HR Pool (ROSTER) Driver and Translation Assistant

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:


 HR Pool/ Roster:
 Duty Station: looking for a qualified person to fill this position who can work at any duty station
 Closing Date: 31 Dec 2020



GIZ is looking for a qualified person to fill this position who can work at any duty station

 Duties and responsibilities:

A. Responsibilities

The Driver is responsible for

  • Safely and responsibly performing all official travel using official vehicles
  • Regular and preventive servicing and looking after program vehicles and equipment
  • Occasional translating for GIZ program staff
  • Collecting 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 program staff, official visitors and guests
  • Run errands for the program e.g. sending letters and messages, paying bills and buying smaller quantities of office supplies
  • Assist with transporting goods
  • Complete the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards and regulations

2. Service

  • Cleaning the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) regularly
  • Daily checkingthe engine, steering and brake oil, water, brakes, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle before shift duty. Monthly checks of headlights, brakes, bodywork for dents according to checklist in vehicle logbook
  • 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 carrying 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 program if there is no travel pending
  • Carrying out other office work on request
  • Performing other duties and tasks at the request of senior management

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Secondary school education
  • Holder of a valid driver’s licence
  • Proven technical knowledge of a vehicle and engine is required
  • No major accidents in the past 5 years
  • Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English, ability to read and write in English for logbook, communicationsand translation purposes (basic English is not sufficient!)





  • Disciplined and punctual
  • Resilient and patient
  • Appropriate appearance and attire (friendly manner with all passengers)
  • Ensure vehicle readiness at all times
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed upon with management 


  • Professional experience: at least 5 years’ work experience as a driver for international organizations with verifiable references
  • Familiarity withinAl Damazin, Khartoum and Blue Nile state


Desirable experience:

  • Certified defensive driver courses
  • Certified advanced driver courses
  • Certified off-road driving courses
  • Medical first aid
  • English diploma

  • If you are interested in the position, please submit your CV and Cover letter through and E-mail:
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contact for interviews


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