Motor Vehicle Driver

Office of the Director of Public Officers’ Declarations

BACKGROUND
The Office of the Director of Public Officers’ Declarations (Directorate) is an independent governance public institution within the Malawi Government established in 2014 under Section 6(1) of the Public Officers’ (Declaration of Assets, Liabilities and Business Interests) Act. The Act provides legal and institutional framework for prescribed public officers to declare their assets, liabilities and business interests upon assuming office. In this regard, under the said Act, the Directorate is mandated to administer and manage the public officers’ declaration regime in order to promote public confidence in the public service. Furthermore, the declaration system acts as one of the tools for preventing, deterring and detecting illicit self-enrichment, abuse of office and conflict of interest by public officers, in order to curtail corruption.

To achieve these goals, the Directorate counts on and cherishes the team effort and work ethic of a highly qualified, talented, astute, brave, professional, innovative, motivated and transformational staff complement that adheres to the strictest ethical standards.

INVITATION FOR JOB APPLICATIONS
An exciting opportunity to recruit additional members of staff has arisen in the Directorate. Applications are, therefore, being invited from suitably qualified Malawians who, among other things, meet the above general attributes to fill the vacant positions tenable at the Directorate’s secretariat in Lilongwe, as follows:

VAC. NO. ODPOD/10/18

Job Title            :    Motor Vehicle Driver (Grade N/ODP11)
Reporting to   :    Human Resources and Administration Officer
Location            :    Office of the Director of Public Officers’ Declarations, Lilongwe

MAIN DUTIES

  • Drive vehicles, deliveries or light truck, or bus; transports supplies and personnel to various destinations throughout the county for the Directorate.
  • Take care of the vehicles belonging to the Directorate or in the name of the Directorate, by inspecting and maintaining vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, and brakes, to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
  • Process all the paper work, including insurance, related to the vehicles for the Directorate.
  • Maintain the vehicle log books.
  • Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles to supervisor.

CORE COMPETENCIES AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Must be able to perform general physical activities such as in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Be sensitive and intelligent enough to inspect equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of mechanical errors or other problems or defects related to vehicles.
  • Must have the far vision with the ability to see details at distance especially while driving.
  • Should have knowledge of the operation and minimum maintenance of light vehicles.
  • Must have a clean driving record.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Possess Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent.
  • A clean class C1 driving license and a defensive driving certificate.
  • Those with a motor vehicle repair and maintenance skills demonstrated by possession of at least Grade 3 Motor Vehicle Mechanic (MVM) certificate will have an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ continuous experience as a driver, including 4 wheel drive, in an international organization or a large and well organized public or private organization.

NOTES:

  1. Due to the nature of the functions of the Directorate, only candidates that demonstrate undoubted qualities of maturity, integrity and high ethical standing
    necessary for handling sensitive and confidential information and have a clean
    criminal record are eligible for recruitment within the Directorate.
  2. All shortlisted candidates shall undergo a rigorous vetting process of their integrity
    track records by relevant security agencies to determine their suitability for the job.
    In that regard, all applicants for any of the advertised positions shall, by the act of
    submitting their applications, be deemed to have voluntarily submitted to the
    vetting process. The results of the vetting process shall, for all purposes, remain
    confidential.
  3. The Directorate is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are
    particularly encouraged to apply. The Directorate is committed to the promotion
    of merit, fairness, equity, honesty, integrity, impartiality, professionalism and rule of
    law. To ensure these values, the interviewing panel shall comprise experts drawn
    from across the various public sector institutions. As such, any form of canvassing is
    not allowed and any candidate involved in canvassing of any kind shall be
    disqualified.
  4. The mode of interviews for all positions shall be in two phases of equal weighting as follows:
    1. A practical power point presentation by the candidate on the relevant field, in relation to the core functions of the post being applied for. Candidates shall be notified, in advance, the topic for such practical presentation.
    2. Oral interviews before an independent panel of professionals drawn from various public sector institutions.

These Vacancies can also be accessed from the website of the Directorate,
www.declarations.gov.mw.

Mode of Application
Interested persons who meet the above specifications should submit a written application letter together with copies of relevant certificates, detailed current Curriculum Vitae, naming three traceable referees, in a sealed envelope clearly marked on top with the post being applied for, to:-

The Director of Public Officers’ Declarations
Office of the Director of Public Officers’ Declarations
Episcopal Conference of Malawi Catholic Secretariat Office Complex
Area 11, Off Chimutu Road
Private Bag B340
City Centre
Lilongwe 3
To reach him not later than Saturday, 30th June, 2018

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