Driver at Save The Children April, 2022

Job Description



Job ID: 22000300

Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Grade: 6

Team / Programme: Nigeria Country Office

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Reports to: Supply Chain Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: None

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3- The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking / vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • The driver is responsible for the safe driving of Save the Children International vehicle, staff and Assets.

  • The Driver will ensure cleaning, proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with the Driverrsquo;s handbook and safe driving standards, ensuring the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and the proper management of the fuel supply for that vehicle.

  • The driver should do so in accordance with SCI policies and procedures.

  • Also the driver is expected to drive in emergency as the need be


  • Safely drive SCI Staff and assets as at when requested

  • Map out driving routes ahead of time to determine the most expedient trip

  • Pick up clients from the place and at the time theyrsquo;ve requested

  • Assist SCI Staff with loading and unloading their luggage

  • Listen to traffic and weather reports to stay up-to-date on road conditions

  • Adjust the route to avoid heavy traffic or road constructions, as needed

  • Answer clientsrsquo; questions about the area and local places of interest

  • Ensure the car seats are clean and comfortable for all riders

  • Schedule regular car service appointments and report any issues

  • Book car wash and detailing services to maintain interior and exterior cleanliness of the car

  • Arrive at destinations on schedule

  • Interact with SCI Staff professionally at all times

  • Ensure that the vehicle is always fuelled and ready for use

  • Keep mileage records and repair records up-to-date

  • Promptly informing the fleet focal person of any tickets issued against SCI vehicle during work hours.

  • Providing accurate time records of SCI vehiclersquo;s coming and goings

  • Report any accidents, injuries, and vehicle damage to management.

Key Accountabilities


  • Maintain the vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation

  • Keep the Vehicle Documents Folder up-to-date:

  • Support the Fleet Assistant with the Vehicle Usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption.

  • Maintain a valid driver license, registration and valid permits all the time

Control of Vehicles:

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by Line Managers.

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are to be recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journey

  • Ensure that the keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use.

  • Ensure that s/he wears the vehicle safety belt and all passengers also wear seat belts before driving the vehicle.

On the Road:

  • Ensure that the line manager is immediately informed of any accidents, the Accident report is filled immediately and the accident reported to the police as soon as possible.

  • Ensures safety of passengers at all times

  • Safe transport of all staff, equipment, and materials

  • Save the Children has a no passenger policy ndash; this relates to all non-agency personnel and is for reasons of safety, the continuance and equity of the programme.

  • Save the Children may give lifts to agency and Governmental staff on occasion for the benefit of the programme ndash; see passenger policy for details.

  • SCI reserves the right to refuse entry to a vehicle any staff member without identification documents or who cannot be identified by SCI staff.

  • In the event of a medical emergency lifts may be given on prior approval of the programme manager ndash; see passenger policy for details.

Vehicle Checks:

  • Check the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after use

  • Check the vehicle before departing from work.

  • Check, on taking over a vehicle, that the items listed on the Vehicle Check List and the items listed in the Vehicle Tools and Materials Inventory are present and in full functioning order.

Vehicle Defects:

  • A driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager. After consulting a mechanic, the line manager will make the decision as to whether the vehicle should be taken off the road for repair.

  • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assign vehicle.

Cleanliness amp; Visibility:

  • The driver is responsible for ensuring that his vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all rubbish is removed from the vehicle after a journey.

  • Driver is to ensure SCI visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.


  • Follow and abide by the traffic rules, SCI regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by the Line Manager

  • Maintain all vehiclersquo;s safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer ndash; including first aid kit, communication equipment, tow rope and fire extinguisher

  • Work after duty hours or holidays as and when required and with prior notice from line manager

  • Perform any other relevant and appropriate requested by the Line Manager



  • Candidate must have at least Diploma or its equivalent

Experience and Skills:


  • A valid driver license

  • Should have 3-5 yearsrsquo; experience of professional driving.

  • Prior experience as a driver in an international NGO, UN agency or private company

  • Ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in insecure environments is critical.

  • Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.

  • Personal Qualities:

    • A proactive and flexible approach to work

    • An ability to work with minimum supervision

    • A systematic approach to work

    • A people orientated person who enjoys working in a team

    • A keen interest in self development

    • A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SCI is perceived as such.

  • Working knowledge of the Save the Children Emergency Manual, Sphere, and Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Strong oral and written English language communication skills required.

  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstances is required.

  • Must be an indigene of Yobe state


  • Any additional skills and/or experience that could be used by Save the Children would be taken into account in the selection process

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develop and encourages new innovative solutions

  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.


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