Recruitment of an Individual Consultant to serve as a Driver for the Regional Stabilization Development Fund28 Nov, 2022
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Recruitment of an Individual Consultant to serve as a Driver for the Regional Stabilization
Reference No. 4-ECW-/VP-DBT/CL/25-11/ne
1. The ECOWAS Commission intends to use part of its budget to finance the contract of a driver
(Consultant) for the Regional Stabilisation and Development Fund Management Unit based in Abuja.
2. Under the supervision of the Fund Management Unit, the overall objective of this Consultancy is to
support the project in the management of the vehicle for project activities and proper maintenance of
the assigned vehicle.
The Consultant will be responsible for the safe movement of project personnel to perform programme
activities. The Consultant will also be fully responsible for the management of the vehicle’s equipment
logbook, consumables, and fuel.
3. The services to be provided by the Consultant (“the Services”) shall take into consideration the
deliverables listed in paragraph 4 below. The assignment shall be for one (1) year from the date the
contract is signed, and may be renewed upon satisfactory appraisal, and availability of funds.
4. Duties and responsibilities of the Consultant: The Consultant’s tasks shall include the following:
Drive Fund Management Unit (FMU) staff, consultants, and partner organization staff safely on
Ensure that the vehicle’s engine has adequate and sufficient water, engine oil, brake fluid and fuel
for its efficiency.
Maintain vehicle logbooks as per ECOWAS Commission guidelines.
Regularly maintain the vehicle and ensure that the cleaning, periodic inspections, and repairs are
properly carried out.
Anticipate any technical difficulties and report them quickly in the event of their occurrence.
Perform appropriate tasks in the event of an accident, particularly, informing the superior, taking
photographs of the damage and participating in the police report processes.
Ensure that the vehicle is parked at the designated time and place as per the guidelines of the
Operate the assigned vehicle in a safe manner to avoid accidents and damages.
Carry out errands on behalf of the project team, such as dispatch of official documents to relevant
offices and institutions.
Assist in the day-to-day office operations of the Project when not driving; and
Exhibit professional confidentiality in all activities involving dispatch of official reports and
5. The ECOWAS Commission invites eligible individual consultants (“Consultants”) to express their
interest in providing the services. Interested consultants shall provide information showing that they
have the qualifications and experience to provide the requested services. The applicants are to meet
the criteria set out below:
Minimum Senior Secondary School Education
Minimum of three (3) years of experience driving official vehicles for International Organisations,
NGOs, Government Agencies, and other relevant institutions.
Relevant vehicle driving license for a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), as applicable for the regulations
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Demonstrable knowledge of driving and road safety rules of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Demonstrable knowledge of basic automotive mechanics/electricity to be able to carry out minor
repairs on the vehicle where applicable
Experience managing logbooks of official vehicle
Experience overseeing the operation and maintenance of official vehicles
Individual Consultants must be fluent in English (reading, spoken and written). Working knowledge
of one of the official languages i.e., either English, French or Portuguese will be an added advantage.
NB: The ECOWAS Commission would like to draw the attention of interested consultants to Article 117 of the
revised ECOWAS Procurement Code on “Fraud and Corruption”, which provides information on
fraudulent or corrupt practices in competition or contract execution. Furthermore, candidates are invited to take
cognisance of the specific information on conflict of interest related to this consultancy service, under Article
118 of the revised ECOWAS Procurement Code.
6. The selection of the Consultant will be made following the criteria for the Selection of Individual
Consultants set out in the Guidelines for Consultants. The candidate with the highest score will be
invited to submit a technical and financial proposal.
Interested consultants may obtain more information by contacting the Procurement Division at the email
below during working hours, i.e., Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (GMT +1).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, with copies to: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
7. Expressions of interest (1 original and 3 copies) must be submitted in sealed envelopes marked
“Recruitment of an Individual Consultant to serve as a Driver for the Regional Stabilization
Development Fund”, no later than Monday, 19th December 2022 at 11:00 a.m. (GMT+1, Nigerian
time) to the address below:
Department of Internal Services,
First (1st) Floor of the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters,
Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District,
P. M. B. 401
Please note that electronic submissions are also ACCEPTED and should be sent to the email addresses
mentioned above in paragraph 6.
Commissioner for Internal Services