Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Report to: Senior Administration Officer
Global Communities’ (GC) Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Syria crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, OHA is commencing responding directly in Syria, intensifying GC’s assistance to Syrian IDP’s. This will be done through an approach to programming where projects will be focused on the sustainability rather than relief delivery.
GC is a fully registered organization in Turkey and is currently building its humanitarian response professionals in Turkey.
Driver reports to Senior Admin Officer.
The driver is responsible for
Assisting the Senior Admin Officer in providing transportation services to GC staff
Use the Vehicle Daily Check template to check for things like cleanliness, tire pressure, engine oil, wiper fluid, fuel, first aid kit and fire extinguisher before the use of the vehicle
Providing assistance with passenger luggage
Ensuring that the vehicle registration and insurance papers are available and up to date
Making use of maps and GPS if needed to assist in charting out routes when required
Picking up and dropping off GC staff to and from required locations
Conducting assigned transportation requests in a safe and timely manner
Researching and planning for traffic, construction and weather delays
Education, Certification and Training
- A high school or university degree. 3 years of relevant experience may be considered
- A valid driving license (B category)
Past work with local NGOs and/or international donor funded programs preferred
Ability to solve problems in the field
Ability to remain calm in stressful driving situations
A polite and professional disposition
Flexibility with working hours. Early morning/late night and over the weekend driving might be required
Good command of spoken and written Turkish and English.
Ability to speak/write in Arabic is highly recommended
Global Communities is an equal opportunity employer. As an international humanitarian organization we highly respect and value diversity and ensure that all qualified applicants receive consideration solely based on required experience and capabilities regardless of their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, disability or marital status. All Global Communities employees, regardless of their position, are prohibited from engaging in any form of discrimination, harassment, exploitation or abuse (physical, sexual, emotional or verbal), or in any other way breach the rights of others to thrive in a safe and supportive environment.
We consider Humanitarian Principles as an integral part of our relief and humanitarian work across the globe and are fully committed to promoting the recognition of human rights, especially the safeguarding of children, women, and adults at risk. We believe we are accountable to those in the communities we serve, and as such, it is our responsibility to ensure that, we as an organization, must not contribute in any way to harming or exposing those communities to further risk. Global Communities applies zero tolerance to any act of exploitation, abuse, harassment and discrimination in every aspect of its work.
Therefore, as part of our recruitment process, a range of pre-employment checks/screenings will be conducted in conformity with Global Communities’ Safeguarding Policies.
Level of contact with children for this position
Global Communities does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.
We envision a world where everyone has the freedom, means and ability to live and prosper with dignity.
Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.
About Global Communities
We don’t tell the community what to do, they tell us.
Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.
Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.
We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector, and NGOs as partners for good—bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals.
Global Communities has existed for more than 60 years. Until 2012, we were known as CHF International and, before that, the Cooperative Housing Foundation. We are a non-profit organization.
What distinguishes our work?
The power of what we do lies in our ability to develop relationships that put the people of the community at the forefront of their own development. Enriched by the ability to build trust and understanding, it is our heartfelt focus on community and partnership that distinguishes our work.
Global Communities currently works in more than 20 countries around the world in Africa, Asia, Europe & the Caucasus, Latin America & the Caribbean and the Middle East.