Light Vehicle Driver – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia 2019

Posted on: Saturday Jun 29 , 3:57 PM , 2019
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Job Description – Save The Children

INTRODUCTION: Save the Children International (SCI) is the world’s leading independent organization for children.  Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.



Job Title

Light Vehicle Driver

Vacancy Code


Place of Work



Supply Chain/Logistics

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization scale

No. of Positions

One (01)

Length of Contract

Indefinite Period

Opening date




Job summary


The purpose of this role is to provide safe and efficient driving. Provides transport service to SCI staff members, visitors or daily errands as assigned by Fleet Officer.  Prepare and submit monthly vehicle usage report to the Fleet Officer.  Keep up to date data on the fuel consumption. Use log sheet for the day to day movement and should be familiar with safety and security guidelines of Save the Children International.

Key accountabilities


  • Receive the vehicle with its accessories by hand-over documents and signs hand-over formats for receipt of vehicle with its accessories
  • Providing transport service to staff, visitors and guests.
  • Handles clients with due care and respect. Respects the faith and culture of different communities
  • Respects the rules and regulations of departure and arrival hours according to logistic manual
  • Handles confidential matters with due care and in consultation with senior staff.

·         Maintains records of  logbook for all journeys undertaken, fuel consumed, repair costs and ensures the logbook is available for inspection at any time

·         Before starting the vehicle’s engine each day, checks the level of engine oil, radiator, and windscreen washer water are adequate, etc

·         On weekly basis, checks the level of brake and clutch oil, battery water and the pressure of tires is at the proper levels, and also ensures that all lights and indicators are working properly

  • Ensures that the assigned vehicle is not driven by another person unless authorized

·         Maintaining all safety and security measures to the vehicle under his/her care.

  • Ensuring that the vehicle assigned to him/her is clean, fuelled, lubricated and regularly serviced as per schedule.
  • Keeps all tools and reserve tyre with due care. Handles the vehicle and other related accessories and materials with due care
  • Cleans seat belts each day and wears the same all times and insists all passengers to do the same
  • Carry out minor vehicle maintenance at specified intervals and keep thorough maintenance logos for each vehicle.
  • Have the SCI logo visibly displayed on all SCI vehicles, except where this would jeopardize staff safety or be inappropriate to specific local circumstances.
  • Park in safe and secure areas all SCI vehicles during working and non-working hours. Parks the vehicle in safe place during night.
  • Undertakes minor repair of the vehicle
  • Report accidents as occurred immediately
  • Adheres to rules and regulations of Save the Children International.
  • Respects the traffic rules and regulations strictly

·         Performs other related tasks as required

  • Transports materials to respective destinations. Gives due care for the materials while loading and unloading.
  • Requests repair and Car Wash service by filling forms and formats designed for repair and maintenance service for the vehicle on time. Checks the vehicle for repair and maintenance made by the garage against repair order.

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)


·         Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.

·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved. 


·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.

·         Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others,

·         Future oriented, thinks strategically.


·         Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colloquies, members and external partners and supporters,

·         Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to



·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Willing to take disciplined risks


·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Job Requirements

  • Completion of 12th grade or 10th grade in new education curriculum.
  • 3rd Grade valid driving license.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in International NGOs with clean driving record on 4×4 wheel drive.
  • Willingness to work over weekends, holidays and harsh climatic situations.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively in difficult environments
  • Good English written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to SCI’s aims values and principles.
  • Proficiency in local language is an additional is advantageous.

·         Experience in vehicle maintenance is an advantage.

How to apply

Deadline: July 11, 2019 

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should apply through career link on or before July 11, 2019 using the following steps.


1.    Open Career link

2.    Create new account

3.    Sign in with new account

4.    Fill out the form and register

5.    Select the job you want to apply

6.    Apply online


Please DO NOT SUBMIT your application in hardcopies. Only online applications are accepted.

In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

“We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.”

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