Driver - Internal/External

  • 16 Dec 2019
  • Others, Ethiopia
  • Full-time
  • International Potato Centre (CIP)

The Position: The International Potato Center - Ethiopia (CIP) seeks to recruit a Driver who will  be working for DFID-funded Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops at Scale (DDBIO) project.

General:  CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is: Roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drives office vehicles in CIP projects areas (mainly eastern Ethiopia) for the transport of authorized personnel and other items as required, strictly observing rules and regulations, demonstrating an exemplary driving practice;
  • Logs all trips, mileage, fuel consumption, and keeps the logbook up to date;
  • Receives and takes visitors to and from the airport, assisting with any formalities and taking them to and from places of resident;
  • Responsible for all tools, equipment and spare parts on the vehicle assigned to him/her;
  • Checks the mechanical status of the assigned vehicles on a day to day basis. Wash and clean regularly, undertakes minor repairs and report immediately major repair to be carried out;
  • Ensures timely servicing to the vehicle as and when necessary and make sure that the vehicle is roadworthy;
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in any vehicle accident and promptly report them to the supervisor;
  • Takes the responsibly for fuelling assigned vehicles through the immediate supervisor;
  • Prepares a monthly summary of oil and fuel consumption and report to supervisor;
  • Performs any other function as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:


  • High School Complete/Preparatory Certificate


  • Valid driving license
  • Knowledge of auto mechanics is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills, including inter-personal relationships
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is essential
  • Field trip experience in different parts of Ethiopia
  • Good knowledge of Ethiopian roads and locations of Government offices and NGOs


  • One years of practical driving experience preferably in an international organization 
  • Good knowledge of Ethiopian roads and locations of Government offices and NGOs  

Duty Station: Haramaya, Eastern Ethiopia

Job Grade: HG 8

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 7,500 (Negotiable depending on salary history of the candidate)

Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for two years which will be renewable based on performance and funding availability.  CIP offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIP 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: D/61/29 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: on or before 16 December 2019.

To find more about CIP, visit our Website at

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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