KOICA Empowering Rural Communities in Nepal through an Integrated Approach to Health and Income Growth

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Junior Level
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    Job Experience : 5+ years
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Intermediate
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    Posted Date : Jan 10, 2022

Job Description

KOICA Empowering Rural Communities in Nepal through an Integrated Approach to Health and Income Growth

I. General Information

Job Title: Driver

Country: Nepal

Duty Station (city): Dhulikhel, Kathmandu (with frequent travel to other project districts)

Project Sites: Manekharka, Hindi, Salambu, Puttar

Duration of Assignment: 1 years (extendable based on performance& project duration)

II.  Supervision

Title of Supervisor: Finance and Administrative Officer (FAO)

Content and Methodology of Supervision:

Driver will work under the direct supervision of Finance and Administration officer (FAO) who is under the guidance of Finance and Administrative Manager (FATM) and with the general guidance of Project Manager. He/she will report directly to the Supervisor.

The supervision will be conducted on a weekly basis through meetings between Driver and his/her supervisor. Driver will provide weekly update on his duties and the supervisor will provide feedback and guidance.

III.  Duties, Responsibilities and Output Expectations

Background Information-Job Specific:

Under the guidelines of Vehicle Management and Personal Safety and Security management of ERCN Project Office, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to ERCN Project Staffs and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. Additionally, he drives and maintains the office vehicle for transporting authorized personnel and delivery/collection of mail, documents and other items for the ERCN office.

Major Duties & Responsibilities (मुख्य कर्तब्य तथा जिम्मेवारीहरु)

1.  Driving

  • Carries out driving duties as instructed by the supervisor, or the higher-ranking staff in the chain of commands according to the guideline of vehicle management. (सुपरिवेक्षक्को निर्देशन अनुसार सवारी चलाउने)
  • Checks weekly vehicle schedule for the office transport and needs prepares necessary plans/arrangements and reports on changes.(साप्ताहिक सवारी तालिका जाँचगरि कार्यालयको आवतजावत व्यवश्थापन गर्ने तथा तालिका परिवर्तनको जानकारी गराउने )
  • Records the vehicle operation and fueling in logbook on daily basis and submit it to the supervisor monthly( दैनिक सवारी संचालनको रेकर्ड राख्ने तथा सुपरिबेक्षेकलाई बुझाउने)
  • Complies with all road traffic regulations, including the wearing of seat belts (ट्राफिक नियमको पालना तथा सिट बेल्टको प्रयोग को ग्यारेन्टीगर्ने)
  • Carries his/her driving license while on driving duties(सवारी चलाउने बेलामा सवारी चालक प्रमाणपत्र साथमा राख्ने)
  • Checks the followings before the departure;) सवारी चलाउनुपुर्व निम्नकुराको जाँच गर्ने)
    • Tires: Whether there is correct pressure and in good condition.( टायरः उचित हावको छाप तथा असल अवश्था)
    • Lights: Well-functioning and spare bulbs ready. (बत्ति राम्रोसँग काम गर्ने तथा थप बत्ति तयारि अवश्थामा राख्ने)
    • Horn: tested and working (हर्न जाँच गर्ने तथा कामगर्ने अवश्थाको सुनिश्चित गर्ने)
    • Fluids: Adequate fuel, oil and windshield washer level is maintained ( सवारी इन्धनः प्रशस्त सवारी इन्धनको सुनिश्चित गर्ने तथा शिल्ड स्तरमा मिलाउने)
    • First aid kit: Stocked and accessible in safe place ( प्राथमिक उपचार बक्सः मौज्दात तयार गर्ने तथा सुरक्षित स्थानमा राख्ने)
    • Brakes: Test frequently after each drive (हरेक यात्रा पछि ब्रेकको चेक गर्ने)
    • Steering: Ensure steering wheel turns smoothly (स्टेरिङले काम गरे नगरेको सुनिश्चित गर्ने)

