PROJECT DRIVER-REF: PD-24-5-2019(Siaya)

  • Siaya, Siaya, Siaya, Kenya
  • Full-time

Company Description

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. CARE commenced its humanitarian programme in Kenya in 1968. Since then we have built a substantial development and humanitarian program including refugee operations, emergency response, livelihoods, food security, climate change adaption, sexual reproductive and maternal health, women and girls’ economic empowerment, and youth employability.

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY & PURPOSE:

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the project driver will be responsible for running official Field office errands; ensure safety of passengers on board and checking validity of vehicle insurance and other documentation. He will also be responsible for taking care of the assigned vehicle(s) in all aspects including monitoring of the security situations in the area of operation.

Tasks and responsibilities

R 1: Perform driving duties for Care Kenya under the Graduation Project in accordance with CARE Kenya policies

Task 1.1 Perform pre journey, journey and post journey vehicle checks namely: vehicle tire pressure, vehicle fluids (Brake, clutch, engine oil, windshield water, battery water, etc), checking for signs of leakage in the engine, differential, gear box etc and checking the general condition of the vehicle.

Task 1.2 Ensure timely transportation of the staff and property to the required destination while ensuring safety of the passengers by requesting them to belt-up before proceeding for a Journey, property and the vehicle according to the CARE Kenya policy

Task 1.3 Perform all driving duties for the project as assigned by the supervisor or delegated authority

R 2: Project vehicle documentation

Task 2.1 Ensuring that the road license and insurance policy of the vehicle (s) assigned to him/her are valid

Task 2.2 Safeguard, maintain and update other project vehicle related documentation including vehicle log (indicating date, description of journey, correct odometer reading at start and end of journey, time (am or pm) and ensuring that all entries are correct and accurate according to the CARE Kenya policy

Task 2.3 Prepare purchase requisition for vehicle service and necessary vehicle maintenance requirements when due

R3: Resource and Asset Management

Task 3.1 Ensure strict adherence to the CARE Kenya policy on resources and asset management

Task 3.2 Handle CARE Kenya staff, guests and partners with courtesy Task 3.3 Handle the vehicle and materials assigned to him/her with care

Task 3.4 Perform minor routine vehicle maintenance service and advice the Driver Mechanic on general service and maintenance/ repair of the vehicle parts as necessary

Task 3.5 Report vehicle condition to the supervisor after a short and long journey R4: Other Projects and Administrative Support

Task 4.1 Providing cover for colleagues on leave and working at the field office/other Care Kenya office when called upon to assist.

Task 4.2 Carry out any other official duties as assigned by the supervisor

AUTHORITY:

1.         Spending Authority:                None

2.         Supervision:                            None

3.         Decision Making:                   Minimal decision making.

CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS (internal & external):

Internal: The position will have key contacts with the country and field office

External: The position will have contact with the project visitors and partners.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The positions will be based in Siaya Field office with travels to project sites.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.       Education: At least “O” level certificate, with a minimum pass of DIV III, or Grade C- (Minus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

2.       Experience: At least 3 years continuous driving experience

3.       Certificate: Valid Certificate of Good Conduct and a clean, valid Kenyan driving license (Classes B, C, E) with knowledge of Kenyan road rules and the Highway Code

COMPETENCIES:

a.        Must have good interpersonal and communication skills

b.       Knowledge and skills in minor motor vehicle mechanics

c.        Good knowledge of Siaya county, locations of government/county offices and main roads to other parts of the country

d.       Good driver customer service protocols and proactive organizational skills

e.        Proficiency in defensive driving, safety and security and first Aid training

Additional Information

Deadline: 31st May, 2019.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Fixed contract ending November 2020.

Qualified female candidates highly encouraged to apply.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.