Farm Africa Driver Jobs in Ethiopia

Farm Africa Driver Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 212738

Category: Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain
Location: Meti, Gambela
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Job Description


Farm Africa is implementing a large number of projects/programmes in the areas of agriculture (crop and livestock), natural resources management and market engagement across Ethiopia.

We are increasingly designing and implementing complex and integrated multi-sector projects, some by ourselves and others in partnership with like-minded organizations in the form of consortium.

Currently, Farm Africa is implementing SIDA funded programme in partnership with SOS Sahel Ethiopia, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Population, Health & Environment Ethiopia Consortium (PHE EC) and Sustainable Environment and Development Action (SEDA, MELCA and TechnoServe) in the Central Rift Valley (CRV) and Majang Forest Biosphere of Ethiopia. The programme is implemented in different woredas of Oromiya, SNNP and Gambella Regional States.

The G4F II programme will test and demonstrate interventions in an integrated multi-sectorial landscape approach, to show how improved management of the environment will provide multiple socio-economic and ecological benefits in a way this ensures resilient and sustainable development.

As the project follows an integrated and multi-sectorial landscape approach it focuses on Community-based NRM, agriculture, food security/livelihood, market development; water resources management, irrigation and landscape management; Social, economic and environmental programmes, behaviour change and policy influencing as well as environmental conservation, improved agriculture, women’s empowerment, agricultural value chains and disaster risk management.

Purpose of the Role

The purpose of the role is to drive vehicles for a project working in rural and semi urban areas. Reporting to the Project Finance and Admin Officer, the Driver is to assist the field office in operational areas to fulfil its mission by providing safe driving support and general administration and logistical work.

The driver is responsible to provide secure and timely driving services to transport passengers and/or goods. Assist with meeting room re-arrangement for various meetings/events and perform occasional handyman jobs inside the Office.

Key Tasks and Responisbilites

Key areas of responsibilities are:

  • Provides transport for all project activities.
  • Ensures the security of passengers and the vehicle in all conditions.
  • Maintains the smooth running condition of the assigned vehicle. In case of mechanical problems immediately notifies the immediate supervisor.
  • Maintains an accurate, up-to-date logbook: record mileage, fuel receipts, servicing, repairs, accidents, other incidents, etc. according to the drivers package which includes daily maintenance and this includes the daily check and subsequent maintenance of oil level, fuel level, battery level, brake and clutch fluid level and tyres.
  • Always work according to the rules for drivers – maintain the cleanliness of the assigned vehicle, correctly load and unload goods to be transported and safeguard the vehicle in every possible way.
  • Assists in
    annual vehicle inspection.
  • Perform preventive and regular maintenance on vehicle
  • Keep vehicle clean and do the necessary technical check-ups every day
    Maintain a valid driver’s license, ready at all times for inspection.
  • Ensures that all non-Farm Africa passengers are not in the vehicle unless authorized.
  • Reports any accident to traffic police and office immediately.
  • Parks the vehicle at safe place while on mission.
  • Make sure third party insurance coverage is maintained.
  • Ensures all lights, indicating lights, side view mirrors, seat belts are functional.
  • Carry out other duties assigned by supervisor
  • These essential functions are not to be interpreted as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.
  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established.

    Duration & Hours: Two years with possibility of extension

    Job Requirements

    Person Specification

  • 10/12th grade complete or above with appropriate technical skill training
  • 3rd Grade Driving license
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in similar organisations
  • Knowledge of diesel, 4WD and regular engine of different models, the normal process of inspection and maintenance & service, etc.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload independently, using initiative when appropriate;
  • Ability to work methodically, with above average attention to detail;
  • Skilled in vehicle daily checks
  • Knowledge of the rules of the road
  • Knowledge of health and safety familiarisation course.
  • Pleasant and polite attitude at all times; ability to reflect the professional standards of FARM-Africa;
  • Interest in and commitment to FARM-Africa’s activities, enthusiasm to represent FARM to others.
  • Show good manners with staff and guests
  • Dynamic and highly motivated;
  • Excellent communicator at all levels;
  • Able to work with minimal supervision

    Our Values

    Investing in smallholder farming is the number one way to combat poverty in rural Africa. Farm Africa is a leading NGO specialising in growing agriculture, protecting the environment and developing businesses in rural Africa.

    Expert. Deep expertise and insightful evidence-based solutions are at the heart of everything Farm Africa does.

    Grounded. Positive change starts with Africa’s people, so our experts work closely with local communities, engaging them in every level of decision-making.

    Impactful. We take a long-term view so we can deliver lasting changes for farmers and their families.

    Bold. We model innovative new approaches and are not afraid to challenge strategies that are failing.

    How to Apply

    Those who meet the above requirements should submit their short CV (maximum of 3 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing with the subject Driver for Majang G4F II project by July 15, 2019.

    Documents cannot be returned and due to large number of applications, only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applications are especially welcomed from female applicants.

    Farm Africa Driver Jobs in Ethiopia

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