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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The GIZ Office in Khartoum is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Job Title: Driver
Duty Station: Gedaref and regular duty trips to other States in Sudan
Closing Date: 01 Sept 2017

GIZ assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development worldwide. Our actions are guided by the principles of sustainability. We advocate for human rights, equal opportunities and integrity, and we promote market-oriented, ecological and social economic development.
GIZ Sudan is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position: Driver for Eastern Sudan, Gedaref with travels to Kassala, Khartoum, amongst others
The Driver is reporting to the Project Head of Administration and Finance of a new project for vocational training and food security in Kassala and Gedaref.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union, GIZ will start implementing a new project in Kassala and Gedaref. The start of the project and position is dependent on the host agreement between IGAD and Sudan.
The project has three areas of intervention and aims at improving the livelihoods of the local population, refugees, and migrants:

  • Supporting the government and the private sector in improving the quality and availability of market-oriented vocational training for young women and men.
  • Supporting small industry unions in providing business development services (BDS) for employment-oriented growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.
  •  Improving the water management for irrigation and thereby increasing agricultural yields.

The Driver will be based in Gedaref. The position will require regular travels within Sudan.
Driver with duty station in Gedaref and regular duty trips to other States in Sudan.
A. Responsibilities:

  • The Driver is responsible for:
  • Safely and responsibly performing all official travel using official vehicles.
  • Regularly servicing and looking after official vehicles.
  • Taking account of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations.
  • Running official errands and;
  • Assisting with other office work.

The Driver performs the following tasks:
B. Tasks
1. Driving

  • Provides passenger transport in an official car for office, project or programme staff, official visitors and guests.
  • Runs errands for the project, programme or office, e.g. sending letters and messages, paying bills and buying smaller quantities of office supplies.
  • Helps with transporting goods.
  • Completes the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards.

2. Service
The driver

  • Cleans the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) regularly.
  • Checks oil, water, brakes and brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle, monthly, headlights, brakes, bodywork for dents etc.
  • Responsible for the project vehicle documents and their good condition, keeping a vehicle log and recording monthly maintenance.
  • Calculates monthly petrol, oil and lubricant consumption for the daily cash fund and for forwarding monthly vouchers to cost accounting.
  • Reports need for service and carries out minor repairs.
  • Immediately reports all involvement of the project or office vehicle in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicle fittings.

3. Knowledge management

  • Uses all available information (including current radio news on traffic conditions) to update daily knowledge of road conditions, current passable routes and locations, and shares this information with other office drivers.

4. Other duties/additional tasks

  • Assists other colleagues as needed in the project, programme or office if there is no travel pending.
  • Carries out other office work on request.
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • Secondary school education.
  • Holds a valid driver’s licence.
  • Technical knowledge of a vehicle and engine is a plus.

Professional Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ work experience as a driver with references.
  • No major accidents in the past 3 years.

Other knowledge, additional competences:

  • Good knowledge of Arabic and English, ability to read and write in English for logbook purposes.
  • Discipline and punctuality.
  • Resilience and patience.
  • Familiarity with Khartoum State and Eastern Sudan.
  • Appropriate appearance and attire (possibly uniform, friendly manner with all passengers).
  • Ensures unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

To be submitted in hard copy or soft copy in English: CV, Cover- and Motivation Letter to:
GIZ Office Khartoum, Amarat Street 3, House No. 15, Block 9, Amarat Town, Khartoum East
E-mail: sudan.procurement@giz.de – the name of the position you are applying for must be entered in the subject line.
The application shall not exceed 1MB. References and degrees will be requested if required and shall not be sent via e-mail.
If you do not hear from GIZ until the 31st of October 2017, your application was not further considered.