Driver – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.

In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors.


GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #075/2023

Sustainable Industrial Clusters (S.I.C.) 

S.I.C.project promotes decent job creation and sustainable growth in Ethiopia’s manufacturing sector.

The project addresses current challenges faced by IPs that relate to compliance with international social and environmental standards, while fostering job-effective growth.

Contract duration:                      Until September 30, 2024


The driver is responsible for

  • Logistic or transport service for project staff, mainly around Debre Berhan and different zone, occasionally country wide.
  • Official or authorized business as advised by the supervisor.


The driver performs the following tasks:

1.     Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned Vehicle: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.,

  • Keep the assigned vehicle clean, secured, orderly and serviceable condition at all times,
  • Perform minor preventive maintenance, and
  • Follow up with maintenance requirements

2.     Ensure the safety of all passengers in the car

The driver observes all traffic rules, does not drive beyond the allowed speed limit of the road,

  • Ensure that the first aid kit is well equipped and easily accessible for use, and ensures the safety of the surrounding areas
  • Ensures that passengers and drivers wear seat belts

3.     Responsible for recording business trips, fuel consumption and reporting

  • Provide Administrative and logistical support as assigned by immediate supervisor

4.     Responsible for keeping required documents, local rules and regulations

  • Ensures to keep his/her driving license valid,
  • Ensure to follow the steps required by traffic police, Insurance company,
  • Keep local rules & regulations in case of involvement in an accident, and timely report to supervisor

Required qualifications, professional experience


  • Valid 3rd grade driving license
  • High School complete plus driving Certificate.

Professional experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience as driver
  •  Good experience in driving off-road
  • Experience in handling different liaising activities
  • Experience with International organizations
  • Good knowledge of safety and security standards

Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Amharic, one of the local languages in the duty stations and basic English skills are of advantage 
  • Ability to effectively work in a team.
  • High level of integrity and honesty.


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