ILRI Driver Jobs in Sebeta, Bahir Dar and Hawassa Ethiopia

ILRI Driver Jobs in Sebeta, Bahir Dar and Hawassa Ethiopia

The Position:

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) seeks to recruit three Drivers for Provision of Adequate Tree Seed Portfolios (PATSPO) project, which is operational in Oromia, Amhara, and SNNPR.

PATSPO/ICRAF has purchased one vehicle for each of the three regions to support the project activities.

PATSPO/ICRAF now recruits one driver for each vehicle/region to provide their services to the project.


The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry-ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods.

As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake driving assignments given by the Regional PATSPO Coordinator in the region;
  • Operate, maintain and clean assigned vehicle with care and reports any damage immediately to the Regional PATSPO Coordinator;
  • Record and maintain the log-book for the assigned vehicle, responsible for all tools, equipment and spare parts of assigned vehicle;
  • Responsible for checking the PATSPO vehicle on a continuous basis;
  • Liaises with the transport unit at ILRI, Addis Ababa to ensure that routine vehicle service and maintenance is undertaken timely;
  • Purchase small items or procure other services from outside ILRI/ICRAF for the project if
  • Assists PATSPO staff and staff of the regional tree seed centre in the region when doing field work;

  • High School Complete/Preparatory Certificate level 1
  • Two years of practical driving experience preferably in an international organization

  • Valid driving license for double cab pick-up
  • Knowledge of auto mechanics is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills, including inter-personal relationships
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is essential
  • Duty Station: Sebeta, Bahir Dar and Hawassa
  • Please Note That Applicants Need to Specify in Which Region They Are Applying for the Driver Position.

    Terms of appointment:
  • These are three Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions, initial appointment is fixed term for one year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding.
  • The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.
  • The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.
  • Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

    How to Apply
  • Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae.
  • The position and reference number: REF: D/44/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.
  • All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: on or before 15 January 2019.
  • To find more about ICRAF, visit our Website at
  • To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at
  • Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Driver Jobs in Sebeta, Bahir Dar and Hawassa Ethiopia

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