Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Regional Transport Assistant and Mechanic Specialist Jobs

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Regional Transport Assistant and Mechanic Specialist Jobs

Job Id: 212702

Category: Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain
Location: Oromia
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency

Position: Regional Transport Assistant and Mechanic Specialist (Re-advert)

Term of Employment: One year with possibility of extension

Duty Station(s): Oromia (Addis Ababa)

Required Number: One

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Application Deadline: July 15, 2019


The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is a strategy and delivery oriented government agency created to help accelerate the growth and transformation of the country’s agriculture sector.

The ATA envisions that, by 2025, smallholder farmers are commercialized with greater incomes, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability, contributing to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle-income country status.

The agency focuses on two primary national approaches to catalyze agricultural transformation. First, we support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda.

Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate development of high-priority commodity value chains in clearly defined geographic clusters, through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative.

Our major activities include conducting strategic and analytical studies, providing technical implementation support, coordinating platforms to better integrate partners and projects, and designing and directly leading a number of implementation projects.

Our headquarters are in Addis Ababa, and we have regional offices in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regional offices, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of public, private and development sector partners across the country.

Our Culture

We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.

Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results.

At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.

We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training.

We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals.

Position Summary:

The Regional Transport Assistant and Mechanic Specialist will primarily report to the Regional Operations Director with secondary reporting line to the HQ Logistics Manager.

He/she will be responsible for handling fleet of vehicles and monitoring their overall performance.

Essential Duties:

Transport Assistant

  • Ensure proper safety and security of ATA vehicle/s and manage vehicles in compliance with the operational needs, required standards and procedures of the Agency
  • Efficiently dispatch vehicle/s to the team upon request and keep track of vehicle and driver assignments
  • Provide effective and cost-efficient resource planning and scheduling for vehicle/s as well as ensuring that technical maintenance support is carried out in accordance with standard maintenance guidelines and schedules
  • Provides technical input into the decision making process concerning the issue of transport services according to planning capacity and availability of vehicles
  • Facilitate transport to staff by ATA motor vehicles and/or from the outsourced rental service
  • Manage, control and account for all fuel supplies within the regional fleet and provide fuel management support, including contingency planning, monitoring, controlling and reporting on the use of vehicle/s
  • Ensure the regional office vehicle and driver assignments are executed in a professional manner and in
    accordance with ATA standard procedures
  • Conduct annual performance appraisal of drivers
  • Ensure Logistics manual and formats are fully in place and oversee their application
  • Ensure weekly vehicle request plan and fuel consumption logbooks are correctly filled.
  • Manage, motivate, develop and oversee the performance of regional driver/s in line with the organization’s systems, rules and regulations
  • Ensure compliance to organizational policies and procedures, as well as various donor rules and regulation related to supply chain functions
  • Route/reroute drivers in real time with remote route navigation software, satellite linkup systems or global positioning systems (GPS) and work for the improvement of operational efficiencies


  • Oversee scheduled and non-scheduled preventative maintenance and repairs to organizational vehicle Conduct inspections using specific procedures set by organizational requirements. Ensure quality control and evaluation of preventive maintenance and repair services.

  • Primary Purpose: Perform mechanical and electrical repairs to ensure proper performance and safety of all organizational vehicles.

    Other Duties

  • Use diagnostic equipment to evaluate mechanical and electrical problems in vehicles.
  • Do welding and minor body work.
  • Service vehicles according to established preventive maintenance schedule. Rotate and balance tires; change oil and filters; lubricate vehicle parts; inspect and replace hoses, belts, mirrors, lamps; and control all fluid levels maintained
  • Maintain accurate, updated records of preventive maintenance.
  • Inspect vehicles and evaluate condition of systems, equipment, accessories, and lights; service as needed.
  • Rearrange the work schedules in order to accommodate work order schedules
  • Complete required forms and paper work for fleet maintenance shop including, but not limited to, repair orders, inspection forms, etc.
  • Perform major and minor electrical and mechanical repairs to both gas and diesel vehicles
  • Conduct preventative maintenance on regional vehicles.
  • Ensure shop safety and cleanliness and abide by safety policies. Identify safety hazards and report unsafe conditions to supervisor.
  • Track time worked on each vehicle by type of repair and using standard time estimates based on industry standards, Identify and respond to inquiries where actual times vary from estimated times and complete appropriate reporting on vehicle repairs and maintenance to supervisor.
  • Schedule and arrange for outsourcing of repairs if necessary.
  • Respond to service calls.
  • Road test vehicles to verify complaints and/or repairs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Diploma or Degree in Automotive Mechanics and related 7 years’ experience for Diploma Holders or 5 years of experience for Degree holders among all 3 years of experience in repair and service of diesel engine and medium duty truck. Lead or supervisory experience strongly preferred. Working on Toyota vehicles is more preferable.

    Equipment Used:

    Automotive diagnostic equipment, wheel balancing equipment, tire repairing equipment, small hand tools, drill, drill press, grinder, air-powered tools, welding torch, torque wrench, jack and lift equipment.

    Additional skill

  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • English language skills.
  • Local language skill.
  • Interpersonal relations skills.
  • Customer service and public relations skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

    How to Apply

    Application Instructions

    We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter and (ii) CV (maximum 3 pages) to

    Please Do not submit scans of certificates with your application.

    Women are highly encouraged to apply.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Regional Transport Assistant and Mechanic Specialist Jobs

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