DAI

  • Nigeria


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

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

Scope of Work

Title: Driver x9

Location: Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Bauchi (x4), Ebonyi, Gombe & Sokoto, Nigeria**

Start date: January 2022 – August 6, 2025

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 drivers will be actively responsible for driving, cleaning, and total maintenance of the official project vehicle assigned to him. S/he will assist the office in providing support in moving program staff to program venues and other locations within the program states and beyond.

Responsibilities:

The role of the driver is to provide a variety of transportation support within Nigeria. She/he will be responsible for the following:

  • Convey DAI/S2S staff and consultants around official businesses as may be assigned by the Finance and Administrative Specialist(s) (FAS).
  • Convey program materials from origin to destination 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, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, etc.
  • Be responsible for the availability, authenticity, accuracy, validity and currency of the particulars of the assigned vehicle.
  • Observing the road and traffic laws and regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
  • Alcohol’/cigarettes’ must not be consumed or present whilst on duty.
  • Support Administrative Assistant(s) with any other duty as may be assigned.
  • Comply with all security protocols.

Car Security & Maintenance

  • Ensure vehicle is kept secure, clean, tidy and in good working condition at all times.
  • To ensure that you report any abnormality noticed with the car to the Finance & Admin. Specialist/Office Manager.
  • Ensure vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc.
  • Ensure vehicle repairs are carried out properly by official manufacturers specifications.

Others

  • All vehicles must be used for official assignments ONLY and on no account, should the vehicle be diverted for personal use while on official assignment.
  • All accidents, however small, must be reported immediately to the FAS.
  • The use of mobile phones while driving is not allowed. However, if it is an urgent call, you may first request to park in a safe place before picking the call.
  • Dress smartly and be very polite.

Reporting:

The Drivers will report to the Finance & Admin. Specialists in the State Offices, and the Office Manager in the Bauchi Main Office; who will work closely with the Regional Security Manager to oversee the safety and security of project personnel.

Minimum Requirements:

The individual we are looking for will have:

  • 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 David Bertie is an advantage;
  • Excellent listening skills;
  • Calmness and good instinct;
  • Excellent knowledge of the geography and roads network in the location;
  • Good communication skills (written & oral);
  • 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.

Women who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

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