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- Job Position: Driver – IHP Nigeria
- Ref.: req11023
- Job Location: Ebonyi
- Reports To: Logistics Assistant
- Duration: 5 years
Project Overview and Role
Palladium seeks a Driver for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 6 – Ebonyi State. The goal of IHP is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality PHC services.
The purpose of Task Order 6 is to implement priority primary health interventions in Ebonyi state to strengthen the state government area (LGA), and ward-level health systems. The objectives of the program are a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care (PHC) services b) improve access to PHC services, and c) increase quality of PHC services. Strong engagement and collaboration with the state government are expected throughout the program.
Task Order 6 will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with another Mission programming to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) resources for PHC services, increase demand for PHC services, and improve access to essential commodities.
The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.
- The Driver is a full-time position to support the Nigeria Integrated Health Program staff in the safe transport of team members and deliveries. Under the immediate supervision of the Logistics Assistant.
- Drive vehicles as directed, including transporting staff to the field, performing pickups and delivery tasks; responsible for routine vehicle maintenance, including inspecting the vehicle; noting damage, scratches, malfunctions, or problems and reporting any faults to the senior driver; and ensuring vehicles are clean, well maintained, and roadworthy at all times
- Compile trip reports for drivers and weekly log sheets and enter them into the fuel consumption report; process monthly fuel requests and consolidate fuel liquidations for office vehicles
- Ensure that self and all passengers are wearing seatbelts prior to departure, including those in the back seat
- Report any accidents involved while driving the project vehicle to the police and appropriate authorities; ensure the vehicle has all the required forms before starting a trip.
- Act as an administrative assistant, when not driving.
- Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
The Driver should:
- Have an Ordinary National Diploma (OND);
- Be able to communicate in the English language;
- Have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a similar position within any reputable organization or within an international development project will be an added advantage;
- Understand the mechanics of vehicles as this will be advantageous;
- Have demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian road networks (with emphasis on Northern Nigeria)
- Have demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian driving codes and regulations
- Ability to drive and work long hours
- Familiar with the culture of the area.
- Familiar with the local terrain and routes and respond appropriately, in case of emergency.
- Knowledge and fluent understanding of the Hausa language will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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