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

Job description 

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and  international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world.  The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working in Iraq  since 2014 and has maintained a country office in Baghdad since 2018. On behalf of the German  Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Foreign Office  (AA) and the European Union (EU), GIZ is working on the three priority areas in Iraq. GIZ offers  support in Iraq to help refugees, internally displaced people and host communities improve their  living conditions. Here, the aim is to promote social cohesion, create income opportunities and  revitalise the local economy. In addition, GIZ has adopted a holistic approach to help improve the  country’s economic policy framework. It also promotes the employment and economic prospects  for young Iraqis. These measures are being implemented in the autonomous region of Kurdistan  and in central Iraq. To ensure that Iraqis have better access to public services in future, GIZ is also  supporting the decentralisation of the Iraqi administration. The aim is to improve organisational  structures and work processes at various administrative levels. 


The context of the Position is in the ARILA Project which is Assisting Reconstruction and Improving  Living Conditions in Anbar. Main area of our work is in Ramadi, Heet and Fallujah. A part of the  ARILA project is the construction component. This component deals with other parts of the project  with improving of infrastructure in the project area. The identification of possible projects will be  done by cooperating between ARILA and organizations like Mercy Corps and NRC. Through them  projects are identified and implemented by ARILA construction component. To visit and supervise  the sites a driver is needed to assists our engineers in their tasks 

Your tasks  

Task 1- Driving 

  • Provides passenger transport in an official car for office, project or program staff, official  visitors, and guests.
  • Runs errands for the project, program, or office, e.g. sending letters and messages, paying  bills, and buying smaller quantities of office supplies. 
  • Support the preparation, transfer, assembly and dismantling of materials and equipment  for different programme workshops and/or meetings.. 
  • Ensure the orderly operation and cleanliness of programme/agency vehicles.
  • Prepare the mileage charges for private and/or other programmes
  • Completes the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously by GIZ standards.
  • Ensures that giz car are fully supplied with health and disinfection equipment as a COVID 19 measures and that all health SOPs are being followed by the driver and the passengers. 

Task 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.  
  • Purchase small items using petty cash and provide support in obtaining bids for  procurements. 
  • 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). 

Task 3- Knowledge management 

  • Uses all available information (including current radio news on traffic conditions) to update  daily kn ledge 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.  

Task 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 


  • Secondary school education. 
  • Holds a valid driver’s license. 
  • Training on First Aid and Emergency 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. Fluency in Arabic. 
  • Discipline and punctuality. 
  • Resilience and patience. 
  • Familiarity with the city, and 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 upon with management. 
  • Ability to pass a 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: (RA ARILA23-002) 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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