Wednesday 23 August 2023

Lead Driver at Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) August, 2023

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Wednesday 23 August 2023
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Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) Opportunities 2023
TAHA is an apex private sector member-based organization mandated to develop and promote horticulture (flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania. TAHA’s goal is to improve the growth and competitiveness of horticultural industry in the country for social and economic gains. TAHA is a unified voicing platform for Tanzania horticulture, representing farmers at all levels, processors, exporters and service providers in the horticultural industry in Tanzania.

Activity Background
TAHA is currently implementing a 5-year USAID funded project called USAID “Tuhifadhi Chakula” activity. The purpose of the Project is to reduce food loss and waste and resultant climate effects for improved food security and livelihoods. The project is focusing on reducing food loss and food waste by addressing postharvest handling issues within key value chains with a major contribution to Tanzania food security basket. The project will implement interventions around four (4) main thematic areas, which improve food handling, storage and value addition at producer and commercial levels, facilitate market access to ensure agricultural good reach consumers, inform and promote policy and regulatory frameworks that reduce food loss and waste and strengthen local organizations capacity to lead on post-harvest management.

TAHA is seeking for motivated and highly experienced applicants to implement this project in job positions described below....
All applicants are strongly advised to adhere to application instructions and guidance provided.

Lead Driver
Lead Driver at Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) August, 2023
Reporting to
: Operations Officer
Duty station: Arusha, Tanzania
Position Summary
Lead Driver responsible for ensuring the safe operation, maintenance, and reliability of TAHA vehicles. This role encompasses driving, supervising driving training programs, conducting routine vehicle maintenance, managing service records, and coordinating with external mechanical support companies.

Scope of work
• Develop, plan, and supervise comprehensive driving training programs for all Drivers and Staff members who operate TAHA Vehicles.
• Ensure that training content covers safe driving practices, vehicle handling, defensive driving, and adherence to road safety regulations.
• Oversee the maintenance of logbooks for all TAHA vehicles, ensuring accurate and complete records are maintained at all times.
• Review logbook entries for each vehicle after every trip to verify compliance and identify any anomalies.
• Maintain detailed records of all trips made by TAHA Vehicles, including fuel consumption and materials used for operation and maintenance.
• Document relevant information to support efficient vehicle management and cost analysis.
• Enforce a high standard of cleanliness for all TAHA Vehicles, ensuring they are regularly cleaned and maintained in presentable condition.
• Drive members of staff to their assigned duties as needed, ensuring their safe and punctual arrival at designated locations.
• Conduct routine and periodic maintenance on TAHA vehicles with diligence, skill, and workmanship, following instructions as indicated in the TAHA policies and procedures.
• Ensure compliance with maintenance schedules and procedures to optimize vehicle performance.
• Maintain up-to-date records of all vehicle services, repairs, and maintenance activities, including reminders for future service schedules.
• Regularly update and maintain a Vehicle Services logbook, detailing the condition of TAHA vehicles on a weekly basis.
• Provide effective mechanical support to TAHA vehicles during emergencies or breakdowns during journeys, ensuring rapid resolution and minimal disruption.
• Collaborate with the Operation Officer to identify and define optimal strategies and actions for securing the good condition of vehicles, spare parts, and other logistical assets during emergencies.
• Build and sustain effective relationships with external mechanical companies that work with TAHA, ensuring reliable support and resource availability.

Qualifications and skills
Education Level
  • Minimum of Certificate of Secondary Education. Certificate of motor vehicle mechanics grade 1.
  • Must have driving license class C- verified
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  • Proven work experience of at least 4 years as a professional driver and mechanic, preferably in a similar role.

Key Skills

• Strong knowledge of vehicle maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting.
• Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
• Familiarity with road safety regulations and best practices.
• Effective communication skills and ability to work independently.
• Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to handle emergencies and make sound decisions under pressure.
Application Procedure
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should send their applications enclosing detailed;
• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 pages)
• Copies of qualification certificates

The cover letter to be addressed to;
Human Resources and Administration Manager
P.O. Box 16520, ARUSHA.
Application Instructions.

1. Submission: All applications must be submitted via email to the following address:
2. Format: Please compile your application into a single PDF attachment. Ensure that all required documents are included in the PDF.
3. Subject Line: In the subject line of your email, clearly state the position you are applying for. For example: “APPLICATION FOR SENIOR PROJECT ACCOUNTANT POSITION.”
4. Focus on One Application: Applicants are requested to apply for one specific vacancy only. Multiple applications for different positions will not be accepted.
5. Deadline: The deadline for submitting your application is Tuesday, 12th September, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
6. Adherence: Please carefully adhere to all instructions provided above. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in your application not being reviewed.
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The successful candidate will be remunerated according the TAHA salary scale, and in alignment with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. Other employment benefits will be as per the organization’s policy

Please note: TAHA is an equal opportunity employer that welcome all qualified candidates to apply for the open positions. TAHA is committed to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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