Expertise France Careers: Drivers

New careers at Expertise France. They are seeking 2 drivers to work as part of the project team based in Tamale, under the supervision of the Logistics and Security Officer

Job Description

Drivers (2 Positions)

Project “Sustainable Cities – Phase 1”

  • Field Office – Location: Tamale, Ghana
  • Duration: 12 months (renewable)
  • Provisional Start Date: July 1st, 2024
  • Deadline: June 14th, 2024

Project description and objectives

With a total population of 30.4 million people in 2019 and more than 55% living in cities, Ghana has a dense network of urban areas mostly concentrated along the Atlantic coast and in the Ashanti Region. The country is halfway through urbanisation, and has benefited from an urban economic network more advanced than other countries in West Africa. While the first period of urbanisation has generated job creation and opportunities, improved living conditions and reduced poverty for many Ghanaians, the country now faces the challenges of economic efficiency and social inclusion within its urban areas. In addition, unplanned spatial expansion of urban and metropolitan areas and their limited connectivity within and across Ghana’s cities is a challenge, increasing social and environmental costs, unequal access to basic services, health risks and ecological damages.

To address these challenges, an integrated programme is proposed to meet demands in infrastructures and services by working both on the institutional and legislative framework at central level and on urban growth at the local level.

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The Sustainable Cities – Phase 1 project is part of the EU-Ghana Partnership for Sustainable cities. Funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France through the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Local Development (MLGDRD), the objective of the project is to enhance urban prosperity by supporting the development of sustainable and inclusive cities. More specifically, the project aims to support six Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies (MMAs) viz Tamale Metropolitan, Wa, Bolgatanga, Yendi, West Gonja and East Mamprusi Municipal Assemblies to advance sustainable urban development and address the specific challenges faced by cities in terms of spatial growth and climate change. The project also seeks to enhance urban governance and implementation of inclusive planning policies, increase accessibility of urban services, and impulse green economic development and employment opportunities.

The project implementation started on March 1, 2024, and will be implemented over a span of 58 months (March 2024 to December 2028).

Tasks and Responsibilities

Working as part of the project team based in Tamale, and under the supervision of the Logistics and Security Officer, the driver will provide secure driving services and vehicle maintenance, always ready to get hands-on with the work, and facilitate the movements of the project team on the Sustainable Cities – Phase 1 project. He/she supports the Logistics and Security Officer in the proper application of administrative and operation of the field office.

  • Support the overall field office operation and technical team 
  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
  • Report in writing on any maintenance need (minor/major) to the supervisor timely and accurately
  • Ensure that Expertise France’s vehicle policy is strictly adhered to in vehicle management.
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Maintain accurate vehicle moment log, official trips and record daily mileage.
  • Drive staff and other project officials to meetings, workshops, and field trips
  • Arrange for regular maintenance and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition at all times
  • Implement daily, weekly, and monthly vehicle maintenance checks and work alongside Logistic and Security officer to have all vehicles maintained in a safe working condition
  • Ensure that, in the event of an accident involving the office vehicle, the necessary steps required by rules and regulations are followed
  • Ensure that the vehicle has enough fuel before embarking on transport service or heading for a field trip
  • Monitor that the fuel consumption remains within the liter/km rate estimate for the vehicle and report any irregularities
  • Assume other relevant responsibilities as instructed by supervisor
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Required Skills or Experience

  • Completion of secondary school or equivalent is required
  • A driver’s training with a valid driver’s license is required
  • Diploma or certification in administration (an asset)
  • Elementary use of computers (e.g. email, internet,)
  • Excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
  • High sense of responsibility; operate in compliance with road and safety regulations and rules. 
  • Excellent knowledge of protocol 
  • Good knowledge of the area and the current condition of roads and highways
  • Ability to adhere to work assignments and meet designated deadlines.

Professional Experience 

  • 5 years of work experience as a driver with a safe driving record
  • Knowledge of driving rules, regulations, and skills in minor vehicle repairs is required. 
  • Strong knowledge of locations of interest in the northern region, experience in Tamale/Wa/Damongo/Yendi/Bolgatanga an asset
  • Working experience as a driver in an NGO, an international organization or a company with a good record of safe driving
  • Good human relations skills

How To Apply: Expertise France Careers: Drivers

Documents to be provided

  • A CV
  • A cover letter
  • Three business references including email and telephone contacts

Application should be sent to email

The selection process will be conducted in two phase

  • First, a short list will be drawn up freely by Expertise France

​Candidates interested in this opportunity are invited to submit their application as soon as possible. Expertise France reserves the right to make a pre-selection before this date. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Type of contract & remuneration: Local wage portage contract; remuneration according to profile

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