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Project Driver


Position: Project Driver

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Status: Full-time employee

Apply by: September 5, 2022


About LINC

LINC is a mission-driven US-based small business organized around a commitment to local organizations leading their own development. We do this by implementing programs and delivering consulting and training in the areas of monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL), capacity-strengthening, and collective action. The recipient of USAID’s Small Business of the Year award in 2017, we are a team of reflective and passionate development professionals. Our country experience spans Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. For more information on LINC, please visit www.linclocal.org.

In Ethiopia, LINC is implementing the USAID Resilience Platform (2022-2027), which is designed to facilitate collaboration and coordination among USAID’s highlands resilience partners, support the adoption of adaptive management processes and solutions informed by learning, evidence, and research, and foster innovation within USAID’s highlands programming to drive early adoption and scaling of new rigorously tested approaches. 

Position Description 

Reporting to the Security and Logistics Manager, the Project Driver will be responsible for expediting tasks, transporting staff, and fulfilling various errands, for the implementation of the Platform activity. The successful candidate must possess a spotless driving record, strong interpersonal skills, and a thorough understanding of the Ethiopian context. 

The position is open to Ethiopian nationals only. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities 

  • Drive project vehicle to transport project staff on official duties. 
  • Track all movements on provided vehicle log sheets and keep mileage and repair records up-to-date. 
  • Maintain the vehicle in good running condition and ensure the constant availability of sufficient gas in the vehicle and that the vehicle is always ready for use. 
  • Ensure that the project vehicle is comprehensively insured. 
  • Ensure that all statutory documents, i.e., Road Worthy Certificate, Drivers’ License and Insurance are renewed on timely basis. 
  • Carry out daily vehicle inspections. 
  • Run errands for the office, as and when needed. 
  • Develop and arrange for general servicing and/or repairs when needed. 
  • Follow all national safety regulations and standards. 
  • Keep exterior and interior of the vehicle clean and presentable always. 
  • Ensure that all vehicle occupants always wear a seat belt while the vehicle is in motion. 

Skills and Qualifications 

  • High school diploma in Auto Mechanic or equivalent. 
  • Valid driver’s license D and clean driving record. 
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in working with an international contractor/donor funded project, especially USAID funded projects. 
  • Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures on Vehicle Management Policy. 
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • Demonstrate safe and defensive driving skills. 
  • Positive attitude and professional demeanor. 
  • Able to follow verbal directions, read maps, and follow GPS. 
  • Fluent in English language with excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Good analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.  
  • Good organization and prioritization skills, and close attention to detail.  
  • Basic computer skills with proficiency in MS Office, e.g., Word, Excel. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage processes and maintain accurate records. 
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information. 

Application Instructions 

Please send your resume/CV to jobs@ethiopiaresilience.org by September 5, 2022, with the subject line “Project Driver.” All applications will be reviewed, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LINC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.