Demande d'emploi


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT : Driver-logistician for the PRDAIGL project in Burundi


Job title:  Driver-logistician

Duration: 6 months

Job type: National Full time

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi




CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. The Regional Integrated Agricultural Development Project in the Great Lakes (PRDAIGL) is at the heart of the agricultural economy of Burundian households and reflects Burundi's long-term vision to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth. By facilitating a transformation of Burundian agriculture, the project should have significant multiplier effects: generate demand for agricultural products and associated inputs and services, create agricultural and non-agricultural jobs, improve incomes and contribute to value addition, sector revenues. These effects should: (i) promote the inclusion of largely poor smallholders in more modern and efficient value chains; (ii) increase food and nutritional security; (iii) add value to important products and help increase farmers' incomes; and (iv) provide an effective basis for industrialization and for more and better jobs (especially for women and youth). In the medium and long term, an efficient, profitable and competitive agricultural sector will emerge, providing inputs and services to smallholder farmers and mobilizing sufficient investments for its sustainable development.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Purpose of the position:

To facilitate transport and basic logistical support and ensure efficient and accountable/optimal use of the assets and resources including the use of vehicles as guided by ILRI core values. The main responsibilities of the successful candidate include tasks below:

  • board authorized passengers/luggage as per vehicle capacity and drive at allowable speed
  • Ensure that the ILRI vehicle movement is formally authorized and logbook entries are correctly recorded and approved
  • Ensure that the ILRI vehicle is in good working condition for use (fuel, oil, water, tyres, tool kits) and that vehicles undergo regular quality check as guided by ILRI/government policies
  • Organize and facilitate visitors’ schedules including booking for accommodation.
  • Support the administrative and finance officer in sourcing for quotations and purchase of local items and supplies.
  • Timely preparation and submission of monthly reports concerning the state of vehicle including fuel management report.

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Qualification required: A2 Diploma in Mechanic or any other relevant discipline
  • Experience: A minimum of 5 years proven logistics and driving experience with an A & B driving license
  • Must hold a valid driving license
  • Ability to communicate in French, Kirundi and some knowledge of English & Kiswahili
  • Good ability to use Word and Excel
  • Able to produce monthly statistical management reports
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff
  • Aware of security issue and strategies of response to danger.
  • Familiar with local road rules and travel routes in Burundi
  • Must be reliable, punctual and aware of necessary departure and transit times
  • Good vehicle mechanic skills

Method of Application

Interested applicants should submit their application (saved in one pdf file under their names) including cover letter and curriculum vitae. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct supervisor, professional colleague.

Email your application to and the subject matter is the position title.

The closing date is June 27th, 2022.