Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main Purpose of Job :
To provide transport services for staff and visitors of the British High Commission (1HMG) to and from assigned destinations within Maiduguri, Abuja and Northern Nigeria Region in a safe, efficient and courteous manner observing all road traffic rules and post security regulations.
Perform administrative duties as may be required to support the effective running of the Abuja office and Transport operations in the Nigeria Network.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Transport Services 60% :
Manage transport booking requests and communicate effectively with customers and other stakeholders
Drive 1HMG staff and visitors to meetings and functions within Maiduguri, Abuja and Northern Nigeria.
Conduct Airport runs to pick up / drop off 1HMG staff and visitors. Liaise with Airport officials as necessary.
Undertake journeys to other states within Nigeria as necessary
Perform duties in line with post security regulations
Complete accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.
Vehicle Maintenance and Management 20% :
Keep accurate records of vehicle mileage, fuel consumption and maintenance work / costs
Perform daily inspections to ensure that all official vehicles are road worthy and in good working order.
Wash / Clean official vehicles ensuring they are kept tidy and parked in a secured area.
Complete vehicle inspection checklists and promptly report any defects, faults or incidents that occur to the Transport Manager
Check that all vehicle equipment and tools are secured safely and are functioning correctly.
Manage a working stock of spares (held in stores with restricted access) for the fleet based in Maiduguri in line with FCDO / BHC policy.
Administrative Support 20% :
Provide administrative support for the day to day running of the Maiduguri / Abuja office
Assist the Deputy Transport Manager / Team Leaders and liaise with other Corporate Services staff based in Maidugguri / Abuja as necessary
Update transport related data using Microsoft Office IT systems and maintain other records as may be delegated by the office / transport manager
Maintain adequate records for all the operations of the Maiduguri transport unit required for audit purposes e.g. Journey records, Stores, Vehicle maintenance checklists, Fuel Consumption, etc.
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Full valid Nigerian driving licence
Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
Qualified and experience of driving Armoured Vehicles
Good working knowledge (and driving experience) of Maiduguri, Abuja and Northern Nigeria
Basic Computer skills Microsoft Office tools
Must possess minimum of SSCE with 5 credits obtained in one sitting
Must be able to relate and speak fluently with locals
Only candidates living full time in Maiduguri will be shortlisted.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience :
Experience of driving for other Embassies or NGOs.
Required Competencies :
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.
Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed) :
Mandatory FCDO e-learning
Access to FCDO e-learning opportunities and formal / informal learning and development opportunities at the British High Commission
Working Hours :
Drivers must work shifts rather than standard office hours. The nature of the job will require flexible working patterns.
There is a requirement to work on a rotational basis sometimes in the evening and on weekends. Overtime will be paid for additional hours worked.