Driver Job in Nigeria

 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver

Position Number: 00146522



Location: Bauchi
Employment Type: Fixed Term Appointment (FTA)
Duration: One year (renewable based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance).
Grade level of Post:  G2
Rotational / Non Rotational: Non Rotational

The Position

  • The post of Driver is located Bauchi, Bauchi State in Kaduna Sub-Office, UNFPA Nigeria Country Office and reports directly to the UNFPA State Programme Officer for Bauchi State.
  • The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services for effective programme implementation in Bauchi State and other high-ranking UNFPA officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues.
  • The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Upon official request, the Driver can also be required to provide driving services to the operations and programme staff in other Sub Offices, consultants and experts and UNFPA staff on mission.

How you can make a difference:

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
  • These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
  • In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
  • UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose

  • Providing reliable and safe driving services, you will uphold the highest standards of discretion and integrity; have a deep sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues.
  • You will demonstrate a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drives office vehicle for the transportation of authorized personnel. 
  • Delivers and collects mail, documents and other items.
  • Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates immigration and customs formalities as required.
  • Maintains on a day-to-day basis assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres  etc; performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean, keeping well the maintenance related records.
  • Ensures vehicle related documentation for example licenses and insurance policy are acquired and maintained up to date 
  • Prepares and maintains vehicle related Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc;
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
  • Reports to the State Programme Office, Bauchi State any fault detected in any of the UNFPA vehicles.
  • Makes photocopies of letters, mails and other official documents as may be required in the office or during workshops/seminars.
  • Distributes mails as appropriate to all staff within the office and to other parties for example government, NGO offices, UN Agencies, Diplomatic missions, individuals etc.  involved with UNFPA.
  • Keeps abreast of traffic and road and security and safety awareness to enable safe and on time arrival for meetings
  • Maintains record on travel in order to facilitate efficient tracking and monitoring.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should:

  • Be a Nigerian national (male or female).

Education:

  • Possess at least secondary school Certificate 
  • Possess valid professional driving license and Trade Test Certificate.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrate proficiency/skill in vehicle mechanical operation
  • Possess valid professional driving license and Trade Test Certificate
  • Have a minimum of 5 years professional driving experience with a reputable organization
  • Work history of at least 3 years in the UN system, an international organization, embassy with a safe driving record. is desirable.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local roads and conditions, and defensive driving skills.
  • Skill in minor vehicle repairs. 

Language:

  • Fluency in English required.
  • Very strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English.

Application Closing Date
Wednesday; 10th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • This vacancy announcement is only for Nigerian nationals.
  • No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN staff regulations 4.5.