Driver / Logistics Assistant (Bayelsa) at Christian Blind Mission (CBM) International - Humanitarian Jobs

Driver / Logistics Assistant (Bayelsa) at Christian Blind Mission (CBM) International


CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation for people with disabilities. For more than 100 years, it has been fighting based on Christian values in the world’s poorest regions to improve the quality of life of people who have a disability. It is committed to preventing disabilities. CBM’s aim is to break the cycle of poverty and disability in developing countries and to create a world in which people with disabilities have the same opportunities and rights as all others.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver / Logistics Assistant

Location: Bayelsa
Division: Programme Delivery Africa West & Center (AFWC) – Country Office Nigeria
Reports To: Senior Officer Admin & HR

Main Objective of the Role

  • Provides chauffeur services at the representational level including knowledge of travel, customs and protocol issues.

Main Tasks

  • Provides Mechanical operations support to the Project office in assigned state. Proactively manage all State logistics support and assigned transportation schedule in line with best practice in safety and security while driving.

Fleet Management:

  • Assist in the preparation of a weekly travel schedule for staff in consultation with the administration team; ensure all vehicles have all accessories, submission of status reports, maintenance, fuel, vehicle cleanliness and general observation of SOPs.
  • Ensure that the Licenses are up-to date and that vehicles are well maintained and serviced on time as the need arises.
  • Ensure that all vehicles are fitted with the necessary security apparatus
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, and perform minor repairs, arranges for other repairs, and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean
  • Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including insurance, vehicle logs, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts are in each CBM vehicle
  • Ensure that all vehicles assigned are serviced and properly checked before undertaking a long drive.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is kept clean and tidy always.
  • Drive staff members and official visitors for project-related trips, activities and assignments as requested
  • Facilitate the transfer of project visitors to/from their respective hotels to the office as well as airport transfers upon request.

Logistics Support:

  • Maintain an up-date record of the logbook (mileage, destinations, times & passengers, maintenance, fuel) for each trip in the book provided
  • Acts as interpreter when carrying passengers who do not understand the local languages and whenever required
  • Uphold and abide by all relevant travel policy, vehicle policy and local traffic rules and standards
  • Induct staff on vehicle SOPs before embarking on field mission
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident
  • Follow all security and safety protocols to always ensure the protection of passengers and vehicles
  • Present proper receipts on any expenditure incurred on their vehicle to the Officer in charge
  • Ensure that the line manager is immediately informed of any incidents and that the incident report form is filled immediately and reported to the police where necessary.

Additional Duties:

  • In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the incumbent will upon instruction by his / her superior (s), perform ad hoc activities which are either by their nature related to his / her normal duties or evolve from operational requirements
  • During office events and field visits, conduct other tasks as may be required from time to time in support of programme activities
  • Travel actives, yesmmm.

Requirements

  • Minimum of Secondary School Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • A valid driving license (class B, C, E preferrable)/ certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.
  • At least four (4) years of related work experience, with minimum of one (1) year working with international NGO preferred and at least three (3) years being in the Project State.
  • Basic Computer appreciation skill and knowledge of Microsoft office packages will be an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of local driving rules and regulations, traffic laws, a good knowledge of the city and alternate routes to enable quick access.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g., fire extinguisher)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of basic first aid methods
  • Experience working in insecure areas and adhering to strict safety, security and safeguarding policies required
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Understanding of local language is an added advantage
  • Ability to cope under pressure and meet deadlines and efficiently manage a range of tasks concurrently to meet diverse needs
  • Ability to integrate into a multi-cultural environment and willingness to learn
  • Able to work independently, and as a member of a team with a high level of integrity.
  • Willingness to travel, within and outside the capital city, and other field locations where CBM has its operations
  • A self-starter who takes initiative and consistently seeks to improve quality in their work.

Application Closing Date
14th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Only successful applicants will be contacted
  • Applications to the vacancy are reviewed on a rolling basis and could include additional assessment steps
  • The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy
  • We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.
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