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Driver – Jimma

Closing Date: 05-May-23

Location: Jimma

Employment Type: Regular – Fixed term

Salary: As per the organization scale

Reference number: Rec/007/23


CORDAID is a Dutch, international non-governmental organization which combines 100 years of experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. CORDAID believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up societies, we connect people and communities. We also stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed. Together with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations – the bottom billion.

Purpose of the position

The Driver will be responsible to drive Cordaid Ethiopia vehicles within the programme area as well as outside to the programme’s staff as required. The Driver is responsible for keeping the vehicle assigned clean, drives safely as per the organization instruction and treats passengers properly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive Cordaid Ethiopia vehicles to give service to Cordaid staff as required and given schedule by the Supervisor:
  • Deliver Cordaid messages to different Organizations, Ministries, and Companies etc.
  • Always carry out basic security checks on the vehicles that he/she uses before starting to drive and at the end of the day. (Tyre pressure/condition, battery water, fuel & oil levels, radiator water etc).
  • Ensure the vehicle meets the maintenance schedule and should inform to immediate supervisor.
  • Maintain neat & accurate record of all journeys in the Daily Vehicle Record Sheet.
  • Carry out the daily vehicle check and inventory.
  • Report immediately any damage or accident to the immediate supervisor following correct procedures in the case of the accident, incident or complaints.
  • Ensure the car is kept clean and tidy always.
  • Assist the expatriate staff in translation/interpretation as requested by the required staff.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is only used for Cordaid approved purposes.
  • Keep and respect Cordaid driving regulation as per the Cordaid procedure.
  • Respect traffic regulation as per the Road Transport and Traffic regulation.
  • Responsible for the collection, storage, transport, and final delivery of all goods in his/her vehicle.
  • Ensure every passenger wears Safety Belt before start driving the vehicle.
  • Avoid using mobile phones when driving Cordaid vehicles at any time & place;
  • Familiarize self to the organizations Gender and Child Protection issues and apply as per area of responsibility.
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications and Experience

  1. 12th Grade complete with basic technical knowledge.
  2. A minimum of four years’ experience. NGO experience preferable.
  3. A minimum of Grade three valid driving licenses.
  4. Team oriented and flexible; keen to take initiative where appropriate.

Desirable qualities, Skills and Competences

  1. Fluency in Amharic, English and Oromia languages.
  2. Very good knowledge and application of the country’s as well as organization’s Driving, Road Transport & Traffic regulations.
  3. Team oriented and flexible; keen to take initiative where appropriate.
  4. Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities,
  5. Good knowledge and skill in Auto Mechanics
  6. Core Competencies:
  7. Maintain Integrity
  8. Team player
  9. Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision.
  10. Strong organizational development skills
  11. Good negotiating skills
  12. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  13. Problem solving skills
  14. Conflict management skills
  15. Ability to coach subordinates

How to Apply

Interested and qualifying applicants can submit their application letter and CV in English, with both phone and email contact details of at least 3 professional references, to the following email [email protected]. The vacancy reference number along with the title of the post needs to be written in the subject of the email.

CORDAID is an equal opportunity employer and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications submitted cannot be returned.

An integrity screening will be part of the application procedure.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest to join us. Please visit our website to learn more about our interventions in Ethiopia