establishments, etc; defensive driving skills is an advantage
  • Possess a valid Driving License
  • Prior experience working with international agencies is highly desirable
  • Good communication skills in English;
  • Willingness to work after office hours and on weekends, and the willingness to provide support under crisis or emergencies situations at short notice; and
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team and relate to a wide range of stakeholders (donors clients, and staff)

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How To Apply For The Driver Position At World University Service of Canada

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit an application via https://forms.gle/a7cHvbHKMYU7tEyJ9 

WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization.

WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate.

WUSC is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.

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