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Driver At RTI International

Date Posted: 20/Jan/2020
Deadline: 25/Jan/2020

RTI International is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 5,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Location: Abia

The Program

  • RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners are implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E-WASH) program
  • E-WASH will provide technical assistance to and will work in collaboration with state governments to improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial, and technical viability of six (6) state water boards (SWBs) in Nigeria. The overall goal is improvement of urban water and sanitation service delivery.
  • RTI International hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, motivated and experienced professionals to fill the position above.

Job Description

  • The Driver will be responsible for driving E-WASH staff, international STTA visitors and local STTAs
  • He/She will provide reliable and safe driving services, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations.

Essential Duties

  • Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials: Drives office vehicles for the transport of E-WASH staff, international STTA visitors and local STTAs, delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport and may include assisting with basic visa and customs formalities arrangements when required.
  • Maintenance of assigned vehicle: Ensures vehicle is always kept in good running condition by addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and car washing.
  • Documentation of vehicle related information: Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Keeps track of insurance and other vehicle particular expiring dates.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing etc.
  • Read and understand specific vehicle/vessel operating manual to ensure appropriate operations of the vehicle.
  • Obey traffic rules and road signs, negotiate, liaise and coordinate with local authorities to facilitate smooth running of vehicle movements.
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Produce weekly records of mileage traveled.
  • Identify any apparent problems during field deliveries and report them to the appropriate personnel.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all project/office personnel.
  • Perform other related tasks as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of a Secondary School Certificate with three years of work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Knowledge of radio, email, telephone and other relevant applications.
  • Trustworthy, high sense of responsibility, alertness, physical fitness on duty, emotional stability, neat and courteous.
  • A valid driver's license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
  • Work experience as a driver in an international organization NGO or embassy with a safe driving record.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different nationals and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to fluently communicate in both verbally and written language(s)
  • Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English.


  • We offer a highly competitive remuneration.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit by email only an Application Letter and a CV as A SINGLE WORD document to: [email protected] On the subject line of your e-mail, you should only put the title as indicated above (no other text should be on this subject line)


  • Interested Consultants are encouraged to apply as soon as they see this advert
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for negotiations.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Any successful candidate will be subjected to a pre-employment background investigation.

Method of Application

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