View Vacancy – Transport Manager B3 (20/20 ADD)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Residence and Support Staff)

Driver / Messenger

Main purpose of job:

To oversee the day-to-day running of the British Embassy transport section, providing a quality and efficient service to staff and stakeholders in compliance with British government policies / procedures.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Plan, organise and direct the administration of the British Embassy transport requirements, staff duty rosters including vehicle fleet management and deployment.

  • Implement and monitor the delivery of the Embassy transport policy.

  • Prepare and monitor annual/quarterly budgets for the transport team, prudently managing, authorising, recording and regularly reporting on all expenditure

  • Ensure effective and efficient management of all resources; vehicle replacements, servicing, spares and fuel stocks.

  • Manage and supervise a Deputy Transport Manager and a pool of 14 embassy drivers.

  • Close supervision of the official pool of vehicles, ensuring valid documentation, proper maintenance, driver competence and adherence to health, safety and security regulations.

  • Central point of contact for liaising and communicating with various customers, internal and external partners on all transport related matters.  

  • Negotiation with commercial partners (dealers, garages, insurance agents, fuel suppliers) to ensure VFM for HMG on all transport related purchases and contracts

  • Plan and co-ordinate logistical arrangements for VIP visits and up-country journeys

Resources managed (staff and expenditure)

  • Deputy Transport Manager and 14 Pool Drivers

  • 1 armoured vehicle, 50 soft skinned vehicles, diesel fuel and vehicle spare parts stocks.

  • Management of £140k operational running cost budget

  • 3+ years of experience in Transport or Logistics management roles

  • Experience of managing a large team to deliver a quality service in a high pressure environment

  • Fluent in English and Amharic

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Budgeting and Financial management experience

  • Must hold a valid 3rd grade / equivalent driving license

  • Relevant educational qualifications (Business and Logistics related Degree or Professional Qualification)

Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service

29 October 2020

B3 (L)





Addis Ababa

British Embassy


ETB 20,298.71

4 January 2021

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

Mandatory e-learning courses
On the job development opportunities
L&D opportunities throughout the FCO network

Working patterns:

Full-time position with core working hours between 08.00 -16.45 Monday to Thursday and 08.00-13.00 Friday.

However, the jobholder will need to be flexible to respond to operational demands as need arises.

Locally engaged staff of all grades will be entitled to paid annual leave as follows:

Up to 2 years 22 days
After 2 years services 25 days
After 5 years services 30 days

In addition to annual leave, the British Embassy observes up to a maximum number of 14 Ethiopian, British and Religious public holidays each year. A list of such Embassy holidays will be published each year. Office Staff required to work on these holidays will be granted time off in lieu or overtime where circumstances permit.

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.

  • The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.

  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia.

  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit. The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;

  • Obtain the relevant permit

  • Pay the fees for the permit

  • Make arrangements to relocate

  • Meet the costs to relocation

  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.

  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note:  Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5

  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ethiopia with the correct visa/status or work permit.

  • The British Embassy in Addis Ababa is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. 

  • In addition to salary the successful applicant will receive provident fund, medical benefits, 22 days annual leave and 14 public holidays (after the probation period).

  • An out of hours call will be given if necessary.

  • The package also includes a good level of health insurance and an engaging working environment.

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