Driver Job at the University of Dar es Salaam

Driver Job at the University of Dar es Salaam

Driver Job at the University of Dar es Salaam


ORGANISATIONAL UNIT: University of Dar es Salaam,
Centre for Climate Change Studies
DUTY STATION : Dar es Salaam

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  • The Centre for Climate Change Studies (CCCS) of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary Centre for Climate Change-related issues.
  • The Centre’s functions range from Academic and Professional Training to Basic
    and Applied Research as well as Outreach Programmes.
  • The Centre addresses these pertinent issues through collaborations with Local and International partners.

The Centre seeks to employ a Driver to support the implementation of the day-to-day activities.

Driver Job at the University of Dar es Salaam

(i) To ensure the provision of reliable and safe driving services of the Institute/
Unit vehicle;
(ii) To ensure the availability and maintenance and keep up-to-date all the
required documents such as logbooks, vehicle insurance, and necessary spare
parts in the assigned vehicle;
(iii) To ensure the safety of passenger(s) during driving;
(iv) Responsible for safe-keeping and cleanliness of the vehicle and its tools
entrusted to him/ her;
(v) To keep the motor vehicle (s) in good running conditions and reports
immediately faults and defects to the Transport Officer;
(vi) Maintain disciplined behavior, smartness, and proper conduct in rendering
services to his/ her assignees;
(vii) To adhere to vehicle maintenance schedules;
(viii) To perform messenger duties and responsibilities such as dispatching
documents/ letters, collecting mail, and photocopying documents;
(ix) To perform any other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned
to him/her by one’s Reporting Officer or his Designate.

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  • Will be based in Dar es Salaam at the Centre for Climate Change Studies.
  • May require 20% of traveling.
  • Work on a full-time basis.



  • Holder of Form Four (IV) Certificate of Secondary Education (“O” Level) with
  • PASSES in Kiswahili and English plus a Basic Driving course certificate from
  • VETA or other recognized College;
  • Must have a valid Driving License in Class “E” or “C1”;
  • Possession of Trade Test Grade II, CBET II, and Advanced Driver Course
  • Grade II from recognized Institutions such as NIT or VETA;
  • Possession of a VIP Certificate will be an added advantage.

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  • At least five years of working experience as a Driver;
  • Professional work ethics, including efficiency and punctuality;
  • Safe driving record;
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.


  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Possess good writing and verbal communication skills.

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  • An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right Candidate commensurate
  • with his/her qualifications and experience in accordance with Government circulars and directives.

One-year contract with the possibility of extension; subject to the candidate’s performance and availability of funds.

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Interested candidates should apply in confidence to the Undersigned enclosing:
(i) Signed Application letter;
(ii) Curriculum Vitae (CV);
(iii) Certified copies of relevant Certificates and Transcripts;
(iv) Names and Addresses of three (3) Referees; and
(v) Mode of communication, e.g. telephone, e-mail, fax, etc.
(vi) Recent two (2) Passport Size Photos.

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(i) Applicants currently employed in the Public Service should channel their
application letters through their respective Employer;
(ii) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview;
(iii) Incomplete applications will not be processed;
(iv) A signed application letter should be written in either Swahili or English and
addressed to Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Planning, Finance and
Administration, P. O. Box 35091, University of Dar es Salaam.

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All applications must be sent via mailbox cccs@udsm.ac.tz with the subject titled
‘Application for Driver Position’. Submission of hardcopies will result in disqualification.

The closing date for the application is 14 days from the first appearance of this

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