at Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted May 24, 2022
Category Driver
Job Type Contract
Currency SDG


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

GIZ assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. GIZ offers demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development worldwide. Our actions are guided by the principles of sustainability. We advocate for human rights, equal opportunities and integrity, and we promote market-oriented, ecological and social economic development.


GIZ implements on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU) a project that aims at promoting employment opportunities for young women and men in South, West and North Darfur. To this end, GIZ pursues an integrated approach, developing capacities at the demand side and the supply side of the labour market. On the one hand, GIZ supports formal and informal vocational training providers to offer training courses that respond to the demands of the market. On the other hand, GIZ supports private sector organizations in their capacity to offer business development services and entrepreneurship promotion modules to help them grow and become more competitive, which will ultimately lead to more jobs and business opportunities. Access to training and employment is particularly challenging for refugees and IDPs.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:


The Driver is reporting to the Project’s Administration and Finance Officer/Manager or who it may delegate to do so.

The position foresees regular duty trips to the field and to other States in Sudan.


A. Responsibilities

The Driver is responsible for

  • Safely and responsibly performing all official travel using official vehicles
  • Regularly servicing and looking after official vehicles
  • Taking account of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations
  • Running official errands and
  • Assisting with other office work

The Driver performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks


1. Driving 

  • Provide passenger transport in an official car for office, project or programme staff, official visitors and guests
  • Run errands for the project, programme or office, e.g. sending letters and messages, paying bills and buying smaller quantities of office supplies
  • Help with transporting goods
  • Complete the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards


2. Service Cleaning the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) regularly

  • Checking oil, water, brakes and brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle, monthly, headlights, brakes, bodywork for dents etc.
  • Assuming responsibility for the project vehicle documents and their good condition, keeping a vehicle log and recording monthly maintenance
  • Calculating monthly petrol, oil and lubricant consumption for the daily cash fund and for forwarding monthly vouchers to cost accounting
  • Reporting need for service and carries out minor repairs
  • Reporting immediately all involvement of project vehicles in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicle fittings


3. Knowledge management

  • Using all available information (including current radio news on traffic conditions) to update daily knowledge of road conditions, current passable routes and locations, and shares this information with other office drivers


4. Other duties/additional tasks

  • Assisting other colleagues as needed in the project, programme or office if there is no travel pending
  • Carrying out other office work on request
  • Performing other duties and tasks at the request of management
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
  • Secondary school education
  • Hold a valid driver’s licence for atleast 4 years
  • Technical knowledge of a vehicle and engine is a plus
  • Professional experience: at least 5 years’ work experience as a driver with references within international NGO / IO / diplomatic mission or comparable
  • proven knowledge of the location of deployment
  • current visual test
  • No major accidents in the past 3 years
  • Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Good knowledge of Arabic and English, ability to read and write in English for logbook purposes
  • Discipline and punctuality
  • Resilience and patience
  • Familiarity within Blue Nile state towns in Concern in South east Sudan Region
  • Appropriate appearance and attire (possibly uniform, friendly manner with all passengers)
  • Ensure unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Certified First Aid Training e.g. by Red Crescent / Red Cross or comparable , Certified Defensive Driving Training e.g. by UN or comparable is an advantage

We actively encourage applications from women and people with disabilities.

Please submit the following documents through in soft copy:

  • In English CV
  • Motivation letter
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