Armored Driver

Posted 7 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services
Nineva Governorate in northwestern Iraq continues to be severely affected by the effects of the occupation by the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) and the subsequent liberation struggles. The public social and productive infrastructure is still partially or completely destroyed, especially in the west and south of the province. Reconstruction has so far only taken place to a limited extent and only in certain areas, while other areas are neglected (e.g. Sinjar and Tel Afar). 
There is no strategic planning for physical and economic reconstruction at either the local or national level. 
The project Strengthening resilience in dealing with crises and conflicts in Ninewa Province (SRN) is located in Ninewa Governorate and focuses on the districts of Mosul, Sinjar, and Tel Afar. It aims to strengthen the resilience of the population in dealing with crises and conflicts and implements measures in the fields of Employment Promotion, Rehabilitation of Public Infrastructure, and Social Cohesion. In the field of Employment Promotion, the project implements diverse activities, including grant distribution for business people, Technical and Vocational Training for young people, and cash-for-work activities.
The driver is responsible for
  • safely and responsibly performing all official travel using official vehicles
  • regularly servicing and looking after official vehicles
  • taking account of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations
  • basic translation services Kurdish - Arabic - English for international staff members
  • running official errands
  • assisting with other office work

  • provides passenger transport in an official car for office, project or programme staff, official visitors and guests
  • runs errands for the project, programme or office, e.g. sending letters and messages, paying bills and buying smaller quantities of office supplies
  • helps with transporting goods
  • completes the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards
  • cleans the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) regularly, at least once a week,
  • checks oil, water, brakes and brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle, monthly or every 5,000 km (whichever is first), headlights, brakes, bodywork for dents etc.
  • is responsible for the project vehicle documents and their good condition, keeping a vehicle log and recording monthly maintenance
  • calculates monthly petrol, oil and lubricant consumption
  • reports need for service and carries out minor repairs
  • immediately reports all involvement of the project or office vehicle in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicle fittings
Other duties/additional tasks
assists other colleagues as needed in the project, programme or office if there is no travel pending, carries out other office work on request
Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • secondary school education or higher
  • holds a valid driver’s licence Professional experience
  • at least 2-4 years’ work experience as a driver with references
  • no major accidents in the past 4 years

Other knowledge, additional competencies
  • fluent in English,Kurdish and Arabic
  • discipline and punctuality
  • resilience and patience
  • familiarity with Erbil and Nineveh governorate
  • appropriate appearance and attire
  • ensures unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately
  • Excellent instincts for detecting suspicious behavior
  • Strong ability to ensure control safety and security of vehicles
Requirements for application:
  • The subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for.
  • CVs and motivations letters that are in the form of IMG, pictures, screen-shots and links will not be accepted. 
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered. 

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