Driver/Field Assistant-Internal/External

Expired on: Mar 13, 2023

Driver/Field Assistant-Internal/External: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) invites application for the qualified and experienced candidates for position of Driver/Field Assistant-Internal/External.

The World Agroforestry (ICRAF) seeks to recruit a Driver/Field Assistant position who will provide driving and related services to the ICRAF/PATSPO project.

The World Agroforestry (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry-ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health. The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertakes driving assignments given by the supervisor and other professional staff of the project;
  • Operates, maintains and cleans assigned vehicles with care and reports any damage immediately to the Project Coordinator;
  • Records and maintains the log-book for all vehicles that the responsibility of the project or vehicles hired by the project for specific activities either from other ILRI units or outside ILRI;
  • Responsible for all tools, equipment and spare parts of assigned vehicles;
  • Responsible for checking all the assigned vehicles of the project every morning;
  • Liaises with Transport Unit to ensure that routine service and maintenance is undertaken timely;
  • Purchases small items or procure other services from outside ILRI for the project if required;
  • Assists professional staff, Research Assistants and Associates in the field work;
  • Assists in handling of office duties when required;
  • Assists in the administering manpower and other resources in planned field works;
  • Performs other related duties assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • High school certificate plus certificate in relevant field and three years relevant experience


  • Diploma in relevant field with one year relevant experience
  • Knowledge in relevant field and use of simple tools and equipment


  • Valid driving license
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English essential
  • 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

Job Grade: HG 09

Monthly Base Salary: Birr 15,422 (Negotiable depending on the salary history of the candidate).

Terms of appointment:  This is a National Staff (NS) position, initial appointment is fixed term for one year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc. The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus in Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

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: DFA/ICRAF/02/23 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 above before 13 March 2023.

ICRAF/ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training).

To learn more about ICRAF, please visit our website at

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at

Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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