Driver at Malaria Consortium

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: DriverLocations: Abuja, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Katsina, YobeDepartment: OperationsLength of contract: 5-yearsRole type: NationalGrade: 2Child safeguarding level: TBCReporting to: Line manager: Admin OfficerCountry and Project BackgroundMalaria 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.Job PurposeThis job holder is responsible for operating the vehicle and ensures general safety of assigned vehicle.Scope of WorkThe 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.Key AccountabilitiesSafely transport persons and goods (70%):Transport safely Malaria Consortium employees and goods as directed by the line managerAlways be in possession of a valid driving license and personal identificationRespect 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 vehiclesObserve the manufacturer technical conditions of use for all vehiclesReport any accident immediately to line manager and the nearest police station for purpose of insurance claimsAssist in loading and off-loading, and fetching waterEnsure safety of vehicles assigned to you at all timesEnsure passengers wear seat belts at all timesVehicle maintenance and checklist for field trips (20%):Responsible for daily and weekly preventive maintenance and report to the line manager any problems with vehiclesEnsure vehicles are always on full fuel tanksDiligently and promptly update the movement and fuel consumption logbookFurnish the logbook to the line manager as and when required to facilitate preparation of monthly vehicle and fuel consumption reportsAlways ensure the vehicle insurance and licenses are valid before driving any vehicleAlert line manager when service and maintenance schedules are dueClean the vehicle inside and outside as and when necessary/ keep your vehicle clean externally and internally at all the timesCheck that items mentioned in the logbook are in the vehicle before leavingPerform 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 timeThe 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 checkBehave in a professional manner at all the times with the understanding that the public associates your behaviour with Malaria ConsortiumEnsures the official vehicles are safely parked within the office environment and approved sites at all timesSecurity, communication and miscellaneous duties (10%):Ensure the vehicle radio communication is in good working conditionMaintain regular radio communication with the base station while travelling away from the base. Radios should be switched on for communications at all timesObserve and ensure adherence with security guidelines in the programme area of operationAssist 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 routePromptly report all relevant security incidents/concerns to the Logistics OfficerCarry 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 tasksOrganise 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 staffFollow Malaria Consortium’s security protocol at all times

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