Driver - Sudurpashchim

People in Need



 Opening: 1 position  

Location: Sudurpashchim Province  

Duration: 1 May 2024 to 30 April 2025 (with possibility of extension) 

Reports to: Operation Lead  


People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech 1992. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role in designing and facilitating systemic solutions advocating for and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations affected by disasters including person categories who live in geographically remote areas of the country, historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity. Currently, PIN Nepal is implementing programmes under three strategic pillars 1) Emergency response and recovery, 2) Climate resilience, and 3) Civil society and inclusive governance. PIN Nepal team works in and promotes strong partnerships with civil society, Government of Nepal, academia, private sector and other key stakeholders in Nepal. Together with them, PIN Nepal has become one of the pioneer organizations advancing programmes such as landslide disaster preparedness and anticipatory action, climate and flood resilient housing, durable local solutions, climate change modelling for more inclusive and efficient local decision-making, girls and inclusive education, waste management and circular economy approaches. PIN is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including persons with disabilities, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy. 

Scope of Work  

 Under the direct supervision of Operation lead, all drivers will support program team for day-to-day movement in Kathmandu and field offices. S/he will be responsible to i) transport PIN goods and staffs, and ensure their safety during the transportation; ii) ensure that the assigned vehicle is kept in good condition, in accordance with rules defined, and iii) ensure that all administrative arrangements are made for the assigned vehicle.  

 All PIN staff agree to: 

  • Comply with all relevant PIN policies, Country Program Policies, and guidelines related to their position. 
  • Show a strong commitment to the inclusion of all groups within Nepal and dedication to PIN Nepal’s Inclusion Guidelines. 
  • Perform and accurately complete administrative tasks related to their position. 
  • Strive for quality in all aspects of their work and ensure the highest quality performance of the Country Program. 
  • Maintain a positive attitude and promote a professional & productive working environment across all staff, departments, and among all of PIN’s partners.  
  • Adhere to PIN Code of Conduct and key policies including Anticorruption Policy, Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy. 

About the Project 

 Eliminating gender-based violence (GBV) is central to the United Kingdom (UK) government’s commitment to women and girls. This project is envisaged in the context of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO)’s International Strategy on Women and Girls (2023-2030), the UK Gender Equality Act 2014, and the British Embassy Kathmandu (BEK) Country Plan, in particular, the goal defined as ‘Changes in social norms in key institutions and society mean less acceptance of GBV’. The project is strongly aligned with BEK’s commitments to the (a) transition to federalism in line with the 2015 constitution and (b) inclusive development, leaving no-one behind in the effort to empower the poor and traditionally marginalised and to improve service delivery to them.  A multi-year project directly funded by FCDO for up to £8 million from 1 April 2024 to 31 December 2027. It is expected that the programme will directly benefit community members, Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across 3 provinces, including community schools. The priority provinces are: Madhesh, Lumbini, and Karnali. 


Main Responsibilities/detailed task 

 Driving and passenger safety:  

 Allow only authorised personnel to drive PIN vehicles and report any transgression of this rule to the line manager.  

  • Ensure that only authorised persons are transported, i.e.: PIN personnel, persons working (temporarily) for or in collaboration with PIN, and persons requiring urgent emergency assistance, with the prior authorisation of a line supervisor. 
  • Ensure that all non-PIN passengers that have been authorised by a line supervisor complete and sign the Discharge of Liabilities form prior the movement. 
  • Ensure that any travel in PIN vehicles and any transportation of non-PIN persons and/or goods has been approved by the line manager. 
  • Before setting off, inform all passengers that their seatbelts must be fastened, whether in the front or the rear of the vehicle. 
  • Must never transport passengers in the back of pick-up trucks, other than in an emergency and with the exceptional authorisation of the line manager.  
  • Must drive carefully, comply with the transport rules and the applicable speed limits; must adjust the speed of the vehicle when approaching populated areas, taking into account the condition of the road, the load on the vehicle, the technical condition of the vehicle and the weather conditions, ensuring the safety of both passengers and other drivers. 
  • Ensure that all security rules established for the Country Program are followed when passing through roadblocks, customs, checkpoints, etc. 
  • Must not, under any circumstances, smoke in or near PIN vehicles and must ensure that all passengers observe this rule. 
  • Must be on time and aware of road safety and security situation.  

 Up keeping of the vehicle  

 Ensure that the assigned vehicle contains the Logbook, Discharge of Liabilities, complete First Aid kit, defined tools (jack, straps, ropes, etc.) and other equipment specified in SOP Movements. In the event that any of the defined equipment is missing or faulty, immediately inform the line manager. 

  • Protect the vehicle as much as possible against risks/accidents/theft, ensuring in particular that the vehicle is parked safely (at night, during holidays, etc.).  
  • Ensure that the vehicle is always clean (inside and out) and in running condition, in accordance with the instructions applicable. 
  • Each morning, perform daily check of the vehicle as defined in the Checklist of Vehicle Inspections 
  • Perform or take part in all inspections (daily, weekly, periodic – ABC, etc.) as specified in the Checklist of Vehicle Inspections 
  • Check the schedule for periodic servicing, and ensure that the vehicle arrives on time. 
  • Add fuel when the level is below half a tank and before each weekend or public holiday. 
  • Check that the load is properly secured and distributed, and load/unload his/her vehicle him/herself. 
  • Check the condition of the vehicle after it has been used by another driver. 

 Administration and Communication  

 Correctly complete and update the Logbook (mileage, petrol receipts, services, repairs, accidents, other incidents, etc.) and disclaimers. 

  • Must be in possession of a valid driving license and check that the registration documents and other papers in the vehicle are up to date; if they are not, inform the line manager in time to renew the documents before they expire. 
  • Report all movements as defined by standard SOP movements. 
  • The driver must not, under any circumstances use the mobile phone while driving.   
  • When making deliveries, deliver the shipping documents to the recipient, check the condition of the goods delivered with the recipient and return the duly completed and signed documents to the logistician. 
  • Must remain close to the vehicle and contactable (mobile telephone) at all times; if he/she needs to leave the vehicle, ensure that another member of staff looks after it during his/her absence. 


  • In the event of mechanical problems, immediately inform the line manager. 
  • In the event of an accident, inform the line manager, program team, as well as the local authorities. 


Minimal requirements 

  • SLC/SEE or equivalent preferred. 
  • Valid driving license and 4WD/Off-road vehicle driving experience 
  • Excellent road location knowledge of Karnali ,Sudurpaschim and Madhesh Province 
  • Technical skills to assist in vehicle maintenance, if required 
  • Politeness, maturity and honesty 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a driver for NGOs/INGOs 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in rural and off roads  
  • Spoken English/local language and First aid course is a plus 


Candidates *women and other marginalized and minority group are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Interested candidates can submit an updated CV and Motivation letter via our application form. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline, thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. Nepalese citizen can only apply for the position. No phone calls will be entertained.

Note: People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and is committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need involves. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please, apply using our application form: here