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British Embassy

British Embassy


Position: Driver
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Salary: USD 271.88
Posted date: 1 year ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

The main purpose of the job:

To provide transport services for FCDO staff and visitors of the British Embassy Addis Ababa to and from assigned destinations within Ethiopia in a safe, efficient and courteous manner observing all road traffic rules and post-security regulations.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Drive HMG vehicles for FCDO staff and visitors on official business
  • Perform daily inspections to ensure that all official vehicles are road worthy and in good working order.
  • Complete vehicle inspection checklists and promptly report any defects, faults or incidents that occur to the Transport Manager.
  • Make sure that all passengers use seat belts.
  • Drive the vehicle in a safe and lawful manner at all times.
  • Conduct Airport runs to pick up/drop off 1HMG staff and visitors. Liaise with Airport officials as necessary.
  • Deliver letters to the right place at the specified time.
  • Collect mail from the post office and collect newspapers.
  • Check that all vehicle equipment and tools are secured safely and are functioning correctly.
  • Notify the deputy transport manager for vehicle servicing after every 5000 km run.
  • Ensure the vehicle is serviced and is in a good condition before travelling up country trips.
  • Ensure vehicles are used only in accordance to FCDO transport policy  
  • Complete accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.
  • Wearing an official uniform.
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Transport Manager/Deputy Transport Manager.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Valid grade 3 or equivalent driving license
  • Minimum of 3 years of verifiable previous driving experience
  • Basic Computer skills – Microsoft Office tools
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  
  • Mechanic/car servicing background
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience of driving for other Embassies or NGO

Required behaviors: Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, and Working Together

Application deadline: 7 June 2023

Grade: S1

Type of Position: Permanent

Working hours per week: 40

Region: Africa

Country/Territory: Ethiopia

Location (City): Addis Ababa

Type of Post: British Embassy

Salary: USD 271.88

Start Date: 1 August 2023

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Learning and development opportunities:

  • Mandatory FCDO e-learning
  • Access to FCDO e-learning opportunities and formal/informal learning and development opportunities at the British Embassy
  • Field and classroom training on defensive driving skill

Working patterns:

  • Normal Working hour is 40 hours per week and the job holder should be willing to work extended hours, on late and night shift, weekends and public holidays.

Additional information  

  • Must be able to legally work in Ethiopia
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted
  • The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  • Pay the fees for the permit
  • Make arrangements to relocate
  • Meet the costs to relocation
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:
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  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a reserve list. If during the reserve period of 6/12 months, the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate