Mercy Corps Ethiopia Driver Jobs

Mercy Corps Ethiopia Driver Jobs

Job Id: 219092

Category: Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain

Location: Jijiga, Dollo Ado and Gode, Somali
Career Level: Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.

In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, peri-urban and urban areas in five regional states - Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, Amahara - and the capital city of Addis Ababa.

We engage in both development and humanitarian work, and seek to integrate approaches, programs and geographies as much as possible.

Our partners include government, academic institutions, development and private sector actors, civil societies and participating public. Mercy Corps Ethiopia invites motivated and qualified candidates to apply for the following vacant position.

Position Title: Driver

Primary Location: Two in Jijiga , One in Dollo Ado and One in Gode

Open Position: Four

General Position Summary:

Drive Mercy Corps staff in a safe, responsible, and professional manner in accordance with Mercy Corps Ethiopia policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions:

Administer and adhere to Mercy Corps polices and procedures, including but not limited to the following responsibilities/duties:

  • Follow the national/local laws required for safe and legal driving.

  • Provide safe and timely transportation to authorized passengers; do not operate the vehicle until drivers and passengers are wearing their seatbelts; do not provide transportation to unauthorized passengers.

  • Immediately report any losses, serious malfunctions, or accidents; ensure all agency vehicles are in good working order and all necessary equipment is in each vehicle by checking and reporting daily to the supervisor.

  • Ensure excellent working condition of vehicles through regular inspection and maintenance, including keeping fuel tanks full, checking oil, water, fluid, and tire pressure, etc.

  • Be responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment including: tools, first aid kits, spare parts, etc.

  • Clean the exterior and interior of vehicle on regular basis.

  • Adhere to driver duty list, and obtain appropriate signatures after every job.

  • Maintain and keep vehicle logbook with appropriate signoffs.

  • Maintain files of all necessary paperwork for agency vehicles (including fuel and maintenance reports); ensure that all vehicles are carrying complete paperwork, including proof of insurance.

  • Provide receipts for all transportation expenses and follow procedures of established purchase plan for all necessary vehicle equipment.

  • Make purchases and participate with procurement team when ever necessary.

  • Display a willingness and ability to work respectfully and effectively with a wide variety of people.

  • Work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel.

  • Perform tasks promptly.

  • Any other task or responsibility assigned by agency management


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    Organizational Learning

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Job Requirements

  • 12 grade complete or equivalent.

  • 3rd or 4th grade valid driving license with at least five (5) or four (4) years driving experience.

  • Excellent driving skills and driving record.

  • Good knowledge of the area, routes to projects and ability to read a map.

  • Good technical knowledge of vehicles and basic maintenance.

  • Professionalism and self-motivation expected at all times.

  • Knowledge of Somali and English languages is required.

    Success Factors:

  • Must be confident, self-starter, an independent thinker and have strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; team oriented

  • Good computer skills (especially Microsoft Excel, Work, and Outlook)

  • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel is required; demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse group of people

  • High professional standard of administration ethics as well as willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral are required.

  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility.

  • Emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing Matrix Reporting need

  • Willing to travel to Mercy Corps field offices and project sites (60% of time.)

    How to Apply

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised. All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents.

    Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts. In order to ensure fairness to all applicants personal inquiries are not permitted.

    Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

    “Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Qualified female and young candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women and youth.”

    Deadline for All Applications August 24, 2019/ 4:00 PM

    Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address:

    Mercy Corps Recruiter

    Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319

    Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33 , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225

    Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116

    Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974

    Mercy Corps Ethiopia Driver Jobs

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