DRIVER - #366483

Desmond Tutu Health Foundation

Date: 4 days ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Contractor


The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.

We have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to realize their full potential. Could that be you? If so, we invite you to explore the possibility of joining us to play your part in Desmond Tutu Health Foundations’ exciting future.

We invite applications from candidates for a 6 months fixed-term contract position of, Driver, to service across DTHF/C sites, as per schedule assigned. The incumbent will be required for the secure transportation of goods, staff, and participants as and when required, as well as to assist with general duties when not driving. The main purpose of this position is to ensure that sites are equipped with adequate drivers when current drivers are on leave. The position is based at the DTHF/C Head Quarters, but servicing DTHF/C sites across Western Cape.

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • Valid South African code 10 Drivers License with PDP
  • At least 2-3 years’ driving experience
  • Knowledge of South African National Traffic Laws & Regulations, as well as attention to safety and security
  • Possess a comprehensive knowledge of Cape Town, Western Cape routes
  • The ability to read road maps efficiently and work with google maps
  • Knowledge of requirements and standards related to the safe and efficient operation of commercial vehicles as well as operational routine maintenance
  • Basic computer skills - Microsoft Office
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions via respective Operational Managers
  • Effective Communication (verbal and written)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Diligent attention to safety and security whilst travelling
  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective time management through planning of daily route to maximize efficiency
  • Ability to function as part of a team as well as the ability to work independently
  • No traffic violations or offences
  • Willingness to travel and work irregular hours, including weekends
  • Willingness to assist with General Work at both Head Quarters and Sites


  • Experience working in a research environment
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certificate
  • Advanced/Evasive Driving Course Certification
  • Dangerous Goods Certification
  • Maintenance Certification (plumbing/electrical)


  • Supporting respective sites as per the pre-arranged schedule with driving, general work, etc.
  • Safe transport of equipment, staff, participants and/or other personnel to various research sites and required locations in a timely, safe, and courteous manner, whilst ensuring the SA Road and Traffic Ordinances are followed.
  • Complete the necessary funder compliance documents required whilst vehicle is in use, planning of schedule.
  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance, such as checking oil, water, tyres, fuel, lighting and notify Operational Manager of maintenance issues and services due.
  • Report any routine or non-routine vehicle problems or malfunctioning equipment to Operational Manager verbally and in writing and where possible assist in obtaining, quotes for the repair.
  • Follow organisational instructions, procedures, and standards for the efficient & safe operation of the vehicle, as well as for the care and safety of passengers
  • Assist the Operational Managers on site when not driving with general work as and when required

Values fit: Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence

Submit a detailed cover letter, updated CV with certified copy of highest qualification and details of two (2) current contactable referees in a single PDF file 22nd May 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are a foreign national applying for this position, please attach a copy of your work permit to your application.

Visit the DTHF Career page to view the advert (Reference number: DTHF-C034) and apply: DTHF Career Page

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

We are committed to equity in our employment practices. It is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. We reserve the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.

I understand and accept that by applying for this position, I authorized DTHF to process my personal information in accordance with its internal operational requirements.

I further understand that the personal information I disclose to DTHF will be processed in accordance with the requirements set out in the Protection of Personal Information Act and may include the transferring thereof to third parties for the purposes of verification.

This job may be removed before it expires.

Desmond Tutu Health Foundation is a child-friendly organisation committed to the protection of children.

For more information about the organization please visit our website.
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