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Driver at Oxfam (Abuja)

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Driver

Requisition ID: 11306
Location: Abuja
Internal Job Grade: F1
Contract type: 1 Year
Job Family: Business Support
Reporting to: Administrative Assistant
Staff reporting to this post: None

Job Purpose

  • The driver will work within the business support department to support operations structure, committed to providing reliable support to program activities in order to achieve efficiency in program deliveries.


  • Ensure the project vehicle - or any other car as directed or under the driver’s control- is always in good working order and properly maintained.
  • Always abide by standard driving /safety rules and procedure.
  • Ensure that periodic maintenance is effected on the project vehicle as and when due and to notify the Administrative Assistant at least 36 hours before designated time. 
  • Ensure that accident reports are completed and filed.
  • Ensure security measures for vehicles such as parking, storage of keys, emergency suppliers etc.
  • In collaboration with the Security Officer, coordinate movement routes for field trips.
  • Coordinate communication with staff for every field trip.
  • Ensure major repairs are done in a timely manner.
  • Collect and submit vehicle related receipts to the Logistics Officer.
  • Transport project staff and equipment efficiently and safely as required.
  • Collecting and distribution of vehicle log-sheets, responsible for monthly compilation, and submission of log-sheets
  • Schedule vehicle use to meet programmatic and operational needs
  • Ensure trip ticket or form are used by program staff and approved by the necessary person
  • Maintain the Vehicle Board daily.
  • Oversee and ensure proper use of vehicles
  • Organise cleaning of vehicles
  • Oversee fuel consumption, purchase, and tracking including coordination with petrol stations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of Secondary School Certificate qualification.
  • 5 years driving experience including long-distance driving to all parts of Nigeria, with special consideration given to knowledge of Bauchi State.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with an International organization, Embassy or any similar body will be an advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of road networks in most parts of Northern Nigeria
  • Knowledge on Automobile certification Trade test 1 & 2
  • Fluent in Speaking English and Hausa.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of vehicle mechanics and the ability to carry out minor vehicle maintenance.

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Key Behavioural Competencies

  • We can engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation
  • We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we could create them in a respectful and impactful manner.

Relationship Building:

  • We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization.
  • We could engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.

Agility, Complexity and Ambiguity:

  • We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with many elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

Systems Thinking:

  • We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome, or event in isolation.
  • By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.


  • We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ.
  • Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  27th March, 2022.

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