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Ambo, Oromia, Ethiopia Save The Children Ethiopia


Driver - (210003C1)




LOCATION: 1 Position ( Diga Woreda)


POST TYPE: National ( six months)

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people




The Driver is responsible for safe driving of vehicles and staff for Save the Children Wollega Humanitarian response to implement the GAC funded Education project. He/ She should ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of vehicles in compliance with safe driving standards.  Ensure the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and carry out proper management of fuel supply for the assigned vehicle in accordance with SCI policies and procedures.



Reports to: Supply chain Officer


Staff directly reporting to this post: None




Driving and Maintenance:


    • Maintain vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation.
    • Prepare daily vehicle usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption
    • Providing weekly usage report of vehicles including total mileage, fuel consumption and expenditure.
    • Maintain valid drivers’ license.
    • Organise the transport of supplies directly to SC designated location for use.
    • Complete the logbook for everyday trips and complete the fuel log sheet for any fuel purchases.
    • In consultation with the Program Support Officer, coordinate vehicle allocation for staff.
    • Keep the vehicle documentation up to date
    • Update the whiteboard once the movement plan is approved.

Control of Vehicles

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by line managers
  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are recorded in the logbook at the start and completion of journey.
  • Ensure that keys and vehicle documents are kept in secure place when the vehicle is not in use
  • Ensure that all passengers wear seats before driving the vehicle
  • Ensure that  a waiver is filled when carrying non SCI staff
    • Ensure that the Line Manager is immediately informed of any accidents/incidents and the accident reported to the police as appropriate and as soon as possible
    • Ensure that the vehicle is insured and in the event of an accident make certain that proper procedures for insurance claims are followed.
    • Report on all near misses

Vehicle checks:

    • Check the vehicle prior to its use every morning, fill the checklist and file it.
    • Check on taking over a vehicle and ensure that the items listed on the vehicle checklist and in the vehicles tools and materials inventory are present and in functioning order.
    • Check level of motor oil, water, tyre pressure, battery water and brakes to ensure that all are up to the standards required before any journey commences.
    • A driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager promptly.
    • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assigned vehicle.
    • Check communication equipment and maintains communication while in the field with base (SSFP)

Cleanliness and visibility:

    • The driver is responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all dirt is removed from the vehicle after a journey.
    • Driver is to ensure SC visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.



  1. Follow and abide by traffic rules, regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by supervisor
  2. Maintain all vehicle safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer- including first aid kit, communication equipment and fire extinguisher
  3. Work after duty hours or holidays/weekends as and when required and in prior notice from the line manager
  4. Perform any other duty as requested by authorised persons.  


Personal qualities;

  • A proactive and flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • A systems approach to work
  • A people oriented person who enjoys working in a team.
  • A keen interest in self development
  • A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SC is perceived as such.
  • Working knowledge of the Save the Children Emergency procedures, sphere and convention on the rights of the child.


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency



  • Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of level IV and above in Ethiopian TVET program
  • A clean driving licence minimum class B=C=E
  • Prior experience working for NGO, UN agency or private company
  • Ability to multi task and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in an insecure environment is critical
  • Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.
  • Those with defensive driving skills, first aid training will have an added advantage.
  • Recommended minimum of 3-5 years’ experience of professional driving experience in an NGO or similar environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Similar skills in Kiswahili and other local languages an advantage
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

JD written by: Asif Befa

Date:   6th of May 2021

JD agreed by:


Updated By:





Location: Ambo

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date

: May 21, 2021

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