Job at AIMS : Driver & Logistics Assistant (TTP) (Deadline: 02 February 2018 )
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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.
Each AIMS Centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.
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Driver & Logistics Assistant (TTP), Rwanda
The Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda is a five-year blended (face-to-face and online) training Program seeking to enhance the capacity of secondary school teachers (in-service and pre-service) in the teaching of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics with the use of information technologies as a key component in teaching and learning. In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the Rwanda education board (REB) and the University of Rwanda college of education (UR-CE), the Program will equip teachers with skills, tools and resources to implement the competency based curriculum (CBC) using the Mathematics and Sciences for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA) approach adopted from the World Bank.
As the Driver & Logistics Assistant, you will provide timely and safe transport services in an official car for program supplies, employees or any person designated by the Program Manager TTP such as official visitors and guests on the basis of an approved transport request, ensure maintenance of all vehicles is carried out in a timely manner, ensure security of program vehicles, immediately report any involvement of program or office vehicle(s) in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicle fittings, contribute to the completion of any required documentation related to accident insurance claims, regularly check the condition of the entire vehicle, including battery water levels, engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, brakes and brake fluid, tires.
You will also assist the Program Manager with administrative tasks such as drafting of procurement requests and tracking purchases, trace the movements of purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of goods, receive goods ordered against deliveries and confirm that they are in order according to the local purchase orders and the invoices, ensure quality and quantity of the delivered goods, ensure that bills, invoices and deliveries are filed appropriately, ensure prompt settlement of all bills for goods supplied, maintain an updated inventory of Program assets ensuring their safe storage, monitor the consumption of Program items and keep an updated list of those that needs to be replaced
Additionally, you will be in charge of delivering and collecting mail to and from the post office and any other locations.
This is a full time opportunity based in Kigali, Rwanda.
Do you have what we need?
- Minimum of a secondary school education certificate is required, a Bachelor’s degree is an asset
- At least five (5) years’ work experience as a driver and in logistics in Rwanda
- Possess a valid driver’s license, with no major accidents in the past 5 years
- Demonstrate knowledge of defensive driving, preferably with certification in the same
- Experience or basic training in logistics management a desired advantage
- Experience working in an NGO is an added advantage
- Disciplined, punctual and patient to meet and/or exceed Program transport needs
- Full knowledge of Kigali City and of Rwanda in general
- Ability and write and read in English and Kinyarwanda. Knowledge of French and added advantage
- Ability to transport passengers and or Program materials during regular working hours during weekdays and weekends
- Ability to tolerate working hours outside the normal work schedule
Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?
Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: [email protected] (i.e. quote “Driver & Logistics Assistant TTP RWA” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until February 2, 2018.
Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.
AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.