Field Driver

DAI-Tayar Nepal

DAI, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, seeks to fill multiple positions to support an upcoming USAID Trade and Competitiveness activity in Nepal. The anticipated project is expected to increase Nepali private sector participation in targeted global value chains. This activity will promote investment and increase the use of available technologies and innovation to spur productivity within micro,…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Surkhet ,Birendranagar ,Dang ,Tulsipur
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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 : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 7+ Years
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    Job Qualification : High School
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    Posted Date : Sep 06, 2022

Job Description

Field Driver

USAID Tayar Nepal Improved Disaster Risk Management Project

Scope of Work

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments. More information about DAI can be found on the DAI website (www.dai.com).

Project Background

Nepal is prone to a range of natural disasters, including floods, landslides, fires, earthquakes, and disease outbreaks. In the wake of recent tragedies in the country, including the massive 2015 Gorkha earthquake, USAID introduced Tayar Nepal activity. Tayar Nepal is USAID’s flagship disaster preparedness and response project for Nepal. Tayar—which means “prepared”—strengthens the capacity of Nepal’s disaster risk management (DRM) and preparedness institutions. At the national level, Tayar Nepal builds the capacity of disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) institutions, which include the Ministry of Federal Affairs (MoFAGA), Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA). At the municipal level, Tayar Nepal’s interventions support municipalities to fulfill their DRM roles in the broader federal disaster management system by building capacity in preparedness, and response, and helping them understand and address the risks that face their constituents.

Summary of Primary Duties 

The Field Driver will maintain project vehicles and drive project staff to and from meetings and appointments and is responsible for all other project-related travel. The Field Driver will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Field Operation Associate and work closely with the Field Coordinator.

Essential Duties 

  • Maintain vehicles including regular check-ups, cleanings, and fueling.
  • Maintain an accurate vehicle log.
  • Manage vehicle and trip scheduling as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records and paperwork on all vehicle-related purchases and maintenance.
  • Provide safe transportation to and from locations for project staff.
  • Ensure compliance with all DAI and local driving laws and regulations.
  • Provide support to both programming and operations teams including supporting pick up, deliveries, and other errands as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Field Coordinator.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent driving record.
  • Valid local driver’s license.
  • At least 5 years/ high school degree or 7 years of relevant experience. (For excluded group at least 3 years/ high school degree or 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Wiliness to provide logistic support.
  • Able to maintain good working relationships with team members while retaining high levels of confidentiality and discretion.
  • USAID or other donor project experience is preferred.

Level of Effort/Timeline

The level of effort is 260 days per year. The employment contract will be on a yearly basis, with possible extensions until on March 31, 2024.  Field Drivers will be based in Tulsipur and Birendranagar, with frequent travel to priority Tayar’s six far-western municipalities and occasional travel to other parts of Nepal.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit an updated CV to TayarRecruitment@dai.com  by September 23, 2022

Women, persons with disabilities, and those from marginalized and disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.