Position details

Vacancy id VAC-8587
Job title VAC-8587 National - Truck Driver
Location Dori, Ouaga, Fada Ngourma, Kaya & Ouahigouya
Apply by 01-Dec-2022
Start date 01-Jan-2023
Duration 4 months
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification High Schooling Certificate in graduate (desirable), holding a valid driving license (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 5 year/s of demonstrable relevant Driving experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 5 year/s of experience in Africa (essential).
Languages Working level in English (desirable).
Fluent in French (essential).

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

Visit www.ctg.org to find out more

Overview of position

Required to transport cargo in the form of both food & NFI in accordance to the procedures & normative guidelines, as established by our client.

Role objectives

Under the direct supervision of the Traffic Manager the incumbent shall perform the following duties:

  • Perform a daily inspection of the vehicle, trailer & ensure that they are mechanically sound & to report any problems or defects to immediate supervisor.

  • Carry responsibility for truck allocated, cargo, provide assistance & guidance to those vehicles under the convoy.

  • Responsible for telecommunications & usage of GPS, HF, VHF radio & communications to inform Traffic Manager of progress & position on an hourly basis.

  • Responsible for all security issues that may arise & always decide safest option for convoy & use careful judgement to ensure safe passage.

  • In the event of breakdown or recovery, decide upon best course of action to recover vehicle in the safest & quickest manner without potential damage being caused by in this exercise.

  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available for off loading cargo where applicable.

  • Ensure that the vehicle under direct responsibility is thoroughly cleaned & maintained in a good mechanical condition.

  • Ensure that the vehicle logbook is duly completed on a daily & timely basis free from errors to maintain good records.

  • Ensure that the vehicle is always fuelled on time & make sure that the fuel consumption figures are maintained within the established parameters as set by our client.

Expected output at the end of contract:

  • Responsible to ensure that the cargo loaded at origin is safely transported to the destination free from contamination, losses or damage & held accountable for the same, will witness loading together with the Tally Clerk, ensure signing & endorsing of way bill at the final destination.

  • Held responsible & accountable for vehicle, trailer & any tools or equipment given to the driver (& signed for) & ensure that it remains in good condition.

  • Loss or damage of cargo, spares, tools or equipment as well as loss of fuel in the care of the employee shall be deducted from the salary based on CIF value or local market rate, whichever is prevailing, this can also lead to penalties or dismissal to the personnel & penalties on the service provider or contractor.

  • Ensure that the vehicle & trailer are loaded (metric tonnes) in accordance to the established payload of the vehicle & under no circumstances to exceed this limit.

  • Cargo must be loaded uniformly & equally distributed for safety reasons.

  • Drive always in a safe & responsible manner with due respect & attention for other vehicles, property.

  • Whilst the vehicle is in the workshop the driver shall assist in repairs & maintenance activities as required.

  • Any accident that may occur must be immediately reported to supervisor & or other parties concerned.

  • Driver will only travel to authorised destination & only load authorised cargo, under no circumstance shall deviate from this unless authorised by immediate supervisor.

  • Manoeuvre a trailer at the duty station as required.

  • Tow a trailer / truck on missions as required.

  • Will perform any other duties as requested by immediate supervisor.

Project reporting

This role will report to the Traffic Manager & will be resposible to the Workshop Manager & Foreman.

Key competencies
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant transport experience & / or minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant logistics experience.

  • High school graduate (desirable).

  • English is essential & fluency in Arabic is desirable.

  • Ensure that established route turn around-times (expressed in days / hours) & distances (expressed in kilometres) are within parameters set as well as respecting the established standard night out allowances, notwithstanding abnormal circumstances, such as security.

  • Fuel consumption figures maintained within parameters set.

  • Vehicle maintained in good mechanical condition, limited tyre wear free from any breakages in accordance to standards set by the organisation.

  • Cargo loaded, securely & safely, transported from origin to destination in a secure dry environment & duly received in a good sound condition at the receiving location.

  • Complete all vehicle administrative documents (vehicle log books, way bills.) accurately, correctly & in turn, hand them over to Traffic Manager on a timely basis.

  • Required to report on time for duty as per establish established working hours & sign the time sheet prepared for this purpose.

  • Ensure that both loading / unloading times are kept to a minimum acceptable level & to report any abnormal waiting times.

  • Holder of a valid, clean heavy vehicles driving licence in accordance to the vehicle category assigned to drive in accordance to national regulations.

  • At least 5 years’ minimum experience gained in the relevant driver licence category.

Team management

The incumbent will liaise & cooperate with all other employees & CP's & will have the below reporting to them directly:

  • Logistic Associate.

  • Traffic Monitors.

Further information

To be advised.

· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.