Drivers at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver

Ref No: 200003Q6
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Team: Nigeria Country Office
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • The driver is responsible for the safe driving of Save the Children International vehicle, staff and Assets.
  • The Driver will ensure cleaning, proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with the Driver’s handbook and safe driving standards, ensuring the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and the proper management of the fuel supply for that vehicle.
  • The driver should do so in accordance with SCI policies and procedures.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Supply Chain Officer
  • Staff directly reporting to this post:

Key Areas of Accountability
Documentation:

  • Maintain the vehicle log Book and fuel consumption documentation
  • Keep the Vehicle Documents Folder up-to-date:
  • Support the Supply Chain Officer/Log. Focal point with the Vehicle Usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license, registration and valid permits all the time

Control of Vehicles:

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by Budget Holders and cleared by the Security Team.
  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are to be recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journey
  • Ensure that the keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Ensure that s/he wears the vehicle safety belt and all passengers wear seat belts before driving the vehicle.

On the Road:

  • Ensure that the line manager is immediately informed of any accidents, the Accident report is filled immediately and the accident reported to the police as soon as possible.
  • Ensures safety of passengers at all times
  • Safe transport of all staff, equipment, and materials
  • Save the Children International has a no passenger policy – this relates to all non-agency personnel and is for reasons of safety, the continuance and equity of the programme.
  • Save the Children International may give lifts to agency and Governmental staff on occasion for the benefit of the programme – see passenger policy for details.
  • SCI reserves the right to refuse entry to a vehicle any staff member without identification documents or who cannot be identified by SCI staff.
  • In the event of a medical emergency lifts may be given on prior approval of the programme manager – see passenger policy for details.

Vehicle Checks:

  • Check the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after use
  • Check the vehicle before departing from work.
  • Check, on taking over a vehicle, that the items listed on the Vehicle Check List and the items listed in the Vehicle Tools and Materials Inventory are present and in full functioning order.

Vehicle Defects:

  • A driver is to check for vehicle defects, damage to the vehicle, and ensure that he reports them to his line manager. After consulting a mechanic, the line manager will make the decision as to whether the vehicle should be taken off the road for repair.
  • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assign vehicle.

Cleanliness & Visibility:

  • The driver is responsible for ensuring that his vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all rubbish is removed from the vehicle after a journey.
  • The driver is to ensure SCI visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.

Other:

  • Follow and abide by the traffic rules, SCI regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by the Line Manager
  • Maintain all vehicle’s safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the Supply Chain Officer/Log. Focal point – including first aid kit, communication equipment, tow rope and fire extinguisher.
  • Work after duty hours or holidays as and when required and with prior notice from Line Manager
  • Perform any other relevant and appropriate duty as may be requested by the Line Manager.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • A valid and clean driver’s license
  • Should have 3-5 years’ experience of professional driving.
  • Prior experience as a driver in an international NGO, UN agency or private company
  • Ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in insecure environments is critical.
  • Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.

Personal Qualities:

  • A proactive and flexible approach to work
  • An ability to work with minimum supervision
  • A systematic approach to work
  • A people orientated person who enjoys working in a team
  • A keen interest in self-development
  • A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SCI is perceived as such.
  •  Working knowledge of the Save the Children Emergency Manual, Sphere, and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Strong oral and written English language communication skills required.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstances is required.

Desirable:

  • Any additional skills and/or experience that could be used by Save the Children would be taken into account in the selection process
  • Heavy goods driving license

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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