Driver (1) – Local Position, Menzies, Dili, Timor-Leste

ABOUT MENZIES:Menzies School of Health Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving Indigenous, global and tropical health. Menzies has a history of over 30 years of scientific discovery and public health achievement, joining with partners across the Asia-Pacific as well as Indigenous communities across northern and central Australia. THE PROJECTS:The Menzies Global and Tropical Health (GTH) Division is committed to tackling key areas of public health concern that impact on the health and wellbeing of people and communities across northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. With a focus on translational research we shape our research program through close collaboration with a diverse range of healthcare providers, policy makers and researchers, to target priority health issues. Our aim is to find meaningful and relevant ways to improve the health of people in our region. Menzies has recently opened an office in Dili, Timor-Leste. The Timor-Leste office will manage two main projects, STRONG TL and the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Timor-Leste with other smaller projects and partnerships running concurrently. STRONG TL (Surveillance Training, Research Opportunities and National Guidelines for communicable disease control in Timor-Leste) will address key health system needs (surveillance, research and guidelines) to build capacity to manage Timor-Leste’s burden of communicable diseases. The focus of the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Timor-Leste is to strengthen antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) surveillance systems and antimicrobial consumption (AMC) data capture through building laboratory and clinical capacity in both the human and animal health sectors. The project will facilitate a stronger One Health approach to surveillance, bringing together multi-sectoral stakeholders to share surveillance data and gain a better understanding of AMR, AMU and AMC. SUMMARY OF POSITION:This position is a critical part of the Menzies TL team being primarily responsible for the safe transportation of staff and visitors, as well as maintenance and record keeping for the vehicles. This position is based in Dili, with frequent travel required to other municipalities. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:· Provide safe transportation for all passengers in the vehicle (Menzies TL staff, partners, project beneficiaries, visitors) in accordance with the Menzies TL Vehicle Policy, Safety & Security requirements and the laws of Timor-Leste· Transport any goods as required and provide assistance with loading and unloading of the car· Follow all driving rules, regulations and procedures as per the Menzies TL Vehicle Policy· Maintain vehicle log sheet record appropriately according to Menzies TL Vehicle Policy· Carry out daily maintenance checks of the vehicle (fuel, water, oil, tire pressure, etc.) and report any needs for repairs to the Logistics and Administration Officer.· Ensure vehicle is clean and safe, with safety tools and first aid kit, and adequate fuel at all times· Make sure all vehicle documents are updated and available in the vehicle· Advise the Logistics and Administration Officer when the vehicle is due for scheduled maintenance· Report immediately to Logistics and Administration Officer, of any accident occurred while driving the vehicle· Communicate effectively with Menzies TL staff and any passengers· Do not use a Menzies vehicle for any unauthorized travel, and seek approval from the Logistics and Administration Officer for any change in travel plan SELECTION CRITERIA:· Minimum Senior Secondary (Years 10-12) and/or minimum 1-2 years relevant work experience, preferably with a certificate in auto mechanics· Minimum 1-year driving experience, preferably with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) or private company· Valid Timor-Leste Driver’s license, preferably with four-wheel drive experience· Knowledge of basic vehicle repairs and maintenance· Good communication skills in Tetum and basic knowledge of English is an advantage· Ability to work within clearly defined routines and plans; repetitive manual duties, with minimal supervision· Demonstrated ability to take direction and to work as part of a team· Good interpersonal skills including open-mindedness, willingness to learn, team spirit and good attitude· Demonstrated flexible approach and ability to work under pressure and to organize and manage workload to meet deadlines· Demonstrated honesty, reliable and trustworthy. Closing date:  23th January 2022 To apply for this position, please refer to http://careers.menzies.edu.au/  and select / click on the Driver (1) - Local Position, Menzies, Dili, Timor-Leste role. Please ensure to attach your application letter and Curriculum Vitae with three references, Copy of Identity Card/ BI or Electoral Card, Copy of Good behavior certificate (kelakuan baik) and a Copy of Driver’s License before or by the 23th January 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.    Menzies Timor-Leste is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Women are also encouraged to apply. 2640 AUD Dili