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12 Mar 2019


Job Description

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, peri-urban and urban areas in five regional states – Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, Amahara – and the capital city of Addis Ababa. We engage in both development and humanitarian work, and seek to integrate approaches, programs and geographies as much as possible.  Our partners include government, academic institutions, development and private sector actors, civil societies and participating public. Mercy Corps Ethiopia invites motivated and qualified candidates to apply for the following vacant position.


Position Title VII:  Driver

Primary Location:  Dollo Ado, Somali Region

Open Position: 1

General Position Summary


The driver will provide safe, transport services for MC program and support staff in the described AOR (Area of Responsibility). The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Operate MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor.
Follow the national/local laws required for safe and legal driving.
Provide safe and timely transportation to authorized passengers; do not operate the vehicle until drivers and passengers are wearing their seatbelts; do not provide transportation to unauthorized passengers.
Immediately report any losses, serious malfunctions, or accidents; ensure all agency vehicles are in good working order and all necessary equipment is in each vehicle by checking and reporting daily to the supervisor.
Ensure excellent working condition of vehicles through regular inspection and maintenance, including keeping fuel tanks full, checking oil, water, fluid, and tire pressure, etc.
Be responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment including: tools, first aid kits, spare parts, etc.
Clean the exterior and interior of vehicle on regular basis.
Adhere to driver duty list, and obtain appropriate signatures after every job.
Maintain and keep vehicle logbook with appropriate signoffs.
Maintain files of all necessary paperwork for agency vehicles (including fuel and maintenance reports); ensure that all vehicles are carrying complete paperwork, including proof of insurance.
Provide receipts for all transportation expenses and follow procedures of established purchase plan for all necessary vehicle equipment.
Make purchases and participate with procurement team when ever necessary.
Display a willingness and ability to work respectfully and effectively with a wide variety of people.
Work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel.
Perform tasks promptly.
Any other task or responsibility assigned by agency management staff.

·         Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

·         Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Job Requirements

●        12 grade complete or equivalent.

●        3rd or 4th grade valid driving license with at least five (5) or four (4) years driving experience.

●        Excellent driving skills and driving record.

●        Good knowledge of the area, routes to projects and ability to read a map.

●        Good technical knowledge of vehicles and basic maintenance.

●        Professionalism and self-motivation expected at all times.

●        Knowledge of Somali and English languages is required.

How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.  All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts.  In order to ensure fairness to all applicants personal inquiries are not permitted.

Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

“Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and    diversity. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women.”


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