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Philippines: Driver and Administrative Assistant

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Organization: Palladium International
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 24 Nov 2017

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (Pathways) is a $90 million Government of Australia investment to improve the delivery and quality of education in conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. The nine-year program (six years with possible three-year extension) seeks to address the challenges associated with ensuring effective implementation and sustainability in a conflict-affected area.

Pathways intends to contribute to peace-building by addressing inequity and disparity in participation and performance in basic education. This will be accomplished through facilitating and strengthening effective engagement and collaboration processes and the institutional systems of key stakeholders to support the delivery of quality basic education. The Program will focus on supporting improvements in the participation and performance of learners at the early grade levels (Kindergarten to Grade 3), in teacher education and development, and in the development of context-appropriate curriculum.


Purpose of the Position: The Driver & Administration Assistant** is a full-time project position based in Manila delivering the Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (Pathways) project. The role is responsible for providing general administration and logistical support to the project.


The Driver & Administration Assistant will:

  1. Provide transport services to Pathways as required;
  2. Ensure that all delivery or pick up runs are carefully coordinated to ensure efficiency and avoid unnecessary journeys;
  3. Maintain constant communication contact with the project office on a regular basis and reporting any traffic or other issues;
  4. Conduct vehicle safety and maintenance vehicle checks;
  5. Maintain the driver log in the approved template;
  6. Provide administrative support to Pathways; and
  7. Other activities as may reasonably be required by the Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader and Program Manager.
    While driving, the Driver & Administration Assistant is responsible for:

  8. Ensuring that all doors are firmly locked and windows wound up at the commencement of each journey and after passengers alight;

  9. Minimizing exposure to any potential disturbance and planning routes to avoid areas that are known to be less safe, and/or where there is likelihood that traffic is likely to be congested;

  10. Avoiding situations where the vehicle is stationary or moving very slowly for extended periods of time;

  11. Remaining vigilant at all times, and aware of alternate and/or escape routes should these be required;

  12. Avoiding poorly illuminated or maintained stretches of road where ever possible;

  13. Always driving and/or parking the vehicle in such a way that the safety of passenger/sis not put at risk;

  14. Parking and locking the vehicle properly;

  15. Obeying all road and traffic regulations, unless exceptional circumstances apply;

  16. Only using mobile phones in 'hands free' mode or leaving unanswered until the vehicle is stationary;

  17. Never using vehicles or driving when under the influence of alcohol or other drugs;

  18. No smoking at any time by passengers or drivers in company owned vehicles; and

  19. Adhere to all other program policies on safety and security.


Qualifications and Experience: The Driver & Administration Assistant** should have the following qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge:

  • At least 5 years working as a professional driver;
  • Trained by a professional and accredited trainer on defensive driving, strategic driving, driving in insecure environments preferably with training on basic and advance driving by UNDSS;
  • At least two years? relevant work experience in international development programs and/or large international organisations;
  • A valid driver License;
  • Above average MS Office skills;
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and complete competing tasks;
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills including a demonstrated ability to work effectively with people at all levels of an organisations; and
  • Good verbal and written communications skills, with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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