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DRIVERS (3 Positions) Job at ECHO With 1426 EUR Salary

DRIVERS (3 Positions) Job at ECHO With 1426 EUR Salary

Job Location: Kabul
April 14, 2024

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Job Description

3 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree
Full Time

Opportunity Details

About European Commission – DG for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO):

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union. For humanitarian aid, the Commission works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent movement, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Aid is channelled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality, or political affiliation.

DG ECHO applies a policy of equal opportunities. Our recruitment policy is based on respect of diversity, maintaining the gender balance, as well as the balance between professional and private life, and support for training and developments opportunities.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

“Any processing of your personal data will be done in accordance with the applicable EU legislation (Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.”

The privacy statement can be found on ECHO website. 


ECHO employees observe the National Staff code of Conduct which is available on the link: https://civil-protection-humanitarian-aid.ec.europa.eu/who/about-echo/field-network_en

Job Description:

ECHO announces the position for DRIVERS (3 Posts) for its office based in Kabul.  This position is open to nationals and other residents of Afghanistan with valid work and residence permits.


The jobholders provide reliable and safe driving services by driving the office vehicle for transporting authorised personnel; meet EU officials and visitors at the airport and support with visa and customs formalities arrangements when required. They load/unload vehicles and ensure day-to-day maintenance of vehicles.  They ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies are available in the vehicles; and contribute to the preparations for field missions. They report immediately of any accident, incidents and/or any development in the operational environment. They get, deliver, and register mail when needed; assists in filing and photocopying; translates and interprets when required.

A detailed Terms of Reference (including competencies required and more detailed information on the tasks) is available at https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eeas/vacancy-announcement-post-driver-group-v-echo-kabul-office_en

Job Requirements:


  • Secondary education or equivalent. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience driving 4wheel drives, with a safe driving record;
  • Experience in driving Armoured Vehicles – proof of training is an advantage;
  • Specific driving experience in the country and sub-region;
  • Basic knowledge of protocol rules and procedures;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Knowledge of communication equipment such radio, GPS is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  • Previous experience in a Governmental or other International Organisation is an advantage;
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Trained in security (e.g. HEAT, SSAFE, or similar security training) is an advantage.


  • Good command of the English language (verbal);
  • Excellent knowledge of Pashto – good knowledge of Dari is an advantage.

Submission Guideline:


Applications MUST comprise of:

  • A cover letter (maximum of 1 page) setting out the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position;
  • A detailed CV in the European Commission (EC) standard format only. No other format will be accepted.
  • Academic and relevant employment certificates certified true copy by the applicant;
  • The name, position and contact number/details (telephone, e-mail) of three references (including HR department and the supervisor), one of them being a recent employer;
  • A copy of the valid work and residence permit to live and work in Afghanistan (in case of non-Afghan nationality)

Applications should be uploaded at https://www.ats.flexi-personnel.com/jobs/ until 14/04/2024 at 17:00hrs (local time). The vacancy reference REF: “ECHO/DRIVER/KBL” must be clearly indicated in the subject line.

Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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