Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.
Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: State2State Driver
Location: Bauchi (Main Office)
Project: USAID Nigeria State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness (State2State) Activity
Start Date: October, 2022
Reports to: Operations Manager
The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers, and building on locally derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.
The Driver will be actively responsible for driving, cleaning, and ensuring proper maintaining of the official project vehicle assigned.
S/he will assist the office in providing support in safely moving program staff and approved consultants between program venues and other locations within partner states, etc. Driver will coordinate closely on a continuous basis with the Security Manager and Operations Manager, among other staff.
The role of the Driver is to provide transportation support to staff and approved consultants within Nigeria. S/he will be responsible for the following:
Convey DAI/S2S staff and consultants around to/from official businesses as may be assigned by the direct supervisor, i.e., Operations Manager and then the Facilities Specialist when onboarded.
Convey program materials as may be directed in the ordinary course of program work.
Ensure adequate safety, cleanliness, security, and maintenance of the assigned vehicle.
Properly maintain a movement logbook, i.e., daily mileage, for documenting fuel consumption and service record, e.g., oil/filter/etc. changes, etc.
Be responsible for the overall maintaining of the assigned vehicle; informing supervisor of any issues in a timely manner.
Observe the road and traffic laws and regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ensure safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
Ensure that all passengers use their seatbelts when traveling within the project vehicle.
Alcohol/cigarettes must not be consumed or present whilst on duty.
Perform other duties of a reasonable nature as assigned by the supervisor or designee.
Car Security & Maintenance:
Ensure vehicle is kept secure, clean, tidy and in good working condition always.
Ensure that you report any abnormality noticed with the car to the supervisor immediately.
Ensure vehicle is given regular, including daily maintenance checks as appropriate, e.g., check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.
Ensure vehicle repairs are carried out properly and in a timely manner by reputable, certified (if required) service centers and per manufacturer specifications.
Vehicle must be used for official assignments ONLY and on no account is the vehicle be diverted for personal use while on official assignment.
All accidents, however small, must be reported immediately to the supervisor, Operations Manager, Security Manager, and Chief of Party.
The use of mobile phones or other electronic devices while driving is not allowed. However, if it is an urgent call, you may first request to park in a safe place before picking/returning the call.
Regarding presentation, dress smartly and be very polite at all times to passengers and officials, including security personnel with whom interacting.
The Driver will report to the Operations Manager (until the Facilities Specialist is onboarded) in the Bauchi main office.
GCE ordinary level, NECO or any other evidence of successful completion of Secondary School Education with at least three (3) years experience driving in a corporate environment (preferably in an NGO, an Embassy or other international agency).
A valid driver’s license, Class B.
Skills techniques training by reputable service, e.g., David Bertie, is an advantage.
Excellent listening and general communication skills.
Calmness and good instinct.
Excellent knowledge of the geography and roads network in the location where most commonly driving.
Good communication skills (written & oral) in English and local language(s), i.e., Hausa.
Knowledge of First Aid will be a strong advantage.
Willingness and ability to work long hours when necessary.
Willingness and ability to travel at short notice.
Willingness and ability to both train and be trained.