The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
The Driver is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable transport of IRC staff and guests in accordance with programmatic and operational requirements, ensuring that IRC vehicles are appropriately maintained; and providing support to logistics and administration functions. The Drive reports to the Operations Officer.
Specific responsibilities include:
- The safe transportation of IRC personnel.
- The safe transportation of IRC materials.
- The care and maintenance of IRC vehicles and their accessories.
Strict adherence to the IRC’s vehicle policies and procedures, including the use of seatbelts by all passengers.
Daily and pre-long distance vehicle checks. Accurate upkeep of the vehicle’s log sheet.
Maintaining the vehicle clean, fuelled and mechanically sound.
Inspecting and maintaining all vehicle accessories.
Advising the Transport manager of pending inspections, insurance renewal or any defects or problems.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: SeniorSupply Chain Officer/Transportation
Position directly supervises: Senior Supply Chain Officer/Transportation
Indirect Reporting: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts: N/A