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Job Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose ICRC  exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and

strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.




About the Job

The Driver facilitates movement of staff, official visitors and offers other transport services within the assigned region whilst ensuring compliance to ICRC standard security procedures, transport guidelines and national traffic laws.

This is a national/resident position based in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Duties and Responsibilities

Facilitates movement of staff and visitors within the region as planned while considering the safety and security of the passengers and the vehicle

Picks and drops off staff and official visitors at the field/airport, facilitates immigration, customs formalities and local travel requirements

Constantly monitors the general condition on the roads and continuously updates the supervisor on the state of the roads, vehicle and security situation

Ensures that goods are loaded into the vehicle according to local, international and ICRC safety standards

Confirms that all scheduled trips have the relevant authorization

Inspects the mechanical condition of the vehicle before any trip/movement

Promptly reports of any accidents and vehicle defects to the supervisor

Adheres to the internally set guidelines on motor vehicle maintenance, fueling and safety

Ensures day to day cleanliness of the assigned vehicle

Completes the vehicle Log sheet for every movement/trip

Collects, delivers mail, official documents and other items to the preferred destination

Ensures availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle Logbook, tools, map of the City/Country, first aid kit and necessary spare parts

Minimum qualifications and other requirements

Secondary School Education Certificate

2 years’ work experience in a similar position in a Humanitarian environment

Strict adherence to the traffic rules and familiar with regulations stipulated in the Traffic Act

Can communicate verbally and write in English and Somali

Good interpersonal and customer service skills

Excellent geographical knowledge of Somaliland, in particular Hargeisa, Togdheer and Sool regions

Experience in driving 4/4, automatic and manual transmission vehicles

Automobile maintenance experience or basic knowledge of mechanics is an added advantage

Ability to work in a multicultural environment

First Aid certificate from a recognized institution will be an asset

How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 22nd November 2020. Clearly indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to  sokrecruitment@icrc.org.

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