Monday, February 22, 2010

MercyCorps, Drivers (2 Posts), Deadline March 01, 2010.


Mercy Corps is an International Non-Governmental, humanitarian Organization, working in more than 40 countries around the world. Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering; poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive just communities. Mercy Corps has been working in Timor Leste since 2005, with current programming focusing on Youth Capacity building, Environment, and agricultural livelihoods. The new European Commission funded SECURE program will target 4,500 chronically food insecure rural households in four sub-districts of Ainaro and Manufahi Districts with an emphasis on small-scale farmers and extension workers. Mercy Corps will work with 4500 farmers, 59 Agriculture Extension workers of the Ministry of Agriculture, and women groups over a period of 3.5 years with particular focus on the food crops such as cassava, maize, and rice and the cash crop, coffee. The overall objective is improved agricultural production and storage and development of market linkages for food insecure communities while increasing household resource management skills for more stability against shocks.


[Describe overview of job missioGENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The driver will provide safe, transport services for MC program and support staff in the described AOR (Area of Responsibility). The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.

  • Operate MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor;
  • Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations;
  • Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to transport management;
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor;
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.;
  • Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for  use at all times;
  • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office and guesthouse daily workloads;
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business;
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis;
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned;
  • Work night shifts at MC guesthouses – as assigned by Supervisor with the understanding these are 12 hour shifts;
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Valid drivers license and experience driving 4x4 vehicles. Must respect and adhere to all safety and traffic rules. Basic understanding of English and fluency in all local languages is required. Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required

Interested candidates can submit their CVs and applications at Mercy Corps’ office on below address, or by e-mail to:

Rua de Nu Laran, Biro Dos Grilhos
Dili, Timor Leste.
Last date for submitting applications is March 01st, 2010.