CARE International is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty in over 100 countries. We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

CARE is looking for suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions:


Position description

The Head Driver is responsible for scheduling and assigning vehicles in order to meet the organization’s transport needs. S/he will be responsible for upholding and demonstrating CARE’s Core values at all times and also adhere to and comply with all relevant organizational and fleet policies and procedures. Reporting to the Fleet Coordinator, S/He will also be responsible for the resources under his/her disposal to accomplish the duties.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following specific duties:

  • Ensure all vehicles for the organization are in good mechanical condition and clean both internally and externally.
  • Receive and verify all vehicle servicing/maintenance requirements before and after servicing.
  • Supervise fueling of vehicles.
  • Endure correct allocation and utilization of fleet across Country Office.
  • Receive dully approved forms of motorbike repairs/maintenance for all motorbikes, prepare job cards and recommend spare parts to be purchased and carry out maintenance of all CARE motorbikes.
  • Follow up on all vehicle accidents and ensure proper reporting and appropriate action to be taken.
  • Provide transport to Country office staff on all official assignments and manage all official transport requirements for visiting country office visitors.
  • Monitor proper usage of hired vehicles and proper recording of logbooks and timely submission of monthly reports.
  • Ensure that vehicles are adequately equipped with tools and equipment as part of safety and security policies and procedures.
  • Test senior staff driving proficiency to be allocated official vehicles.
  • Carry out daily errands to deliver mail, payments and other requirements.
  • Ensure that drivers are trained in CI policies and procedures, first aid, CARE Core values and use of vehicles in off road conditions.

Minimum Required Qualifications, skills and relevant work experience

  • Malawi School Certificate of Education.
  • Certificate in Transport and Logistics.
  • Grade I certificate and Defensive Certificate.
  • A clean and valid Driver’s license class C with at least two years’ experience in motor vehicle/cycle repairs and maintenance.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and must be fluent in English.
  • Be able to work under pressure.

Applicants who meet the required qualifications and experience should send their applications through email to mwicarerecruit@care.org addressed to the attention of:

The Country Director
CARE Malawi
P/Bag A89

Closing date for receipt of applications is 27th February 2024.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE has zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse and has a Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy which outlines expected behaviors and responsibilities
of all staff and CARE related personnel (consultants, vendors, partners, project participants, etc.). All potential candidates will be required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and those successful will be expected to sign up to the Code of Behavior contained in the PSEA Policy.