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ECHO-Driver (Group V) (Ethiopia-Addis Ababa)

FullTime Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Posted 26/09/2022, 1 year ago

Industry: Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization(NGO)

Role: Transport

Salary Range: EUR 789

Closing: 15/10/2022




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ECHO Field Network

Terms of Reference

Driver (Group V)

1. Job summary:  

The driver supports the work of the Admin and Logistics team by office vehicle for transporting authorised personnel and delivery/collection of mail, documents, and other items for the DG ECHO office. The driver will be responsible for the following main tasks:

2. Responsibilities & Tasks:       

  • Drives DG ECHO vehicles upon request and according to the information contained in the logistics board.
  • Provides reliable and safe driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of DG ECHO staff, EU officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents, and other items.
  • Meets EU officials and visitors at the airport and provides support with visa and customs formalities arrangements when required.
  • Loads / unloads vehicle and ensures security of goods while in the vehicle.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for and supervision of major repairs, timely changes of oil, checks of tires, brakes and water levels, car washing, etc. so that the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition at all times.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, check list, fuel form office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle.
  • Checks the weekly mission’s schedule of the vehicle, anticipates needs and reports any changes in vehicle use plan.
  • Ensures all preparations for field missions (vehicle, equipment, routes, contacts, etc.), under the supervision of the line manager.
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Reports immediately any accident or incident, even minor, to the HoO and RLC (Regional Logistical Coordinator) if applicable. 
  • Maintains all records related to the use of DG ECHO vehicles such as Vehicle Daily Log and Vehicle History Record, and regularly submits them to relevant administration staff.
  • Fleet management - Follows-up the maintenance and insurance of the vehicles.
  • Messenger duties: Registers, distributes, and archives all the incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Gets and delivers mail where needed.

3. Competencies required:

  • Drive for Results: Basic Level          
  • Conduct in Service: Basic Level                    
  • Working with Others: Medium Level            
  • Decision-making: N/A            
  • Managing and Organising Information: Basic Level
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning: N/A
  • Communication: Basic Level  
  • Organisational Awareness: Basic Level
  • Adaptability and Flexibility: Medium Level
  • Leadership: N/A        

4. Job Requirements:


  • Secondary education or equivalent. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience driving 4wheel drives, with a safe driving record.
  • Specific driving experience in the country and sub-region.
  • Basic knowledge of protocol rules and procedures.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge of communication equipment such radio, GPS is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Previous experience in a Governmental or other International Organisation is an advantage.
  • Basic computer literacy.


  • Fluency in English (verbal);
  • A Good knowledge of Amharic.  

5. How to apply

Applications including a cover letter, a detailed CV, a copy of education certificate/degree and a copy of relevant employment certificates should be sent to through the following system: before 15/10/2022.This position is open to nationals and other residents of Ethiopia with a valid work and residence permits. DG ECHO applies a policy of equal opportunities. Our recruitment policy is based on respect for diversity, maintaining the gender balance, as well as the balance between professional and private life, and support for training and developments opportunities. Based on the above and with a view to ensure the gender balance within the team, female candidates are encouraged to apply. Similarly at equal merit between two final candidates, female candidates will be given priority  

For information, the employment conditions that could be proposed includes an initial contract of one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 3 months’ probationary period and after positive annual evaluation. As an indication, the monthly basic salary is EUR789 which corresponds to the minimum required experience in the vacancy and will be adapted according to the exact duration of relevant professional experience supported by a work certificate.The salary is subject to local taxes. In addition to this, the employee will also receive disability/retirement allowance, 13th month salary as well as a medical coverage.  

ECHO employees observe the National Staff code of Conduct which is available on the link: 


Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who will not have been contacted by 20/11/2022 should consider that they have not been selected.Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as grounds for disqualification.  

“Any processing of your personal data will be done in accordance with the applicable EU legislation (Regulation (EU)2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the  processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.” The privacy statement can be found on ECHO website. 


The Authority Authorised to Conclude Contracts (AACC) reserves itself the right to amend the job requirements in line with the local labour market conditions.

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