Job: Project Driver at Catholic Relief Services

Job: Project Driver at Catholic Relief Services

Job Summary

  • The Drivers will be responsible for ensuring that the minimum maintenance standard of the CRS/Nigeria’s fleet is the vehicle manufacturer’s specification.
  • She/He will also follow up and ensure that routine preventative maintenance schedules for the vehicles are strictly adhered to in a manner that will assure reliable transportation of of CRS staff, assets and other goods.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Make recommendations and implement measures that will safeguard the CRS Nigeria vehicles and vehicle equipment to enhance efficiency and reduce the possibility of theft or damage.
  • Ensure that daily checks are performed on assigned vehicle before it is driven in the morning.
  • Completes the Daily Vehicle Reports and submits to the Head driver each day
  • Check and ensure that all journeys and trips (no matter how short) are recorded using the Vehicle Logbook provided in each vehicle.
  • Notifies the Head driver immediately in accident situations, after checking that all persons involved are safe and follows the procedure for what to do in case of an accident.
  • Ensures that fuel does not fall below half a tank in any of the vehicles.
  • Responsible for ensuring that CRS vehicles are always clean
  • Be familiar with, and ensure adherence to the policies and guidelines in the Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Manuals.
  • Ensure that all travel planning procedures are followed by staff traveling in CRS vehicles and that all the relevant forms are completed.
  • Maintain a file for all vehicle request and all travel related forms.
  • Complete the Motor vehicle Monthly reports /Fuel Usage report and motor vehicle monthly Maintenance report by the 5th of each month.
  • Ensure that vehicles are driven safely and in line with CRS procedures and regulations.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Deputy Head of Administration.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal – Fleet Officer, Fleet Officer, Head of Office, Program staff, Operation Staff, NE staff.
  • External – CRS Nigeria Partners and Visitors.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum Four (4) years professional experience in a similar position.
  • Valid Nigerian driver’s license and good knowledge of Borno State roads – knowledge of other Northeastern Nigerian, Northwestern Nigerian and Abuja Roads is an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate in English Language is essential.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics.
  • Strong leadership abilities.
  • Ability to generate VMS reports.
  • Ability to use the Microsoft suite of computer software applications especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

Required Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required. Hausa strongly preferred.


  • Must be willing and able to travel about 75% of the time within Borno state and all CRS program implementation States.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good Knowledge of Nigerian roads especially within Abuja and the Northeast is an added advantage.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

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