Driver – National Position

Driver – National Position Plan International is a leading girls and children’s rights organization. Plan strives for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We motivate our people and partners to: empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises, and to overcome adversity support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood Plan operates in 77 countries around the world. It brings its support to millions of children, their families and communities, mainly in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and South America. It implements projects in the Health, Water and Sanitation, Education, Child Protection, Sustainable Livelihood, and cross-cultural communication. Child sponsorship forms the basis of our work with children. Worth to mention, Plan International global ambition is to support 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive! As part of its commitment to support Plan International Federation reach 100 million girls so to Learn, Lead, Decide and Thrive, Plan International Liberia has developed a new country strategy which will for the next five years (2019 to 2024) focus on reaching 600,000 marginalized girls and children all over the country, with a strong commitment to work with partners at various levels to put an end to violence against girls and young women including Child Early Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other norms and practices that hinder their development and empowerment. Plan International Liberia is committed to ensuring that Child Protection and Youth Safeguarding, Gender Transformative programming and Influencing are key and an integral part of all its work in the country.   We are currently seeking to recruit:   Title:                      Driver  Location:             Monrovia (with Frequent Travel to the Field) Status:                  National Position Department:         Administration Reports to:           Operations Officer ROLE PURPOSE Plan International Liberia (Plan) requires a driver to support the implementation of a large-scale program to support HIV and TB prevention efforts in Liberian communities.  Plan International Liberia (Plan) was awarded Principal Recipient (PR) role for implementation of the key population and community component of the TB/HIV grant in Liberia alongside the Liberian Ministry of Health with a large budget. Currently Plan has been implementing the Malaria grant as PR in Liberia since 2011. This position requires an excellent command of national health policies, international strategies, and community-based approaches related to HIV for the newly acquired grant that focuses on key populations, namely men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW), as well as people who inject drugs (PWID). In addition, other populations targeted through this grant for TB case detection include persons living in slum communities, prisoners, mining sector workers, and other people that are at risk of contracting TB. Dimensions of the Role Reporting to the Operations Officer, the Driver is responsible to drive to and from work staff and take staff in the field for implementation of activities He/she ensures that the vehicle is in good running condition every day and is to report any problem to the Operations Officer Drive staff or any other authorized person(s), material(s), and equipment(s) as directed by the authorized Operations Officer. Report any anomaly noticed in the running of the car or any incident/accident that happen to the car while using it. Ensure that the vehicle maintenance schedule is adhered to. Ensure that fuel and maintenance cost are duly recorded in the vehicle maintenance log book Ensure that all vehicle movements are recorded in the corresponding logbook (destination, distance, purpose, etc.) Ensure that the cars are always clean and ready for use. Ensure that vehicles are safely parked in Plan premises when not in use or after work hours, and strictly adhere to Plan‘s vehicle policy with regards time, vehicle use, authorized passengers, etc. Signal to the Operations Officer at least 3 months before the expiry date of the administrative document of the cars (insurance/road worthiness certificate etc.) Effect any other duties that may be assigned from time to time Accountabilities Ensures the safe transportation of staff, ensures that safety and security policies are upheld always and champions staff safety and security Maintains and keeps vehicles in good working condition Adheres to the road traffic laws of Liberia Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures. Key relationships All country office staff working on Global Fund NFM3 TB/HIV program (high) Operations Officer (high) Technical expertise, skills and knowledge Qualification and Experience At least a high school graduate with WAEC/WASSCE At least 3-5 years working experience in a similar position and with a credible institution Possess a driving license and competence in preventive maintenance and administration of vehicles; Must be eligible to work in Liberia Knowledge: Understands Plan’s work, and implements processes and practices that support achievement of organizational objectives Knowledge of adult education techniques and good interpersonal communication ability; Skills: Good organizational skills Team spirit and ability to take initiatives; Availability to reside in his work area; Good steering control; A good communicator Fairly good writing skills Time conscious Neat, well presentable, well comported          Attitudes: Promoting high performance Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches and processes Team spirit. To be honest at all times; Being committed to the welfare of children and able to adhere to the vision and mission of the Plan; Be dynamic and integrity; Ability to work under pressure and in a multidisciplinary team; Promote Child rights at all times Physical Environment Typical office environment. Level of contact with children Low Contact: No Contact or Very Low Frequency of Interaction (Plan International’s Values in Practice)   We are open and accountable Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people. We strive for lasting impact Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness. We work well together Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children. We are inclusive and empowering Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children. Grade:                          A Closing Date:              October 28, 2020 Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability. As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with. Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion

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