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The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. With novel partnerships, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations to transform food systems and landscapes so that they sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people. The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

Position: Driver
Location: Lilongwe

Position summary:

The Driver is responsible for driving field staff to the various research sites in the Southern African region and ensuring routine mechanical service to Alliance vehicles. The Driver will work closely with scientists, support staff as well as colleagues from National Agriculture Research System (NARS) institutes collaborating with the Alliance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Drive staff to and from research sites and other specific duty sites and ensure that vehicles are exclusively used for authorized trips
  •  Ensure timely and adequate vehicle repair and maintenance service with qualified garage to guarantee all Alliance vehicles are in good condition all the time.
  •  Assist with field activities when in the field
  •  Maintain register for monitoring and maintenance of vehicles.
  •  Fill out vehicle movement logbook and summarize information into a monthly report on movement of vehicles and fuel consumption.
  •  Perform any other tasks assigned by the Scientists and by the supervisor

Personal Attriutes

  •  Demonstrate high level of integrity
  •  Positive attitude, courteous and strong service orientation.
  •  Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  •  Commitment to Alliance’s mission and core values.

Qualification and Experience:

  •  Minimum O-level certificate or similar level, mechanical training will be an added advantage.
  •  Minimum 5 years’ experience preferably in an international organization with regional exposure
  •  Clean and valid driving license and certificate of good conduct
  •  Experience with GPS navigation and maps will be an added advantage.
  •  Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, data entry, and email software
  •  Ability to communicate adequately in English
The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT Recruiting for a Driver

Terms of employment:

This is a nationally recruited position based in Lilongwe, Malawi. The contract will be for a one-year period, subject to a probation period of three (3) months and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources. The Alliance offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits; we believe that the diversity of our staff contributes to excellence. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to visit:
 to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number AF-1786 Driver as the position applied for. Applications should be saved as one document using the candidate’s lastname, first name for ease of sorting.

The Alliance does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). The Alliance also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Applications closing date: 8th March 2021

Please note that email applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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