Nineteen (19) Drivers: UZ-UCSF/ I-TECH

Job Details

UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme on behalf of I-TECH is seeking suitably trained and qualified applicants to fill the positions of Driver. The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of California, San Francisco. It is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health and has offices throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Key functions
Drive the programme vehicle in support of the MoHCC/ I-TECH TB and HIV Care and Treatment programme to health facilities within designated districts in Zimbabwe

Qualifications and experience

  •  A minimum of 5 “O” level passes including English
  • Clean class 4 drivers licence (Clean class 2 driver’s licence will be an added advantage)
  • Valid defensive driver`s licence is a must
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in driving programme vehicles in the NGO sector
  • Fluent in both English and Shona or Ndebele
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance desirable
  • Good knowledge of the country roads and routes


  1. Mash Central, Mbire, 1 driver
  2. Mash Central, Guruve, 1 driver
  3. Mash Central, Mt Darwin, 2 drivers
  4. Mash Central, Mazowe, 1 driver
  5. Mash East, Marondera, 1 driver
  6. Mash East, Murehwa, 2 drivers
  7. Mash East, Goromonzi, 2 drivers
  8. Mash West, Zvimba, 1 driver
  9. Mash West, Chegutu, 2 drivers
  10. Mash West, Hurungwe, 2 drivers
  11. Mash West, Mhondoro/ Ngezi, 1 driver
  12. Mash West, Makonde, 1 driver
  13. Matebeleland North, Lupane, 1 driver
  14.  Matebeleland North, Nkayi, 1 driver

The drivers will be based in the districts and will be responsible for the following:

  • Driving in a safe manner at all times
  • always wearing a seat belt (ensuring that all passengers wear their seat belts before take-off
  • Ensuring the provision of reliable and safe driving services for programme personnel and other authorized personnel as directed
  • Ensuring cost-savings through proper use of vehicle and accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs and any other documentation as required
  • Requesting fuel,  travel advances and cash travel advances in a timely fashion
  • Ensuring daily maintenance of the assigned vehicle through: Daily vehicle checks before the day’s first trip, Daily cleaning of the vehicle’s interior and exterior
  • Taking note of any faults that may develop on the vehicle and bringing them to the attention of the transport department as soon as possible
  • Arranging for the planned vehicle maintenance, minor and major vehicle service and repairs and inspecting the vehicle before and after service
  • Parking the vehicle in a secure location in the districts and at the HQ if in Harare
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents and reporting all road traffic accidents or thefts to the police and inform the supervisor and UZ-UCSF Transport Department immediately
  • Following the Zimbabwe road rules, including adhering to speed limits and the carrying of a valid driver’s licence at all times
  • Upholding the non-smoking policy in the organization’s vehicle and ensure that passengers do not smoke inside the vehicle
  • Ensuring that the vehicle has the necessary accessory tools as should be equipped, e.g. jack, and wheel spanner and spare wheel
  • Responsible for a project cell phone and ensuring that calls are restricted to business only
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

To apply

Interested candidates should forward four copies of their application letters, specifying the province and district of choice, detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of certificates to the address below.

Human Resources & Logistics Manager UZ-UCSF Research Programme
15 Phillips Avenue

Deadline: 4 November 2016