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Vacancy for Driver at the British High Commission (BHC)

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver

Ref Id: 01/19 KAN
Location: Abuja
Grade: S1
Start Date: 15 September 2019
Type of Position: Permanent
Type of Post: British High Commission
Working hours per week: 40
Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main purpose of job

  • To provide transport services for staff and visitors of the British High Commission (1HMG) to and from assigned destinations within Kano 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 Kano office and Transport operations in the Nigeria Network.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience 

  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence
  • Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
  • Previous experience of driving Armoured Vehicles
  • Good working knowledge (and driving experience) of Maiduguri and the North East Region
  • 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

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

Roles 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 Kano 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 FCO/BHC policy.

Administrative Support – 20%:

  • Provide administrative support for the day to day running of the Kano office
  • Assist the Transport Manager 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 Kano transport unit required for audit purposes e.g. Journey records, Stores, Vehicle maintenance check lists, Fuel Consumption, etc.

 

Remuneration
Starting monthly salary: N175,672.24

Deadline: 15th August, 2019.

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

Additional information

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening. Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nigeria are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-frameworkPlease note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

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