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Driver at Medecins Sans Frontieres

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, international organisation. The organisation is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims. Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver

Location: Abuja

Contract Period: Indefinite

Main Purpose

  • Performing the tasks of transporting authorized goods and passengers in an MSF vehicle, ensuring its technical and safety conditions and respecting the country’s traffic rules and MSF security rules, in order to provide a safe, smooth and efficient service.

Accountabilities

  • Checking daily, the technical conditions of the assigned vehicle (state of the tires, oil, fuel, brakes, radio equipment, spare parts, etc.), performing weekly check according to the MSF Logbook, refilling it when necessary, and keeping it clean to ensure it can be driven in perfect conditions. Carrying out a hand over if another uses the vehicle
  • Ensuring the security of passengers in the vehicle, driving carefully, observing speed limits and traffic rules in the country as well as MSF security rules, in order to avoid car accidents.
  • Ensuring all passengers have all necessary papers in order before travelling, and ensuring non MSF staff sign disclaimers of responsibility before using the vehicle
  • Ensuring correct loading and unloading of the vehicle, submitting the documents to the receiver of the goods, checking the status of delivered goods, returning the duly completed documents to Logistics and ensuring that the goods have the necessary documents
  • Ensuring that all vehicle documents and the driver’s driving license are valid and in the vehicle.
  • Informing the line manager of any incident involving the transportation of passengers and/or goods.
  • Knowing how to use all types of radios, codes, call numbers and radio alphabets by heart and communicating with base according to MSF communications policy to inform the driver’s position and any potential implications.
  • Knowing and respecting the security rules related to vehicle movements, specifically those related to customs, checkpoints and roadblocks. Ensuring all passengers know and respect the security rules.

Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Essential literacy and driving license. Good knowledge of country roads

Experience:

  • Essential 2 years minimum of previous driving experience
  • Desirable experience with specific vehicles to use (4×4, boats, motorbikes, etc.)
  • Desirable in MSF or other NGOs

Language Level Description:

  • B1 Independent User
  • Threshold or intermediate:
    • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
    • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
    • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
    • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Application Closing Date
10th Novemeber, 2017.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to: [email protected]
Or
MSF Belgium Human Resources Office,

14 Tennessee Street,

Maitama,

Abuja.

Note: Please note only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interview; MSF Belgium takes this opportunity to thank all potential candidates for their application.

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