Practical Action Drivers Jobs in Nigeria

Practical Action Drivers Jobs in Nigeria

About Us

  • We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.
  • We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We collaborate with communities to develop ingenious, lasting, and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.
  • We are committed to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through all our work.
  • This includes programmes, knowledge sharing, advocacy, external communications, and our own
    organisational development. At a minimum, we ensure that all our work is gender sensitive, seeking gender transformative approaches as our overall ambition and in accordance with context.
  • We are a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

    Our Aims

    We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems, made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. Our aims are to:
  • Make agriculture work better for smallholder farmers, many of them women, so they can adapt
    to climate change and achieve a good standard of living.
  • Help more people harness the transformational effects of clean affordable energy and reduce
    avoidable deaths caused by smoke from indoor stoves and fires.
  • Make cities in poorer countries cleaner, healthier places to live and work.
  • Build disaster resilience into the lives of people threatened by hazards – reducing the risk of hazards and minimizing their impact on lives and livelihoods.

    Practical Action Kenya

  • In Kenya, Practical Action has a long history of addressing systemic barriers that prevent people from accessing energy that transforms their lives, helping communities and government make cities healthier and safer, making agriculture and markets work better for small holder farmers and supporting communities and government to become more resilient.
  • We use a mix of programming with communities and consultancy services with shapers of policy and practice to achieve our aims.

    About the Role

  • Practical Action is commencing a five-year project that will be implemented in Kisumu, Homabay, Siaya, Migori, Nyamira, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Vihiga Counties. The project aims to make agriculture an attractive and resilient employer for young people by promoting agricultural livelihoods for the youth underpinned by agro-ecological principles and practices.
  • The project aims to break the cycles of low productivity and increasing rural poverty, through a comprehensive approach which will enable young men and women to increase their income through agri-business.
  • The Driver will be responsible for driving Practical Action vehicles to transfer staff and approved visitors and project stakeholders as well as to deliver/collect parcels as assigned.

    The driver, under the supervision of the Finance & Administration Officer, will primarily
    be responsible for the following:

    Transport Services
  • Facilitate safe staff movement to and from various destinations.
  • Transport parcels and goods between head office and the various field offices and vice-versa on a need basis.
  • Facilitate safe movement of Practical Action approved visitors to and from assigned
  • Safe driving while obeying all traffic regulations.
    Vehicle Maintenance
  • Adhere to Practical Action’s visibility protocols at all times.
  • Clean assigned vehicle at regular intervals to ensure expected
    vehicle cleanliness standards are maintained at all times.
  • Carry out daily vehicle inspections (oil levels, battery water etc.).
  • Fuel the vehicle as required.
  • Perform minor maintenance tasks on the vehicle when required.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is sent for service at the prescribed time.
  • Recommend major service or external maintenance requirements for the vehicle.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is in serviceable condition at all times.

    Record Keeping and Documentation
  • Maintain vehicle records (mileage, service requirements etc.) accurately.
  • Prepare and present in a timely manner the monthly vehicle usage report detailing trip details, mileage, fuel consumption and service details.
  • Prepare accident or incident reports for the line manager for necessary action.
  • Ensure that the vehicle insurance is appropriate and valid.
  • Ensure personal driving license is valid at all times.
  • Ensure that the statutory inspection of the vehicle is carried on accordingly.

    Customer Service
  • Providing safety briefings to all passengers when necessary to ensure passenger safety (seat
    belt use etc.).
  • Assist passengers with luggage when necessary.
  • Provide passengers with information when asked.

    Decision Making
  • Drivers are expected to make suitable decisions relating to the safety and efficient
    transportation of all passengers and goods. Decisions must conform to general driving safety
  • Outside of safe and efficient transportation of passenger or goods, decision making must be
    in line with instructions received and must support the supervisor’s and organisational goals
    and objectives.

    Financial Responsibility
  • The jobholder is expected to exercise due diligence when entrusted with banking and
    messengerial activities.
  • Petty cash may be allocated for sundry payments from time to time and the job holder must
    ensure safe keeping of the same up to the point of use. All allocated petty cash must be
    accounted for monthly ensuring that any unused amounts of petty cash are refunded in full
    within the stipulated timeframes
    Safeguarding Responsibility
  • Contributing to ensuring safeguarding in the organization and in the project areas
  • Reducing the risk of harm and abuse in the field
  • Reporting all safeguarding incidents they see, hear, hear about or suspect, to the Area
    Coordinator – Lake Basin
  • Complying with all safeguarding framework policies and practices


  • At least Secondary School Education (KCSE)
  • Minimum valid Kenya driver’s license Class (B, C, E)
  • Minimum of 3 years accident-free driving experience
  • Must be of good conduct demonstrated through a valid
    certificate of good conduct.
  • Must be sober, courteous, honest and of high integrity.
  • Good communication skills in both English and Swahili
  • Willing to work long and / or odd hours as duty may
  • Able to work with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • Able to use and read maps effectively for directions.
  • Good time management skills and judgement.
  • Commitment and understanding of reducing the risk of
    safeguarding incidents


  • Basic level vehicle mechanics.
  • Computer skills (at least in use of Ms Word, Excel and

    How to Apply

    If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please email your application letter stating your motivation and suitability for the role and an up to date CV to:

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