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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:

Reporting to: Project’s Head of Administration and Finance
Duty Station: Khartoum
Closing Date: 15 Oct 2018

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.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ is implementing the project Employment Initiative South Darfur” (PN 17.4091.9) in South Darfur state. The project aims at promoting employment opportunities for young women and men in Nyala. To this end, GIZ pursues an integrated approach, developing capacities at the demand side and the supply side of the labour market. On the one hand, GIZ supports formal and informal vocational training providers to offer training courses that respond to the demands of the market. On the other hand, GIZ supports private sector organizations in their capacity to offer business development services and entrepreneurship promotion modules to help them grow and become more competitive, which will ultimately lead to more jobs and business opportunities.

GIZ Sudan is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position: Driver
The duty station for the driver is in Khartoum. The position includes duty trips and missions to the field and to other states in Sudan, if required.

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: 

  • Provide passenger transport in an official car for office, project or programme staff, official visitors and guests
  • Run errands for the project, programme or office, e.g. sending letters and messages, paying bills and buying smaller quantities of office supplies
  • Help with transporting goods
  • Complete the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards
  • Make wise time-effective and cost-effective usage of the car (AC, itineraries)

2. Service:
•    Cleaning the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) regularly
•    Checking oil, water, brakes and brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle, monthly, headlights, brakes, bodywork for dents etc.  
•    Assuming responsibility for the project vehicle documents and their good condition, keeping a vehicle log and recording monthly maintenance
•    Calculating monthly petrol, oil and lubricant consumption for the daily cash fund and for forwarding monthly vouchers to cost accounting
•    Reporting need for service and carries out minor repairs
•    Reporting immediately all involvement of project vehicles in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicle fittings
3. Knowledge management:

  • Using 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:

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

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience:


  • Secondary school education
  • Hold 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 within Khartoum
  • Appropriate appearance and attire (possibly uniform, friendly manner with all passengers)
  • Ensure 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 submit your application, send your CV and motivation letter in English to E-mail:  giz-recruitment-sudan@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 30th of November 2018, your application was not further considered.


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