01Vacant Position advertisement: USAID/Mali Office of Humanitarian Assistance – Chauffeur


For detailed minimum requirements, applicants must refer to the Full Statement of Duties and the qualification requirements available on   or


REF No.:                     72068823R10005 (must be inserted in the subject line of the email)


GRADE LEVEL:       5,015,901- 7,774,629 FCFA equivalent to FSN-4. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Mali. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Cooperating country national (CCN) – an individual who is a cooperating country citizen or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

BASIC FUNCTIONSThis position is located in the Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA), USAID/Mali, Bamako.  USAID places particular importance on the Chauffeur function. In addition to possessing excellent defensive driving skills, Chauffeurs must exercise good judgment in the daily performance of their duties and have a thorough knowledge of road systems, not only in capital cities but also in other destination points in the host country (and occasionally in neighboring countries as well). Chauffeurs must know the boundaries of various “go” and “no-go” areas of the capital city and the countryside. Chauffeurs must exercise sound judgment in selecting appropriate routes from point A to point B, taking into consideration unrest or other unusual circumstances, and traffic patterns at various times of day. Chauffeurs must practice patience, self-control and be able to defuse potentially dangerous situations to protect their passengers. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as OHA Driver to drive OHA personnel, VIP and TDY visitors of OHA within Mali as security situations permit. When not engaged in work directly for the OHA personnel, the jobholder participates in transporting Mission employees in the conduct of official business; and, as needed on special occasions providing back-up assistance to the Embassy Motor Pool.



The Chauffeur in providing service, including after hours, on the weekends and public holidays, s/he:

Operates a Passenger and Non-Passenger Motor vehicle in accordance with local laws, USAID regulations, and Motor pool Dispatcher’s instructions to transport USAID/Mali-OHA personnel and visitors for official business within the city of Bamako, including the international airport and to points within Mali and other regions if necessary. (50%)

Makes regularly scheduled courier trips to pick up and deliver mail periodically during the working day. Delivers documents and supplies, makes a regularly scheduled run to pick up and deliver mail or other items one or more times a day. (30%)

Maintains vehicle in clean and serviceable condition and performs minor preventive maintenance.

Verifies and completes Daily Preventive Maintenance Vehicle Checklist. Completes trip tickets and other daily vehicle records.  (10%)

Registers Daily Vehicle log book into the System.   (10%) 

Maintains good appearance, clean and good smell uniform with change at least twice a week.

Reports any damages to the vehicle as a result of an accident or other causes.

Follows driving regulations and safety rules to avoid traffic accidents. Uses sound judgments to choose the best routes; enforces “NO SMOKING” and sets seat belt regulations; observes safety rules in changing tires whenever necessary.

May escort passengers to and from the airport or handle other travel formalities.

Distributes invitations and also drives VIP visitors as required.

Performs daily and weekly vehicle maintenance checks.

Occasionally escorts passengers to and from the airport, handles formalities.

Drives VIP visitors and other passengers in city or outside Bamako upon OHA Director or Deputy Director’s instructions.

Drives outside of Bamako on field trips for one period or extended periods. 

Ensures the passenger's safety and comfort.  Secures funds and makes payments for vehicle fuel, tolls and hotels. Performs basic translating services and also basic mechanical repairs.



a.   Education: Completion of Secondary School is required.  Completion of two years apprenticeship in motor vehicle mechanics is preferable.


b.   Prior Work Experience: 5 years Driver experience within Mali is required. At least one year of driving experience should have been with a government or an international organization.


c.   Language Proficiency: Level III English and Level III French language proficiency is required.  At least one local language is preferred. Language competence may be tested.


d.   Job Knowledge: H/she must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns, location of project sites, and locations of major buildings, organizations, diplomatic missions, and government offices, as well as the shortest and safest routes to destinations. H/she must be able to perform first line maintenance/repairs. After the initial period, the incumbent must be able to find his/her way to and from meeting locations, offices, etc. without the assistance of passengers.

e.   Skills and Abilities: The chauffeur is required to have a minimum of a standard local driver's license with the required professional driving permit or host country equivalent. In addition, the jobholder should hold the appropriate driver’s license relevant to the vehicles operated i.e., truck. The ability to exercise sound judgment in selecting the most appropriate routes at any given time is required. The ability to complete incident reports accurately is required. Excellent defensive driving skills are required, as are strong interpersonal skills. The ability to deal tactfully with passengers and with other drivers in order to defuse and resolve difficult and potentially volatile situations that may arise during travel is required. Patience and persistence in interacting with working-level employees of governmental and non-governmental ministries/offices to obtain documents is essential.

Full statement of duties and qualification requirements are available on   or                                              



To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications noted above. For applicants meeting the minimum qualifications, further consideration and selection will be based on panel assessment of the selection factors listed below.

Prior Work Experience          30 points

Job Knowledge                      20 points

Skills and Abilities                50 points

Applicants may address each of the selection factors on a separate sheet or directly in the cover letter.

For detailed minimum requirements, applicants must refer to the Full Statement of duties and the qualification requirements available on   or


TO APPLY: Applications must be in English, otherwise the package will be deemed incomplete and be rejected.

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following required documents:

Eligible Offerors are required to complete, sign, and submit the offer form AID 309-2 (Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals):

Resume or curriculum vitae (CV) relevant to the position for which the applicant is applying.

Cover letter of not more than two (2) pages describing how the incumbent’s skills and experience fit the requirements of the subject position and meet the evaluation factors set in this solicitation.

Applicants are required to provide five (5) Professional References with complete contact information including email address and telephone number(s). References should have knowledge of the candidate’s ability to perform the duties set forth in the solicitation and must not be family members or relatives.

Copy of Degrees/Diploma, or any relevant Certificates, or Recommendation Letters submitted in a simple searchable PDF file.

Applicants must provide their full mailing address with telephone numbers, email address and should retain for their records copies of all enclosures that accompany their submissions.

Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I, item 4 of the Solicitation.

Applicant submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all documents to ensure consideration of the application package. Email subject line must be: [Solicitation number 72068823R10005] – [CANDIDATE NAME]


SUBMITTING AN APPLICATIONIndicate the Vacancy Reference Number: 72068823R10005 in the subject line of your email. If this is not properly indicated your submission would NOT be retrieved.


Email Human Resources Management Section: with the above reference in the subject line.