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Driver / Administration Assistant Job in Kenya – Foreign Embassy (KShs 56-61K)

The Australian High Commission (AHC), Nairobi is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for the delivery of quality Driving Services and to undertake a range of Administration Assistant duties.


As a driver and administration assistant for the High Commission, the successful applicant will perform the following duties:
  • Perform work in the operation of a vehicle to ensure safe transportation of AHC personnel and other designated clients to and from various destinations and to assist clients on entry and exit from vehicles as necessary.

  • Maintain a variety of records, for example, vehicle log sheets, vehicle requisition forms.
  • Plan journey routes ahead of assignments and reassess as required to prevailing road and/or security conditions.
  • Drive Head of Mission on a rotational basis
  • Independent judgment must be exercised in handling unplanned ad-hoc situations.
  • Assume responsibility for care and maintenance of AHC fleet vehicles; wash vehicles and clean interior; take AHC fleet vehicles to garage for maintenance and repair.
  • Request and provide quotes from service providers.
  • Provide general maintenance assistance to owned and leased property.
  • Provide administrative support as directed.
  • Undertake driver training as required.
Applications (a cover letter of maximum two pages, and CV of maximum two pages) should address the following selection criteria:
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Nairobi Kenya.
  • Must have a clean driving record, able to obtain a CDL (commercial drivers license) if necessary, ability to certify in special needs assistance training, defensive driver training, armoured vehicle driver training, and first aid.
  • Working knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation of automotive equipment.
  • Good knowledge of all parts of Nairobi and regional districts.
  • Knowledge of basic automotive maintenance procedures.
  • Ability to operate a 4WD vehicle.
  • Ability to lift weights of up to 32kgs
  • High level IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • High level verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level organisational and coordination skills.

Starting monthly salary will be in the range of Kes.56,010 - 61,776 depending on qualifications and experience.

There will be an expectation of availability to work overtime (paid) on a regular basis as required.

Applications must be posted or delivered to the Australian High Commission with subject heading ‘Recruitment: Driver /Administration Assistant Position’.

Recruitment (Driver / Administration Assistant Position)
Australian High Commission,
Riverside Drive (400m off Chiromo Road),
PO Box 39341-00623

Applications close Friday, 27 June 2011.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
A Workplace Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employer

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