Driver at CARE International

CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver

Location: Gashua, Yobe
Employment Type: Contract
Department: Operations
Vacancy Type: National
Reporting to: Logistics Officer
Staff Reporting to this Position: None

Job Summary

  • The role will provide efficient and safe transportation to CARE Staff and be responsible for the safe driving of CARE International vehicles for the conveyance of staff and Assets.
  • The Driver will ensure the cleaning, and proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with the Driver’s Handbook and safe driving standards, ensuring the vehicle is fueled in time for trips and the proper management of the fuel supply and maintenance for the assigned vehicle, this will all be done in accordance with CARE International policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities
Driving and Maintenance -% of Time: 30%:

  • Maintain vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation.
  • Prepare daily vehicle usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption.
  • Providing weekly usage report of vehicles including total mileage, fuel consumption and expenditure.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Organize the transport of supplies directly to CARE designated location for use.
  • Complete the logbook for everyday trips and complete the fuel log sheet for any fuel purchases.
  • In consultation with the Logistics Officer Office, comply with vehicle allocation for staff.
  • Keep the vehicle documentation up to date.
  • Update the whiteboard once the movement plan is approved.

Control of Vehicles-% of Time: 20%:

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by the Line manager.
  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are recorded in the logbook at the start and completion of the journey.
  • Ensure that keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use
  • Ensure that all passengers wear seat belts before driving the vehicle.
  • Ensure that a waiver is filled and approved when carrying non CARE staff on the project vehicle.
  • Ensure that the Line Manager is immediately informed of any accidents/incidents and that the accident is reported to the police as appropriate and as soon as possible.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is insured and in the event of an accident, make certain that proper procedures for insurance claims are followed.
  • Report on all near misses.

Vehicle Checks % of Time: 20%:

  • Check the vehicle prior to its use every morning, fill out the checklist and file it.
  • Check on taking over a vehicle and ensure that the items listed on the vehicle checklist and in the vehicle’s tools and materials inventory are present and in functioning order.
  • Check the level of motor oil, water, tyre pressure, battery water and brakes to ensure that all are up to the standards required before any journey commences.
  • The driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he/she reports them to his/her line manager promptly.
  • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assigned vehicles.
  • Check communication equipment and maintains communication while in the field with base (SSFP)

Cleanliness, Visibility and Others – % of Time: 20%:

  • The driver is responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times.
  • He/She is to ensure CARE visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.
  • Follow and abide by traffic rules, regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by the supervisor.
  • Maintain all vehicle safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the Logistics Officer- including first aid kit, communication equipment and fire extinguisher, and Covid-19 Kits.
  • Work after duty hours or holidays/weekends as and when required and with prior notice from the line manager.
  • Escalate complaints and feedback of a serious nature to the program support officer and field office child safeguarding focal point.

Resource Mobilization -% of Time: 5%:

  • Contribute to CARE’s resource mobilization efforts

Other Responsibilities as Assigned -% of Time: 5%

Qualifications / Experience / Technical Skills

  • Completion of Secondary School Education.
  • 2 – 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Formal drivers’ training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicles following local rules and regulations.
  • Three or more years of work experience as a Driver preferably in an international organization, NGOs or any humanitarian organization with a demonstrated safe driving record.
  • Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorized vehicles.
  • Experience in defensive driving is desirable.
  • English is a must and knowledge of the local language is an advantage.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.
  • Good understanding of transport services and ability to coordinate routes and schedules at night.
  • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever is applicable.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.


  • What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined, and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems on a regular basis;
  • What has to be done is known, but how to do it is not defined. The incumbent must use interpolative skills to pick and choose the right strategy to address a given problem; and
  • Why things are done is known, but what has to be done and how to do it are not defined. Situations are variable and the incumbent’s response will involve analysis, problem definition, development of alternatives, and making recommendations. She will face and address problems that are typically non-recurring.


  • Approachability
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Drive for Results
  • Comfort around Higher management
  • Business Acumen
  • Negotiating
  • Organizational Agility.

Application Closing Date
10th June, 2022.

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


  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, colour, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.
  • There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Please note that CARE will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • CARE strongly encourage women to apply.

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