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    Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians, working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper. Our mission: to alleviate suffering, poverty

    Job Summary

    • Posted Date Mar, 18
    • Expire Date expired
    • Category Operation Affairs
    • Location Jigjiga
    • Type Full Time
    • Education License
    • Experience 3 - 4 years
    • Salary Unspecified

    Job Description

    Position Title:  Driver

    Duty Station: Jijiga

    Open Position:  1

    Program / Department Summary

    The Driver will work within the logistics department of Operational Support structure, committed to provide reliable and compliant support to program activities in order to achieve efficient service to program beneficiaries.

    General Position Summary

    The driver will provide safe, transport services for MC program and support staff in the described AOR (Area of Responsibility). The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    • Operate MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor.
    • Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations.
    • Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to transport management.
    • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor.
    • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.;
    • Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use always.
    • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office and guesthouse daily workloads.
    • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business.
    • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis.
    • Undertake field assignments as assigned.
    • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Understand and aware GDI related priorities of the country office and contribute for the realization of priorities (continually work to understand and be aware of the gender diversity and inclusion priorities of the country office and contribute in the execution)
    • Promote gender equal and inclusive workplace culture in a day-to-day interaction with a team member, partners, and program participants.


    • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
    • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    Organizational Learning  

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries 

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
    • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

    Safeguarding & Ethics

    Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

    Skills and Qualifications


    • 3rd Grade or above Valid Driving License.
    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Driver preferably in an International NGO.
    • Experience in repairing Vehicles (Auto background) is an advantage.
    • Ability to communicate in both Amharic & English languages and knowledge of other local language is preferred.
    • Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.



    • Willing to work in remote area and able to work in team.
    • Motivated and committed.
    • Flexible and willing to work under pressure, outside normal office hours and during weekends.
    • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility.
    • Emotional maturity and physical stamina.
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
    • Good Time Management Skill, Attendance.

    How to apply

    Skills like Safety Management, Problem Solving, Dealing with Complexity, Analyzing Information

    Only candidates that are short-listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

    “Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and    diversity. Qualified female and young candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women and youth.”



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