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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

GIZ assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. GIZ offers 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.

The GIZ Office in Khartoum is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:


 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Gedarif and regular duty trips to other States in Sudan and neighboring countries
 Closing Date: 17 Oct 2019


The Better Migration Management (BMM) programme is a cooperation between the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It is financed by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa (Horn of Africa Window). The programme is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in partnership with six other European and International agencies and based on a comprehensive and holistic approach towards migration management.

The overall objective is to improve migration management in the region, and in particular to address the trafficking in Humans (ToH) and the Smuggling of Migrants (SoM) within and from the Horn of Africa.

The Better Migration Management Programme in Khartoum is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Driver for Better Migration Management Programme

With duty station in Gedarif and regular duty trips to other States in Sudan and neighboring countries where BMM have activities.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • 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


In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:


  • 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
  • Make a wise and time and cost-effective usage of the car (AC, itineraries)


  • 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.
  • Is 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

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

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

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • 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, Northern 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


Closing date: 17thOctober. 2019

If you do not hear from GIZ until the 30thOctober.2019, your application was not further considered.

The Applications to be submitted soft copy in English: CV, Cover- or Motivation Letter to:E-mail address:giz-recruitment-sudan@giz.de

Remember the mail subject should be the Job title.

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