Vehicle Maintenance Assistant  – (2104382)

Grade: G4

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 year

Job Posting : Feb 1, 2022, 5:07:14 PM

Closing Date : Feb 22, 2022, 1:59:00 AM

Primary Location : Ethiopia-Addis Ababa

Organization : AF_ETH Ethiopia

Schedule : Full-time

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Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system


Under the direct supervision of the Fleet Manager and overall coordination of the Operations Officer, the incumbent performs the following duties:

Direct supervision and organizing service and repair of all WHO vehicles within the assigned zones; Prepare Service Plan and Work Orders before delivering vehicles for service/repair;
Provide quality control for the vehicles coming from service/repair; Regular checking of technical condition, documentation and driver’s equipment in the vehicles; Record vehicles service history;
Periodic inspection of the mechanics, quality of their work and related documentation; Prepare requests for spare parts; Responsible for delivering of spare parts to the states;
Make spot checks and ensure that the drivers fill the various documents accurately at all times; Prepare electronic weekly/monthly vehicles maintenance reports, print and file the same reports for management use;
Evaluate drivers’ technical skills and train them during on daily and weekly checkup operations;
Should be readily available to travel within Ethiopia to execute responsibilities;
Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Essential: Completion of secondary education or equivalent training and valid driving license.

Desirable: Advanced technical and professional qualifications in Auto mechanical and transport management desirable.


Essential: At least three years relevant experience in vehicle maintenance and driving with a safe driving record.

Desirable: UN experience would be an advantage


Long standing safe driving license, basic mechanical training to enable performance of some urgent minor repairs;
Familiarity with office procedures and transport needs of the office;
Ability to read, write and understand instructions in the working language and ability to write concise report of accidents;
Knowledge of driving rules and regulations of the country and skills in minor vehicle repair;
WHO Competencies:

Communicating in a credible and effective way
Producing results
Knowing and managing yourself
Respecting individual and cultural differences
Use of Language Skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of the English.
Desirable: Working knowledge of Amharic, Knowledge of French or other UN language.
How to Apply


WHO offers staff in General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at USD 12,813.00 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Additional Information

Duty station – Addis Ababa

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

A written test may be used as a form of screening

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma (s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual

WHO is committed to workforce diversity

WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice

This is a General Services position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted

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