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Detailed Job description / requirements:

USAID Tayar Nepal Improved Disaster Risk Management Project

Request for Applications- Driver

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DAI seeks a driver for the USAID Tayar Nepal Improved Disaster Risk Management Project .

Application Instructions:

Applicants should apply via Formsite at this link by no later than September 30, 2019 .

Select the position in which you are interested in applying for, fill out the required information and upload CV. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or in-person applications will be accepted. Positions are for Nepal Nationals only.

Detail Scope of Work:

Position: Driver

Level of Effort: One Year Full-time, Fixed Term Contract, with the possibility of

extension until the close of the project

Period of Performance: on/about November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020

Base of Operations: Kathmandu, with travel to priority Tayar municipalities

Project Background:

USAID/Nepal’s Tayar Nepal – Improved Disaster Risk Management Project will strengthen the capacity of Nepal’s national and municipal institutions responsible for disaster preparedness and response. In a country prone to a myriad of natural disasters, at the national level Tayar Nepal will build the capacity of disaster risk management (DRM) institutions, including the newly created National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA). Locally, Tayar will support eight urban municipalities to develop risk-sensitive land use plans and then support the prioritization and implementation of a set of technical assistance packages improve disaster resilience. In the event of a disaster over the life of the five-year project, USAID/Nepal may engage the program’s rapid emergency response mechanism. Tayar will work closely with the Government of Nepal and Nepali emergency responders to mobilize technical assistance, commodity support, small-scale infrastructure, and information management support. Tayar will apply lessons learned from disaster response efforts to improve national-level DRM systems and municipal-level risk-reduction activities.

Summary of Primary Duties:

The Project Driver will maintain project vehicles and drive project staff to and from meetings and appointments, and is responsible for all other project-related travel.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintain vehicles including regular check-ups, cleanings, and fueling
  • Maintain an accurate vehicle log
  • Manage vehicle and trip scheduling as needed
  • Maintain accurate records and paperwork on all vehicle-related purchases and maintenance
  • Provide safe transportation to and from locations for project staff
  • Ensure compliance with all DAI and local driving laws and regulations
  • Provide support to both programming and operations teams including supporting pick up, deliveries and other errands as needed.


  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent driving record
  • Valid local driver’s license
  • At least 3 years work experience as a driver
  • Wiliness to provide logistic support
  • Able to maintain good working relationships with team members while retaining high levels of confidentiality and discretion
  • USAID or other donor project experience is preferred

“Women and people from marginalized communities are highly encouraged to apply”

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Level Full Time / Contract
Experience 3+ years
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 12 Sep, 2019
Apply Before 30 Sep, 2019
City Kathmandu