The Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) is an ecumenical body jointly established by the Tanzania Episcopal
Conference (TEC) and the Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) in 1992 to facilitate social services, with the main
focus on education and health services provided by member Churches. It is the largest ecumenical organization in
Tanzania, working under more than 87 dioceses and provinces which own and manage about 42% of hospital health
services, 56% of health facilities in rural areas, and more than 10% of education services in Tanzania.
CSSC has been awarded a 5-years Grant by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the project
knows as Comprehensive Child Centered Care and Services (C4S). The overall goal of the project is to ensure health
facilities in priority areas provide high quality integrated pediatric HIV services and that children and adolescents
are able to access comprehensive health and other services. Specifically, this project will provide technical
assistance to end mother-to-child- transmission of HIV (eMTCT) by supporting pregnant and breastfeeding women (PBFW)
and their HIV-exposed infants (HEI), close the HIV treatment gap for children and adolescents living with HIV
(C/ALHIV) and drive TB elimination and well-being for C/ALHIV in Tanzania.
The project will ensure the continued delivery of HIV services for PBFW, HEI, and C/ALHIV at two pediatric centers
of excellence (COE) and support these COEs to serve as hubs for service delivery and clinical capacity building. This
project will advance support to the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy
Programme (NTLP) to end HIV and TB among children and adolescents aged 0-19 years old and inform policy decisions and
discussions at the national level with the Ministry of Health, and other key stakeholders and will coordinate
Drivers (4) Posts
||Assistant Project officer
This position is responsible for carrying out duties as a driver, effectively and efficiently, observing all current
CSSC vehicle policy and procedures. The driver will also be responsible for ensuring safety of the passengers, vehicle
and the tools assigned to him/her and devising ways and maintaining high fuel efficiency and low maintenance costs.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Carry out preventive maintenance checks of assigned vehicle(s) as per CSSC’s prescribed checklist.
- Ensure that the assigned vehicle(s) is road-ready and has sufficient fuel and levels of oil for daily use.
- Carry out all driving tasks as needed by the office and as assigned by the supervisor and as per vehicle request
- Observe the specified speed limits at all times
- Bring to the immediate attention of the supervisor any and all minor/major defects that have happened or been
notice during the day or accidents that have happened that day. Present to the supervisor in writing the details of
any accident by checking and filling vehicle report form in every Monday of each week.
- Record daily trips, fuel consumption, mileage, and timings in the “log book” provided for the assigned vehicle.
- Record all servicing and repairs both KM for service, next service and total cost of that service received in
the log book provided for the assigned vehicle.
- Under any circumstance when the drivers are out of the office either after working hours or within the working
hours the driver is supposed to place the car keys to the supervisor.
- Ensure the safe parking; whenever possible when the vehicle is on duty, vehicle is on the way at night, during
breakdowns and when it is not in use.
- In collaboration with the Assistant Administrative Officer carry out the monthly check-ups.
- Drive staff on short and long trips as per daily C4S-Project requests.
- Maintain and adhere to road traffic policies and procedures as per Tanzania Government laws.
- Immediately notify his/her superior as well as the local authorities in case of any accident in which he/she is
- At all times, implement established safety and security measures/procedures.
- Assure the confidentiality of dispatches delivered or received and that all such dispatches are recorded
- Carry out work responsibilities in such a way so as to promote the image and work of CSSC
- Ensure all necessary vehicle documents (e.g. insurance, registration documents, etc.) are present in the vehicle
and up to date.
- Keep track of the scheduled service time of the vehicle, in order to make sure that servicing is performed in
- Accurately fill in the vehicle log book with details of each journey
- Take care of vehicles tools and cleanliness.
- Ensure that assigned vehicle is completely equipped with a First Aid Kit, spare tire, working flashlight and
batteries, vehicle jack, wheel brace and a tool kit (spanner, wrench, tyre, removers, patch kit, etc). Collect and
deliver mail, documents, and other items;
- Optimize use of the vehicle; assist in the registration of new vehicles, renewal of insurance, road licenses,
- Ensure that all passengers use seat belts and secure any loose load.
- Ensure vehicle is clean
- Undertake any other duty as will be assigned by the supervisor
- Secondary School Education Certificate
- Class C Driving License
- Certificate from National Institute of Transport or any other recognized Institute of driving and Motor Vehicle
Experience and Skills
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a driver in the NGO/FBO, Government sectors etc.
- Mechanic skills
- Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality
- Good command of English language
- High levels of creativity
- Sense of/awareness to security