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Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Driver

Reference ID: req11759
Location: Nigeria

Project Overview and Role
Global Prosperity Fund’s ‘Skills for Prosperity’ is a £75m FCDO programme, which seeks to improve the cost-effectiveness, access, quality, relevance and equity of skills through innovative approaches in 9 Middle-Income Countries around the world, including Nigeria.

In Nigeria, the Skills for Prosperity (S4P) country programme will work in three targeted states to:

  • Improve access to quality Higher Education and TVET for youth and young women, with a focus on improving access to and the quality of apprenticeships, and supporting training institutions to deliver demand-driven, competency-based training,
  • Strengthen education-to-employment linkages, and
  • Build the capacity of training institutions to improve outcomes for vulnerable women and people with disabilities.
  • Apprenticeships, training, and capacity building interventions will focus on identified high growth sectors of the economy (Agriculture/Agribusiness/agro-allied industries; Creative and Entertainment, and Information and Communications Technology sectors).
  • S4P aims to directly benefit youth, vulnerable women and People with Disabilities (PwD) in targeted states of Kaduna in the north, Benue in the central belt, and Lagos in the south. It will also establish learning and peer sharing mechanisms across other states, including Kano, Enugu and Edo.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Driver will be responsible for delivering the following:

  • Ensure that the assigned vehicle is clean, road worthy and compliant with FCDO and Palladium International Ltd Operating Security Standards.
  • Provide reliable and safe driving services to programme personnel as required.
  • Develop networks in the places visited and in the locations, worked which will enhance the obtaining of up to date security and travel information
  • Support in the delivery and collection of cargo/mail, documents and other errands as directed by authorised programme personnel in accordance with Palladium and Skill for Prosperity project guidelines.
  • Conduct office pickups and drop-offs for authorised staff and consultants.
  • Assist the Personnel Manager with immigration and customs formalities as required.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the assigned vehicle ensuring vehicles are clean and functional and conducting timely repairs, change of oil etc. and reporting to supervisors on time for any faults or damage to the vehicle.
  • Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, breaks, tyres etc. as required to ensure the optimum performance of vehicles at all times.
  • Report any mechanical faults in good time for repairs to be carried out and cross check to ensure that all such repairs were done properly.
  • Check vehicle condition/requirement and fill the Logbook properly, log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, etc. also ensure that all assigned programme vehicles have up to date documentation including insurance and other required vehicle registration papers.
  • Ensure that vehicles petrol tanks are always full prior to any field trips.
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discreteness about discussions which involve the programme and its officials.
  • Take proper measures to reduce potential threats to Skill for Prosperity staff or property within the immediate vicinity of vehicles and along transport routes.
  • Read and understand the Skill for Prosperity Security Standards Operating Procedures and ensure compliance with all security requirements when driving and using any programme vehicle.
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by law and by the Palladium International Ltd (Skill for Prosperity) rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents or incidents.
  • Support the programme team by providing administrative and clerical support as required including in preparing, photocopying, collating, binding, filing and distributing documents, mail and notifications as requested.
  • Provide general administrative and logistics support to the office and during events and meetings as required. Provide back to office reports from all trips which outline any challenges experienced and specifically note issues with the vehicle used, the accommodation in which the driver stayed and the security issues during the journey.
  • Maintain a B grade score on driver training.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of OND and be able to communicate fluently in English language
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a similar position within an international development project.
  • Understanding of the mechanics of vehicles will be advantageous.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian road networks
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Nigerian driving codes and regulations
  • Hausa language skills desirable for Kaduna state applicant
  • Attendance, within the last two years, at an internationally recognized defensive driving course with a good pass mark achieved
  • Recent attendance at a first aid course desirable
  • Recent attendance at a Hostile Environment Awareness Training course desirable
  • Ability to drive and work long hours.

Definition of Levels:

  • Level 1 – Basic competency to function within the job area
  • Level 2 – Intermediate competency to function within the job area
  • Level 3 – Full competency to function within the job area.


  • Effectively communicates by actively listening and sharing information with relevant internal and/or external colleagues and stakeholders using a variety of appropriate communication tools and channels to enable better understanding; adjusts communication style and tone according to the audience and occasion.
  • Proactively disseminates both verbal and written information in a timely and understandable manner.

Expected Behavioural Proficiency Levels:

  • Oral and written Communication: Behavioural proficiency level 1
  • Use of Communication Tools: Behavioural proficiency level 1
  • Reporting: Behavioural proficiency level 1


  • Achieves satisfactory levels of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.

Expected Behavioural Proficiency Levels:

  • Technical Expertise: Behavioural proficiency level 2
  • Organisational Understanding: Behavioural proficiency level 1
  • Continuous Professional Development: Behavioural proficiency level 1

Team Working:

  • Shares and articulates team vision and demonstrates that by working co-operatively with a positive attitude across cultural and organisational boundaries to achieve shared goals;
  • Treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanour and values the contribution of others.

Expected Behavioural Proficiency Levels:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Behavioural proficiency level 1
  • Building effective relationships: Behavioural proficiency level 1
  • Customer support: Behavioural proficiency level 1

Results and Achievement Oriented:

  • Focusing personal efforts on achieving results consistent with the programme’s objectives.

Expected Behavioural Proficiency Levels:

  • Achievement: Behavioural proficiency level 1
  • Problem Analysis: Behavioural proficiency level 1
  • Innovation: Behavioural proficiency level 1

Prioritisation and Personal Effectiveness:

  • Establishes and maintains mechanisms that enable the prompt and accurate delivery on assigned tasks and activities.

Expected Behavioural Proficiency Levels:
Attention to Detail: Behavioural proficiency level 1

  • Prioritisation and Planning: Behavioural proficiency level 1
  • Initiative: Behavioural proficiency level 1

Cross Cultural Sensitivity:

  • Demonstrates an open-minded approach to understanding people regardless of their gender, age, race, national origin, religion, ethnicity, disability status, or other characteristics; treats all people fairly and consistently; effectively works with people from diverse backgrounds by treating them with dignity and respect.

Expected Behavioural Proficiency Levels

  • Cultural Awareness: Behavioural proficiency level 1
  • Diversity: Behavioural proficiency level 1

Level of Effort:

  • Full-time on Consultancy Basis


  • The Driver will report to the State Managers or his/her Designee as designated by the Finance and Admin Manager.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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