Plan International

  • Sokoto, Sokoto State


  • Contract

  • Full-time

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, driving changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. Plan International is registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission

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We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Position: Driver

Job Location: Sokoto, Nigeria

Contract Duration: 4months (With Possibility of extension)

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to provide transportation services to Plan International staff in a safe, courteous and timely manner on the SHOW CE project in Sokoto state and as assigned.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Communicates within Plan International Nigeria. The post holder will contribute towards the operational aspects of the office and programmes, interfacing with both operational and programme team members.

Duties and Responsibilities

Vehicle maintenance and management:

  • Clean vehicle and perform routine checks to ensure it has proper working tools on a daily basis.
  • Refuels vehicle using an approved fuel voucher and records this on the vehicle log sheet timeously.
  • Parks vehicle safely at designated place at the end of each working day not later than 6pm.
  • Ensures that after hours travels have prior formal approval by the admin department.
  • Ensure vehicle movement log book is filled timely and regularly.
  • To report immediately to the Admin officer, all accidents or issues involving Plan International vehicles.
  • Compliance to the motor vehicle and travel policy provisions of Plan international Nigeria.

Staff and material transportation:

  • Transports staff and designated people to all areas as instructed and with approved vehicle request forms.
  • Ferries goods to required points as may be directed from time to time.
  • Ensure vehicles have necessary materials such as umbrellas, first aid box, map, fire extinguishers etc.
  • Ensure that all Plan assets are not left unattended in the vehicle whilst parked.
  • Files in accurately vehicle log books and submits to the Admin Officer.
  • Prepares monthly vehicles’ maintenance reports for allocated vehicles.

Other services provision:

  • Dispatch and deliver all documents between Plan and other service providers.
  • Assist in sourcing for quotations towards the procurement of goods and materials for program delivery as per corporate procedures to ensure value for money is obtained
  • Dispatch of goods and materials to various projects offices to facilitate program delivery without any reports of loss or destruction of items
  • Comply with Plan’s Child Safeguarding Policy at all times to safeguard and protect the child at all times without any reports or incidents of child abuse.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time to support the attainment of organizational goals.

Dealing with Problems:

  • Have a basic knowledge of the organization mission and values, staff roles in order to support and direct visitors to the appropriate staff.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationship with staffs, managers, visitors and partners.

Physical Environment

  • The position is based in Sokoto state. The incumbent will work in a Development context supporting the delivery of life saving aid to people in need and would require some level of travel outside of base and also some work outside normal work hours.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Good communication, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Class B drivers’ licence.
  • Advanced or Ordinary level certificate
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in vehicle maintenance and driving.
  • Work experience in an NGO setup will be an added advantage
  • Any relevant certification in driving / clerical services will be an added advantage.

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate wide knowledge of the road network in Sokoto and the other North western states.
  • Confirmed and demonstrated successful experience in a similar role
  • Good knowledge of grammar, composition, spelling and punctuation.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship with both internal and external clients
  • Proficiency with PC’s and computer programs including Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Ability to speak good English and any other language is an added advantage.

Skills:

  • Good planning and organizational abilities
  • Good supervisory and listening abilities
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Ability to multi- task.
  • Good analytical abilities.
  • Good time management skills.

Behaviours:

  • Maintain image of the organization by example and outmost professionalism.
  • Show courtesy and respectful towards individual, colleagues, superiors and visitors.
  • Be dynamic, patient and a good time keeper
  • Ability to listen and pay attention to details.
  • Good team player.

Note: Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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