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FullTime Somalia, Mogadishu Posted 30/05/2024, 3 weeks ago

Industry: International Humanitarian Organization

Role: Staff Driver

Salary Range: Monthly basic salary range is USD.616.00, which corresponds to the minimum required experience in the vacancy

Closing: 14/06/2024











To join DG ECHO in Mogadishu, Somalia

The European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union. DG ECHO works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent movement, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Aid is channelled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality, or political affiliation.


DG ECHO is recruiting a National Staff to be based in Mogadishu (Somalia) as a Driver.

1.     Job Summary:

The jobholder drives the office vehicle for transporting authorised personnel and delivery/collection of mail, documents and other items for the DG ECHO office. Within delegated authority, the Driver will be responsible for the following duties, among others:

  • 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.

A detailed Terms of Reference (including competencies required and more detailed information on the tasks) is available at


2.     Required Qualifications:

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

Knowledge and experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience driving 4-wheel 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.

Languages: Intermediate English Proficiency (verbal) and a good knowledge of Somali.

3.     How to apply:

Applications, including a cover letter, a detailed CV, copy of education certificate degree/ diploma, and a copy of relevant past employment certificates, should be uploaded at by 14/06/2024 at 18:00h. This position is open to nationals and other residents of Somalia with valid permanent 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 development opportunities.


For information, the employment conditions that could be proposed include an initial contract of one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 3-month probationary period and following a positive annual evaluation. As an indication, the monthly basic salary range is USD. 616.00, 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.


DG ECHO’s employees are bound by the National Staff code of conduct which is available on the link:


Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who are not contacted by 31/07/2024 should consider that they have not been selected.  Any form of canvassing, soliciting, or influencing will be treated as grounds for disqualification.


Shortlisted candidates who are successful in the written test and who make it to the oral interview phase but are not in the final selection, could be included (depending on the results of the oral interview) in a reserve list and can be considered if a new procedure takes place for a similar post in the next 12 months.

“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 DG ECHO’s website.


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