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Driver Nigeria Abuja

Abuja, Nigeria


Job Description

These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.

If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Driver to join our team in Abuja, Federal Capital. You will be responsible for safely transporting NRC staff/visitors and equipment/materials to approved destinations and other Logistics support functions for the NRC office.


Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.

 Transport NRC staff, visitors, documents, and goods/materials to designated destinations when officially approved.
 Ensure the safety and security of the passengers, the goods and the vehicle.
 Immediately report accidents, breakdowns and needs of repair and general maintenance/service.
 Respect the local traffic regulations and the NRC logistical, drivers and vehicle policies at all times.
 Maintain the logbook for all trips.
 Always maintain the vehicle in proper operating condition, including keeping the vehicle clean, ensuring enough fuel, checking the technical state etc.
 In liaison with the line manager/direct supervisor, arrange for repairs and servicing.
 Ensure the assigned vehicle has all the necessary documents and equipment.
 Provide logistical support during training and workshops.
Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention.

 The driver shall strictly follow the Nigerian traffic law, rules and speed limits and shall drive in a safe and defensive manner.
 In the event of an accident, the driver shall ensure that all steps, rules and regulations are followed, including filling in the incident report.
 The driver is responsible for cleaning and performing the daily check on the vehicle and shall ensure that it is in a safe running condition. He/she is also responsible for checking the oil level, water level, batteries, brakes, tyres, etc; and that the vehicle is at all times equipped with a first aid kit, a good spare tyre and all prescribed tools and equipment. He/she will report promptly and in writing to NRC is some tools are missing.
 The driver is responsible for logging in (on the logbook) all trips and ensuring that other drivers that may use the vehicle do the same.
 The driver should ensure that the fuel tanks as a rule should always be completely full, if possible, and the quantity of litres dispensed should be properly recorded in the logbook.
 The driver shall ensure that all required licenses, insurance cards and vehicle permits are valid and available in the vehicle including accident reports. He/she must also ensure that own driving license and other relevant driving papers are up to date. 
 The driver shall follow the instructions provided in the NRC’s Driver Manual.
 The driver is responsible for performing minor repairs if needed while major repairs should be reported to the supervisor before planning.
 Ensure the assigned vehicle is always in good working condition and meets NRC safety and security standards
 Be flexible to work any shift during the 24 hrs day i.e. 08.00 a.m to 4.00p.m; 4.00p.m to 12.00 a.m; 12.00 a.m to 08.00 a.m including weekends and public holidays.

 Valid driver’s license
 Experience from working as a driver in a humanitarian/recovery context
 Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
 Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
 Fluency in English and local languages
 Geographical area knowledge
About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

About the Team

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

Job Info

 Job Identification 13832
 Job Category Logistics
 Posting Date 01/26/2024, 07:47 PM
 Apply Before 02/09/2024, 07:47 PM
 Degree Level Some College
 Job Schedule Full time
 Locations Abuja


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NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has been working to help displacement-affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information-Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection. NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM). With a workforce of 370 staff and a presence in key locations such as Maiduguri (in Borno State), Yola (in Adamawa State) and Jos (in Plateau State), NRC can respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East, and North Central Nigeria.

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