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The International Potato Centre (CIP)

The International Potato Centre (CIP)


Position: Driver - Internal/External
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Mekelle, Tigray region - Ethiopia
Salary: Birr 17,679
Posted date: 3 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

The International Potato Centre (CIP) under the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Driver who will facilitate transport services by driving to authorized destinations.

The International Potato Centre (CIP) is a non-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweet potato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is Roots and Tubers to improve the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high-quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Liaise with relevant persons for instructions and ensure travel requirements are met as per the transport policy;
  • Drive to various authorized destinations for transportation of project staff to implement field activities in project target areas;
  • Ensures that the vehicle is kept overnight in a secure location;
  • Submit travel expense reports after every field trip and report on all vehicle costs incurred;
  • Inspect assigned vehicles before and after trips for tools, equipment, spare parts, and insurance licence;
  • Liaises with the Administrative Associate to ensure that routine service and maintenance are undertaken timely;
  • Ensure that project vehicles are kept clean and road-worthy;
  • Report accidents or incidents to the Project Manager/ supervisor immediately;
  • Adheres to the ILRI/CIP Vehicle and Fuel Management Policy and complies with rules and guidelines;
  • Prepare monthly summary of project vehicles’ logbooks and share with the Administrative Associate;
  • Ensure compliance with ILRI/CIP driving policy in case of involvement in an accident;
  • Complies with applicable health and safety of ILRI/CIP policies and procedures;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Academic and professional qualifications:


  • High school certificate
  • Knowledge in specific fields and use of simple tools and equipment


  • One year of relevant experience, preferably in an international organization

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to troubleshoot simple automotive problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Field trip experience in different parts of Ethiopia and knowledge of roads
  • Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal relationship
  • Basic knowledge of car mechanics and the ability to attend to minor repairs and maintenance of the vehicle in case of breakdown will be an advantage.
  • Willingness to spend considerable time working under field conditions in rural areas
  • Fluent in the official language according to country location.

Duty Station: Mekelle, Tigray

Grade: HG 08

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 17,679 (negotiable depending on the salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: This is a National Staff (NS) position, initial appointment is fixed term for one year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes a very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, an offshore pension plan, etc.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: A/CIP/11/24 should be indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications are to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: on or before 5 April 2024.