Posted 11 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Job Title: Driver
Reports to: Head of Logistics and Procurement
Deputy: --
Duty Station: Erbil

The main objective of the GIZ project “Employment Promotion for IDPs, refugees, returnees and socially deprived households in host communities” (P4E – Prospects for Employment) is to improve the access to employment opportunities, particularly in the private sector, for internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees, and socially deprived households in host communities within Iraq and KRI.
To achieve this goal, the project is working in three fields of action: (1) increasing job seeker’s employability for the job market and employers in the private sector; (2) creating new employment opportunities through supporting the growths of existing entrepreneurs and new start-ups in the region; (3) enhancing the job-matching system through close cooperation between labour market stakeholders.


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:


1. Driving

  • provide passenger transport in an official car for office, project or programme staff, official visitors and guests
  • run errands for the project, programme or office, e.g. sending letters and messages, paying bills and buying smaller quantities of office supplies
  • help with transporting goods
  • complete the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards

2. Service

  • clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) regularly
  • check 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.
  • check emergency equipment and keeps it usable
  • responsibility for the project vehicle documents and their good condition, keeping a vehicle log and recording monthly maintenance
  • calculate monthly petrol, oil and lubricant consumption for the daily cash fund and for forwarding monthly vouchers to cost accounting
  • report need for service and carries out minor repairs
  • immediately report all involvement of the project or office vehicle in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicle fittings

3. 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

4. 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
  • participates regularly GIZ emergency / security trainings for drivers and keeps updated regarding to SOP (first aid, behaviour in situations of accidents, car failures …) and general safety

Required qualifications, competences and experience Qualifications

  • secondary school education
  • holds a valid driver’s licence

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 the European language widely used in the country, ideally a knowledge of English.
  • discipline and punctuality
  • resilience and patience
  • familiarity with Erbil, region KRI
  • 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

Requirements for application:

  • The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (EBL-P4E21-176) 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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