Driver and Logistician , African Union - InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources


The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
In seeking to achieve this objective, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver through, among others, the implementation of a new organizational structure and the filling of two vacant project positions ofDRIVER and LOGISTICIAN in the Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) in Nairobi, Kenya. The Inter-African Bureau for Animal Health Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical office of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) of the African Union Commission (AUC). AU-IBAR’s mandate is to support and coordinate the utilization of livestock, fisheries and wildlife as resources for both human wellbeing and economic development in the Member States of the African Union (AU).
AU-IBAR is implementing a project for Enhancing Somali Livestock Trade (ESOLT) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. To support the implementation of this project, the Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are Somali nationals for positions at the Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources, Nairobi/Kenya.

Post

Job Title: Driver and Logistician
Number of Posts: (2 Positions)
Grade: GSB4, Step 5
Supervisor: Field Zonal Coordinator
Functional Supervisor: Senior Project Officer (ESOLT), AU-IBAR
Duty Station: Garowe or Hargeisa (Somalia)
Department: Rural Economy and Agriculture

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the incumbent shall include the following:
  • Undertake authorized errands for the project, specifically driving office vehicles for the transport of AU-IBAR personnel, other high-ranking officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items;
  • Meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangement as directed.
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs and mileage reports, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, necessary spare parts first aid kit, and map of the city/country, in the assigned vehicle.
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
  • Perform any other duty as requested by the supervisor.

Educational Qualification Required

  • Must have secondary school level education.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence for class "E" vehicles

Work Experience Required

  • Should have been employed for at least 7 years as a driver in a mainly urban context, but with extensive experience of driving in rural areas and, preferably, internationally.
  • Have no endorsements or convictions for motoring offences or criminal offences.
  • Familiarity with safe and secure security procedures/road safety.

Other Relevant Skills

  • Professionalism: High standards of personal integrity and professional work skills. Good people skills necessary for dealing with senior officials.
  • Ability to manage time and schedules within his control.
  • Have a practical knowledge of routine maintenance of motor vehicles, and essential repairs.
  • Be a sober and tidy-minded person.

Language Requirement

Proficiency in English and the Somali language.

Tenure of Appointment

The appointment will be made on a short term contract for a period of eleven (11) months, of which the first three months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be renewed subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Gender Mainstreaming

The AU- IBAR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration

The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$5,074.95 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website http://www.aucareers.org not later than 25 February 2016.
Directorate of Administration and Human Resource Management
African Union Commission
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
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