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Driver At DEEPEN

Date Posted: 14/Oct/2013
Deadline: Not Specified


We are a £1.1 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 15,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 170 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client. 

DEEPEN is a five-year UK government-funded programme designed to improve the quality of education in private schools in Nigeria. The programme will support low-cost schools in particular and is initially focused on the private school market in Lagos. Drivers will be expected to provide driving support to the programme team as well as other short term and long term technical specialists thereby aiding in the delivery of both programme goals and objectives.

Job Description

Accountabilities and Responsibilities 
• Provide a courteous and efficient service to all internal/external customers, and be a valuable first point of contact for external customers visiting the state/country; 

• Perform daily vehicle checks and report maintenance needs promptly; 

• Drive carefully and safely at all times in line with international driving standards, and check to ensure that passengers, other road users and the vehicle are safe; 

• Ensure that all vehicle reports are duly approved and prepared on a monthly basis, records of mileage, fuel and maintenance costs to be made available to the supervisor on or before the scheduled dates; 

• Maintain a professional appearance by ensuring good personal hygiene, and wear a clean and ironed uniform at all times; 

• Ensure that adequate knowledge of the destination and route is gathered before departure; 

• Maintain the assigned vehicle in a clean and roadworthy state at all times; 

• Ensure that approval for repairs is always obtained before taking the vehicle to the garage; 

• Ensure adherence to the transport policy on vehicle usage; 

• Establish good and considerate working relationships with all staff in the organisation, demonstrating respect for their own roles and responsibilities; 

• Be available outside standard hours in case of emergency and during missions; 

• Undertake mission work in areas other than the normal location with overnight allowance if necessary; 

• Ensure compliance with local administrative procedures required in the event of an accident; and 

• Be responsible for in-vehicle equipment. 

Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to 
amendment in consultation with the post holder.


Candidate Specification

Essential competencies/skills 

• Valid category B driving licence with significant experience 
• Demonstrable defensive driving skills (in town and on dirt roads); 
• Good communication skills; 
• Basic routine maintenance and vehicle handling skills; 
• Excellent knowledge of the major routes and motorways in Lagos city and Lagos state; and 
• Willingness to be flexible and prepared to contribute to the company in other duties as required.

Required academic/professional qualifications, training and experience 

• Minimum of OND; 
• Certified professional driving training (preferred); 
• Fluent English and local language; 
• Significant experience in professional driving 
• Previous experience of working within a multi-national team or project environment is highly desirable.

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