Driver – Dollo Ado, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia

Posted in


Job Type

Full Time


Somali Regional State of Ethiopia

Description :

Position title: Driver

Organization: Development Alternative Inc (DAI)- Sharpe

Reports to:  Hub Coordinator/Finance & Operations Support Officer

Location: Dollo Ado, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia

Duration: 12 months, with the possibility of extension

Number of Positions:  1 (one)


Strengthening Host and Refugee Population in Ethiopia (SHARPE) aims to increase livelihoods opportunities for refugees and host communities using the market systems approach. SHARPE is operating in 3 locations in Ethiopia, Jijiga, Dolo Ado and Gambella, with a coordinating office in Addis Ababa. The programme is expected to last for 3.5 years, from September 2019 to March 2023.

Overall responsibilities

The Driver will provide transport service to all SHARPE staff and visitors at the duty station Dollo Ado Hub (Melkedida) and casual travel to the SHARPE Addis Ababa Office . S/he performs minor maintenance for the assigned vehicle, maintains all records for the vehicles, and performs administrative tasks as assigned. The Driver is aware of and adhere to DAI-SHARPE administration, procurement and logistics integrity standards in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities:

The Driver will concentrate on driving and maintaining the project vehicle as well as providing clerical support services.

Driving and vehicle maintenance:

  • As assigned and/or pre-approved by the supervisor, drive assigned project vehicle daily, including on scheduled project-related trips within Hub operating areas and Addis Ababa as required.
  • Check the assigned vehicle daily to ensure that it is operational and safe to drive.
  • At least on a weekly basis, check the project vehicle’s oil, radiator water, fan belt, brake fluid, wipers, tires, lights, and signals inside/outside.
  • Clean assigned vehicle daily both inside and outside.
  • Initiate and supervise any repairs required on assigned vehicles with supervisor’s approval.
  • Initiate and supervise routine periodic maintenance of assigned project vehicles, including oil and filter changes, tune-ups, and professional cleaning by high-pressure hose based on the manufacturer’s instructions on optimum maintenance requirements.
  • Fulfil project reporting requirements and maintain records on vehicle routing, vehicle condition, etc.
  • Contribute to passenger safety by obeying traffic laws, driving carefully, respecting all traffic rules, speed limits and requesting that each person in the vehicle wears a seatbelt.
  • Stand-by in the office in between movements and stay always close to vehicle, when out of the office in order to protect vehicle.
  • Fill gas whenever level is below half and before weekends or holidays.
  • Check condition of vehicle after it has been used by another driver and report possible problems.
  • Inform immediately line manager and/or security focal person regarding security incidents or important information that might be seen on the road or woreda or city.
  • Use vehicle Logbook in order to monitor movements, services, accidents, refuelling, mileage, etc.

Administrative Support Tasks

  • Assist in purchasing of supplies and perform liaison activities.
  • Deliver and collect mails and documents.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and experience required:

  • A minimum of primary-level schooling to ensure literacy.
  • A valid 3rd or 4th grade driving license.
  • Knowledge of Addis Ababa and surroundings roads, SHARPE Operating Hubs and the driving techniques to administer when driving on un-paved roads.
  • Ability to communicate in local language and English.
  • Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow SHARPE staff and cooperating partners.
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and to exercise professional judgment.
  • A good driving record with 4×4 vehicles and understanding of auto mechanics.
  • Availability, willingness and flexibility for extra hours work and field travel.
  • Experience driving for an international organization is a plus.

Reporting Requirements:

  • The Driver will report to and be supervised by the Hub Coordinator/Finance & Operations Support Officer.

How to apply :

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should fill the APPLICATION FORM

Note: Failure to fill the form will result in immediate disqualification of application

Please make sure you state the position you are applying for on the subject of your email.

Deadline: Jan 31, 2021

Apply Now