Driver at the African Union (AU)


The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).  We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver

Requisition ID: 1176
Location: Accra, Ghana
Reports to: Fleet Inspection & Controller
Directorate / Department :AHRMD
Division :
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: GSB 7
Number of Positions: 03
Contract Type: Regular

Purpose of Job

  • To provide general protocol services  to the AfCFTA

Main Functions

  • Provide timely operational support
  • Implement operational activities as scheduled and report.
  • Assist in the follow up on logistical arrangements, activity implementation and provision of updates.
  • Liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Follow up meeting decisions and correspondence outcomes and ensure their implementation.
  • Prepare routine office communication and assist in compiling data and information for reporting purposes.
  • Assist in the creation, improvement and maintenance of record and retrieval systems
  • Follow up on provision and maintenance of office facilities and materials.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Process Applications for Summary of main duties and responsibilities:
  • Drive office vehicles and transport authorized personnel;
  • Receive from and drop officials to the airport;
  • Observe minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and ensure compliance; collect and deliver official mails, documents, and other items;
  • Take care of the day to day maintenance of assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery and brakes;
  • Maintain vehicle logbook and record all official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes and greasing;
  • Comply with all the rules and regulations relating to the AfCFTA Secretariat’s management of vehicles planning and coordinating;
  • Ensure that vehicle documents are available and valid;
  • Perform other related duties as may be required

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • A minimum of High School Certificate with a clean valid driver’s license, at least three (3) years of working experience as a driver in a registered international organization, national organization, or public service agency;
  • Defensive, VIP driving trainings and/or mechanical trainings and knowledge of computer office applications (MS Word and Excel e.t.c.) are an added advantage;

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision,
  • Proactive and can maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Integrity, flexible, committed and with ability to work in a multi-cultural work environment.
  • Good time management,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
  • Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage;

Leadership Competencies:

  • Flexibility
  • Risk Awareness and Compliance
  • Core Competencies
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance
  • Learning Orientation
  • Communicating Clearly
  • Functional Competencies
  • Trouble shooting
  • Job Knowledge Sharing
  • Task Focused
  • Continuous Improvement Awareness

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Gender Mainstreaming:

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

Indicative basic salary of US$ 6,536.00 per annum GSB7 (Step 1) for locally recruited staff of the Commission.

Application Closing Date
6th June, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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