Freedom Fund vacancies - Ethiopia, Driver and Logistics Assistant

Freedom Fund vacancies - Ethiopia, Driver and Logistics Assistant
Freedom Fund Ethiopia

About the Freedom Fund

The Freedom Fund ( is a leader in the global movement to end modern slavery. It:
  • invests in those countries and sectors with the greatest incidence of slavery.
  • analyses which interventions work best and shares that knowledge.
  • brings together a community of activists committed to ending slavery and empowered by the knowledge of how best to do so.
  • generates funding by demonstrating how effective interventions can protect those at risk of being enslaved and free those in slavery.
The Freedom Fund works to combat many different forms of extreme exploitation, including forced labour, sex trafficking, forced marriage, and the worst forms of child labour. The Fund operates anti-slavery programs in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Thailand and Myanmar and will open new programs in Brazil, Indonesia and Bangladesh in 2021.

About the position

The Freedom Fund has been working in Ethiopia since 2015, focusing its work on generating improved understanding and practices of safer migration, providing socio-economic support to those most likely to migrate, reintegrating victims of trafficking, promoting learning and good practices among civil society, and strengthening governance structures and systems to improve labour migration governance. By 2019, the Ethiopia program had impacted over 128,000 survivors of trafficking and vulnerable women and girls through its hotspot work.

As we are expanding our work in Addis Ababa and surrounding areas, we are looking for an energetic and reliable Driver and Logistics Assistant to join our team.

Reporting to the Country Representative, the Driver and Logistics Assistant provides reliable and safe driving services to the Freedom Fund Ethiopia team and visitors, ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues.

Specifically, the Driver and Logistics Assistant will:


  • Drive the vehicle assigned safely, with strict observance of traffic rules and regulations and the organization's internal policy.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the car (checking fuel, oil, water, brakes, tires), performing minor repairs and ensures the safety of the car all the time, including visually inspecting and manually testing the vehicle pre-departure and before accepting passengers.
  • Welcome passengers / clients and assist them in entering and leaving the vehicle. Assist with baggage handling and any other requests of the passengers / clients to ensure a smooth and pleasant journey.
  • Interacts effectively with personnel, with a courteous and accommodating attitude.
  • Provide support to the CR/assigned supervisor in relation to vehicle licensing and insurance.
  • Read and understand specific vehicle operating manual and be able to operate every device in the car.
  • Read and understand roadmaps; employing available resources to get information on travel sites.
  • Ensure that the logbook is fully used, and that all travel is recorded, including daily mileage and fuel consumption.
  • Maintain and operate communications devices, emergency response and contingency equipment, including fire extinguisher, first aid kit supplies, etc.
  • Take proper actions if accidents occur, notifying law enforcement and the Freedom Fund Country Representative for insurance follow up as well as minimizing any liability to the organization.
  • Maintain the automobile is in clean, polished, flawless operating condition.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is utilized for the sole purpose of the organization's work and as per the vehicle management policy.
  • Prepare quarter and annual reports on vehicle(s) performance i.e, mileage and cost encoured per vehicle (as per the logbook information)

Logistics Assistant

  • Assist the office in collecting price quotes on goods and services required for the operation of the organisation
  • Make site visits and find resources to help staff make decisions about event possibilities
  • Run errands pertaining to the arrangement of staff / visitor travel and office supplies
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Country Representative /assigned supervisor
full TIME/ PERMANENT POSITION of 40 hours per week
Reports to: country Representative, ETHIOPIA

Job Requirements

Qualifications and experience

  • Proven experience of driving professionally for an organization
  • Safe driving record and clean drivers’ license.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, including skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Proven experience of logistical support, with strong administration skills
  • Education completed to high school level.
  • Ability to communicate well in English and Amharic


  • Over five years driving experience for international or local NGO`s
  • General Mechanics Diploma
  • Multilingual (beyond Amharic and English).

Personal attributes

  • Demonstrates a client-oriented approach with courtesy, confidentiality and tact.
  • Personable and able to work with people of different national, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Exceptional time keeping and punctuality
  • A willingness to work as part of a team in a cooperative and supportive way
  • A commitment to excellence and a relentless pursuit of results, with an exceptional work ethic, strong organizational skills and a can-do attitude
  • Ability to make critical judgments, solve problems and to be resourceful


  • USD 7,200 to 9,600 per annum, depending on experience
  • 11% pension contributions
  • 33 days holiday pro rata, inclusive of public holidays

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter (maximum one page) and contact details of two professional referees, one of which must be the applicant’s current / most recent line manager or current / most recent Head of HR.

Please send applications by email in PDF format to [email protected], including ‘Driver and Logistics Assistant’ in the subject line, before 9.00am (EAT) on Monday 23 August 2021

Please note that only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No agencies please. Applicants must be entitled to work Ethiopia without work permit sponsorship by the Freedom Fund.

The Freedom Fund is an equal opportunities employer. In line with our values of respect, agility and excellence, we value the strength of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic backgrounds.

The Freedom Fund is committed to the importance of meaningful survivor inclusion and leadership. As such, particular consideration will be given to applicants with lived experience of trafficking and/or forms of modern slavery.

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The Freedom Fund prioritises Safeguarding. As part of our commitment to the protection of children and vulnerable people in our work, any offer of employment with the Freedom Fund will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks to ensure we recruit only those who are suitable to work with children and vulnerable persons. These checks include Disclosure and Barring Service and/or International Criminal Records Checks, satisfactory references, proof of eligibility to work in the national location of this role and checks against the Office of Foreign Assets Control data list (OFAC] which highlights any connections to terrorism or trafficking. Any offer of employment or consultancy with The Freedom Fund will only be made following both successful background checks being conducted on the applicant and upon receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks by former employers. Such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment or consultancy. By submitting a formal application, you agree to the Freedom Fund carrying out these checks.

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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