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Professional Driver – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Job Description

Somaliland- Professional Driver

Organisation Overview

The Pharo Foundation (hereafter “the Foundation”) is a privately funded entrepreneurial organisation that runs philanthropic programmes as well as for-profit social enterprises. The Vision of the Foundation is an economically vibrant and inclusive Africa. The Mission is to achieve our vision by investing in Africa’s human and physical capital with a strong focus on job creation.

Headquartered in London, the Foundation also has an operational Offices in Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Assosa and Hargeisa.

Job Title: Professional Driver

Reports to: Administration Officer

Job Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Contract:  Fixed term

We are looking for a professional driver who is energetic, personable and safe. The Driver is responsible for providing safely driving services to the organisation, carrying staff to and from different work locations and ensuring that program vehicles are maintained in good working condition.

Key duties and responsibilities:

Driving of the Foundation owned vehicles as per the Foundation’s Security Policy.

Carry out field and local travels.

Drive staff around for business purposes.

Collect / drop staff in the morning and afternoons.

Pick up / drop guests and staff to and from airports.

Carry out minor logistic support, i.e. delivery / collection of items, organising SPU, purchases etc.

Ensure that the cars are maintained in good working condition so as to insure safer travel without undue breakdowns.

Maintain vehicle with minimum supply required such as spare tyres, fuel and other accessories especially during field trips.

Responsible for the cleanliness of the vehicle.

Ensure that all documents (road tax, driving licence etc) are valid at all times.

Provide timely reports of all incidents within an hour of the incident happening to the line manager.

Check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that it is reported to the supervisor or line manager.

Ensure that the vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times.

Make sure the Vehicle check list and the items listed in the vehicle Tools and Materials inventory are present and in full functioning order.

Perform any other duties as assigned

Required qualities and skills

Completion of secondary education

At least 10 years’ experience as a driver and minimum of 4 years’ experience in working with

International NGOs.

Valid driving license

Experience in basic vehicle maintenance.

Discrete and honest person

Ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure

Ability to work under minimum supervision

Basic knowledge of oral and written English and local languages

Salary and Benefits

The salary and benefits package is competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Medical insurance is provided in accordance with The Pharo Foundation Health policy.

Application Procedure

The application deadline is November 22, 2020

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received, and only complete applications will be considered. In the event that an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline. For this reason, we encourage interested candidates to apply at the earliest possible time. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their application through email to Recruiting.SL@pharofoundation.org with subject line “Application for Professional Driver” by November 22, 2020.


A detailed CV and Cover letter to explain the experience you have gained that makes you believe that you are the most qualified candidate for the role

A list of minimum three references with current email address and phone number.

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