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Driver at Helen Keller International


Helen Keller International (HKI) - Established in 1915, is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States.

HKI implements integrated package of cost-effective interventions that are proven to improve maternal and child nutrition. HKI supports policies and programs on food fortification, vitamin A supplementation, infant and young child feeding, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, community-based management of acute malnutrition and prevention and treatment of neglected tropical diseases. At the core of HKI’s programs is advocacy and social behavior change communication to various stakeholders. HKI also undertakes cutting-edge research to influence policy decisions and inform program quality.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Driver

Location: Ekiti

Summary

  • Helen Keller Nigeria is seeking a driver to be based in Ekiti State. This position reports to the Finance and Admin Officer, who is responsible for vehicle management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safely operate vehicles to ensure the safety of all passengers, pedestrians, other drivers and the vehicle in town and on field visits.
  • Conduct vehicle checks (daily, weekly, monthly and before/after trips to field), and notify the staff person responsible for vehicle management of any vehicle problems.
  • Understand the basic operations and maintenance requirements of Helen Keller vehicles. Perform minor maintenance and repair as required.
  • Secure the vehicles when not in use.
  • Provide support to Helen Keller field office staff and visitors in transporting materials to project sites, including loading and unloading Helen Keller vehicles as required.
  • Fill in Vehicle Logbook after each trip with complete information and Fuel Log.
  • Accept shifts/schedules as assigned, including weekend and after hours by rotation.
  • Deliver and pick up passengers and materials/ documents at airports, offices, businesses, etc. in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ensure that vehicles have the appropriate tools to enable users to perform minor maintenance and repairs in the field.
  • Clean the vehicle inside and outside when necessary.
  • Manage vehicles with care and use them with respect. Drive Helen Keller vehicles in a safe and secure manner in accordance with local law and the policies of the organization.
  • Respect local traffic laws and drive within established speed limits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities
Vehicle Driving:

  • Possess a valid local driver’s license.
  • Read and understand Helen Keller’s Vehicle Management policies and procedures related to vehicle management and driving protocols.
  • Respect local traffic laws and drive within established speed limits.
  • Deliver and pick up materials and documents at offices and businesses in a professional and courteous manner.

Vehicle Management & Maintenance:

  • Conduct vehicle checks (daily, weekly, monthly and for trips), and signal any actual or potential problems to the staff person responsible for vehicle management;
  • Ensure that vehicles have the appropriate tools and equipment on board to enable users to perform minor maintenance and repairs in the field.
  • Understand the basic operations and maintenance requirements of Helen Keller vehicles. Perform minor maintenance and repair as required.
  • Carefully assess surroundings before parking, particularly at night.  It is the driver’s responsibility to be attentive to potential threats.
  • Clean the vehicle inside and outside when necessary.
  • Provide support to Helen Keller staff and visitors in transporting materials to project sites, including loading and unloading Helen Keller vehicles as required;
  • Fill in log sheets after each trip with complete information and Fuel Logbook.

Vehicle Safety:

  • Manage vehicles with care and use them with respect. Drive Helen Keller vehicles in a safe and secure manner in accordance with local law and the policies of Helen Keller.
  • Do not accept unknown parcels, baggage or other questionable loads into the vehicles.
  • Do not accept unknown riders - particularly individuals carrying weapons, wearing military uniforms, or those linked to conflicts - inside Helen Keller vehicles.
  • Notify the staff person responsible for vehicle management of any movement of any vehicle from the office, any deviation from the planned route of travel, or changes of schedule.
  • Inform the staff person responsible for vehicle management or Country Director of any danger – immediate or potential – to the security of Helen Keller staff or equipment due to demonstrations / riots in town, roadblocks, requisitions of vehicles by armed persons, shooting, etc. in order to alert staff.
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of passengers at all times.
  • Verify that passengers riding in Helen Keller vehicles wear seat belts at all times.  Drivers are responsible for enforcing this rule in their vehicles.
  • Yield the right-of-way to other drivers, pedestrians, bicycle and motorcycle riders, even if progress is slowed.
  • Provide contact location to staff when in the field.

Qualifications

  • Secondary-level diploma.
  • 5 years’ experience driving professionally; experience in mechanics desired.
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed.
  • Good working knowledge of all major local road networks and city streets.
  • English language skills highly desired.
  • Valid, current driving license with a clean driving record (no accidents).
  • Verifiable references.
  • Professional, courteous and punctual.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • In the spirit of our founder and namesake, Helen Keller is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is fully valued.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
  • We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above

Application Deadline 21st January, 2022.


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