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ILRI Vacancy: Driver, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks to recruit a driver who will be member of CIMMYT at its Ethiopian office in Addis Ababa.


Job Title: Driver

Location: Addis Ababa

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

REF: D/30/16

13 July 2016


General: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an autonomous, non-profit making, international scientific organization operating under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). More specifically its mission is to encourage, support and undertake activities to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of maize and wheat systems in the interest of the resource poor in developing countries.

Main duties & responsibilities

  • Undertakes driving assignments of vehicles as and when assigned by his/her supervisor;
  • Operates, maintains and cleans assigned vehicles with care and reports any damage and/or suspected fault immediately to his/her supervisor;
  • Responsible for safe transport of staff, guests and materials assigned to him/her;
  • Ensures that the vehicle is kept overnight in a secure location and that the vehicle key is handed over to the supervisor, unless explicitly agreed on otherwise by the supervisor;
  • Records and maintains the transport log-book for any vehicles assigned to him/her;
  • Responsible for the vehicles and all tools, equipment and spare parts on the vehicle assigned to him/her;
  • Liaises with his/her supervisor to ensure that routine service and maintenance is undertaken timely;
  • Carries out errands and performs as required.

Minimum Requirements


  • Completion of secondary education


  • At least 5 years of relevant experience and safe driving record

Skills and competencies

  • Valid driving license for land cruisers
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is essential
  • Automotive background is advantageous

Duty Station

  • Addis Ababa

Grade: 1B

Minimum Base: Birr 6,268 (Negotiable, depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate).

Terms of appointment

  • This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is fixed term for one year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.
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