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Driver - Adverse SW Monsoon Reponse

Sri Lanka
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for thirty five years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.


DRIVER – (Adverse South West Monsoon Response)

Location: To be based in Ratnapura, Kalutara & Galle with extensive travel

Period: July to October 2017

Job Profile

World Vision Lanka (WVL) together with its Project partners UNICEF, OFDA (USAID) & IOM is seeking to recruit qualified individuals for its Adverse South West Monsoon Response project. The project aims to assist communities affected by the landslides and floods to support their recovery efforts, specifically through rehabilitation of essential WASH infrastructure. In addition the project will carry out hygiene related interventions to compliment and prevent spread of disease among the affected communities.

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Administration Assistant will provide a wide range of administrative and logistics support services for World Vision Lanka and the project team in the delivery of project goals and objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be in charge of the vehicle assigned to the project & discharge duties as assigned

  • Maintain excellent driving skills in handling the vehicle assigned to the project with highest priority for personal safety and care of all passengers.

  • Ensure safety and care for other vehicles and pedestrians

  • Adhere to prevailing traffic rules, regulations and WV Lanka policies & procedures

  • Maintain highest standard in cleanliness of the vehicle assigned to the project at all times.

  • Maintain an effective system in monitoring - vehicle movement, vehicle repairs & replacement of spare parts/tyres, fuel consumption, Emission test, revenue license, vehicle insurance.

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Project Manager and the Team as needed.

  • Provide assistance to the team in the purchasing procedure

  • Provide vehicle maintenance reports to National Office Logistics department on time.

  • Assist with any other duties as assigned by Project Manager.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • G.C.E. (O/L) or equivalent qualifications.

  • Possess a sound knowledge in motor mechanism

  • A good knowledge in all major in-country roadways.

  • A minimum of five years experience as driver with a proven record.

  • Ability to drive long distances, late hours and work under pressure.

  • Ability to discharge duties politely with respect for authority.

  • Possess a valid driving license for heavy vehicles (‘A Class)

  • Fully conversant with prevalent Motor Traffic Laws, rules and regulations.

  • Should be a tee-totaller, non-smoker and/or non-addict to any other habits such as chewing betel.

  • Should possess a sound knowledge in Sinhala and/or Tamil with ability to understand English.

  • Should bear an unblemished record in excellent conduct and character.

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, you may submit your on-line applicationvia the link given below ORby forwarding your CV to the email addressgiven below with three non-related referees.

To apply online please refer to:

Email applications: vacancies_[email protected]

Closing Date: 30th June, 2017

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.