Driver Heavy Vehicles – Jijiga, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia


Driver Heavy Vehicles – Jijiga, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia


Deadline May 20, 2021

Vacancy Announcement

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose 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.  For more information, visit website:

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Ethiopia is looking to hire an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of Driver-Heavy Vehicles, based in Jigjiga.


  • Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct
  • Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times
  • Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues
  • Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC



  • Transports ICRC cargo to and from different parts of the country
  • Fills in logbook correctly after every trip Security
  • Informs Truck Dispatcher about time of departure and return to the base
  • Makes sure that vehicle is parked in safe area all the time
  • Is aware of, and reacts to current security situations
  • Respects ICRC internal security rules all times
  • Respects the laws in general and traffic regulations in particular
  • Use the safety belt and oblige passenger to use it
  • Drives only ICRC goods and personnel in ICRC vehicles unless instructed differently by superior
  • Fills Waiver of responsibility when transporting non-ICRC passenger
  • Fills in relevant field trip and other forms
  • Avoids using mobile phones while driving and respects radio communication procedures
  • Is aware of the rules concerning correct use of vehicle, and carriage of passengers and goods
  • Acts as convoy leader when required


  • Ensures that the truck is always refueled before parking at the end of the trip
  • Drives in a manner that minimizes fuel consumption and maintains vehicle in good condition
  • Fills in Logbook and report if any correctly with all relevant data for each trip.
  • Handovers complete documentation to dispatcher at the end of the week.

Load responsibility

  • Drives in a manner that will not damage cargo
  • When applicable, ensures that custom and ICRC seals are intact
  • Is present at the loading and unloading of goods and confirms that the quantity corresponds with relevant documentation
  • Is responsible for goods documentation
  • During unloading, presents documentation of the goods to the receiver to be signed and returns it to dispatcher
  • Participates in loading and unloading if needed


  • Drives in safe, responsible and accident free manner
  • Adapts the way of driving to the weather and road conditions
  • Reports to dispatcher about road conditions, eventual problems etc.
  • Reports vehicle accidents immediately using appropriate forms (including minor scratches)
  • Checks the mechanical condition of the truck before trips: fluid levels, wheels, tyres, lights, inspects for eventual leaking of fuel and oil
  • Checks vehicle equipment upon each handover and once a week
  • Maintains the truck interior clean at all times
  • Is able to change tyre, bulb and to make small repair on the road if needed
  • Is responsible for equipment, tools, chains, spare tyres placed in the truck and reports any changes to dispatcher
  • Informs dispatcher about service, maintenance and other possible repairs needed at least 3 days in advance
  • During the trips, monitors all cabin instruments to be able to promptly react if needed
  • Assists driver colleagues in case of breakdown
  • Checks that all vehicle documentations are correct and on board, as well as non-filled Waiver of Responsibility and Handover form.
  • When required, acts as translator/FO for the delegate

Job Requirements

  • High school graduate
  • Driving license 5th grade
  • 3 – 5 years’ work experience in a similar function with good record
  • Very good knowledge of the geographically assigned environment
  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Capacity to use VHF an asset
  • Good command of spoken English and Somali language
  • Oromiffa Language is an asset

How to Apply

you can submit application & CV with copies of relevant documents in person to the ICRC Sub Delegation in Jijiga OR, send to the ICRC Delegation Addis Ababa, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 5701, Addis Ababa.

Closing date for application: May 20, 2021

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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