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Job Description

Breakthrough Action-Nigeria is a new five-year, USAID-funded project. The goal of Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is to increase the practice of 17 priority individual and household level behaviors and five provider targeted behaviors in the areas of malaria; maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition; family planning and reproductive health (RH); and tuberculosis, while increasing the capacity of national and sub-national entities to coordinate and oversee quality SBC programming. Implementation will vary by health area across eleven states.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver

Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Cross-River, Oyo, Akwa-Ibom, Benue, Zamfara, Nasarawa and Abuja
Reports to: Senior Program Officer I-State Coordinator


  • The Breakthrough Action Nigeria (BA-Nigeria) Driver is responsible to facilitate the movement of staff and relevant BA Nigeria stakeholders by vehicles from their originating destination to their final destination or vice versa and support the administrative team with basic logistics concerns.

Position’s Roles & Interactions

  • This position will interact heavily with BA-N stafF (especially the administrative team) and relevant internal and external stakeholders within and outside the state.
  • The position will have lead responsibility for all transportation activities for Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria within specific states.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to the general duties described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of staff, consultants and other stakeholders in the office.
  • Ability to embark on field missions to states within the area of responsibilities;
  • Ensures cost saving through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily, vehicle logs, provision of inputs in preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper use of vehicle maintenance plans and assistance in preparing vehicle history report;
  • Maintain a vehicle log to record daily trips using project vehicles
  • Provides necessary services like dispatch and collection of mails as may be directed.
  • Ensures availability of all required documents and components/gadgets of the assigned vehicle without loss of any;
  • Maintains tracks of vehicle insurance and other relevant vehicle papers for renewal as at when due;
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident/incident;
  • Maintains the standard procedure and practice in fueling and servicing.


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications& Competencies

    • Minimum of a Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Diploma Preferred;
    • 5 - 8 years’ professional driving experience (3 - 5 years with a USAID funded Project / International organisation);
    • Good knowledge of vehicle maintenance issues and procedures;
    • Candidates must possess skills in defensive driving, security & emergency driving and executive driving skills;
    • Experience working in one’s preferred state (surrounding states) is a MUST for this position;
    • Valid Nigeria’s driver’s license and good knowledge of the high way codes of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
    • High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with, local communities, partner staff and policy makers;
    • A good communicator, with excellent written and verbal skills in both English and local language of the immediate environment (i.e. the local language spoken in the state);
    • Experience with international NGOs;
    • Thorough knowledge of the state, locations of NGOs, meeting venues, etc.

    Application Closing Date
    20th November, 2018.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV's as one PDF document to email The subject line of your email should be the job title and the preffered state e.g "BA-N Driver Sokoto" 

    Application Procedure
    Please follow the instructions EXACTLY. Any submissions that do not follow the instructions EXACTLY will be discarded without review:

    • Your cover letter should include the following:
      • Address the education/experience requirement specified for the position with specific examples where necessary
      • Language skills. (Please note that language skills will be tested during interviews for shortlisted candidates.)
      • Include the specific date when you would be able to begin work.
    • CV and Cover Letter PDF file name must be your first and last name in CAPS (e.g.: USMAN SEGUN).
    • DO NOT include any additional certificates or documentation. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    About Breakthrough ACTION
    Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behaviors—from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV—by forging, testing, and scaling up new and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change (SBC).Firmly grounded in proven practices, Breakthrough ACTION works in partnership with governments, civil society, and communities around the world to implement creative and sustainable SBC programming, nu...
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    Job Summary
    November 13, 2018
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Minimum of 5years
    Abuja Federal Capital Territory /Akwa Ibom /Bauchi /Benue /Cross River /Ebonyi /Kebbi /Nassarawa /Oyo /Plateau /Sokoto /Zamfara
    November 20, 2018
    Driving / Haulage
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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