Driver/Logistics Assistant

  • 20 Dec 2018
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Full-time

The position:  The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire a Driver/Logistics Assistant who will be a member of icipe Ethiopia office which is located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


General: International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe)—African Insect Science for Food and Health - is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world, through the application of insect sciences. Employing more than 500 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. icipe has a proud reputation and history of delivering world-quality science that has made crucial contributions to African food and health policy, delivered development outcomes to rural communities, and has been at the forefront of building Africa’s biological research capacity. The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organizations, not only across Africa, but also the globe. In addition, more than 100 graduate students and a number of postdoctoral fellows contribute to icipe’s research portfolio annually. For more information visit:

Job Purpose:

Icipe has just initiated a pool based management of field vehicles with four vehicles to start with. Apart from handling emerging driving duties on any of the field vehicles from this pool, this position will also be responsible in the collection and systematic archiving of vehicle movement data needed for cost analysis and attribution of the costs to various projects that utilized vehicles services.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Undertakes driving assignments given by the Programme Management Officer (PMO) and other professional staff of the project;
  • Operates, maintains and cleans assigned vehicles with care and reports any damage immediately to the PMO;
  • Records and maintains the log-book for all icipe vehicles
  • Responsible for all tools, equipment and spare parts of assigned vehicles;
  • Responsible for checking all the assigned vehicles of the project every morning.
  • Follow-up with PMO the arrangement for necessary vehicle repair and maintenance in order to restore service and operation schedules.
  • Assists professional staff, Research Assistants and Associates in the field work;
  • Keeps an inventory of equipment used by enumerators and field assistants while in the field;
  • Be responsible for payment of per diems and travel expenses in the field to authorized travelers of the project, if required and asked by the PMO and Project Leader;
  • Keep icipe vehicle movement data for the financial analysis.
  • Assists in handling of office duties as assigned and requested by PMO and Project Leader;
  • Regularly acquits and clears all cash advances for field vehicle movements and travel expenses;
  • Assists the project manager and field assistants in the follow up and support of on-going activities of the EIF Honey project;
  • Performs other project related procurement and liaising duties assigned by the PMO.

Minimum Requirements:


  • High school completed or Preparatory Certificate level, with additional technical training in Auto mechanics and related fields.


  • At least two years of relevant experience in an international organization or NGO.


  • Valid driving license to operate field vehicles
  • Basic computer knowledge is essential.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English essential
  • Good command of a third language would be an advantage
  • Additional technical training related to duties of this position would also be an advantage
  • Willingness to work after office hours and/or holidays if required
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good inter-personal relationship

Duty Station:   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Position level:   1C.

Minimum Base salary:                  

  • Birr 8,409 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability.  icipe offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. icipe is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.  The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae. The position and reference number: REF: DLA/44/18 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab .on or before 20 December 2018.

To find more about ICIPE, visit our Website at

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