Apply Now: Driver and Logistics Assistant Plateau State – Nigeria – International IDEA


International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization with 34 member states hailing from different continents around the world. International IDEA aims to support sustainable democracy worldwide, doing so, inter alia, by working with both new and long-established democracies to strengthen the institutions and culture of democracy. Located at the interface of research and practice, International IDEA serves as a forum for dialogue and uses comparative experience and analysis to identify good practices for democracy-building. It also produces knowledge tools and practical guides for democracy support. The Institute maintains a global network of experts, provides training materials, and offers strategic advice to democracy actors at the international, regional, and national levels. The Institute is headquartered in Stockholm with field offices in Africa and West Asia, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

International IDEA anticipates managing the second phase of the “Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Phase II Programme in Nigeria. The programme is funded by the EU for a period of five years. The programme will work towards three anticipated Outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Enhanced performance, quality, and oversight of the criminal justice system and of justice service delivery.
  • Outcome 2: Improved access to justice for vulnerable women, children, juveniles, persons with disabilities and victims of sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Outcome 3: Increased transparency and accountability of anti-corruption systems and reforms.

The Driver provides transport and logistical support to the Office in Plateau State. They are responsible for providing safe, secure, and efficient transportation of personnel and resources and taking proper care of vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carries out driving missions as assigned by the State Project Coordinator;
  • Provides transport assistance to staff and/or consultants involved in project delivery activities;
  • Provides clear and timely communication regarding transport arrangements and any changes to transport users;
  • Raises advances relating to journeys and departures according to agreed time standards;
  • Undertakes logistical support to designated workshops, meetings, and events;
  • Ensures vehicles are serviced in line with the service schedule, that periodic routine vehicle checks are made, and that defects and damage are reported promptly;
  • Undertakes daily internal and external maintenance checks on all programme vehicles to ensure all vehicles are roadworthy before the start of any journey and that vehicles are clean and refueled regularly;
  • Maintains vehicle logbooks, journey, and fuel records;
  • Undertakes routine mail dispatch service as may be required;
  • Assists with the distribution of incoming mail and newspapers throughout the office;
  • Assembles newspaper and magazine clips as necessary and practical;
  • Assists in meeting preparation, including the physical setting-up of meeting rooms;
  • Assists with taking photographs at events;
  • Assists with the different inventories required by the office;
  • Carries out other duties and responsibilities as related to the post that may be assigned from time to time.

General Profile

  • Possesses and has developed knowledge and skills through formal training or work experience;
  • Works within established procedures with a moderate degree of supervision;
  • Follows internal procedures to ensure high standards of performance and compliance with Institutional guidelines;
  • Acts in accordance with International IDEA’s Core Values; Respect, Integrity, and Professionalism;
  • Integrates a rights-based approach, gender, and diversity perspective in all activities.

Reporting line

  •  State Project Coordinator RoLAC II (NG-PL)

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of High School Diploma;
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience within a similar role, in the provision of driver services with a safe driving record is required;
  • A full clean and valid driving license is essential, category B, (Car, Jeep, Delivery Van) is preferred;
  • Knowledge of road networks in the North Central region of the country;
  • Military or security background is an advantage;
  • Basic knowledge of Information Technology (IT) is desirable;
  • Experience of working in an international context, e.g., in an intergovernmental organization, NGO or diplomatic service considered an added advantage.

Terms of Contract:

  • Local Post.
  • Fixed term appointment until 31 December 2027
  • Remuneration – USD 437 (Base) per month

Please note as this is a local post, International IDEA will bear no costs relating to the relocation of the selected candidate to the duty station. This position is open to those legally authorized to live and work in Nigeria for the duration of the contract. International IDEA is not able to support work permit applications. 

Applying for this position:

  • Applications should be submitted online no later than 23:59 (CEST) 18 July 2024. 
  • Please note that all applications must be made in English.

Selection Process:

  • Evaluation of qualified candidates will include a written test assessment and up to two (2) interviews.
  • Candidates selected to proceed to the next stage of the process will be contacted once all applications have been carefully reviewed.
  • All candidates will be notified of the status of their application via email once the process has been finalized.

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