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Twinning for Health Support Initiative Nigeria

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REPORTS TO: Human Resource Manager 

 

Twinning for Health Support Initiative, Nigeria (THSI-N) was established by the American International Health Alliance (AIHA) as its local Nigerian partner organization. THSI-N received its Certificate of Incorporation by the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission in February 2014 with the following objectives:

 

SUMMARY OF PRIMARY DUTIES:

Twinning for Health Support Initiative Nigeria (THSI-N) seeksa driver to assist THSI-N to fulfill their mission of working for the well-being of children by providing safe driving support and general administration and logistical work. The driver reports to the Human Resource Manager and works closely with the Executive Director, the HR, and other Managers and in and out of Enugu. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Driving

Drive vehicle for official travel and business, or as requested by management.

Maintain high standard of service to both internal and external guests.

Ensure punctuality and safe transport;

Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.

Alcohol must not be consumed or present whilst on duty

Car Security & Maintenance

Ensure vehicle is kept clean, tidy and in good working condition at all times

Ensure vehicle is kept secure at all times

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

Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs, prepare vehicle spare parts inventory

Prepare and submit vehicle monitoring report, including records of vehicle operations, maintenance, expenses, mileage, at end of each month

Assist the Admin Officer to ensure vehicle insurance and registration is updated according to schedule

Prepare budget plan for vehicle

Assist in the purchase of new vehicles as required

Car Logbook maintenance

Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, etc.;

Organizational Development

Participate in the teambuilding of THSI-N and contribute to the development and promotion of THSI-N values culture and learning approach as required.

Relationship Building & Representation

Establish appropriate information-sharing relationships with staff in similar positions within other NGOs and car leasing companies

Manage THSI-N relationship with car leasing companies ensuring driving

standards, passenger safety requirements and driver courtesy and punctuality is achieved.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

This is a full-time position with regular and extensive travel to THSI-N’s program areas (maximum 80% of time for driving).

The successful candidate will be offered a one year contract. Salary will be set according to experience and qualifications, in accordance with THSI-N’s salary scale.

Other working conditions and benefits are outlined in THSI-N’s HR

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Knowledge

Understanding of transportation law

Good traffic judgment

Good knowledge about car mechanics

 

Skills

Excellent driving skills

Flexible, effective team work and interpersonal skills

Good communication skills 

Good in communicating in English

 

Experience

Minimum 5 years’ experience as driver with good driving record

Effective communication with internal and external staff

Experience with driving to remote locations on project field trips and driving off the road in difficult conditions

 

Abilities/Qualities

  • Being well-organized and systematic 
  • Careful, accountable, responsible and punctual 
  • A team player – personable, caring, helpful, reliable and diplomatic 
  • Honest and approachable 
  • Good personal grooming & personal presentation 

 

Attitudes

Willing to work long and irregular hours, shift duty and on public holidays as Required

Willing to take regular and extensive travel to THSI-N’s project areas in Provinces

Commitment to the aims of THSI-N

Discreet and respectful of confidentiality

 

Qualifications

Senior School Certificate holder

Valid driving license Level 

Holder of qualification in Vehicle Maintenance and Repairs may be an added advantage.

 

ADA SPECIFICATIONS:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; stoop; reach with hands and arms; balance; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.