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
Abuja, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Katsina and Yobe
Length of contract: 5-years
Role type: National
Travel involved: Yes
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Reporting to: Line manager: Admin Officer
Country and project background
Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible.
Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria. Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners.
The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SuNMaP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016.
The anticipated follow on project, SuNMaP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets.
This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.
This job holder is responsible for operating the vehicle and ensures general safety of assigned vehicle.
Scope of Work:
The driver would be responsible for picking up and driving the programme 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 role will report to the State Admin Officers for SuNMaP2 and will work closely with the state team for logistics support in carrying out daily operations of programme activities.
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