Job Title: Driver-SAY WEE project
Location: Kano, Nigeria
Reports to: Program Manager- SAY WEE
Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.
The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing...when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.Â
Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager and a dotted reporting line to the Operations Coordinator, the Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, a high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. His/her support to the project will be centered around reliable and safe driving services to SAY WEE project team members, TNS employees, visitors and administrative services, as required, ensuring high accuracy of work.
The SAY WEE project seeks to address unemployment in Nigeria through four pathways namely: self-employment, micro and small growing business acceleration, job readiness and ecosystem development. With a strong learning agenda, the project will pilot methodologies that drive behavior change and successfully link women and youth to relevant and lasting jobs. To achieve its objectives, the project will leverage existing infrastructure, institutions, and organizations where possible. It will also apply lessons learned from other initiatives in the entrepreneurial ecosystem support space by adopting multiple proven approaches. The design will follow a common set of principles, such as being market-driven to help entrepreneurs tap into high-growth sectors, build youth skills, and facilitate linkages to drive job placement for targeted youth. The project targets women and girls and therefore needs a strong accountability and safeguarding mechanism to ensure seamless implementation.
Primary Functions & Responsibilities:Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and
meeting official personnel and visitors at various locations.Interpret travel policy and procedures, the Staff Rules, administrative circulars, financial regulations and rules on travel related matters. Maintain and contribute to policy information on fleet management. Work within cost-saving methods through proper use of vehicle, accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports. Proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc. Logs fuel consumption, maintenance etc. Work toward availability of required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts. Maintain updated records at all times. With good knowledge of defensive driving, apply rules and regulations, internal and external policies. Provides physical labor services in relocation of offices and staff moves and provides support for meetings and conferences. Be cordial and respectful to clients, visitors and colleagues. Tactfully and effectively deal with officials and visitors. Ensures steps required by rules, regulations and best practice are adhered to in case of accident. Applies good judgment in the context of assignments given. Steady compliance with the policy in all conduct of activities. Provide basic security management support in applying innovative techniques to assess and mitigate risk especially within the location of work. Provide other project related support assistance as may be assigned Supervisor.
Basic Qualifications:Minimum relevant qualification from secondary academic institution, National diploma or higher National Diploma in any Art or social science field. Valid Driverâs license.
Preferred Qualifications:Previous experience in conducting liaison work with government, international agencies or NGOs with minimum 2 yearsâ work experience as a driver in the north eastern part of the country. Safe driving record. Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair. Familiarity with Kano terrain.
Required Languages : Familiarity with the local language and English
Travel : Mostly within Kano state
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Duties require professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to type. Residents of the Locations stated and environs are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. Defensive driving skill Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and telephone protocol. Knowledge of air, road, and fire safety programmes /systems and ability to assess risks and identify mitigation measures Ability to interpret travel policy and procedures, the Staff Rules, administrative circulars, financial regulations and rules on travel related matters
Supervisory ResponsibilitiesÂ â None
This position is subject to the confirmation of award. We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe'sÂ vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.
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