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Provincial General Services Assistant Driver

Peace Corps Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of
Provincial General Services Assistant/Driver
Location : Mkushi
Starting Salary : ZMW 106,923 .00/Annum
Work hours : Full-time; 44 hours/week
General Description
The Provincial General Services Assistant will, in the main, serve both as official Driver as well as function as the
maintenance assistant for the provincial office and transit house to which they are assigned (Central Province office is
located in Mkushi).
The driving aspects will be in close coordination with the Provincial Program Coordinator (PPC) and Peace Corps
Motorpool Coordinator, and the house duties will be in co-ordination with the resident Peace Corps Volunteer Leader
The PGSA will serve as the provincial representative for Volunteer site visits and external stakeholder meetings in the
absence of the PPC and/or PCVL

Vehicle/driving Responsibilities:
 Adhere to all Peace Corps Zambia (PC/Z) driving guidelines, GRZ motor-vehicle laws, and DriveCam policies
without exception.
 Drive the vehicle at safe speeds and ensure that official passengers’ safety is their main concern at all times.
 Carry a valid Zambian driver’s license at all times when driving.
 Ensure that all appropriate vehicle documentation is copied and carried with the vehicle at all times.
 Never drive the vehicle after dark without prior approval from the Director of Management and Operations
(DMO) or designee.
 Any accident, no matter how small, must be immediately reported to the PPC and Motorpool Coordinator; all
accidents will also be recorded by the camera system on all official vehicles.
 Assure regular maintenance and management of Peace Corps vehicles including the maintenance of accurate
vehicle mileage logs for all official travel, and providing an up-to-date fuel ledger and monthly reports regarding
mileage and fuel consumption to the PPC and Motorpool Coordinator. Such maintenance will include
establishing rapport with local mechanics and support personnel.
 Inform the PPC immediately if the vehicle develops problems that cannot be dealt with in the province.
 Under no circumstances may the PGSA use vehicles for any personal reason. All travel must be authorized by
the Country Director (CD), Director of Provincial Operations and Program Performance (DPOPP), DMO,
Director of Programming and Training (DPT), or the PPC. Vehicles are to be used strictly for Volunteer support
and/or Peace Corps-related support.
 Alcohol must not be transported in the Peace Corps vehicle. Alcohol must not be consumed in the vehicle.
 The vehicle must be parked in an approved location before dark.
Travel responsibilities:
 Carry only official Peace Corps personnel or approved persons in the vehicle. Casual passengers are under no
circumstance allowed to be transported in the Peace Corps motor vehicle.
 Coordinate with the PPC and Motorpool Coordinator about who, what, when and where the vehicle needs to go.
In this endeavor, the PGSA is expected to create a calendar of events so that vehicle bookings are adequately
planned. This calendar will be planned in co-ordination with all staff on a quarterly basis.
 Ensure that all trips are approved in advance by the PPC, DPOPP, and DMO or designee.
 For all applicable visits, request an advance for Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE), lodging costs, and toll
fees and submit a travel reimbursement after the trip accordingly.
 In collaboration with the Safety and Security team members, ensure that maps and access to all sites in the
province are accurate and updated.

Bike Maintenance:
 Teach and assist Volunteers with bike maintenance, and when traveling on site visits, be prepared to help when
 Maintain inventory of bike parts at the Provincial House and request additional parts as needed.
House Maintenance:
 Assist in maintenance around the provincial office as identified by any member of the Provincial Team
(including PCVLs). Such work should be carried out only with authorization from the PPC and all bills and
receipts accounted for accordingly.
 Maintain generator and completion generator fuel and service log.
 Keep and maintain an inventory of all Peace Corps fixtures and fittings in collaboration with the PPC and PCVL.
Required Qualifications
In order to be selected for this position, the applicant must be a Zambian Citizen, must not have been employed in
intelligence-related activities, and must submit a typed cover letter and CV(with at least three traceable references)
that clearly documents how each of the following requirements are met:
 Successful completion secondary school including advanced certification in the field of Administration/Logistics/Procurement
or related fields is required
 Must have a valid local driver’s license of class C level, at least five years of professional experience driving
vehicles with manual transmission, a clean driving record, and at least two years of experience with basic vehicle
 Minimum of two years’ work experience in the field of Administration/Logistics/Procurement or related fields
 Work experience in construction and/or maintenance work and experience with bike maintenance is an added
 Good working knowledge of English; Knowledge of the Bemba language will be an added advantage
 Proficiency with Microsoft based applications such as Word and Excel
 Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced and multi-cultural setting; professional experience working within
an international organization is preferred

Applications and supporting documentation including a typed cover letter, CV that clearly documents how you meet each
of the above requirements, and at least three traceable references must be submitted by close of business August 28, 2018.
Address applications to:
The Human Resources Specialist,
Peace Corps Zambia,
Plot 71A Kabulonga Rd.
P.O. Box 50707, Lusaka, Zambia

Email: zm01-jobs@zm.peacecorps.gov clearly stating name and position applied for in the subject line of your email
(E.g. John Doe, Safety and Security Manger)
The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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