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Posted 4 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO, Services
Migration/Reintegration Advisor Migration Advice Centre Context 
The Global Programme “Programme Migration for Development” (PME) is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to establish migration advice structures in eleven partner countries of German Development Cooperation. The objective of the programme is to strengthen the development-relevant contributions of migrants in their countries of origin and improve the framework conditions for legal migration in selected partner countries. This objective is actively being pursued by the following components: (1) Migration Policy Advice (2) Migration Advice (3) Development-oriented Return of Migrants (4) Diaspora Cooperation (5) Business Ideas for Development. 
 
Responsibilities
  • 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 Arabic - English for international staff members 
  • running official errands 
  • assisting with other office work 
  • handles procurement of goods in accordance with GIZ guidelines in coordination with 
  • project staff and preparing required documents. 
  • supports project team in preparing vouchers, travel expenses settlements and 
  • presenting complete documentation to GIZ Office for further processing 
 
Tasks
 
Driving 
  • 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 
Service 
  • 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 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 
 
Qualifications 
  • 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 competences 
  • fluent in English and Arabic 
  • discipline and punctuality 
  • resilience and patience 
  • Familiarity with Baghdad governorate 
  • appropriate appearance and attire 
  • ensures unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately 
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed 
  • good knowledge of First Aid and Risk Management 
  • Excellent instincts for detecting suspicious behavior 
  • Strong ability to ensure control safety and security of vehicles 

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