Job Title

Intermittent Driver

Reports to

Logistics and Admin Assistant

Management Responsibility


Job location




International Alert

International Alert has been working for over 30 years with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions.

We believe in a world where people resolve their differences without violence and can build a more peaceful future for their families and communities.

We build a more peaceful world by collaborating with people from across divides to resolve the root causes of conflict, because everyone can play a part in building peace, every day.

We work alongside local communities, partners, businesses, and policymakers to turn our in-depth research and analysis into practical solutions and action on the ground.

And we bring together people from the grassroots to the policy level to inspire and amplify the voice of peace, because it is only together that we can achieve change. To learn more about how and where we work, visit

Job Purpose

Under the general supervision of Finance and Operations Manager and direct supervision of Logistics and Admin Assistant, the driver will ensure the transport of people or goods (mail, purchased goods, equipment, missions) in safely and efficiently manner, on time, and to the assigned places in order to promote the image of the organization and to reflect its values (respect of passengers and road users, respect of regulations, avoidance of uncivil behaviours).The driver checks oil, water, brakes and brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle, monthly or every 5,000 km (whichever is first), headlights, brakes, bodywork for dents etc.

She/he safely and responsibly performs all official travel using official vehicles. Field trips with overnight stays on a regular basis are part of the duties.


This position is based on an intermittent or on-call schedule and does not guarantee a fixed number of hours per week. The role may involve flexible working hours and could be suited for individuals seeking occasional or part-time employment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Transport people and goods and ensure that people and goods reach the assigned destination on time and safely.
  • Keep vehicles in good and well-maintained condition in order to minimize risks of breakdowns and to keep the vehicle in good and clean condition for passengers.
  • Bring the vehicle to the garage for servicing and maintenance
  • Take the vehicle to the technical inspection as required
  • Keep vehicle papers or documents in compliance with the law, internal procedures, etc. in order for the vehicle to be used under existing regulations and to avoid problems in the event of an accident, police check, etc.
  • Correctly fill in the vehicle ‘logbook’ or travel records.
  • Deliver and pick up mail/correspondence and parcels in order to ensure speedy and effective transmission of information or goods.
  • When needed, assist the country office staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and purchasing items, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.
  • Keep mileage records and repair records up-to-date.
  • Transport clients and/or packages to and from destinations
  • Find the most direct and safe route over the best available roads to the destination.
  • Research and plan for traffic, construction and weather delays
  • Use navigation applications to determine the best route
  • Always interact with clients professionally
  • Ensure that the vehicle is always fuelled and ready for use.

Travel requirements

The position is based in Kigali city  with  frequent travel to the districts in which we work.



At least High school degree/certificate and valid national driver’s licence A,B,D

Minimum three years of driving experience within either a public organization, a government project or not-for-profit organisations. (not-for-profit preferred)

Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English, and/or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage.

Physical stamina and good upper body strength to lift heavy luggage, packages and objects, as well as be able to load and unload them from their vehicle.

Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

Respect, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, able to perform under stress, innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively

Discipline and punctuality and no major accidents in the past 3 years.

Keep a high degree of confidentiality in discussions, which involves International Alert and its staff. Take proper actions to reduce potential security threats to International Alert staff and/or property within the immediate vicinity of the vehicle and along transport routes.

The ability to utilize maps, GPS systems, and car manuals.


Certificate in Mechanics is an added advantage.

Fluency in Swahili

Application form for the post should be sent by email not later than 15 September 2023  to . Please mention the following reference in the subject heading of your email: Application for Intermittent Driver Position.

Please note that the following:

  • This is a local position
  • if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.”

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