Job Ref. : 02 / 21 ABJ
Grade : S1
Working hours per week : 40 hours
Type of Post : British High Commission
Job Subcategory : Driver / Messenger
Type of Position : Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Job Category : Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Start Date : 20 March 2021
End Date : 31 March 2022
Main Purpose of Job
To provide transport services for staff and visitors of the British High Commission (1HMG) to and from assigned destinations within Abuja and other 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 Abuja and 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 Abuja 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 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 transport unit required for audit purposes e.g. Journey records, Stores, Vehicle maintenance check lists, Fuel Consumption, etc
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Must possess a minimum of SSCE with 5 credits obtained in one sitting
Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
Full valid Nigerian driving licence
Qualified and experience of driving Armoured Vehicles
Good working knowledge (and driving experience) of Abuja
Basic Computer skills - Microsoft Office tools
Must be able to relate and speak fluently with locals
Must be able to relate and speak English
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Experience in driving and working with UK Border Force
Required Competencies :
Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
Starting Monthly Salary
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.