USAID Biodiversity (Jal Jangal)

Details / requirements:

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

Position: Driver



POSITION REPORTS TO: Operations Officer

USAID Biodiversity will conserve nature, enhance human well-being, and safeguard Nepal’s biodiversity to improve the health of ecosystems, fight environmental crime, and improve the ability of communities to prepare for and adapt to impacts caused by climate change and natural disasters. USAID Biodiversity will achieve measurable conservation targets within the biodiversity-rich, terrestrial, and freshwater ecosystems in and around the Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape, Kailash Sacred Landscape, Terai Arc Landscape, and the proposed Karnali Conservation Landscape while increasing resilience to climate change and contributing to the inclusive and sustainable development of the Nepali people. To accomplish this, USAID Biodiversity will implement activities aligned with three mutually interrelated and reinforcing objectives: Improve the health of ecosystems (Objective 1), Strengthen environmental crime control and natural resource safeguards (Objective 2), and enhance the climate resilience of natural and human systems (Objective 3).

Objectives of the assignment 

The Driver will provide transportation services for the USAID Biodiversity activity in accordance with USAID and DAI Global policies, procedures and guidelines. Additionally, the Driver will provide guidance on the performance of vehicles and ensure that the vehicles are road worthy at all times. The Driver will be responsible for transporting the USAID Biodiversity staff for all program-related activities, including field visits, meetings, airport pick-ups and drop-offs, and other duties as required. This position will work with the Logistics and Operations staff and others on the USAID Biodiversity team and DAI Global home office to ensure that activities are delivered on time and adhere to USAID and DAI Global compliance requirements, global standards, and national policies.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Transport staff and consultants in a comfortable, safe, and timely manner on official duties and/or business within and outside of Kathmandu, as requested by supervisor.
  • Map out driving routes ahead of time to determine the most expedient trip.
  • Carry out office errands, deliveries and collections as directed.
  • Ensure all trips are approved and properly recorded in the logbook and ensure regular communication with the immediate supervisor.
  • Ensure compliance with organization’s vehicle driving policies.
  • Listen to traffic and weather reports to stay up to date on road conditions and adjust the route to avoid heavy traffic or road constructions, as needed.
  • Ensure Vehicles are clean and comfortable for all riders.
  • Actively monitor the mechanical conditions of the vehicle, and arrange regular vehicle maintenance including checking oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.
  • Check that vehicles are properly insured and that all road licenses/taxes are valid.
  • Prepare and submit monthly vehicle fuel/maintenance costs reports and track all vehicle expenses.
  • Report all vehicle faults and request for maintenance as appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance with government laws on drive speed, parking, and other road safety regulations.
  • Ensure that office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts, and other required items are always available within vehicle.
  • Ensure vehicle is always kept secure, clean, and tidy and in good working condition
  • Support administrative functions as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain high standards of customer service to guests.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Min High School diploma and 9 years of professional work experience is required, bachelor’s degree preferred (Subtract one year of relevant experience—8 years with High School diploma —for persons of excluded groups).

  • At least 9 years of work experience as a driver. Preference will be given to applicants, with USAID or other donor project experience. 
  • Able to communicate in English and Nepali.
  • Excellent driving record. 
  • Good sense of geography, directions and locations.
  • Valid local driver’s license for two and four wheeled vehicles.
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the country.
  • Experienced in driving in difficult terrains.  Ability to check road conditions before departure for safety precaution.
  • Able to maintain good working relationships with team members while retaining high levels of confidentiality and discretion.

Travel: Travel within Nepal may be required to support Biodiversity activities and events.

Application instructions:

Select the position in which you are interested in applying for, fill out the required information and upload your CV. Please note, due to the volume of applications that we receive and the urgency to fill-up positions, only shortlisted applicants will receive notifications on next steps. 

Application links:

Interested candidates should submit their application no later than 15th April 2023

Women and persons from excluded groups are encouraged to apply.

Consistent with DAI’s commitment to attracting and retaining staff from all races, ethnicities, castes and backgrounds, DAI may adjust eligibility requirements to allow for applicants from excluded groups.  In these cases, the Scope of Work and vacancy announcement will clearly indicate the minimum requirements according to the Country Compensation Plan as well as the revised minimum requirements for applicants representing an excluded group. DAI promotes workforce diversity and in Nepal, DAI considers excluded groups to be women, Dalits, indigenous ethnic minority groups, Madhesi, Muslim, persons with disabilities, people living in remote areas, and sexual and gender minorities.


Category Development and Project, Development / NGO
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 9+ years
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 31 Mar, 2023
Apply Before 15 Apr, 2023
City Lalitpur