Position: Driver
Opportunity Type: Fixed Term Contract
Start Date: 1 December 2022
Location: uThukela, KwaZulu-Natal Province
Application Closing Date: 15 November 2022

THINK is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by TB and HIV. As a health delivery and research organisation, THINK engages with the local community, government consortia, and international funders to provide care for over 100,000 people in KwaZulu-Natal and carry out cutting-edge clinical research that has already contributed to changing treatment guidelines internationally and locally.

THINK is looking for a Driver to support the implementation of the THINK USAID TB LON project in KwaZulu-Natal Districts. The aim of the project is to safeguard advances of TB treatment by strengthening the TB health care platform in the district. The Driver will be based in KwaZulu-Natal Province (uThukela) and report to the THINK District Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Safely and responsibly performing all official travel using project vehicles
  • Receive and verify delivery requests for THINK
  • Vehicle maintenance including regular check-ups, cleanings, and fuelling.
  • Maintaining an accurate vehicle log
  • Pick up and Drop off THINK patients at agreed locations
  • Working with the office to manage daily vehicle and trip scheduling as needed.
  • Maintaining accurate records and paperwork on all vehicle-related purchases and maintenance.
  • Providing safe transportation to and from locations for the project.
  • Keep the Vehicles, Mobile clinics and Trailers in good condition
  • Ensuring compliance with all THINK and local driving laws and regulations.
  • Keep track on the vehicle date of service and ensure THINK Management is informed in advance when the service date is approaching
  • Reporting vehicle maintenance problems in a timely fashion
  • Report vehicle accidents immediately to supervisor and to insurance
  • Keep track of renewal dates for registration and vehicle license and ensure THINK Management is informed about deadlines at least one month in advance
  • Keep accurate log-book before leaving and parking of the unit at the end of the day
  • Ensure all vehicles paperwork to be properly filed.
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Contribute to the betterment of THINK
  • Ensure THINK vision, mission and values are reflected in all job outcomes
  • Contribute to the betterment of THINK
  • Ensure THINK vision, mission and values are reflected in all job outcomes
  • Perform other duties as required

Requirements:

  • Grade 12 – Matric Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s license + PDP
  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate in English, isiZulu and/or another South African language
  • Clear Criminal Record.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment soonest. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date. THINK reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, THINK reserves the right not to make an appointment. Internal applicants will get preference for shortlisting. THINK is unable to provide relocation assistance.