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  • Posted on: 17 March, 2016 Deadline: 29 March, 2016
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    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. Therefore, strengthening the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to our approach in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established its presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming.




    CRS/Nigeria has partner and Church organizations that it collaborates with throughout Nigeria. For reasons of security and local knowledge, only CRS drivers may drive CRS vehicles. CRS/Nigeria maintains a fleet of vehicles with a “no accident” record. The Driver is responsible for maintaining this track record as well as improving on this success story.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Drivers will be responsible for ensuring that the minimum maintenance standard of the CRS/Nigeria’s fleet is the vehicle manufacturer’s specification. 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 CRS staff, assets and other goods.

    (5 positions)

    Specific 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 project PMs or/and the Head Driver each day
    • Check and ensure that all journeys and trips (no matter how short) are recorded using the Vehicle Log Book provided in each vehicle.
    • Notifies the project PMs and 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 clean at all times
    • 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 project PMs or/and the Head Driver.


    • Valid Nigerian driver’s license and good knowledge of Abuja, Ondo, Ekiti and Nigerian roads
    • Minimum four years professional experience in a similar position
    • 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should download the CRS Application Form and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file Microsoft word document to

    Candidates should state the position and location desired as the subject of their email. E.g. Driver – Abuja. Applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Equal Opportunity:
    “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.


    Statement of Commitment to Protection:
    ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

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