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GIZ Office Vientiane

247/19 Watnak Yai Road Thaphalanxay Village Sisattanak District Vientiane Capital

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB VACANCY

Driver

(Two persons per province and please indicate your preferred province in your cover letter)

As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. On behalf of the German Government, GIZ currently is implementing a large number of projects in Lao PDR in two priority areas: rural development and sustainable economic development. For further information, please visit www.giz.de/laos.

The CliPAD/I-GFLL Project (“Climate Protection through Avoided Deforestation” and “Implementation of Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods Project”) is part of the Lao-German Development Cooperation and commissioned by German Development Cooperation and financially supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), is currently seeking four qualified Laotian candidates for the positions of Forestry Field Assistants based in the Provinces of Luang Prabang and Sayaboury (please indicate your preferred province in your cover letter).

Starting Date:01.09.2020

Duration of Assignment:29.02.2024

Work Location:Luang Prabang (2x persons) & Sayaboury (2x persons)

Responsibilities:

The Driver is responsible for:

  • safely and responsibly performing all official travel using official vehicles
  • regularly servicing and looking after official vehicles
  • taking account of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations
  • running official errands and
  • assisting with other office work

Main tasks:

1. Driving

The driver

  • provides passenger transport in an official car for office, project or programme staff, official visitors and guests
  • runs errands for the project, programme or office, e.g. sending letters and messages, paying bills and buying smaller quantities of office supplies
  • helps with transporting goods
  • completes the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards

2. Service

The driver

  • cleans the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) regularly
  • checks oil, water, brakes and brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle, monthly or every 5,000 km (whichever is first), headlights, brakes, bodywork for dents etc.
  • is responsible for the project vehicle documents and their good condition, keeping a vehicle log and recording monthly maintenance
  • calculates monthly petrol, oil and lubricant consumption for the daily cash fund and for forwarding monthly vouchers to cost accounting
  • reports need for service and carries out minor repairs
  • immediately reports all involvement of the project or office vehicle in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicle fittings

3. Knowledge management

The driver

  • uses all available information (including current radio news on traffic conditions) to update daily knowledge of road conditions, current passable routes and locations, and shares this information with other office drivers

4. Other duties/additional tasks

The driver

  • assists other colleagues as needed in the project, programme or office if there is no travel pending, carries out other office work on request

Experience and Qualifications of the candidates:

  • secondary school education
  • holds a valid driver’s license for cars and motorbikes,
  • at least 1-3 years’ work experience as a driver with references
  • no major accidents in the past 3 years
  • Exceptional experiences with driving on mountainous and dirt roads
  • discipline and punctuality
  • Basic English language skills are an advantage.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license for cars and motorbikes,
  • Basic motor vehicle mechanics knowledge and skills,
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others,
  • resilience and patience
  • familiarity with city and province announcement
  • ensures unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer. Gender equality is one of the key values of GIZ and of the work we do. Applications from women and persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Interested candidates are asked to send/submit their application with a comprehensive CV including at least 3 reliable references and cover letter explaining their motivation as well as how their experience meets the requirements latest by 16:30 on 10th of August 2020 to the HR Division of GIZ Office Vientiane, P.O. Box 9233, Vientiane Capital, or e-mail to job-gizlaos@giz.de.

All applications will be treated confidentially, and only short-listed candidates will be notified.

  • job summary
  • Post Date 28 July 2020
  • Prefered Language English
  • Job Level Middle
  • Job Industry INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
  • Job Function Others
  • Job Location Luang Prabang, Xaignabouri
GIZ Office Vientiane

GIZ Office Vientiane

247/19 Watnak Yai Road Thaphalanxay Village Sisattanak District Vientiane Capital

Contact
Contact Name : N/A
Email : job-gizlaos@giz.de
Telephone : +85621 353605 ; +85621 312408
ABOUT COMPANY

As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. On behalf of the German Government, GIZ currently is implementing a large number of projects in Lao PDR in two priority areas: rural development and sustainable economic developmentFor further information, please visit www.giz.de/laos.

GIZ Office Vientiane represents the GIZ in Lao PDR and is service provider, especially in finance and administration to support the projects and programmes of the Lao-German Development Cooperation implementing in Lao PDR. 

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