Driver Administrative Assistant x 6

Employer
Sightsavers
Location
Abuja, Benue, Kaduna, Kwara
Salary
Local Terms & Conditions Apply
Closing date
20 Sep 2020
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Title: Driver Administrative Assistant x 6

Location: Nigeria; Abuja, Benue, Kaduna, Kwara

Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply

Contract: 1 year fixed term contract

Sightsavers is excited to be recruiting Driver and Administrative Assistants that will provide secure and timely transport to staff and project partners as a means of giving support to the implementation of multiple projects in Nigeria.

The Driver and Administrative Assistant will provide transport to project staff, partners and deliver goods and/or documents to support the successful realisation of our project goals. Liaising with colleagues and using the project calendar, they will register transportation requests and follow up the drive plan and scheduling.

Service vehicle maintenance is also a key responsibility of the Driver and Administrative Assistant position, as you will manage the scheduling of vehicle examinations, apply for the renewal of vehicle licences, keep track of car insurance, determine when and what maintenance is required and update monthly mileage records. When not engaged in driver activities, the Driver and Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support, including dealing with incoming and outgoing mail deliveries, visitor registration and arranging rooms for meetings and events.

As the successful candidate you will possess;

  • Basic Education Certificate (BECE)
  • Substantial driving experience
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record is essential
  • Able to work at night, weekends, and holidays as required
  • Experience of working in an NGO environment is an advantage
  • Fluent in English

The above details are not an exhaustive list of principle accountabilities or requirements for the Driver and Administrative Assistant roles, for the complete list please read the full Job Description of this position.

Closing date: 11 September 2020

Please be aware that due to very high interest in this position the advert may be closed earlier than state, so please do not hesitate to complete your application

Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.

We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.

Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Contact Us
  • 35 Perrymount Road,
  • Haywards Heath,
  • RH16 3BW
  • GB
  • 01444 446600
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