Vacancy: Driver

Date 11 Jun 2024
Location Tamale
Job Type Fixed term (Renewable)

Company Profile

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluate and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to  improve opportunities for the world’s poor.

Job Description

  • Start Date: July 2024

  • Reports To: Senior Administrative Assistant

IPA is seeking a professional, experienced Driver to join its team and provide safe, reliable transportation

for field work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive project teams, staff and other visitors.

  • Drive to project sites as and when necessary

  • Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks (e.g., checking tire pressure, fluid levels).

  • Report any mechanical issues with the vehicle to ensure timely repairs.

  • Should be willing to travel and work in remote communities.

  • Ensure vehicle is not misused or mishandled in any way

  • Ensure vehicle is used strictly for official duties

  • Provide periodic reports on the status of the car to the Administrative Assistant.

  • Transport staff to their destinations in a safe, timely, and courteous manner.

  • Plan routes using GPS navigation and adjust for traffic conditions.

  • Assist with loading luggage and other items into the vehicle.

  • Anticipate staff needs and provide exceptional customer service.

  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding passengers’ conversations and activities.

  • Follow all traffic laws and regulations.

  • May be required to complete errands or make deliveries on behalf of staff (optional).

  • Maintain a clean driving record.



Required Skills or Experience

Skills & Experience

  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record.

  • Minimum of Two [2] years of professional driving experience

  • Excellent customer service skills with a professional and courteous demeanor.


  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.

  • Strong navigational skills and a good sense of direction.

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet tight schedules.

  • Calm and composed under pressure.

  • Knowledge of the local area/ terrain (a plus).


  • Competitive compensation.


How To Apply

Please send your application to the email address below: [email protected]

Please take note of the following instructions:

  • Candidates will only be considered for the roles, for which they applied. Those who apply for

  • higher positions and do not qualify for those roles will not be considered for other lower positions.

  • Only the newest application will be considered from candidates who submit multiple applications.

  • Due to the high volume of applications received by IPA, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for

  • interview. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.


DISCLAIMER: Please note that IPA will never require monetary compensation as part of its application process. Any requests for monetary compensation by persons claiming to be IPA employees or persons claiming to represent IPA should be disregarded and reported. Please direct questions to [email protected].

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based

on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or

disability status.



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