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Project Driver


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6 days ago

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Job Title: Project Driver 

Project: Building Precision Dairy Models in Nigeria (BuPreDMiN)

Location: Ogun State, Nigeria

Reports to: Program Manager

About TechnoServe:

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 businesses 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 can access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off. 

Job Summary:

The project driver will work under the supervision of the senior program manager and ensure smooth, seamless, and safe movement of the project team and visitors during field monitoring activities. S/he will ensure that the car is in excellent condition and performs optimally at all times.

Program/Practice/Department Overview:

TechnoServe’s Building Precision Dairy Models in Nigeria (BuPreDMiN) aims to build a precision, sustainable, and productive local dairy value chain in Nigeria within 4 years in a way that increases the incomes, resilience, and carbon footprint of dairy farmers in Nigeria.

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 milk, documents, and other program related items while meeting official personnel and visitors at various locations.
  • Interpret travel policy and procedures, 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, and 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 tyres, 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, and internal and external policies.
  • Provides physical labor services in the 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 using high emotional intelligence.
  • Ensures steps required by rules, regulations, and best practices are adhered to in case of an 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 a secondary academic institution, National diploma, or Higher National Diploma in any Art or social science field.
  • Valid Driver’s license- Class B or D
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of driving in Ogun State and its environs for at least 3 years.
  • Required Languages: Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

    Travel:  50%

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software -Excel and Word
  • Supervisory Responsibilities – None

    Closing Statements:

    We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

    With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and and do not discriminate based on gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability, and all other protected classes.

    We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

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