Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. RTI’s Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group (IDG) brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI’s experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world. Within SG&R, the Global Food Security and Agriculture team is working to strengthen agricultural markets, engage youth and women as critical leaders of the on- and off-farm workforce, and tackle the dual burden of malnutrition around the globe.

Project Description

The purpose of the recently-awarded Feed the Future Rwanda Hanga Akazi (HA) Activity is to address the problem of insufficient employment opportunities and limited entrepreneurial success for Rwandans. Hanga Akazi will facilitate capacity development for Rwandans – particularly women, youth, and persons with disabilities – in key technical and soft skills required to participate in a modern workforce and will catalyze new entry and growth of inclusive enterprises. The program will be based in Rwanda.

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Grants & Procurement Officer, drive, maintain, and manage the project vehicle(s) for the FTF Rwanda Hanga Akazi Activity.

Essential Duties:

Driving RTI vehicle as may be assigned by the Procurement/Logistics Specialist: Drive assigned means of transport for the transport of authorized Clients, visitors, goods, messages, mail, etc.

  • Collect and deliver goods, mail, documents, and other items
  • Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required
  • Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned means of transport, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.; perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  • Conduct daily inspection of the assigned vehicle to ensure safety standards are met
  • Read and understand specific vehicle/vessel operating manual to ensure the safe and appropriate operations of the vehicle.
  • Obey traffic rules and Road Signs, Negotiate, liaise, and coordinate with local authorities to facilitate smooth running of vehicle/vessel movements.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident
  • Produce weekly records of mileage traveled and tonnage moved.
  • Identify any apparent problems during field deliveries and report them to the appropriate personnel.

Minimum Required Education & Experience

Job Requirements are a combination of qualifications and related experience. Judgment of an acceptable equivalent combination, on an individual basis, is the responsibility of Management

1 year of work experience

Skills & Abilities

Skills and abilities required to perform the essential job duties of this job are listed below. An addendum that clarifies additional skills and abilities for incumbents in this job may be used in addition to this description

  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs. Knowledge of radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Trustworthy, high sense of responsibility, alertness; physical fitness on duty, emotional stability, neat and courteous.
  • Good knowledge of the FTF Rwanda Hanga Akazi Activity areas and the current conditions of roads and highways.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to fluently communicate in both verbally and written language(s) applicable to project requirements.

Physical/Mental Demands

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Application process

Please follow the link provided here Driver in Kigali | Careers at Rwanda, Kigali ( or or visit page for more information about the opportunities. The application deadline is February 12, 2023.

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

*No applicant will ever be asked for any payment either to secure a role with RTI International or as a follow-up to having been awarded a position with RTI International. If anyone ever approaches you asking for any such payment, please immediately email 

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