Embark on a rewarding career journey with the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), a leading institution in South Africa dedicated to promoting gender equality and challenging discrimination. They are excited to announce an opening for a dedicated and skilled Driver/Messenger at their Head Office in Johannesburg. This full-time position offers a chance to contribute significantly to our operational efficiency while working towards a noble cause.

About the Commission for Gender Equality

The CGE is a vital national institution, championing the cause of gender equality across South Africa. Through advocacy, research, and engagement with various stakeholders, the CGE seeks to create a more just and equitable society. Our work includes addressing gender-related issues, supporting policy development, and promoting awareness to foster change.

Job Overview

  • Role: Driver/Messenger
  • Company: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)
  • Position Title: Driver/Messenger
  • Centre: Head Office, Johannesburg
  • Salary: R202,233.00 per annum
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Location: Braamfontein,  Gauteng
  • Closing Date: 23 February 2024

Minimum Qualifications:

The Commission for Gender Equality seeks a dedicated individual for the role of Driver/Messenger, a position that demands not just technical driving skills but also a commitment to the principles of equality and professionalism. Below are the foundational qualifications required for this pivotal role:

  • Matric Certificate or Equivalent Qualification: A basic educational foundation is critical for this role. The Matric certificate signifies a level of general education that ensures the candidate can handle various administrative and logistical tasks, understand instructions, and engage in effective communication.
  • 3 to 5 Years of Driving Experience: This requirement is set to ensure that the candidate possesses substantial hands-on experience behind the wheel, demonstrating a track record of safe and responsible driving. Experience is a marker of the candidate’s familiarity with driving protocols, road use etiquette, and the ability to navigate diverse road conditions.
  • Valid Driver’s License and Public Drivers Permit: Possession of a valid driver’s license confirms the candidate’s legal eligibility to drive in South Africa. The Public Drivers Permit (PDP) further ensures that the candidate is authorized to transport passengers or goods, highlighting a higher level of scrutiny and responsibility.
  • Advanced Communication Skills, Both Verbal and Written: Effective communication is paramount in this role. The driver/messenger will be the face of the CGE in many interactions, requiring the ability to convey messages clearly, liaise with various stakeholders, and understand and execute instructions meticulously. Advanced verbal and written communication skills ensure that the candidate can handle these tasks professionally.
  • Proficiency in Computer Literacy: In today’s digital world, basic computer skills are indispensable, even in roles not traditionally associated with heavy computer use. The candidate will need to manage electronic records of deliveries, communicate via email, and possibly use navigation and logistical software. Computer literacy ensures efficiency and adaptability to various technological tools used in daily operations.

Key Responsibilities:

The Driver/Messenger at the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is entrusted with a variety of critical tasks that facilitate the efficient operation of the organization. This role is pivotal in ensuring that administrative and logistical needs are met with professionalism and punctuality. Below is an expanded overview of the key responsibilities:

  • Provide Comprehensive Administrative Support: Beyond mere transportation tasks, the Driver/Messenger plays a crucial role in supporting the administrative functions of the office. This includes assisting with the preparation of documents, handling secure delivery and pickup of sensitive materials, and ensuring that all administrative tasks are completed as required.
  • Efficient Mail Management: The role requires the management of incoming and outgoing correspondence, ensuring that mail is distributed to the appropriate parties promptly. This involves sorting, delivering, and sometimes prioritizing mail based on urgency and confidentiality.
  • Maintain and Reconcile Trip Records: Accurate record-keeping is essential for tracking vehicle use, including mileage, destinations, and purpose of trips. This responsibility ensures accountability and helps in the planning and budgeting for vehicle-related expenses.
  • Ensure Vehicle Cleanliness and Maintenance: The Driver/Messenger is responsible for the regular cleaning and maintenance of vehicles, creating a positive image of the CGE and ensuring that vehicles are in safe and working condition. This includes scheduling and overseeing preventative and regular maintenance, addressing any mechanical issues promptly, and ensuring the vehicle is equipped and ready for use at all times.
  • Work Under Pressure: The ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure is critical. The Driver/Messenger may face urgent deadlines or unexpected challenges and must be able to prioritize tasks effectively to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Willingness to Work Overtime as Required: The role may require working beyond normal office hours, including early mornings, late evenings, and occasionally weekends. Flexibility and a commitment to supporting the CGE’s mission are vital, as tasks may vary in response to the organization’s needs.
  • Perform Other Duties as Required: The Driver/Messenger must be adaptable, ready to take on additional responsibilities as needed. This could include assisting with events, supporting other departments with logistical needs, or any other tasks that contribute to the CGE’s goals.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Exceptional driving skills with a clean record.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy.

Job Objectives

This position aims to enhance the operational efficiency of the Commission for Gender Equality through reliable and effective logistical support. The role offers an opportunity to contribute to the important work of promoting gender equality in South Africa.

How to Apply

  • Required Documents: Comprehensive CV, Letter of motivation, certified copies of ID, and qualifications.
  • Application Process: Email your application to recruitment@cge.org.za, quoting the position title in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applicants with foreign qualifications must submit a SAQA evaluation report.

Additional Tips and Information

  • The Commission for Gender Equality is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. White, Coloured, Indian candidates, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to background checks.
  • Enquiries: Mr. Khuliso Tshivhase, Tel: 011 403 7182

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Join the Commission for Gender Equality to play a pivotal role in supporting gender equality initiatives. This Driver/Messenger position offers a meaningful career path for those passionate about making a difference and contributing to an equitable society.

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