Duty Driver

Posted 11 months ago by GIZ
Location Duhok Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Operations
Title: Duty Driver
Deputy: Other drivers/Fleet manager
A.  Responsibilities
The Driver is responsible for
  • Safely and responsibly performing all official travels using official vehicles as requested
  • Regularly servicing and looking after official vehicles, including their adherence to GIZ’s travel safety recommendations.
  • Taking into account and communicating of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations
  • Assisting with other office work on a needs basis
The driver performs the following tasks:
B.  Tasks
The Driver
  • Provides passenger transport in an official car for office, project or programme staff, official visitors and guests
  • Helps with the transport of goods if requested
  • Completes the vehicle log book correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ
standards Runs errands for the project, programme or office, e.g. sending letters and messages, paying bills and buying smaller quantities of office supplies
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
    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​
    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
  • Perform general clerical duties such as maintaining general files, typing, data entry, opening mail, and completing and processing standard purchasing forms.
    C. Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • Secondary school education
  • Holder of a valid driver’s licence
Professional experience
  • At least 1-3 years’ work experience as a driver with references
  • Caused no major accidents in the past 3 years
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Very good knowledge of English
  • Sense of responsibility and punctuality
  • Management and coordination skills
  • Resilience and patience
  • Familiarity with Dohuk city as well as Governorate as well as neighbouring Governorates Appropriate appearance and attire (friendly manner with all passengers)
  • Familiarity with risk management
  • 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

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