Posted about 1 year ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services

Supporting Decentralization and Local Development

The Programme “Supporting Decentralization and Local Development Iraq” (DEC) is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Briefly, the objective of the program is to support decentralization in an effort to minimax the financial dependence of the Governorates/Districts through local resources investment. While this will reduce the financial burden of the Government of Iraq on allocating scared resources of the national budget. On the other hand, it will contribute to the culture of finding a local solution based on available sources to implement various development plans.

A.    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

B.    Tasks


  • 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

C.    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 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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