Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Basrah Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services
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 
  • running official errands and 
  • 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 
  • 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 for the daily cash fund and for forwarding monthly vouchers to cost accounting 
  • 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 
Knowledge management 
  • Uses all available information (including current radio news on traffic conditions) to update daily knowledge of road conditions, current passable routes and locations, and shares this information with other office drivers 
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 
  • Holds a valid driver’s licence 
  • Good knowledge of English and fluency in Arabic. 
  • Successfully passed security driving test 
  • Certificate on First Aid training courses is an asset. 
Professional experience 
  •  At least 1-3 years’ work experience as a driver with references. ▪ Experience with international organizations is an advantage. 
  •  No major accidents in the past 3 years 
Other knowledge, additional competences 
  • Discipline and punctuality 
  • Resilience and patience 
  • Familiarity in Basra. 
  • Appropriate appearance and attire (possibly uniform, friendly manner with all passengers) 
  • Ensures unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately 
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed corresponding measures are agreed with management 


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