Driver/Office Assistant

ActionAid Malawi (AAM) is a locally registered non-governmental organisation under the Company’s Act 1984 as a company limited by guarantee and is an affiliate of ActionAid International, a federation of national organizations working in over 45 countries in Africa, Asia, America and Europe regions. ActionAid has been working in Malawi since 1991 and works in partnership with communities, community based organizations, civil society, social  movements, and governments across the world to fight and eradicate poverty, injustice and exclusion. We work with and support poor and excluded people in the struggle to demand and claim their rights. ActionAid’s work is focused around women’s rights, education and youth, food security, just and democratic governance, human security and in HIV and AIDS.

ActionAid Malawi in consortium with Centre for Civil Society Strengthening (CCSS) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare (MoGCDSW), will implement a 2 year project worth NOK12.5Million funded by The Norwegian Embassy in Malawi. The project is named ’50:50 Campaign Programme-Increasing Women Political Participation and its main outcome is ‘Towards improved promotion and participation of women in leadership and decision making positions in Malawi.The Project will run from 1st December 2017 to 30th November 2019. The Malawi Electoral Commission’s accredited gender focused NGOs, UN Agencies and Parliamentary Women Caucus will participate in the implementation of the project.

ActionAid invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill highly challenging and exciting positions that have arisen within the project.

Job title: Driver/Office Assistant
Location: Lilongwe
Reporting to: Administrative Assistant
No. of Positions: One (1)
Duration: Two (2) Years

Job Purpose
The Project Driver/Office Assistant will be responsible for transportation and movement of the project staff and partners, equipment and materials and delivery of mail for the project. The incumbent will also provide messengerial services to the project office.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Drives project vehicles
  • Ensures that checks, maintenance and repair of the project vehicles are completed accurately and timely
  • Ensures that project vehicles have all the necessary documents and equipment necessary to operate in Malawi according to government regulations
  • Manages documents/records for fuel and related supplies
  • Facilitates circulation and processing of office correspondence
  • Dispatches and delivers external correspondence
  • Files project Documents


Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • A minimum of Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)
  • A valid class Cl Professional Driving License
  • 5 years driving experience in an institution/company
  • Possession of Defensive Driving Certificate is an advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and native language
  • Good interpersonal skills


To apply for the position submit your curriculum vitae with a motivation letter to:


by 5pm on Wednesday, 13th December 2017.

While we value all applications, we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

All applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits and qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Comment on advertised Job

Lacey F.

7th of December, 2017 9:17:27 am


7th of December, 2017 3:14:06 pm

I am very much interested in the driver's vacancy, I have a vast experience having worked in major companies for several years but I am short of the qualification MSCE as required by your organization except of Difensive driving Certificate, Certificate of Attendance of an IT Course Including a valid Driving licence class C1 with category G. I am good in both speaking fluently English as well as writing having sat for JC way back in 1989 but failed to obtain the certificate because I failed in one of the subjects. I am hopefully to be one of those most competent in the field of drivers if not the best of them all and wish to work in your organization for I believe you will appreciate. So I here by request your authority to allow me to apply for the post and I believe you will not regret it if you employ me. Your favourable considerable is greatly appreciated. Your's faithfully.

Location: Lilongwe

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 15th December, 2017

Company: ActionAid Malawi

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