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Since 2009, Nigeria has been the scene of attacks by Boko Haram against the population. In particular, the north-east of the country is affected by destruction and displacement. More than 20,000 people have been killed and about 2.2 million people are displaced from their communities.

The project “Support to the internally displaced and resilience of host communities in the north and north-east of Nigeria” will be financed by the BMZ and the EU. It is in the context of Germany's commitment to "fight causes for displacement – stabilize host communities - support refugees". The project is in line with the EU action plan against refugee crises and with the national indicative programme of the 11th European Development Fund.

The project’s purpose is to improve the living conditions of internally displaced persons (IDP), the population in host communities and of IDPs returning to their communities of origin in north-eastern Nigeria.

The project focuses geographically on the federal states of Adamawa and Borno in north-eastern Nigeria where an estimated number of 5 million people is in need of support. With its measures of rehabilitation and development the project is complementary to humanitarian assistance which is provided by other actors. The planned interventions are closely coordinated and harmonized with other donors and stakeholders.

The project will be active predominantly in informal IDP camps and host communities and communities of origin of IDPs. It promotes the linkage of rehabilitation and development. The aims of the project are to stabilize living conditions in the IDP population and population of host communities, allow the resumption of social and economic life of IDPs while they return to their communities of origin as well as the rehabilitation and reconstruction of these communities. Access to formal and non-formal education, to health services, to energy, water and sanitation, the rehabilitation of road and other built infrastructure, the recapitalization of destroyed agricultural production materials, social transfers (cash transfers) and the revival of local economy are examples for areas of intervention. For the rehabilitation and reconstruction in communities of origin, the project will apply a community based and participative approach to draft community development plans. For its implementation the project will collaborate with consultants as well as consortia of international and national non-governmental organizations.



  • The driver is responsible for
  • Safely and responsibly performing all official travel using official vehicles
  • Regularly servicing  and looking after official vehicles
  • Taking account of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations
  • Running official errands and
  • Assisting with other office work



  • Driving
  • Provides passenger transport in an official car for office, project or programme staff, official visitors and guests
  • Runs errands for the project, programme or office, e.g. Sending letters and messages, paying bills and buying smaller quantities of office supplies
  • Helps with transporting goods
  • Completes the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards
  • Cleans the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) regularly
  • Checks oil, water, brakes and brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle, monthly or every 5,000 km (whichever is first), headlights, brakes, bodywork for dents etc. 
  • Is responsible for the project vehicle documents and their good condition, keeping a vehicle log and recording monthly maintenance
  • Calculates monthly petrol, oil and lubricant consumption for the daily cash fund and for forwarding monthly vouchers to cost accounting 
  • Reports need for service and carries out minor repairs
  • Immediately reports all involvement of the project or office vehicle in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicle fittings
  • Uses all available information (including current radio news on traffic conditions) to update daily knowledge of road conditions, current passable routes and locations, and shares this information with other office drivers
  • Assists other colleagues as needed in the project, programme or office if there is no travel pending, carries out other office work on request
  • Required qualifications, competences and experience



  • Secondary school education
  • Holds a valid driver’s licence
  • Professional experience
  • At least 1-3 years’ work experience as a driver with references 
  • No major accidents in the past 3 years
  • Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Good knowledge of English and Hausa 
  • Discipline and punctuality
  • Resilience and patience
  • Familiarity with towns in northern Nigeria 
  • Appropriate appearance and attire (possibly uniform, friendly manner with all passengers)
  • Ensures unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management 
  • Good communication skills
  • A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility 
  • Innovative and possessing a positive attitude to change


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GIZ Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.