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The Job

JOB TITLE: Driver Aden Office

LOCATION: Aden, Yemen

REPORTING TO: Fleet Officer/Logistics Officer


The Driver will ensure the safe and timely transportation of Medair staff to field sites and will ensure that his vehicle is clean and well maintained at all times. For many the Driver will be their first / only contact with Medair and so the Driver will play a key role in negotiating access and community acceptance. The Driver will monitor the security situation at project sites.


Medair is in the process of establishing in Aden. Planned initial integrated responses include provision of primary health care and nutrition, with a particular focus on children and mothers.



Project Support Manager, Project Teams, Logistic team, Security Focal point and other members of project and support team.


Government officers, community leaders, UN agencies, other humanitarian actors, conflict affected and host community households, security personnel at check points.



  • Uphold the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence
  • Respect the Medair values at all times, both within and outside of working hours
  • Know, understand, and comply with Medair internal policies and procedures
  • Adhere to Medair Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) regulations
  • Be prepared to work in Aden and other Governorates and to relocate at short notice
  • Work closely with all team members to ensure the safety and security of staff
  • Treat all beneficiaries, community members with respect and dignity
  • Follow the Medair Security Plan and Policies at all times


Communication and coordination

  • Understand that you are a public face of Medair and must behave appropriately at all times
  • Be familiar with Medair projects and values and be ready to communicate about Medair to the public
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings as required


  • Know and adhere to Medair standard operating procedures and contingency plans
  • Monitor the security situation at field sites
  • Report any security concerns to the Medair Security Focal Point immediately
  • Report any security incidents and/or near misses to the Medair Security Focal Point immediately
  • Ensure that passengers adhere to SOPs and CPs
  • Ensure that passengers wear seat belts and your vehicle is locked at all times
  • Engage with security personnel at check points, being polite and clear about the purpose of the journey
  • Maintain regular contact with Medair tracking team using mobile phone
  • Check communication equipment on a daily basis and report any problems to your line manager
  • Ensure that the vehicle is in sight when parked and never leave vehicle unattended
  • Be ready to pack the vehicle and leave a project site at short notice
  • Coordinate with the Medair Security Focal Point before a journey to ensure that there are no

safety concerns

  • Maintain situational awareness at all times, while driving and while at project sites
  • Only use authorised routes to and from project sites

Driving and vehicle care

  • Transport staff members to field sites in in Aden and other Governorates in Yemen
  • Comply with national driving regulations
  • Carry your driving license and vehicle documents in the vehicle at all times
  • Conduct daily and weekly vehicle checks in accordance with Medair fleet manual
  • Wash your vehicle on a regular basis, including the interior
  • Alert your line manager when the vehicle is due for maintenance or in need of repair
  • Be present during maintenance and repairs at the workshop
  • Load and unload the vehicle as required
  • Assess weather and road conditions before travel and advise your line manager, if it is not safe to drive
  • Complete the vehicle movement log book and submit completed sheets to line manager
  • Ensure that all non-Medair passengers sign a waiver form before travel
  • Respond to passenger requests to slow down or adjust your driving style where there is no danger to do so
  • Remain alert at all times
  • Refuel the vehicle on a regular basis in accordance with SOP


  • Any other reasonable duties related to the above areas

Role Qualifications:





Valid driving license

Certificate in advance driving skills


At least 2 years driving experience

One year relevant post-qualification professional experience

Previous experience working as a driver for a private company or an NGO


Local languages spoken, reading writing, Spoken English



Competent mobile phone user

Previous use of satellite phone

Role Competencies:





Passionate about serving those in need, no matter the ethnic background

Self-motivated and enthusiastic

Desire to learn new skills and different approaches to situations


Team player with good interpersonal skills Willingness to support others and share the workload

Experience of working in a diverse team with different cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs


Willing and able to work under pressure, in challenging situations, with security risks, and to manage personal stress levels

Ready to work in Aden and other Governorates

Willingness to be stretched professionally and personally


Able to drive both manual and automatic transmission vehicles

Good geographical knowledge of Aden and Governorates in Yemen

Able to maintain vehicle logs

Able to do maintenance and minor repair of vehicle

Able to read a map

Able to use a SAT-Phone

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP Able to take responsibility for passengers whilst in Medair vehicle Ability to work within hostile environments and deal with conflict


Position will be based in the Medair Aden Office, with daily field trips outside the city/town, within Aden and other Governorates. The candidate will need to be flexible on time depending on the project needs.

Working hours are in shifts at day and night, weekend, holidays

SALARY: According to Medair standard salary scale


TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed Term Contract, full time

PLANNED START DATE: 1 November 2019

TRAINING: As required

How to Apply

If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills, please send a one page cover letter and a CV in English as well as relevant diploma and other certificates by email to aden-recruitment@medair.org no later than 16 October 2019. The subject of the email should be heading: DRIVER and your full name

Only applications respecting these criteria will be considered. Do not apply unless you meet minimum application requirements or you will not be considered.

This position is open for men and women, including persons living with disabilities. We reserve the right to close the recruitment before the date indicated.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.