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Driver - Clerk Job in Kenya

icipe is an intergovernmental organisation funded by government aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improved health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

icipe has approximately 350 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes, located at various sites in Kenya and Ethiopia.

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of a Driver - Clerk for the icipe - IITA project based at Duduville campus, Kasarani, Nairobi. This is a local (national) position that offers a two-year contract that is renewable.

The Driver - Clerk will perform the following duties, among others:


  • Driving and delivery of official documents
  • Driving staff on field visits
  • Receive and transport visitors
  • Normal pre-drive checks on official vehicles
  • Follow-up with garage on service of official vehicles
  • Cleanliness of official vehicles
  • Entry of mileage records in Excel and send monthly records to Administrative Officer
  • Other tasks or errands proposed by the supervisor
  • High School or College Certificate or Diploma.
  • Valid and clean driving licence and certificate of good conduct.
  • At least five (3) years of relevant work experience in a closely related field gained in an international organization;
  • Minimal knowledge of vehicle mechanics.
  • Basic computing skills with knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good knowledge of English language.
  • Be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.
  • Possess strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and organize workload; take initiative and work under pressure.
  • Possess positive attitude, courteous and strong service orientation.
  • Be able to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Be committed to IITA’s mission and core values.

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions. (Please note this will have to be coordinated with icipe because it is icipe who will be recruiting and paying for this staff in accordance with their scales).

Applications will be accepted up to 22 February 2012. 

Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Please send an application with a detailed CV, names and addresses of 3 referees including e-mail addresses, fax numbers and remuneration package to:

The Human Resources Department
icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health
P.O. Box 30772-00100

icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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