Temporary Drivers


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The American Refugee Committee is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 35 years. ARC works with refugee communities in 11 countries around the world, helping people regain control of their lives. The people ARC serves have lost everything to events completely beyond their control. ARC provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection and whatever support we can to let people begin again.

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POSITION TITLE:  Temporary Driver



RESPONSIBLE TO:  Officer or Logistics Coordinator as assigned.

STATUS:  On-call/Temporary


DATE: August 2017

The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to improve the wellbeing and self-reliance of the displaced refugee population from DRC and Burundi by ensuring the provision of basic services (adequate health care & nutrition, shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment), improving food security and enabling economic recovery in six refugee camps located in Rwanda.

ARC is looking for experienced and committed drivers, to add to its pool of temporary drivers who remain on-call, and are periodically engaged based on availability and whenever we experience surge in demand from our business and operations. Qualifying Temporary drivers, whenever called upon and formally engaged, will provide driving and related support for the implementation of ARC programs and operations, guided by ARC policies, and Rwanda’s traffic and driving laws and regulations.



  • Drive office vehicles as assigned, for the transportation of ARC staff and visitors and any other authorized persons.
  • Transport ARC goods to assigned destination in a safe, responsible and timely manner
  • Collection and delivery of mail, documents and other courier items in a safe, responsible and timely manner
  • Ensure that all assignments and trips are authorized, embarked on and completed on time, with all travel and delivery requirements as per the ARC policy and standards
  • Oversee the day-to-day checks and maintenance of the assigned vehicles including checking the oil, water, battery, brakes, tires etc. and log them in the start-of-the-day checklist
  • Perform minor repairs and/or arrange for other repairs by logging and urgently reporting to the supervisor
  • Report all vehicle maintenance problems, incidents, accidents and damage using official forms immediately to the supervisor
  • Guard vehicle against theft and vandals and ensure that vehicles are locked and parked in the officially assigned locations
  • Ensure that the steps required by ARC rules and regulations are taken into consideration in case of involvement in an incident or accident or damage to the vehicle
  • Appropriately log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing etc. using the official ARC/UNHCR log books
  • Submit assigned vehicle performance and activities accounted for at the end of every week to the supervisor
  • Maintain vehicle safety standards as per the ARC driver’s guidelines at all times
  • Respect the speed limits and obey all other Rwanda traffic laws when driving ARC vehicles
  • Be available to work longer hours, after hours and weekends, and when necessary or in an emergency
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ARC Senior Manager.


  • Minimum of High school diploma qualification completed
  • Possess a Valid Rwanda driver’s license with Levels B&D required
  • Minimum 5 years’ driving experience
  • Excellent driving skills with clean driving record
  • Experience driving and handling 4 wheel drive vehicles, in rough terrain
  • Good knowledge about car mechanics; holders of qualification in Vehicle Maintenance and Repairs desired
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Kinyarwanda
  • Knowledge of and experience working with and operations of humanitarian agencies.


  • A team player, with ability to work in a high paced, demanding environment, including night shift when required
  • Flexibility to work long extended hours if needed, to meet changing or high demands of a large and fast paced country programming.
  • Exhibit the values of respect, team-spirit, non-violence, impartiality, humor, equity, dedication, inquisitiveness, simplicity in work-style and integrity.
  • Transparency, accountability and ethical behavior in daily organizational activities.
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in low resource settings

Interested and qualifying candidates should submit applications – to include 1 page Cover Letter, photocopy of valid driver’s license, and an updated CV (max. 3 pages), and three names (plus titles & contacts) of relevant professional referees - to the following email address:  RWJobs@arcrelief.org

Only applications received through the above indicated dedicated email address will be considered. The deadline for submission of applications is August 20, 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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