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Driver Vacancy Announcement

As part of strengthening the operations of Youth Alive! Kenya we seek to recruit a suitable young person to join our impressive team of professionals as a driver.

Reporting to the Finance and Administration Officer, the position will entail providing direct logistical assistance to the organisation.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drive the project vehicle and ensure safety of passengers.
  • Ensure the vehicle is always in good working condition and clean.
  • Execute regular checks on the condition of the car and the availability of emergency tools, first aid box etc.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the vehicle at all times and particularly on field trips, and safety of the persons and/or equipment therein.
  • Ensures that licenses (including the driver’s license), insurances etc. are always up to date by timely informing the Finance and Administration Officer.
  • Responsible for preparing and maintaining the vehicle's daily logs of official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing e.t.c
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken, in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Responsible for reporting to supervisor any irregularities relating to the vehicle under the care of the incumbent.
  • Performs other duties, as required.
Desired Skills & Qualifications
  • Form four certificate holder;
  • Must be a holder of a valid BCE Class driving licence and certificate of good conduct
  • At least 3 years driving experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of Nairobi and of Kenya in general
  • Has a proven track record of accident free and safe driving record.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Age 25 - 30 years.
  • High and proven integrity
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work with others to achieve high goals in a fast paced and culturally diverse environment
  • Must have a strong disposition to and experience in working with children and youth
  • A certificate in social work from an accredited institution is an added advantage
The position is for an initial period of 10 months with an opportunity for renewal. 

If you believe you merit our consideration, please email us your letter of application alongside detailed Curriculum Vitae with three referees, email and day-time telephone contacts to be received by the close of business on 17th February 2012 to 

The email should have a subject line: DRIVER.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

If you do not hear from us by 24th February 2012, consider your application unsuccessful. 

Youth Alive! Kenya is an independent national youth-led non-governmental organisation committed to the empowerment of young people in Kenya to take active responsibility for their lives to shape their destiny. 

Our vision is a free, just and equitable world where young people are able to translate their aspirations and potential into productive and fulfilling life. 

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