Driver At DAI Global


USAID Nigeria State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness (State2State) Activity

Scope of Work
Title: Driver
Location: Bauchi Main Office
Start date: October 2022

Background:

The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria. This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary). State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers, and building on locally derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

Position Objectives:

The Driver will be actively responsible for driving, cleaning, and ensuring proper maintaining of the official project vehicle assigned. S/he will assist the office in providing support in safely moving program staff and approved consultants between program venues and other locations within partner states, etc. Driver will coordinate closely on a continuous basis with the Security Manager and Operations Manager, among other staff.

Responsibilities:

The role of the Driver is to provide transportation support to staff and approved consultants within Nigeria. S/he will be responsible for the following:

  • Convey DAI/S2S staff and consultants around to/from official businesses as may be assigned by the direct supervisor, i.e., Operations Manager and then the Facilities Specialist when onboarded.
  • Convey program materials as may be directed in the ordinary course of program work.
  • Ensure adequate safety, cleanliness, security, and maintenance of the assigned vehicle.
  • Properly maintain a movement logbook, i.e., daily mileage, for documenting fuel consumption and service record, e.g., oil/filter/etc. changes, etc.
  • Be responsible for the overall maintaining of the assigned vehicle; informing supervisor of any issues in a timely manner.
  • Observe the road and traffic laws and regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Ensure safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
  • Ensure that all passengers use their seatbelts when traveling within the project vehicle.
  • Alcohol/cigarettes must not be consumed or present whilst on duty.
  • Perform other duties of a reasonable nature as assigned by the supervisor or designee.

Car Security & Maintenance:

  • Ensure vehicle is kept secure, clean, tidy and in good working condition always.
  • Ensure that you report any abnormality noticed with the car to the supervisor immediately.
  • Ensure vehicle is given regular, including daily maintenance checks as appropriate, e.g., check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.
  • Ensure vehicle repairs are carried out properly and in a timely manner by reputable, certified (if required) service centers and per manufacturer specifications.

Others:

  • Vehicle must be used for official assignments ONLY and on no account is the vehicle be diverted for personal use while on official assignment.
  • All accidents, however small, must be reported immediately to the supervisor, Operations Manager, Security Manager, and Chief of Party.
  • The use of mobile phones or other electronic devices while driving is not allowed. However, if it is an urgent call, you may first request to park in a safe place before picking/returning the call.
  • Regarding presentation, dress smartly and be very polite at all times to passengers and officials, including security personnel with whom interacting.

Reporting:

The Driver will report to the Operations Manager (until the Facilities Specialist is onboarded) in the Bauchi main office.

Minimum Requirements:

  • GCE ordinary level, NECO or any other evidence of successful completion of secondary school education with at least three years’ experience driving in a corporate environment (preferably in an NGO, an Embassy or other international agency).
  • A valid driver’s license, Class B.
  • Skills techniques training by reputable service, e.g., David Bertie, is an advantage.
  • Excellent listening and general communication skills.
  • Calmness and good instinct.
  • Excellent knowledge of the geography and roads network in the location where most commonly driving.
  • Good communication skills (written & oral) in English and local language(s), i.e., Hausa.
  • Knowledge of First Aid will be a strong advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours when necessary.
  • Willingness and ability to travel at short notice.
  • Willingness and ability to both train and be trained.

How to apply

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