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Position: Driver
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 10 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

TechnoServe Background:

Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of businesses and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing...when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.  

Program Description:

The Inspiring Good Nutrition Initiatives Through Enterprise (IGNITE) will build on the foundations of the Technical Assistance Accelerator Prelude (TAAP) program to achieve increased motivation and fortification capability of millers leading to an increased proportion of fortified staple foods and conversion of a critical mass of millers to improved FF practices across at least eight countries.

IGNITE will facilitate the activation and expansion of a catalytic collective impact initiative – the Millers 4 Nutrition (M4N) coalition – to globally coordinate and locally implement an ultimately sustainable model for the delivery of technical assistance (TA) and other services to millers. These TA services, and associated engagement platforms, will establish business cases and motivate and develop capabilities of food processors to improve their performance in the fortification of selected staple foods and condiments, and thereby achieving large-scale and relevant (contributing to the diets of large proportions of populations in countries where staple FF has been identified as part of national nutrition strategies) coverage on a sustained basis. The IGNITE program will be implemented in eight priority countries namely Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Tanzania. 

Position Description:

The driver will drive TechnoServe staff and representatives within project areas in Ethiopia as required, take proper care of assigned vehicles, and implement TechnoServe’s Vehicle Administration and Use Policy for Ethiopia.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

The Driver’s priorities will broadly fall into the following categories:

Driving Support:

  • Drive staff for business-related purposes as requested.
  • Ensure all necessary vehicle documents (e.g. insurance, registration documents, etc.) are present in the vehicle and up to date.
  • Take care of vehicle tools and cleanliness.
  • Accurately fill in the vehicle logbook with details of each journey.

Vehicle Maintenance:

  • Immediately report any accidents, technical faults or failures, damages, and maintenance needs to the appropriate staff member and note details in the vehicle logbook.
  • Ensure that assigned vehicle(s) are completely equipped with a first aid kit, spare tires, working flashlight and batteries, a vehicle jack, wheel brace and a tool kit (spanner, wrench, tire removers, patch kit, etc.).
  • Keep track of the scheduled service time of the vehicle in order to make sure that servicing is performed on time.
  • Report to the supervisor any vehicle defects that need repair.


  • Assist in general administrative/office duties, such as messenger duties, sending/collecting/distributing post and faxes, filing, photocopying, etc.
  • Support project staff as necessary while on tour as may be designated.
  • As a member of the business unit, work collaboratively with team members to ensure good coordination, communication, planning, and customer service to staff and programmatic operations, including providing cover for and support to others, and undertaking duties as delegated by the line manager.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by your Supervisor.

Required Education and Experience

  • Must have a valid 3rd-grade driving license.
  • Must be 12th-grade complete.
  • Having a Diploma in Auto-mechanics is an advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a Driver.
  • Experience in driving four-wheel drive/field vehicles.
  • Technical knowledge of vehicles and basic maintenance.
  • Experience in an NGO environment.
  • Be gender sensitive
  • Flexible and willing to work outside normal office hours and during weekends.
  • The ability of rural and in-town driving skills.
  • Willing to travel outside of the base and travel long distances.
  • Be reliable, punctual, committed and self-motivated.
  • Ability to communicate in both Amharic & English languages, willing and able to work in a team.