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Driver -Afar

Location:  Afar, Ethiopia

Deadline: Jul 21, 2024, 08:58 AM

Job Description


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Role and responsibilities

The driver is responsible for safely transporting NRC staff and equipment/materials to approved destinations.

Generic responsibilities 

  • Transport NRC staff, visitors, documents and goods/materials to designated destinations when officially approved
  • Ensure the safety and security of the passengers, the goods and the vehicle
  • Immediately report accidents, breakdowns and needs of repair and general maintenance/service
  • Respect the local traffic regulations and the NRC logistical/vehicle policies at all times
  • Maintain the logbook for all trips
  • Maintain the vehicle in proper operating condition at all times, including keeping the vehicle clean, ensuring enough fuel, checking the technical state etc.
  • In liaison with the line manager, arrange for repairs and servicing
  • Ensure the assigned vehicle has all the necessary documents and equipment
  • Provide logistical support during trainings and workshops

Specific responsibilities 

  • Always carry out basic security checks on the vehicles that he/she uses before starting driving and at the end of the day. (Battery water, fuel & oil levels, radiator water, Tire pressure/condition, etc.)
  • Ensure the vehicle meets the maintenance schedule and should inform the Logistics Officer of any faults as and they occur.
  • Maintain neat & accurate record of all journeys in the vehicle logbook.
  • Report immediately any damage or accident to the immediate supervisor/Head of Office /Logistics Manager in Addis Ababa following correct procedures in the case of the accident, incident or complaints.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is only used for NRC approved purposes.
  • Keep and respect NRC driver rule and conduct.
  • Responsible for the collection, storage, transport and final delivery of all goods in his/her vehicle.
  • Ensure every passenger wears a Safety Belt before start driving the vehicle.
  • No mobile phones are to be answered when driving
  • The driver should manage his/her time properly and report promptly to work. S/he should also ensure that s/he is adequately rested prior to long journeys
  • Drivers requiring prescription glasses must wear these at all times when driving
  • The driver should familiarize him/herself with the local area and planned journey route prior to departure, particularly any security issues to be aware of



Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. Details about NRC’s competencies are to be found in the Competency Framework. Competencies are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following three categories:

1. Value driven competencies

Values are aspirational attitudes and beliefs that influence the way people conduct themselves. NRC’s values are: Dedicated, Innovated, Inclusive and Accountable.

2. Behavioral competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job.

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change
  • Communicate with impact and respect

3. Professional competencies 

These skills, knowledge and experience are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • 8-12th Grade complete with basic
  • A minimum of Grade three valid driving licenses.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 4 years and above experience from working as a Driver in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Some knowledge of English and Local Language

Context related skills; knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • Good command of the local language and English too is an added advantage.
  • Willing to travel to remote areas in the field, ability to work flexibly including weekends and willingness to travel and work in rural locations and live in basic conditions.
  • Very good knowledge and application of the country’s as well as organization’s Driving, Road Transport & Traffic regulations
  • General Knowledge Mechanical skills
  • Communications Skills

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.