Driver Jobs at Mercy Corps (Salary Level 1)

Mercy Corps is a global, non-governmental organization, which exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

Mercy Corps works in the areas of emergency relief, sustainable economic development and civil society. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1 billion in assistance to people in 94 nations. Mercy Corps Nigeria is collaborating with the Federal Government of Nigeria, the UK Department for International Development and USAID partners implementing economic development programs throughout the country, and opened its Nigeria Field Office in December 2012.

We are seeking to engage interested and qualified candidate for the position below:

Job Title: Driver (Salary Level 1)

Location: Adamawa
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly To: Procurement and Logistics Officer
Works Directly With: Finance, Program and Operation Teams.

Program/Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on women’s empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the north east of Nigeria and causing displacement of over a million individual, Mercy Corps is addressing the rising humanitarian needs among displaced households and vulnerable host communities through program interventions in the Northeast. With current funding from OFDA, FFP, CERF and ECHO and ongoing opportunities from other donors, all Mercy Corps interventions in the Northeast are implemented with plans for scale-up.
  • The current funding opportunity’s goal in Adamawa is to provide a package of relief interventions designed to help conflict affected communities in central Adamawa meet their basic needs in livelihoods restoration, water and sanitation and protection. Expansion into other affected states is also planned for the humanitarian response team.
  • The current funding opportunity’s goal in Gombe is to support economic opportunities, food security and protection among conflict-affected populations, and to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies and the quality of information gathering in Nigeria.

General Position Summary

  • The Driver will work within the Logistics department of Operational Support structure, committed to provide reliable and compliant support to program activities in order to achieve efficient service to program beneficiaries.
  • The driver will provide safe, transport services for MC program and support staff in Adamawa.
  • The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.

Essential Job Functions

  • Operate MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor;
  • Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations;
  • Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to transport management;
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis;
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned;
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor;
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.;
  • Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times;
  • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office and guesthouse daily workloads;
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Valid drivers license and experience driving 4×4 vehicles.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and application of all safety and traffic rules.
  • Basic understanding of English and fluency in Hausa.
  • Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.

Success Factors:

  • A clear understanding of driver ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps policies and procedures is essential.
  • The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members is required.
  • A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.
  • A high level of personal integrity, honesty and transparency in all dealings is essential.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]


  • All applications must include the position title in the subject line.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • We are an equal opportunity organization and we strongly encourage residents in Adamawa and surroundings to apply for this position.

Applications Deadline  20th October, 2015.

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