Driver, Policy Link - DAI



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DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability.

Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.

Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Job Description

  • Position: Policy LINK – Driver
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Contract Name: USAID/Feed the Future Policy LINK
  • Status: Long Term Project Staff (1-year Fixed Term Contract subject to renewal for duration of Ghana program activity, 5 years starting on/around October 15, 2021)
  • Start Date: August 1, 2022
  • Supervisor: Administrative & Logistics Coordinator

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Project Background

The Feed the Future Policy LINK project will strengthen the capacity of local actors and institutions to lead and manage the agricultural transformation process and contribute effectively and collectively to improved, broad-based food security policy outcomes.

Specifically, the program aims to strengthen food security policy systems by investing in and reinforcing productive human and social capital and developing strategic partnerships that help bring these innovations and capacity investments to scale to achieve a critical mass of local actors with the ability and opportunity to effect positive policy change through collective action.

Policy LINK’s general approach is grounded in facilitative leadership and collaborative governance, which emphasize engaging stakeholders from civil society and public and private sectors in consensus-oriented decision making, collaborative problem solving, and adaptive learning.

Policy LINK in Ghana

USAID/Policy LINK Ghana is a five-year activity with the overall objective of fostering behavior change that strengthens the capacity and ability of Ghanaian stakeholders to participate in a more transparent, inclusive, and evidence-based agriculture and food security policy process that leads to improved food and nutrition outcomes and broad-based economic growth. Specifically, the activity will facilitate the transition towards a policy development paradigm driven by multiple stakeholders.

This approach to policymaking will strengthen the capacities of Ghana’s main agricultural policy system actors and institutions and support them to engage stakeholders traditionally excluded from decision- making, including academia, financial institutions, the judiciary, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) non- governmental organizations (NGOs), and private sector representatives from the national, regional, and local levels.

This approach is underpinned by Policy LINK’s overarching theory of change focused on increasing human and social capital, engaging policy system actors in collaborative processes, and developing mechanisms for collaborative governance and dynamic learning systems and platforms to sustain collective action.

Responsibilities

The Driver will be responsible for the following:

Day-to-day driving:

  • Drive staff and guests to their appointments and functions during working hours and after hours where necessary.
  • Pick up and drop off staff and short-term visitors from/to the airport.
  • Maintain vehicle records, including a description of origin and destination, trip purpose, daily mileage, fuel vouchers, and fuel consumption records.
  • Ensure that vehicle insurance and other regulatory requirements are maintained.

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Vehicle Maintenance:

  • Ensure the designated vehicle is compliant with DAI Vehicle and Security policy requirements.
  • Perform minimum vehicle repairs, arrange for regular vehicle maintenance, and ensure that the vehicle is kept in clean and good running condition.
  • Ensure safety and custody of vehicle, including tools.
  • Ensure availability of relevant documents and supplies including registration, insurance, road licenses, logs, maps of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts as required are provided in the assigned vehicle.
  • Ensure that in the event of an accident involving the office vehicle, the necessary steps as required by the rules and regulations are followed.
  • Carry out daily checks on designated vehicles to confirm good working condition.

Administrative Support :

  • Collect mail from the Post Office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each week, or as requested.
  • Collect and deliver all official mail and check payments, packages and equipment and maintain records of deliveries and distributions in coordination with the Administrative and Logistics Coordinator.
  • Assist with payment of office bills and statutory deductions.
  • Assist office staff with filing, photocopying, and maintenance of office supplies.
  • Assist in the packaging, mailing, and distribution of project publications.
  • Provide event administration support with tasks such as participant registration, venue coordination, materials distribution, and photography.


S/he will also contribute actively to recruitment efforts throughout the contracted period of performance by serving on agreed-upon interview panels, according to Policy LINK’s recruitment policy and process. Responsibilities of interview panel members may include, but not be limited to:

  • Contributing to position shortlists
  • Developing or editing interview questions
  • Serving as a “panel lead” for certain recruitment efforts
  • Conducting oral reference checks

S/he will continually reinforce Policy LINK’s agreed-upon core purpose and principles, and ensure all decision-making is rooted in that purpose and principles. S/he will contribute to fostering a learning environment in which personal and team growth is supported, with a shared understanding that the “team” always comes before the “individual.”

Reporting

The Driver will report to the Administrative & Logistics Coordinator.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Driver will have no supervisory responsibilities.

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Required Skills or Experience

  • Possess Secondary Education or equivalent.
  • Possess valid and clean driving license.
  • Possess Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Thorough knowledge of Ghanian Traffic Laws.
  • Minimum of 6 years of driving experience in Ghana.
  • Conversant with road networks in Ghana.
  • Basic skills in vehicle repair.
  • Experience in supporting activities implementation
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and communication skills.
  • First aid skills.
  • Elementary computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet and ability to use email platform.
  • Fluency in English & Akan.

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