at ZOA
Location Itang, Gambela, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 6, 2020
Category Driver
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


About ZOA

ZOA works with committed and motivated staff in serving millions of people affected by poverty, disaster, injustice and conflicts. Through the efforts of our dedicated staff, we are able to bring Signs of Hope and to support people who suffer due to armed conflict or natural disasters by helping them to rebuild their livelihoods.

We value our employees and offer a wide range of benefits to meet the specific needs of our staff and their families.


Responsible to provide safe and reliable transportation for ZOA staff, partner staff, consultants, visitors and project participants. He is expected to be skilled in safe operation and maintenance of a broad range of automobiles. He should also be quite knowledgeable about the road systems in places that ZOA operates in and know the location of all partners of ZOA. The post holder is always expected to be highly security conscious as ZOA in some cases can decide to operate in conflict and post conflict areas.

Typical Responsibilities - Key end Results of the Position:*


  • Receive work assignments from the immediate supervisor
  • Safely, reliably and time consciously drive ZOA staff, partner staff, consultants, visitors, project participants for ZOA business purposes
  • Complete the vehicle log book after each trip and ensure travellers sign off
  • Present vehicle log book at the end of each month to the Operations Officer
  • Exercise a high-level security consciousness all the time when driving especially in the early or late hours and in unsecure areas
  • Ensure vehicles are parked always in safe locations.

Vehicle maintenance

  • Ensure assigned vehicle is in sound and operable condition
  •  Ensure assigned vehicles is clean at all times
  • Track vehicle servicing dates and notifies timely for the immediate supervisor/operations department
  • Perform minor repairs and notifies immediate supervisor/operations department if major repairs are necessary
  • Complete the vehicle maintenance log 
  • Present vehicle maintenance log to Logistic department
  • Provide a variety of routine office support services that do not interfere with his main duties

Dealing with Problems:

The incumbent should have a medium degree of problem analysis for both external and internal environments in order to propose viable solution which is in line with the organizational rules and regulations

Communications and Working Relationships:

The incumbent should have medium degree of communication skills

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification and Experience

  • Completion of secondary education;
  • MUST have a valid driving permit/license
  • MUST have over 5 years of continuous uninterrupted driving experience.
  • MUST pass a road qualification test administered by the Operations Department before handling any project vehicles

Skills Specific to the Post

  • Trustworthy and reliable.
  • Ability to act in a professional and ethical manner
  • Good Communications Skill both English and local language
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments  and demanding workload
  • Knowledgeable about the road system especially in ZOA’s areas of operation
  • Knowledgeable in automobile operation and maintenance requirements
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in defensive driving
  • Ability to handle unexpected events on the road and the driving discourtesy of others


Physical Environment and Demands:

  • The job duties require an employee to bend, reach, stoop, stand and/or walk for extended periods.
  • The job duties require an employee to lift, fix and/or move objects.


Applying Instructions

If you are interested in this position, please apply via by sending your CV and a motivation letter indicating your suitability for this position to before the due date

Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in your CV or motivation letter.

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. It is our aim to inform candidates of their status in the recruitment process within 4 weeks after the vacancy has closed. A written test will be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.

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