Job description

The driver is responsible for the safe driving of the vehicle for the Save the Children Iraq programme and staff to include, cleaning, and ensuring proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with safe driving standards, ensuring the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and the proper management of the fuel supply for that vehicle. The driver should do so in accordance with SC policies and procedures.

  • Maintain the vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation
  • Keep the Vehicle Documents Folder up-to-date
  • Prepare Daily Vehicle Usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption.

· Providing periodic usage report of vehicle including total mileage, fuel consumption and expenditure

· Providing of expediting services in terms of getting Governmental approvals and liaison with the Police Authorities

· Maintain a valid driver license, registration and valid permits all the time

Control of Vehicles

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by Line Managers.

· Ensure that all vehicle journeys are to be recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journey

  • Ensure that the keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Ensure that s/he wears the vehicle safety belt and all passengers also wear seat belts before driving the vehicle.

Expediting support:

  • Facilitate securing Governmental Approvals on different cases/matters from the Government Offices.  Liaise with the Traffic Police whenever the need arises.


  • Ensure that the line manager is immediately informed of any accidents and the accident reported to the police as soon as possible.

SCI reserves the right to refuse entry to a vehicle any staff member without identification documents or who cannot be identified by SCI staff.

In the event of a medical emergency lifts may be given on prior approval of the programme manager or designate via radio communication with signing of the vehicle passenger waiver form available in the car – see passenger policy for details.

Vehicle Checks

  • Check the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after use
  • Check the vehicle before departing from work.
  • Check, on taking over a vehicle, that the items listed on the Vehicle Check List and the items listed in the Vehicle Tools and Materials Inventory are present and in full functioning order.

Vehicle Defects

  • A driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager. After consulting a mechanic, the line manager will make the decision as to whether the vehicle should be taken off the road for repair.

· Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assign vehicle.

Cleanliness & Visibility

  • The driver is responsible for ensuring that his vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all rubbish is removed from the vehicle after a journey.
  • Driver is to ensure SCUK visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.


  • Follow and abide by the traffic rules, regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by Supervisor

· Maintain all vehicle safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer – including first aid kit, communication equipment and fire extinguisher

· Work after duty hours or holidays as and when required and with prior notice from line manager

  • Perform any other relevant and appropriate tasks requested by the Line Manager

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in driving vehicles especially, 4×4 vehicles.
  • Knowledge of local context, and Previous or current knowledge of Save the Children logistics
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