Driver at International Gorilla Conservation Programme: (Deadline 10 April 2024)

Job Opportunity – Driver

IGCP is a coalition of three international conservation organizations: Conservation International (CI), Fauna & Flora (FF), and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). IGCP’s mission is to Secure the Future for Mountain Gorillas (Gorillaberingei beringei). The programme operates in the three countries that share the habitat of the mountain gorilla – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda – and works in partnership with the Protected Area Authorities of the three countries (Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature, ICCN, in DRC; Rwanda Development Board, RDB, in Rwanda; and Uganda Wildlife Authority, UWA, in Uganda) and the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC), the umbrella mechanism for transboundary collaboration. IGCP also maintains many partnerships with civil society organizations, community-based organizations, research institutions, private sector and local government.

IGCP seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced person for the position of Driver to provide logistical support to IGCP’s operations, and to ensure proper maintenance and safety of vehicle operations.

Position title: Driver

Reporting to: Assistant Finance and Administration Officer

Work station: Musanze District, Rwanda

Grade: A1

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: One (1) year with possibility of extension

Probation Period: Three (3) months

Major Responsibilities

The Driver performs all functions related to operations of IGCP vehicles and provides logistical support to both Programme and Finance & Administration staff based in Musanze and Kigali.

Specific Duties

  1. Maintenance of vehicles and driving
  • Scheduling and facilitating routine maintenance and repair as needed of all IGCP vehicles.
  • Ensuring that all IGCP vehicles in Musanze and Kigali have up-to-date paperwork to ensure lawful vehicle operations.
  • Fueling vehicles.
  • Driving IGCP staff and partners to and from field sites for official IGCP business.
  1. Logistics
  • Assist with procurement and purchasing for programme and administrative activities as per IGCP policies.
  • Assist with the transfer of paperwork, etc., between IGCP offices.
  • Assist with the distribution of materials, equipment, etc., as needed for field programme activities.
  • Assist with payments and financial distributions at field sites for programme activities.
  1. Administrative
  • Ensures that all IGCP vehicles have IGCP mileage log sheets and budget codes, and that mileage is recorded upon return to the office.
  • Collect and assist the Finance and Administrative Officers in charging mileage on a routine basis according to IGCP operations protocols.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a Rwandan citizen.
  • Have completed at least high (secondary) school.
  • Hold a valid driving license Category B, with clean driving record.
  • Minimum of five (5) years professional driving experience for International Non-Governmental Organizations, with references.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Proven experience in vehicle maintenance and minor repair.
  • Defensive driving skills.
  • Ability to clearly communicate in English and/or French.
  • Commitment to ethical standards, social safeguards, transparency, and good governance.
  • Adherence to IGCP’s core values: Respect for diversity, Teamwork, Integrity, Initiative, and Dedication.

How to Apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please send your current CV with at least three referees, motivation letter, copy of driving license and education certificate to copy and All applicants must use the provided emails, hand delivered applications will not be accepted. The closing date for submission of applications is April 10, 2024, at 5:00PM East Africa Time (EAT).

IGCP is an “Equal Opportunity Employer”.