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Driver Mechanic - Addis Ababa

FHI 360

FHI 360

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia · Ethiopia
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

About FHI 360:

Family Health International (FHI) 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

FHI 360 leads the implementation of the Ethiopia Community Nutrition Activity. The Activity focuses on enhancing multisector coordination and accountability; improving nutrition practices and health-seeking behaviors; and strengthening delivery of quality nutrition services within USAID’s Feed the Future Zones of Influence.

Job Summary

The Driver will provide safe and efficient transport service for the FHI360 staff and visitors. S/he will transport project staff, consultants, and visitors to designated approved locations; ensure safety, cleanliness, security and maintenance of the vehicle; and provide day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle.

Key Responsibilities

  • • Receiving the vehicle with its accessories by hand-over documents and signs hand-over formats for receipt ofvehicle with its accessories
  • • Providing driving services to the coordinators, managers, staff members, visitors, and guests from head Office
  • • Handles clients with due care and respect. Respects the faith and culture of different communities.
  • • Respects the rules and regulations of departure and arrival hours according to logistic manual.
  • • Handles confidential matters with due care and in consultation with senior staff.
  • • Maintains records of logbook for all journeys undertaken, fuel consumed, repair costs and ensures the logbook isavailable for inspection at any time.
  • • Before starting the vehicle’s engine each day, checks the level of engine oil, radiator, and windscreen washerwater are adequate, etc
  • • On weekly basis, checks the level of brake and clutch oil, battery water and the pressure of tires is at the properlevels, and also ensures that all lights and indicators are working properly.
  • • Ensures that the assigned vehicle is not driven by another person unless authorized.
  • • When assigned, assists in local purchasing/expediting activities.
  • • Ensuring that the vehicle assigned to him/her is clean, fuel tank is full, lubricated and regularly serviced as perschedule.
  • • Keeps all tools and reserve tyre with due care. Handles the vehicle and other related accessories and materialswith due care.
  • • Cleans seat belts each day and wears the same all times and insists all passengers to do the same.
  • • Carry out minor vehicle maintenance at specified intervals and keep thorough maintenance logos for each vehicle.
  • • Have the FHI-360 logo visibly displayed on all FHI-360 vehicles, except where this would jeopardize staff safetyor be inappropriate to specific local circumstances.
  • • Park in safe and secure areas all FHI-360 vehicles during working and non-working hours. Parks the Vehicle insafe place during night.
  • • Undertakes minor repair of the vehicle.
  • • Report accidents as occurred immediately.
  • • Adheres to rules and regulations of Save the Children International.
  • • Respects the traffic rules and regulations strictly
  • .• Performs other related tasks as required

Desired experience, skills and attributes:

  • Proven experience of driving in terrain conditions and mountainous areas.
  • Matured, hardworking, enthusiastic, and helpful to people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Identifies and recognizes problems that have established procedures and limited impact.
  • Refers non-standard questions and problems to higher level.
  • Errors can be easily and quickly detected within the immediate work unit and would result only minor disruption or expense to correct.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • General supervision and instructions given for routine work and detailed instructions with periodic work review given for new activities or special assignments.
  • Contacts are typically with individuals within own department and with contacts outside the organization.
  • Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation.


Completion of 12th grade or 10th grade with current educational system.


  • Completion of 12th grade or 10th grade with current educational system.
  • Own at least third grade valid driving license.
  • Trained in Safety and Security, defensive driver.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in International NGOs with clean driving record.
  • Willingness to work over weekends, holidays and harsh climatic situations.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills is an asset.
  • Experience in vehicle maintenance.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively in difficult environments.
  • Good English in written and oral communication skills
  • commitment to FHI-360 aims values and principle.
  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Understand the specific region context and culture.


Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 50-70 %

NB. FHI 360 doesn't accept recruitment fees at any step of the recruitment process.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 will never ask you for your career site username or password, and we will never request money, goods or services during the application, recruitment or employment process. If you have questions or concerns about correspondence from us, please email CareerCenterSupport@fhi360.org.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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