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7 Oct 2022

Driver at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees made to flee from war or disaster.

The IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 2000, currently working in six regions in providing relief services to refugees, victims of drought, and war-affected populations. IRC Hawassa FO is one of the field offices working in SNNPR since 2005.


The driver has the directive to handle the resource allocated to him/her and give service in accordance with IRC vehicle operation policy and procedures.

This position reports to the supply chain assistant-warehouse and will have the following responsibilities.


Responsibility 1: Accurate driving

  • The driver is encouraged to drive 80kms/hour on asphalt road and 60kms/hour on non-asphalt roads
  • The driver is obliged to act in compliance with traffic laws and regulations
  • The driver must serve in normal mood and mind, not under the influence of any type of drug or liquor
  • The driver should have a valid driving license with him/her always.
  • He /she should use a safety belt while driving.
  • The driver should avoid using mobile phones while driving

Responsibility 2: Safety equipment and tools

  • The driver is encouraged to ensure the presence of safety equipment and tools in the vehicle

Responsibility 3: Vehicle Maintenance

  • The position holder should Make a timely request for 5000Kms, and 10,000kms service
  • Makes timely request for minor maintenances as vital
  • Makes follow up on maintenances at the garages
  • Returns all old parts that are replaced during maintenances

Responsibility 4: Maintenance of vehicle tidiness

  • Ensures internal and external tidiness of the vehicle assigned
  • Ensures that seat covers are clean and accurately fixed

Responsibility 5: Documentation and record-keeping

  • The driver is responsible for accurately complete log sheets.
  • He/she has to consistently use the vehicle operation report formats
  • The driver is encouraged to complete the Spare parts request form
  • The driver is encouraged to immediately complete and submit an incident report and police report in case of an accident

Responsibility 6: General Procedure maintenance

  • The driver is encouraged not to give a ride to the non-staff person without prior approval of the FC
  • Maintain the IRC Rule of not escorting non-staff without the approval of the concerned body.
  • Must ensure that no drug (chat) is chewed in the IRC vehicle.

Responsibility 7: Vehicle utilization

  • The driver must believe and enforce that the IRC Vehicles are only meant for the IRC Purpose.
  • The driver is responsible to ensure there is a prior approval for using the IRC vehicle assigned to him/her for non-IRC activities


  • Four years of relevant work experience for High school Graduates and Three years of experience for diploma holders.
  • A proven track record for TVET graduated.
  • 3rd-grade valid license and other mechanical training are considered as an asset.
  • Must have good knowledge of both spoken and written English, and safe driving ability, and closely adhering to IRC’s driving and vehicle management as well as government regulations.
  • Good communication and social skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • NGO experience is plus
  • Resourcefulness: working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent mechanical know-how and skills

Standards of Professional Conduct : The IRC and IRC workers adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 31 October. 2022


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