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Project Driver (Nigeria)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Project Driver

The purpose of the US-AID Nigeria Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordination Project is to achieve the dual benefits of improved health and well-being for Nigerians and through increased and more financially sustainable access to WASH services and to build the confidence of the public in the government’s ability to deliver basic services.

Development Innovations Group (DIG), operating as DIG Development Innovations Limited, (DIG Nigeria) has been awarded the task to deliver these objectives.  The WASH Coordination Project will be executed for a period of two years, ending in November 2018.  An office will be established in the city of Kaduna and a smaller satellite office in Bauchi. The work of DIG Nigeria will consist primarily of institution strengthening, research and knowledge management to support the water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) sector in Kaduna and Bauchi State.

Job Purpose

DIG-Nigeria’s daily activities will be supported by the services of driver t o provide the safe movement of DIG Staff, Partners and visitors at all times, under the supervision of the Finance Manager, as part of the Finance and Administration Team. The incumbent shall facilitate the smooth running of all project vehicles and vehicles are well maintained by promptly reporting faults and any observations regarding performance of project vehicles. The job holder would be expected to carry out basic vehicle faults diagnosis and repairs and keep vehicle clean at all times.

 

The job holder would attend to assigned specific office administrative and financial responsibilities. The position will require frequent travels to States, Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Communities where DIG works. The key responsibilities of the Driver are outlined in this job description.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
The incumbent would be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and results areas.

  • To take DIG Staff, Partners and visitors in a safe and lawful manner. This includes the use of safety measure to ensure passenger are safe, for instance the use of seat belts for all passengers at all times.
  • Be familiar with and strictly adherence to all local, State and Federal regulatory policies and road safety rules relating to safe driving on all Nigerian roads
  • Ensure that all rules and regulations of DIG Nigeria are complied with by all passengers in the vehicles, including DIG Nigeria’s Health and Safety, Transport and Security Policies
  • Keeping vehicles clean and free of filth always
  • To provide administrative support for the project office in Kaduna and satellite office in Bauchi i.e. dispatching and collecting mails; purchasing items; collection of quotations; making bank transactions etc.
  • Providing support at the reception desk when required
  • Ability to carry out minor repairs and general maintenance of the vehicle
  • Ability to write monthly reports on vehicles and at expected time. This shall include:

i.                      Total Fuel consumption

ii.                    Total Kilometres covered

iii.                   Total cost of maintenance

  • Maintenance of a log book that will be recorded with the following information:
    1. Daily Check list for vehicle
    2. Trip record (Destination & kilometers covered)
    3. Odometer reading at Fueling and repairs/maintenance
    4. Driver and User signatures
  • Knowledge and adherence to fire breakout procedure and other related emergencies
  • Be familiar with and apply defensive driving techniques
  • Knowledge and administration of First Aid as required/necessary to self and other passengers in case of the unexpected
  • Perform other reasonable duties as required by Line Manager

Basic education and qualifications

Essential

Desirable

·          GCE “0” level with at least 4 credit passes including English Language

·       Trade Test Certification

 

Experience

Essential

Desirable

·       Minimum of five years driving experience, two of which must have been in Northern Central or North Eastern Nigeria. 

·       Excellent planning and prioritization skills

·       Experience with completing vehicle logs and preparing periodic (daily/weekly/monthly) vehicle usage reports

 

·       Knowledge of / familiarity with defensive driving techniques

·       Good knowledge of major road networks in Nigeria. 

·       Prior work with development sector organization

 

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

Desirable

·       Basic Mechanical Skills

·       Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures

· A clear sense of maturity, ability to work under pressure and maintain calm disposition under provocation or pressure

·     A good sense of figures for basic accounting and banking transactions

·       Excellent negotiation skills

·       Fluency in spoken and written English Language

 

Ability to understand and work within complex situations

·       Ability to use the computer for minor word processing assignments

·       Ability to check mails on the internet

·       Ability to speak Hausa

 

Personal Qualities

Essential

Desirable

·       Commitment to DIG Nigeria’s culture and values

·          Creative and takes initiative.

· Able to work effectively in a diverse team and multi-cultural environment

·      Excellent interpersonal skills

·          Willing to work additional hours at crucial times

·          An orientation towards customer service

·          Willing to travel out of their work station for 50% of the time and at short notice.

·       Ability to abide by confidentiality requirement

·          Able to motivate others

 

  Development Innovations Group is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

 
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