Administrative Driver

Full Time

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Administrative Driver in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an Administrative Driver to provide driving service and logistic support in GAIN Ethiopia office. This role will be offered on a 3 years’ fixed term contract basis, subject to availability of funding. You will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Reporting to the Administration, Logistics and Procurement Associate, you will provide driving service of GAIN vehicle to various destinations within the country. The postholder will also provide logistical support to the day-to-day activities of the country office and in line with GAIN vehicle management policy and other policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities include

  • Driving GAIN vehicle to transport employees and partners to a variety of locations in Ethiopia in a safely and timely manner
  • Ensuring all necessary vehicle documents (e.g., insurance, registration documents, etc.) are present in the vehicle and up to date
  • Carrying out routine inspection on the car to ensure that it is always in good condition
  • Keeping repair records up to date and ensuring the vehicle has completed its servicing and maintenance before starting a long trip
  • Updating monthly mileage records and providing data to Supervisor for monthly operations reporting
  • Ensuring that assigned vehicle(s) are completely equipped with a first aid kit, spare tires, working flashlight and batteries, a vehicle jack, wheel brace and a tool kit (spanner, wrench, tire removers, patch kit, etc.)
  • Providing support to the office administrative functions, which include undertaking messenger tasks, clerical duties, purchasing office supplies, paying bills, photocopying, banking duties, and following up visa matters with the relevant clients/ministries
  • Assisting in sourcing for quotations towards the procurement of goods and materials for program delivery as per corporate procedures to ensure value for money is obtained

About You

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in driving and with very good knowledge and application of the country’s as well as organisation’s driving, road transport and traffic regulations. You will also have good knowledge and skills in auto mechanics.

You will be a highly organised and respectful person with good communication skills and basic understanding of English.

High school graduate with basic technical knowledge, you will have a valid 3rd grade or above Driver’s License with clean record of major accidents within the last 3 years.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from ETB 308,340 – ETB 352,980 per annum (gross salary), depending on experience.

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.

We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID19, conflict in Ukraine and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.

GAIN’s Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people and especially those whose are most vulnerable to shocks. By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries. This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming people’s lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.

Our Working Culture and Environment

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

Applicants must be currently based and have the existing right to live and work in the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia region to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 31st October 2023. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

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