Driver at The Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.  Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set. DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and planning to run an office in Yobe, besides 50 staff members subject to increase in near future. Since July 2015, DRC/DDG have started up emergency operations in Nigeria in order to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in northeastern Nigeria. DRC/DDG currently have a representational office in Abuja as well as bases in Yola, Mubi and Maiduguri. In 2016, DRC/DDG will commence an EU-funded programme that seeks to promote stability and socio-economic recovery in Borno and Adamawa states. The programme will focus on four key programmatic axes:Promoting socio-economic recovery and sustainable livelihoodsAddressing the needs of youth at affected by displacement and at risk of criminality and radicalisationEnhancing community protection and conflict mediation capacitiesReducing the risks associated with mines/explosive remnants of war (ERW) The positionTo drive DRC vehicles safely and efficiently in accordance with DRC policy and national safety rules and regulations, responsible for the vehicle to which he/she is assigned and the completion of log books and fuel, records, under the supervision of the Logistic Officer. The driver shall perform the following responsibilities: DocumentationMaintain the vehicle log and fuel consumption documentationKeep 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 timeControl of VehiclesEnsure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by Supervisors.Ensure that all vehicle journeys are to be recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journeyEnsure 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.Vehicle ChecksCheck the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after useCheck 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 DefectsA driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his supervisor. After consulting a mechanic, the supervisor 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 & VisibilityThe 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 DRC visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.

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