Driver at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

  • Company: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Gambela Jobs
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Logistics/Transportation Jobs in Ethiopia

GIZ programme – Qualifications and Employment Perspectives for Refugees and Host Communities in Ethiopia (QEP) has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in December 2017. The programme is part of the German Special Initiative Tackling the Root Causes of Displacement, Reintegrating Refugees and seeks to provide better vocational training and employment perspectives for refugees and host communities in Ethiopia. The programme leverages the potentials of TVET for integration. Implementation will take place in Addis Ababa, Benishangul-Gumuz, Jijiga, Somali and Gambella Regions.


Considering GIZ-QEP plans to establish an office in Gambella town, the organization seeks to hire qualified Driver to provide transportation service to GIZ staffs in the programme coordination office and Addis Ababa office.


Position :                                 Driver

Place of Work :                      Gambella Town

Application deadline :           May 22, 2019

Required Candidate:             One


Duties and Responsibilities


The driver is responsible for: –


  • Safely and responsibly performing all official travel services using official vehicles
  • Handle regular vehicle servicing, facilitate maintenance with recognized Automotive Garages as required
  • Ensure assigned vehicle is always in excellent condition for any travel services
  • Taking account of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations
  • Adjust travel service in compliance with GIZ Security Risk Management department
  • Supporting facilitation and logistical tasks in the coordination office
  • Assist procurement of office supplies as requested by regional staffs
  • Frequent travelling within the Gambella Region and to Addis Ababa
  • Ensures unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times according to GIZ transportation rules and regulations and reports restrictions immediately
  • Maintains proper logbook records at all time


Job Requirements


  • Secondary school or technical school graduate.
  • Holds a valid driver’s licence (grade 3 rd level) and has auto mechanics skill
  • Formal training on Auto mechanics is an advantage
  • First aid knowledge is an asset

Professional experience

  •   At least 5 years of work experience as a driver with references
  • Experience driving interregional travels is mandatory
  • Proven knowledge in off-road driving and use of 4×4
  • Prove of no major accidents in the past 4 years

Other knowledge, additional competences

  •   Good knowledge of English language, knowledge of German is an asset
  • Knowledge of Amharic and at least one local language spoken in Gambella Region
  • Excellent professionalism, punctuality, resilience and patience
  • Familiarity with Gambella Region and routes from Addis to Gambella
  • Appropriate appearance and friendly manner with all passengers
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are to be agreed with management

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non- returnable recent CV via Email :

Note: –

Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘ Driver #088/2019 in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

Application can also be submitted to the office of Gambella Community and Child Development Organization, in Gambella Town Around Arat Killo

  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

 Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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