Job Description

Grade: G2 Vacancy no.: DC/LILONGWE/GS/2021/03 Publication date: 5 February 2021 Application deadline (midnight Zambian local time): 19 February 2021 Job ID: 5310 Department: RO-Africa Organization Unit: CO-Lusaka Location: Lilongwe Contract type: Fixed Term Contract duration: 1 year Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

The following are eligible to apply:
  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates*
*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who is a National of the country.

Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is MK 3,799,000 (Malawian Kwacha) yearly.


The ILO is implementing the ‘Addressing decent work deficits and improving access to rights in Malawi’s tobacco sector’ [MWI/20/01/NOR] country-level development project in Malawi over a period of four years during 2020 – 2024. The overall objective of the project is to ensure that the Government, employers’ organizations and workers’ organizations effectively address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector and ensure access to rights, in particular fundamental principles and rights at work as a means to improve livelihoods, incomes and Security" id="link" class="link">Food Security. The project strategy is based on the ILO’s global Integrated Strategy to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector, as adopted by the ILO Governing Body on 31 October 2019 [GB.337/POL/5/decision] and is further framed by Alliance 8.7 for which Malawi is a Pathfinder Country.

Based on three building blocks of the ILO’s global Integrated Strategy: (1) enabling policy environment; (2) strengthened social dialogue; and (3) addressing decent work deficits in tobacco-growing communities including Child Labour and including through economic diversification, the project follows a two-pronged strategy combining institutional development component with a direct support component. The institutional development component aims at improving the capacity of the government, workers’, and employers’ organizations in addressing the employment and labour challenges in tobacco-growing communities and the Agriculture sector at large. The direct support component includes targeted action to address decent work deficits in tobacco growing communities on the ground.

The project’s Driver is responsible for supporting implementation of the project through driving duties and miscellaneous office support functions. The post is based in the ILO Malawi Project Office in Lilongwe, with travel to tobacco-producing districts in Malawi.

REPORTING LINES Under the overall responsibility of the ILO Country Office Director, the Driver will report and work under the  direct supervision of the Technical Officer

Description of Duties

1. Drive office vehicles for official purposes to facilitate movement of staff and/or goods.

2. Drive Project Personnel to project sites and other planned activity locations for delivery of project programmes.

3. Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities.

4. Collect and deliver mail, pouch, documents and other items.

5. Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc., perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs, and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.

6. Keep records of use of vehicle, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing and other services.

7. Ensure that the steps required by ILO rules and regulations and Road Safety and Security are taken in case of involvement in accident.

8. Perform miscellaneous office support functions such as messenger services and making photocopies.

9. Perform other related duties as required.

Required qualifications


Primary school education, valid driver’s licence, knowledge of driving rules, regulations, and skills in minor vehicle repairs. A safe driving course will be an added advantage.


Two years' work experience as a driver with a safe driving record plus safe driving record. Experience working NGOs, UN agencies is an advantage. Office support and clerical experience an advantage.


Excellent command of the local language and knowledge of English


A high level of driving, vehicle repair, and maintenance skills. Proven ability to keep accurate records of the use of the vehicle. Proven ability to drive safely in local traffic conditions. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to undertake minor vehicle repair. Ability to lift heavy mail bags and boxes. Ability to work in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner.


Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected  for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position. Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

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