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Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)

Harare Jobs
Posted 2 months ago

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is an integrated set of activities funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) intended to provide timely, accurate, evidence-based, transparent food security early warning information analysis . Created in 1985 in response to famines in East and West Africa. FEWS NET provides global coverage through a mix of presence and remote monitoring. FEWS NET’s work is implemented across several pillars by a team of partners that includes NASA, NOAA, USGS, Kimetrica, and Chemonics International (Chemonics). Chemonics implements FEWS NET’s integrated emergency food insecurity analysis through a Washington-based technical Office and more than 20 Field Offices.

Location : Harare 

Closing Date : 7 October 2022

Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) 

Vacancy : Driver/Office Assistant 

Position Description 

Chemonics International Inc seeks applications from qualified and experienced professionals to fill one full-time Driver/Office Assistant position in Harare, Zimbabwe for the FEWS NET project.


The main responsibilities of the Driver/Office Assistant, include but are not limited to: 

  • Provides the office with driving services for Office Local trips and field mission trips 
  • Conducts regular inspections of the project vehicle this includes regularly checking oil, radiator, brake fluid, tire pressure, headlights, and turn signals
  • Maintains motor vehicle usage repairs records.
  • Assists the Administrative Assistant in Maintaining office vehicles and generator 
  • Collects fuel for the generator from fuel service stations and prepares fuel reconciliation on fuel expended by motor vehicles and the generator 
  • Assist in photocopying , scanning, filling physical and electronic copies of documents (programs and operations) for safekeeping.
  • Prepares necessary administrative forms for project-related items .
  • Oversees the purchase of office supplies and related items from vendors / suppliers 
  • Takes part in inventory counting and verification 
  • Assist in maintaining inventory tracker (asset movement). 
QUALIFICATIONS, Skills and Experience 
  • A minimum of 5 Ordinary Level passes including English and Mathematics 
  • Certificate and or Diploma in Business / Logistics / Supply Chain Management 
  • Fluency in English required 
  • Valid Zimbabwe driver’s Licence 
  • Valid defensive driving certificate
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with experience with international organizations 
  • Knowledge of USAID’s rules and regulations an added advantage 
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and ability to be a strong team player 
  • Excellent and demonstrated organisational skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to perform well with minimum supervision 
  • Availability for overtime work and extensive field travel is required. 

The Driver/Office Assistant position will remain open for applications through October 7, 2022. Full details of the position and applications information can be found at :

All application materials, including information form, CVs and cover letters, should be provided in English. No telephone inquiries. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted .


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