Posted about 1 year ago by GIZ
Location Duhok Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Salary band 1 Driver – 1X
Reports to: Advisor
Deputy: --
Duty Station: Duhok


The GIZ project “Sport for Development” aims to provide sport activities in IDP and refugee camps as well as in host communities as a means of psychosocial support, violence prevention and conflict transformation. The project capacitates trainers, multipliers and social workers in the holistic and sustainable Sport for Development methodology and provides sport equipment to implementation sites. The position will be based in the GIZ Office in Dohuk with trips including frequent trips to Erbil and Sulemaniya, as well as trips to Mosul and Baghdad.


A. Responsibilities
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
The driver performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks
1. Driving
The driver
  • 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
  • keeps the storage inventory lists up to date and prepares goods to be delivered to partners
  • helps with transporting goods
  • completes the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards

2. Service

The driver

  • 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
3. Knowledge management
The driver
  • 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
4. Other duties/additional tasks
The driver
  • 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
  • holds a valid driver’s licence
  • has completed safety driving courses
  • is trained in first aid

Professional experience

  • at least 1-3 years’ work experience as a driver with references
  • no major accidents in the past 3 years
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • good knowledge of English, Arabic and Kurdish
  • discipline, punctuality and proactivity
  • team player
  • resilience,patience and reliability
  • familiarity with especially Dohuk City and Governorate and KRG in general
  • appropriate appearance and attire
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
Requirements for application:
  • The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (DHK-S4D21-136) Driver
  • 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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