USAID in Harare is Recruiting Drivers and General Helpers (Closes 26 Oct 2023)

USAID Job Vacancy

USAID The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.

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Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1 of this solicitation. Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records.

USAID will evaluate all offerors based on the stated evaluation criteria.

USAID encourages all individuals, including those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups, to respond to the solicitation.

This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offers.

  1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
    To serve as the Mission Director’s alternate driver. Required to maintain mission vehicles in a
    neat and functional condition at all times and to drive the Mission Director, people and
    goods/items within and outside of the city and at times to neighboring countries.
  2. Statement of Duties to be Performed
    The incumbent will drive the Mission Director and other passengers as well as independently
    deliver official documents to a variety of locations both within the city of Harare/Zimbabwe
    countryside and at times to neighboring countries. S/he must be familiar with Zimbabwe
    roadways. S/he may be required to meet visitors arriving at the airport and drive them to
    temporary lodging. S/he may be required to assist passengers by translating from English to
    local language and from local language to English.
  3. As the Mission Director’s alternate driver
    s/he is expected to maintain a strict schedule, ensure an adequate supply of fuel at all times,
    and inform the Motor Pool Supervisor/Dispatcher if the mission’s vehicles develop faults. S/he
    must help to clean the inside and outside of the mission’s vehicles as needed. The incumbent
    must maintain an accurate trip log.
    The incumbent will support EXO to monitor the status of owned residences and provide advice
    on repairs and maintenance. S/he may act as an escort for contractors to access properties. The
    incumbent may be called upon to assist in emergency maintenance and facilitate purchases to
    support the same. The candidate may also assist with filing and clerical needs in the Executive
    The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the United States, or to other
    Missions abroad, to participate in the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in
    accordance with USAID policy.


The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.



Completion of Primary school education and Class 2 driver’s license is required.
Class 3 certificate in either plumbing, electrical or carpentry tradecraft.

Prior Work Experience: At least two years’ professional driving experience. Three years
commercial or residential maintenance experience. One-year clerical experience.

The technical evaluation committee may conduct reference checks, including references from
individuals who have not been specifically identified by the offeror, and may do so before or
after a candidate is interviewed.

Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications listed above will be evaluated and ranked
according to the following job-related criteria. Top-ranking candidates will be invited for a
written test, an oral interview and a driving test.


Benefits and allowances are in accordance with the U.S. Mission Zimbabwe Local
Compensation Plan and will be communicated to the successful candidate.

Locally Employed Staff are responsible for paying local income taxes. The U.S. Mission
does not withhold year-end local income tax payments.

Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual,
the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for
Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics,
in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635.

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