Joint Aid Management: Technical Manager

Joint Aid Management International
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Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 14 June, 2012
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The Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a humanitarian nonprofit organisation that works to empower Africans to create better lives for themselves.

JAM seeks to appoint a Technical Manager, based in based in Honeydew, Johannesburg.

The person will provide overall technical guidance and direction to the Head Quarters (HQ) and the field workshop team. S/he will manage the HQ’s fleet, warehouses and diesel tank.


Workshop management (10%)

  • Manage all HQ workshop activities and staff;
  • Obtain all quotes for major repairs and arrange outsourcing of major repairs when necessary;
  • Able to do or supervise on minor mechanical repairs;
  • Control and accountable for all tools and equipment in workshops;
  • Ensure correct level of spare-parts are kept on base;
  • Procure spare parts based in requirements;
  • Spares are checked on arrival and allocated to countries;
  • Reconciling spares ordered against received;
  • Arranging deliveries of spares to various countries and export process;
  • Police clearances and export process for vehicles to countries;
  • Ensure that vehicles are tested after repairs.

Fleet management (10%)

  • Management of all logistics drivers;
  • Develop a service and maintenance plan for all fleet vehicles including the forklift;
  • Develop and implement an inspection check list for all fleet vehicles;
  • Ensure that all vehicles are licensed and have COF;
  • Ensure that PO’s are raised using correct budget codes;
  • Ensure that all drivers are properly trained and licensed;
  • Provide regular driver training and testing at HQ;
  • Supervise fuel bowser stock, control and issue of stock, fuel level reporting and ordering;
  • Ensure that the forklift driver is properly trained and licensed;
  • Manage and monitor tracking system daily;
  • Ensure vehicle tracking reports are up-to-date;
  • Communicate and investigate any vehicle tracking results with Logistic Managers in field.

Technical support to field operations

  • Working with Country fleet manager in procuring spare parts and equipment required;
  • Coordinate and manage driver training in field projects.

Insurance (5%)

  • Ensure that all JAM vehicles are covered by insurance, either internal or external insurance;
  • Ensure that accidents procedures are followed and accident report forms are filled in correctly;
  • Investigate accidents, submit claims and follow up on payouts;
  • Ensure that all insurance admin is done.

Warehousing & storage management (10%)

  • Ensure stock is counted monthly and stock cards are up to date and correct;
  • Ensure stock that is issued by following the correct process;
  • Ensure systems are up-to-date with the actual stock in warehouses and containers;
  • Manage bond-stores and activities on Base;
  • Manage container yard and all storage.

Reporting – accurate, timely and relevant (10%)

  • Ensure that vehicle monthly reports from countries are received and consolidated on time and accurately;
  • Repairs and Fleet maintenance;
  • Monthly warehousing and storages reports to VP Logistics;
  • Weekly vehicle reporting to VP Logistics.

General (10%)

  • Preparation of trip budgets;
  • Ensure that all areas of responsibility meet Health and Safety regulations and guidelines;
  • Develop, maintain and implement departmental policies and procedures;
  • Ensure compliance to departmental policies and procedures;
  • Ensure compliance to Organizational policies and procedures.


  • Matric exemption;
  • Minimum of 10 years plus in a managerial role - managing warehouses, workshops and fleet:
  • Experience in health and safety preferable;
  • Knowledge of procurement and import export;
  • Experience working in procurement of vehicle spares will be an advantage;
  • Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of Portuguese is preferable and any of the other South African 11 languages will be an advantage;
  • Sound Technical knowledge of motorbikes, cars, trucks and 4x4;
  • Sound knowledge of the Road Traffic Act;
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to travel to the field operations at least 60% of the time;
  • Valid driver’s licence is essential. A code 10/14 licence will be an advantage.

Limits of authority: As per managerial authority limits in the strategy document.

Salary: R23 000 per month, negotiable will be offered.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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