2.  Vehicle Repair and Maintenance ( सवारी को मर्मत तथा सम्भार)

  • Handles a comprehensive, regular and daily vehicle checkup according to the guidelines of Vehicle Management(सवारी वेवश्था निर्देशिका अनुसार सवारीको व्यापक,नियमित तथा दैनिक जाँच गर्ने)
  • Records the vehicle maintenance records and submit it to the supervisor monthly( सवारी मर्मतको हरेक सूचना रेकर्ड राख्ने तथा सुपरिवेक्षकलाई जानकारी गराउने।)
  • Handles  repair  of  the  vehicle  breakdown  and  the  accident  and  reports  to  the supervisor(सवारीको स-साना टुटफुटको मर्मत तथा दुर्घटनाको जानकारी गराउने ।)
  • Reports any accident or driving incident, even minor, to the supervisor as quickly as possible and completes necessary reports according to the procedures of incident reporting in the guidelines of Personal Safety and Security management( व्यक्तिगत सुरक्षा तथा सवारीको सुरक्षाको मार्गनिर्देशिका अनुरुप सम्भव भएसम्म चाँडो आवश्यक रिपोर्ट तयार गर्न हरेक दुर्घटना तथा घटनाको यथाशिघ्र जानकारी गराउने ।)

Other duties ( अन्य कर्तव्य तथा जिम्मेवारीहरु)

  • Assists the ERCN project Office with clerical/administrative duties as required; however, driving duties or tasks take priority(आयोजनाको प्रशासनिक कार्यमा सहयोग गर्ने)।
  • Carries out any delivery or collection duties as may be necessary (letters, cheques, and minor procurements, etc.(आवश्यक्ता अनुसार कार्यालयको कागजपत्र हस्तान्तरण तथा संकलन गर्ने {चिठ्ठिपत्र, चेक तथा सामान्य खरिद})
  • Responsible for all loading and unloading of goods into the vehicle and ensures their security and condition while in the vehicle ( सवारीमा आयोजनाको आवश्यक वस्तुहरु राख्ने तथा निकाल्ने र उक्त सामाग्रीको सुरक्षाको सुनिश्चित गर्ने ।)
  • Carries out any other duties that may reasonably or exceptionally be required to ensure the smooth operation of ERCN project work and optimize the functioning of the office, such as replacing absent colleagues, carrying out administrative tasks, etc. ( आयोजनाको सरल संचालनको लागि आवश्यक सहयोग गर्ने।)

Required Qualification & Experience

1.  Education

  • Essential: Completed Secondary Level Education

2. Experience

  • Essential: Minimum 5 years 4WD driving experience in remoted area & off-road with a safe driving record.
  • Work experience as a driver in an international/national organization and frequently driving to the remoted area will be an asset.

3. Knowledge & Skills

  • Must be in possession of a valid driving license.
  • Sound knowledge of driving rules and regulations and security issues.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor repairs of vehicles.
  • Knowledge of the topography of the project sites and surrounding areas will be an asset
  • Ability to read and write instructions and maps.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment first aid desirable.
  • Able to manage time and tight schedules, working effectively under pressure and adopt to flexibility
  • Clear varied and sensitive communication skills – oral

4.  Language

  • Communicable speaking level in English is required.

V.  Background Information

Limited access to healthcare services and lack of income source results in low quality of life of people living in the project sites: Manekharka and Hindi in Sindhupalchowk district, Salambu in Kavre district and Puttar in Tanahun district.

Dhulikhel Hospital of Kathmandu University has established 21 outreach centers (ORCs) in rural areas across the country including the project sites, and dispatched medical and paramedical staffs. In addition, Dhulikhel Hospital also has launched the community development programs promoting income growth activities in addition to the provision of basic healthcare services through ORCs, so that community people can fully enjoy the provided services. These efforts are recognized as a new approach of rural development.

In recognition of this effort, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has launched a new project titled “Empowering Rural Communities in Nepal Through an Integrated Approach to Health and Income Growth” by signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Nepal to support Dhulikhel Hospital with its development experience and expertise.

The Project aims to achieve well-being and improved quality of life in rural community as result of strengthened capacity for community development through integrated approach to health and income growth. Main components of project implementation includes: developing a Master Plan to operate outreach centers; workshops with relevant partners for community need assessment and knowledge sharing; capacity building of healthcare personnel, community leaders and members; supporting income generation of community people by cash cropping and other relevant activities; managing and evaluating progress and performance of the project; supporting construction of agricultural infrastructure and health facilities in the project sites.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above mentioned criteria are required to submit their application letter and recent C.V via email to and can drop documents physically at Dhulikhel Hospital, Lungs Centre no later than 24th Jan 2022, 17:00 hours.

Inquiries are accepted through e-mails and phones (9849908199).