Job at US Embassy Kigali : Driver/Messenger (Deadline: 12 May 2017)

Job at US Embassy Kigali :  Driver/Messenger (Deadline: 12 May  2017)

Job at US Embassy Kigali :  Driver/Messenger (Deadline: 12 May  2017)

U.S. Mission Kigali, Rwanda


Vacancy Announcement: Driver/Messenger


The Peace Corps is an independent U.S. Government agency that sends American volunteers around the world to aid countries to fulfill their development needs.  The three goals of the Peace Corps are:

  • To help the people of interested countries in meeting their needs for trained men and women;
  • To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of peoples served;
  • To help promote a better understanding of other people on the part of Americans.

The Peace Corps currently operates in 65 countries, with over 7,000 American volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

Peace Corps originally opened its program in Rwanda in 1974, working for 20 years before closing its offices in 1994. It reopened its program in 2008 and Peace Corps Volunteers are currently working in two sectors (Education and Health).  We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is a team player and self-starter with moral integrity to fill this vacancy.


Under the supervision of the Director of Management and Operations (DMO), but with day to day coordination by the Assistant General Services Manager/Motorpool Coordinator (AGSM/MC), the Driver/Messenger supports PC/Rwanda in all duties related to safe operation and preventative maintenance of the vehicle fleet, and performs messenger services.


Operate a variety of vehicles safely for Peace Corps/Rwanda in accordance with Peace Corps policies and procedures; ensure compliance with policies and procedures by all passengers; provide transport to staff, Peace Corps Trainees (PCTs) and Volunteers (PCVs), and other authorized passengers throughout Rwanda; conduct daily maintenance checks of vehicles (oil, fluids, tire pressure, service schedule, engine, tire condition, lights, body condition of vehicle, etc.); ensure daily cleaning of vehicles (interior and exterior); Advise AGSM/MC of insurance renewal schedule for vehicles;

Document and report vehicle malfunctions and/or accidents to the AGSM/MC; maintain daily vehicle logs and filling reports, ensure waiver forms are stocked in vehicles; ensure vehicle is in good condition and fully fueled daily; be available for after-hour assignments and serve as duty driver on rotating basis and all other tasks.


Pick up mail from Rwanda Post Office and/or U.S. Embassy mailroom; Deliver and retrieve correspondence to/from partner organizations; Obtain and deliver supplies; Perform administrative tasks as requested, such as photocopying, data entry, etc


Knowledge:  Knowledge of local traffic regulations, locations of government and other offices and enterprises both in Kigali and in the field, as well as Mission residences in Kigali.  Working knowledge of computers and various computer programs required.  Basic mechanic and vehicle repair skills advantageous.

Education: Minimum High school or local equivalent is required. Valid driving license (Category B and D) is a must.

Prior Work Experience:  Minimum of five (5) years professional driving experience either as a chauffeur or a driver in commerce, public transportation, or similar backgrounds.

Language Proficiency:  Level II (basic) speaking, reading and writing in English is required.  Level III (good working knowledge) ; Speaking in Kinyarwanda is required.

Abilities and Interpersonal Skills:  Team-work spirit; flexibility; punctuality; ability to learn quickly, to travel long distances out of town, to work weekends and to work alone as needed.

Please submit via email your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by May 12, 2017. The title of the position should be clearly marked in the subject line of the email message. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Peace Corps is an equal opportunity agency.



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