Driver at Save The Children

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict. In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.Job ID: 19000095 Location: Akwa Ibom GRADE: 6 Employee Status: Permanent Team/Programme: STEER Contract Length: 11 months. Child Safeguarding: (select only one)

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 Driver’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.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Fleet Officer
Staff directly reporting to this post:

Key Areas of Accountability Documentation:

Maintain the vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation
Keep the Vehicle Documents Folder up-to-date:
Support the Head Driver 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 International has a no passenger policy – this relates to all non-agency personnel and is for reasons of safety, the continuance and equity of the programme.
Save the Children International may give lifts to agency and Governmental staff on occasion for the benefit of the programme – 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 – 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 & 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.

Other:

Follow and abide by the traffic rules, SCI regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by the Line Manager
Maintain all vehicle’s safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer – 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

Behaviours (Values in Practice) Accountability:

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.

Ambition:

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.

Collaboration:

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.

Creativity:

Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks.

Additional Job Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Qualifications Skills & Experience:

Administrative & General Skills
A full and clean driving license
Should have 3-5 years’ 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.

Desirable:

Any additional skills and/or experience that could be used by Save the Children would be taken into account in the selection process
A heavy goods driving license

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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