Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO


Job description: This position is part of the Strengthening Public Finances and Financial Markets (FFM) project in Iraq. The Project is Jointly co-financed by the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project is a central part of the Team-Europe Approach in Iraq. the project is to support the Government of Iraq in strengthening financial and fiscal governance systems to enhance macro-fiscal stability and economic development.
In this context, the project addresses essential governance and management inefficiencies in the public and private financial sector in Iraq as continued support to reforms in financial and fiscal governance remains crucial to sustaining the recovery and development process.
Your tasks

1. Driving 

  • Provides passenger transport in an official car for office, project or program staff, official visitors, and guests.
  • Run errands and does the delivery of correspondence and documents to the premises of programme partners and other organisations.
  • Ensure the orderly operation and cleanliness of programme/agency vehicles.
  • Keep the programme’s logbook.
  • Prepare the mileage charges for private and/or other programmes.
  • Manage the maintenance of programme vehicles.
  • Support the preparation, transfer, assembly and dismantling of materials and equipment for different programme workshops and/or meetings. 
  • Purchase small items using petty cash and provide support in obtaining bids for procurements.
  • Ensure that GIZ car is fully supplied with disinfection equipment as per COVID-19 measures and that all health SOPs are being followed by the driver and passenger.

2. Service

Checks oil, water, brakes, and brake liquid, tire pressure, battery levels, and the entire vehicle, monthly or every 5,000 km (whichever is first), headlights, brakes, bodywork for dents, etc. 
  • 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 carry out minor repairs proactively.
  • Immediately reports all involvement of the project or office vehicle in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, loss, or theft of vehicle fittings to the line manager and giz Risk Management Office (RMO).

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.
  • Proactively follows the movement SOPs and instructions, as advised by giz risk management office. 

4. Other duties/additional tasks

  • Assists other colleagues as needed in the project, program, or office if there is no travel pending, carries out other office work on request.

Your profile 


  • Minimum: Secondary School education.
  • Based in Baghdad and familiar with city routes and traffic conditions.
  • Defensive driving skills
  • Valid driving licence
  • Basic knowledge of general mechanics
  • Ability to pass driving test (visual and practical) in the country in question
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office and skilled internet user
  • Knowledge of First Aid and Emergensy Response is an asset

Professional experience

  • At least 1-3 years work experience as a driver with references.
  • No major accidents in the past 3 years.
  • Basic knowledge of general mechanics
  • Working with an international organization is a strong asset.
  • Basic knowledge of MS office and skilled internet user.

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good knowledge of English language is an asset.
  • Discipline and punctuality.
  • Resilience and patience.
  • Familiarity with the city, regions.
  • 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.
  • Ability to pass driving test (visual and practical) in the country in question

Important notes for your application:

The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (BGH-FFM22-093)Driver Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for. 

The use of GIZ templates is mandatory, all applications that do not use the template will not be evaluated.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.

GIZ templates for applications

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