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Special Vacancy Notice

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Vacancy No.: IOM-SVN/0126/22
Position Title: Driver
Position Grade: G2
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Required positions: Multiple positions
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term, Nine months with the possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 10/07/2022

Under the overall supervision of the Head, Supply chain in Ethiopia and direct supervision of the Supply Chain officer in Addis Ababa, and in close collaboration/coordination with the relevant Supply chain Unit staff (fleet & Logistics) as well as relevant programme unit staff in Addis Ababa, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for driving IOM vehicles to transport persons and goods authorized by IOM, from one destination to another in a timely, safe and cost-effective manner, promoting a client and efficient service-oriented approach.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

1.   Drive assigned IOM office vehicle(s).

2.   Manage the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle(s) to ensure roadworthiness of the vehicles.  This includes daily check of tires, brakes, engine oil, fan belt, etc.

3.   Arrange for minor repairs and ensures that the vehicles are kept clean.

4.   Ensure that the vehicles undertake regular service intervals.

5.   Keep records of spare parts for vehicle(s) and conduct monthly inventory of the spare parts.

6.   Find the most direct and safe route over the best available roads to the destination.

7.   Ensure that the IOM vehicle(s) is used only for official/authorized business, as advised by the supervisor.

8.   Make sure that the daily log sheet is prepared, and a monthly report is prepared summarizing statistics linked to mileage, fuel consumption, etc. for the vehicle.

9.   Keep a high degree of confidentiality and discreteness in discussions, which involves IOM and its officials. Take proper actions to reduce potential security threats to IOM officials and/or property within the immediate vicinity of the vehicle and along transport routes.

10. Meet official personnel at the airport(s) and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.

11.  Ensure that all the communication system devices (radio HF, VHF) in the vehicle are in good working condition and inform the security focal staff and supervisor of any malfunctions.

12.  Ensure that all safety tools and accessories such as First aid kit, spare tyres, jack & handle are available in the vehicles and any missing tool must be reported immediately to the Supervisor.

13.  Ensure that all road safety and traffic regulations are obeyed including wearing of seat belts by driver and all passengers.

14.  Collect and deliver mail, documents, pouches, and other communications/items from and to the country office; go to the post office, airport, government agencies, other UN agencies, institutions, project sites, etc., to take and deliver items and communications; keep records as required.

15.  When needed, assist and support the IOM beneficiaries/clients during pick up, transportation and drop off.

16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification:

  • High school diploma/certificate with minimum 3 years of relevant working experience from an accredited institution.
  • Valid national driver’s license of Category D1 and P2 or level Grade 4 with the ability to drive automobiles, buses, and trucks.
  • Possession of a Mechanical certificate from an accredited school is advantageous.
  • Certificate of good conduct from the police (required if selected).


  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles
  • Knowledge of radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Good knowledge of routes within and around the duty station.


  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs
  • Skills in Auto mechanic is advantageous
  • Basic computer skills specifically on Microsoft office is advantageous.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and intercultural skills with ability to work well in a multicultural environment
  • Flexible working modalities and ability to handle pressure is desirable.


  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required.
  • Working knowledge of the local language is an advantage. Knowledge of other languages is desirable.


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates the ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioral indicators level 1

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

How to Apply

For applicants to be considered, applicants are required to apply via indicating the duty station and the vacancy number with the position title in their application letter, attaching the below listed required documents. Any applicant who misses following the indicated application procedure will not be considered.

  • Motivation/Application letter
  • CV (written in English) with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone)
  • Copies of all Academic Certificates from an Accredited University
  • Copy of driving license

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified female applicants to apply!

Posting Period:

From 29.09.2022 to 07.10.2022