Driver at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 22 August 2023)

Driver at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 22 August 2023)
Driver at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 22 August 2023)

Driver at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 22 August 2023)

Driver at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 22 August 2023)

Vacancy Announcement


for Cooperation on Peace, Security and Responsible Resource Governance in the Great Lakes Region (Support to ICGLR)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. The GIZ Office in Kigali covers GIZ’s portfolio in Rwanda and Burundi. GIZ Rwanda/Burundi implements projects on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union and other commissioning authorities in the following priority areas: Sustainable Economic Development, Good Governance, Climate and Energy, Digitalization, Extractive Governance and Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region.

GIZ has been commissioned to implement the project “Sustainable Development of the Mining Sector in Rwanda”. The Action aims to strengthen the contribution of the mining sector to economic and social development through a holistic and demand-oriented intervention. Even though the Rwandan government authorities endorse professionalization and the application of international standards in mining operations throughout the country, the actual implementation still needs support regarding operationalized and digitalized sector services, capacity building, sensitization and targeted trainings. The intervention will apply a holistic approach and combines direct support to the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB), support to relevant TVET institutions and schools delivering mining skills training, and support to private supply chain actors.

More specifically, rudimentary mining techniques and limited mining and processing skills together with low usage of modern technology are the major issues affecting the potential growth of the mining sector in Rwanda. The dominant use of simple tools leads to low productivity and weak processing of extracted materials, leaving a big percentage of minerals unrecovered in tailings and has serious effects on the environment. RMB in cooperation with GIZ and the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, BGR) started to develop mineral processing skills as well as on occupational health and safety through training and demonstrations across different 3T mine sites during 2021 and 2022. The present project will build upon the achievements.

The project “Sustainable Development of the Mining Sector in Rwanda” thus intends to:

  • enhance compliance with responsible mineral sourcing standards,
  • support modernization through digitalization of licenses and RMB services,
  • strengthen the provision of TVET skills on mining,
  • improve professionalization through the strengthened application of international safety and environment standards, as well as with EU regulations.

The project is part of a wider commissioning to GIZ supporting the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in implementing its Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region, including the protocol on the Regional Initiative against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources.

GIZ would like to recruit a candidate for the position of Driver for GIZ Cooperation on Peace, Security and Responsible Resource Governance in the Great Lakes Region (Support to ICGLR).

Location: Kigali

Fixed Term: 12 months (with the possibility of renewal)

Position: One (1)

Start date: 15.09.2023 

The Driver will perform the following responsibilities and tasks:


  • 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


  1. Driving 
  • provides passenger transport in an official car for project staff, official visitors and guests
  • runs errands for the project, 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

  1. Service 
  • 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 (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
  • is planning the vehicle movements according to the project’s needs in collaboration with other project members
  1. Other duties/additional tasks 
  • assists other colleagues as needed in the project, programme or office if there is no travel pending, carries out other office work on request.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience 

Qualifications and professional experience 

  • Minimum secondary school education
  • Holds a valid driver’s licence in Rwanda
  • At least 3-4 years’ work experience as a driver with references
  • No major accidents in the past 3 years

Other knowledge and additional competences

  • Good knowledge of language widely used in the country (English, Kinyarwanda, French will an asset)
  • Discipline and punctuality
  • Resilience and patience
  • Familiarity with city, region in the country
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references), until 22nd  August 2023 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to [email protected]. All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB. Please quote the job title in the subject.

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know, if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account, when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,


GIZ Office Rwanda reserves all rights!

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