Driver - VectorLink Niger

Posted On: 19 August 2020 Abt Associates   FCT
Reference: N/A Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Driver responsibilities include arranging regular cleaning and maintenance services for the vehicle, planning each route based on road and traffic conditions and managing payments. To be considered for this role, you should have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record with no traffic violations.




Abt Associates, significant American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1, the PMI VectorLink Project. The project will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. In Niger, under the supervision of the Finance and Administration Manager, the Driver operates and maintains project vehicles to meet the transportation needs of the VectorLink Niger Project.




  • Drive project, and project affiliated personnel to project sites within the base location, and throughout the project implementation area for project activities, including official site visits

  • Maintain up-to-date record-keeping systems for vehicle issues, including fuel, mileage, and trip logs

  • Observe all company vehicle utilization policies, in-country traffic laws

  • Responsible for maintenance of project vehicle, keeping accurate records, and following a schedule of routine maintenance, cleaning, etc.

  • Ensure the readiness of the vehicle for transport service by checking oil, water, fuel and other parts of the vehicle before driving

  • Perform routine project business around the province, such as receiving and delivering official project documentation to and from the district office, general office purchasing

  • Purchase of necessary cleaning and kitchen supplies and assist in the purchase of other project authorised items

  • Perform relevant general service activities such as a collection of proforma, processing customs duty clearances and tax exemptions

  • Make arrangements for repairs, maintenance, and improvements to the office, as requested by the project management.

  • Regularly check post office boxes, collect and dispatch letters, parcels and other correspondence, and perform other local errands.



  • Completion of Secondary School is highly desirable

  • Valid Niger Driver’s License

  • At least one-year prior experience in commercial driving

  • Thorough knowledge of local traffic laws and area traffic patterns

  • Excellent driving record and experience in travelling through the base location and other key areas of the country

  • Previous work experience on a development project is desirable

  • The ability to communicate in French fluently is highly desirable


  • High school (desirable), valid driver's license, plus six months of commercial driving experience

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.






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