International Rescue Committee
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Head of Drivers

Job Description and Requirements

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.


IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Driver/Logistician is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable transport of IRC staff and guests in accordance with programmatic and operational requirements, ensuring that IRC vehicles are appropriately maintained; and providing support to logistics and administration functions. The Driver/Logistician reports to the Fleet Assistant.

Major Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities include:


  • Act as the focal point for receiving transportation plans from field staff.
  • Assign drivers for trips and communicate the assignment to the respective driver/s in timely manner.
  • Perform daily and weekly fleet checkup including but not limited to checking fuel levels, vehicles condition.
  • Monitor vehicles movement via the GPS tracking system, and report any misuse of vehicles to field management.
  • Maintain and arrange an up to date Vehicles Files System, including copies of vehicles licenses, insurance policies, vehicles logbooks, fuel invoices, and copies of any purchase order related to the respective vehicle file.
  • Maintain an up to date Comprehensive Vehicles Sheet that tracks fleet vehicles registration information.
  • Perform field visits to identify areas of needed support and report to Field Management accordingly.
  • The safe transportation of IRC personnel and material when required.
  • Liaise and follow up with Car Leasing Company to ensure timely vehicles maintenance.
  • Other tasks assigned by Direct Supervisor.



Expected Deliverables


Maintaining a reliable fleet which requires:

  • Ensuring prompt documentation for vehicles information.
  • Proper transportation planning
  • Constructive professional relationship with drivers and colleagues


Strict adherence to the IRC’s vehicle policies and procedures.

Daily and pre-long distance vehicle checks. Accurate upkeep of the vehicle’s log sheet.

Inspecting and maintaining all vehicles.



Key Working Relationships:


Position Reports to:  Fleet Assistant
Position directly supervises:  | N/A

Indirect Reporting: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Field Operations Team, Field Staff

External:  Car Leasing Companies


Job Requirements:


Secondary school, or higher diploma


Work Experience:


  • Approximately one year of experience in a similar position is preferred.



Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Team spirit and problem solving abilities, and able to carry out, un-supervised tasks.
  • Driver/Logistician must display an attitude and behavior that reflects well on both themselves and the IRC
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills
  • Being flexible and approachable.
  • Attention to details



Language Skills:  Fluency in Arabic and English required.


The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


Working Environment:  

The IRC is providing Transport services to the staff, that provide services to Syrian refugee in Mafraq and Ramtha, and Irbid . This position will be based in Mafraq office, and all IRC sights and when needed. The security situation in the IRC intervention areas is generally calm and the security department of IRC shares regular security updates to keep the management and staff informed about the new developments.      


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