British Council in Nigeria Vacancy for Driver (Yobe) Abuja

The British Council in Nigeria is implementing the European Union Conflict Management in Nigeria programme under their Trust Fund (EUTF) and the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption programme in Nigeria under their Development Fund programme (EUDF). We have agreed with the EU to deliver the Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) under the development fund. In partnership with COFFEY, we are delivering the Policing work under their Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and have plans to position ourselves for DFID’s forthcoming Anti-Corruption in Nigeria (ACorN) programme. To support our existing contracts as well as all future contracts, we are developing flexible structures that meet the global British Council standards to provide support to all our Full Cost Recovery (FCR) (Justice, Security and Conflict) work in Nigeria.


To this end, we require a Driver in Yobe who will be responsible for providing safe, secure and efficient transportation of personnel and resources and taking proper care of vehicles in accordance with the organization’s policies and standards.

Main duties include:

  • With proper journey planning, carry out driving and transportation duties in relation to travel bookings, activity and event management.
  • Ensure vehicles are serviced in line with the service schedule, periodic routine vehicle checks are made and that defects and damage are reported promptly.
  • Daily internal and external maintenance checks on all programme vehicles to ensure all vehicles are roadworthy before the start of any journey.
  • With proper journey planning, carry out driving and transportation duties in relation to travel bookings, activity and event management.
  • Ensure vehicles are cleaned, refuelled and vehicle checklists are filled on a daily basis.
  • Maintain vehicle log books, drivers’ licences log, journey and fuel records as required.
  • Provide ad hoc advice and information to visitors regarding the local area and transport facilities (programme and non-programme).
  • Clearly communicate transport arrangements and any changes to transport users and the responsible Operations Manager.
  • Provide proactive administrative support when not driving if and as required.

Qualifications and requirements

·         Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or equivalent.

·         Intermediate level driving certificate.

·         Fluent written and spoken Hausa.

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a driver with an international organization.

·         Experience of working as part of a successful team/function.

·         Knowledge of traffic rules and road network in the North East region.

·         Basic IT skills including word and excel and excellent customer service skills.


If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post, then please see the documents below:

Role Profile – Driver (Yobe)
BC Behaviours.pdf
BC Core Skills.doc

Further details: As part of the recruitment exercise, shortlisted candidates will undergo driving assessment as part of the selection process. Closing date for applications: 16th February, 2018 (23:59 UK Time) .

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES. There is some important information you don’t want to miss. 


The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. British Council appointments are contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and where appropriate systems exist overseas, these include Criminal Records checks.

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