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Driver at Malaria Consortium – Sokoto & Zamfara

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver

Locations: Sokoto and Zamfara
Department: Operations
Length of contract: 2 years
Role type: National
Grade: 2
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Reporting to: Supply Chain and Admin Officer

Job Purpose

  • Drivers are a key part of the Malaria Consortium team and our drivers need to be enthusiastic people who are reliable and able to drive safely, this job holder is responsible for operating the vehicle and ensures general safety of assigned vehicle in Sokoto and Zamfara offices.

Scope of Work

  • The driver would be responsible for picking up and driving the project officials, pickups and other scheduled appointments. And also will be responsible for performing minor maintenance tasks on the vehicles to assure the functionality of the vehicle.

Key working relationships:

  • The officer working under the line-management of the Supply Chain and Admin Officer. Would deliver aspects of the project as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.

Key Accountabilities (percent of time spent on each area)
Safely Transport Persons and Goods (70%):

  • Transport safely Malaria Consortium employees and goods as directed by the line manager
  • Always be in possession of a valid driving license and personal identification
  • Respect and observe the Nigeria traffic regulations, speed limits and adjust speed according to road and risk conditions (for example, when driving in villages or populated areas)
  • Observe Malaria Consortium standard operating procedures for vehicles
  • Observe the manufacturer technical conditions of use for all vehicles
  • Report any accident immediately to line manager and the nearest police station for purpose of insurance claims
  • Assist in loading and off-loading, and fetching water
  • Ensure safety of vehicles assigned to you at all times
  • Ensure passengers wear seat belts at all times

Vehicle Maintenance and Checklist for Field Trips (20%):

  • Responsible for daily and weekly preventive maintenance and report to the line manager any problems with vehicles
  • Ensure vehicles are always on full fuel tanks
  • Diligently and promptly update the movement and fuel consumption logbook
  • Furnish the logbook to the line manager as and when required to facilitate preparation of monthly vehicle and fuel consumption reports
  • Always ensure the vehicle insurance and licenses are valid before driving any vehicle
  • Alert line manager when service and maintenance schedules are due
  • Clean the vehicle inside and outside as and when necessary/ keep your vehicle clean externally and internally at all the times
  • Check that items mentioned in the logbook are in the vehicle before leaving
  • Perform daily vehicle pre-departure checks to include fuel, engine oil, coolant, lights, tyres, horn, tools and equipment, brakes, windows and mirrors, etc.
  • When a field trip is planned, the driver has to inspect and prepare the vehicle the day before leaving and be ready for scheduled departure time
  • The driver has also to prepare additional materials according to trip needs (for example, additional fuel tank, stickers, flag, medical and food kits, additional spare tyres)
  • Conduct daily, weekly and monthly vehicle check
  • Behave in a professional manner at all the times with the understanding that the public associates your behaviour with Malaria Consortium
  • Ensures the official vehicles are safely parked within the office environment and approved sites at all times

Security, Communication and Miscellaneous Duties (10%):

  • Ensure the vehicle radio communication is in good working condition
  • Maintain regular radio communication with the base station while travelling away from the base. Radios should be switched on for communications at all times
  • Observe and ensure adherence with security guidelines in the programme area of operation
  • Assist Logistics Officer and colleagues in gathering security information analysis especially pertaining to routes to be travelled. To advise the logistician on the security of such routes and whether Malaria Consortium vehicle should travel or not on a given route
  • Promptly report all relevant security incidents/concerns to the Logistics Officer
  • Carry out other delegated tasks using Malaria Consortium vehicles. Theses may range from mail delivery, payment of bills, picking or dropping of staff or visitors and other similar tasks
  • Organise the assigned task in the most efficient and effective manner, so as to minimize vehicle use (fuel consumption, wear and tear)
  • Carry out any other duties as requested by the Logistics Officer and any senior staff
  • Follow Malaria Consortium’s security protocol at all times

Person Specification
Qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum Qualification of O’ Level Certificate;
  • Honest, hardworking and pleasant personality with effective interpersonal skills;
  • Fluent in English.
  • Full driving licence
  • Previous experience working as a driver

Work-based skills and competencies:

  • Honest, hardworking and pleasant personality with effective interpersonal skills;


  • Knowledge/skills of basic mechanics
  • Willingness to learn about security protocals

Core competencies
Delivering results:

  • Level A – Supports others to achieve results:
    • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets.
    • Supports others to plan and deliver results
    • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks

Analysis and use of information:

  • Level A- Works confidently with complex data to support work:
    • Interprets complex written information
    • Works confidently with data before making decisions: for example; interpreting trends, issues and risks
    • Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence

Interpersonal and communications:

  • Level A – Adapts communications effectively:
    • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
    • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
    • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
    • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

Collaboration and partnering:

  • Level A – Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:
    • Builds strong networks internally
    • Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks.
    • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
    • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers

Leading and motivating people:

  • Level B – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:
    • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback,
    • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
    • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
    • Develops the skills and competences of others through the development and application of skills
    • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties

Flexibility/ adaptability:

  • Level A – Clarifies priorities and ensures learning from experience:
    • Clarifies priorities when leading change
    • Sees and shows others the benefits of strategic change.
    • Helps colleagues/team members to practice stress management through prioritization of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-management and care
    • Makes time to learn from experience and feedback, and apply the lessons to a new situation

Living the values:

  • Level A – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:
    • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
    • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:

  • Level A – Keeps up to date with the internal and external environment:
    • Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors,
    • Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business,
    • Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans


Application Closing Date
26th June, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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