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Peace Corps Driver

Peace Corps Driver

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Published by: Accessible Journal Media Peace Corps Docs on Dec 29, 2010
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November 08 2010 Number:

PC 10 007 Driver – 2 Positions in Accra US Peace Corps All Interested Candidates Full-time with benefits: 40 hours/week November 26, 2010 – 12:30pm

Position: Office: Open to: Work hours: Closing Date:

PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTOR (PSC) The Peace Corps is a United States federal agency that promotes international peace, friendship and sustainable development by providing trained men and women to serve in local communities. In Ghana, these trained men and women (Peace Corps Volunteers) work in the areas of health, education, small enterprise development and environment. The agency in Ghana is seeking to hire an individual to assist with its operations in the Accra Office. Desired Qualifications and Scope of Work: • Please see the attached Scope of Work, including required and desired qualifications for the Driver vacancy announcement.

Compensation: • Competitive salary, plus benefits package. Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered: 1) A detailed resume or C.V. that includes:
• leaving • • • Professional positions held, identifying duties, responsibilities, dates of employment and reason for Education and training, identifying universities attended, dates of attendance, degrees and diplomas. An accounting for periods of unemployment longer than three months 3 Professional references.

2) A cover letter 3) Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above: 4) Applicants must clearly state the preferred duty station(s) in the application to be considered for employment. Write the job number on the back of the envelope and deliver to either of the addresses: Post Delivery: The Administrative Officer US Peace Corps P.O. Box 5796, Accra –North Hand Delivery: The Administrative Officer Peace Corps Ghana Office Near 37 Military Hospital Behind Army Officer’s Mess 26 W. Switchback Lane Cantonments, Accra Email: jobs@gh.peacecorps.gov

Peace Corps – Ghana (PC-Ghana) Statement of Work (SOW) Position: Work hours: Supervisor: Duty station: Driver 40 hours/week (full-time) Administrative Officer (AO) Accra

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSTION The U.S. Peace Corps is an agency that promotes international peace and sustainable development by providing trained men and women, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), to serve in countries that have requested assistance. The Peace Corps Driver position entails driving a bus, sedan, SUV, van or truck to deliver passengers and/or cargo throughout the city of Accra and throughout the country of Ghana, to various Peace Corps offices, to Volunteer sites within Ghana, and to countries adjacent to Ghana, including short and long scheduled treks and emergencies. . MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (100%) 1. Pick up passengers in the areas of Accra and throughout Ghana, and drive them to specified locations; drive authorized persons on official travel as instructed; 2. Pick up cargo at the seaport, airport, and other sources in and around Accra, and deliver them as directed; 3. Deliver invitations and other mail to diplomatic missions, Ghanaian Ministries, partners and other addresses; 4. Drive Peace Corps staff members and Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Ghana on official business; 5. Deliver mail and supplies to PCV sites as assigned; 6. Perform first line maintenance while on the road in remote areas; 7. Ensure that vehicles are equipped with a spare parts kit, tires, etc. prior to departing on treks while using a standard checklist (provided by GSM); 8. Wash vehicles every morning; 9. Drive defensively, vigilantly and safely to ensure passenger and vehicle safety; and 10. Perform other duties as indicated by the Country Director and Administrative Officer, and work in close collaboration with the General Services Manager and General Services Assistant/Motorpool. POSITION ELEMENTS • Supervision Received The services to be performed shall be subject to the ultimate responsibility and authority of the Peace Corps Country Director who is responsible for all Peace Corps activities in the host country. This position entails close collaboration with the General Services Manager and General Services Assistant/Motorpool, and is supervised by the Administrative Officer. • Available Guidelines Peace Corps Manual • Exercise of Judgment May exercise judgment based on office and travel policies and procedures.

• Authority to Make Commitments None • Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts The incumbent will maintain professional contacts with Peace Corps staff, Volunteers and Trainees in key areas related to official travel and vehicle management. It is also expected that the incumbent will maintain relationships with vendors, especially those institutions and persons with which/whom Peace Corps conducts business. • Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties The time required for a qualified individual without experience in Peace Corps to perform fully and adequately duties of this position is 6 months. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • • • • • • • • • • • Experience working as a professional driver for a minimum of 5 years Extensive knowledge of Ghanaian roads and geography Ability to drive well in difficult and diverse terrains A valid Ghanaian Driver’s License (Class D authorization and above) Good interpersonal skills Bilingual (English, Ghanaian Local Language(s)) skills – both, written and spoken Flexibility in working hours and work load Ability to travel and be on the road for several weeks at a time Must pass a standard medical and eye exam Must have a clean driving record Basic auto mechanic skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • • • • • • Experience working in a cross-cultural setting Experience working in a fast paced, demanding environment Knowledge and understanding of US values and culture, and Peace Corps Experience working with a team Multilingual (English and several Ghanaian Local Languages) Advanced auto mechanic training and/or experience

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