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Driver Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Driver


Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Responsible To: Logistician

Staff Directly Supervised: None

Overall Objective of the Position 
  • To ensure the overall safety of Merlin staff, vehicle and any luggage aboard.
  • To carry passengers and cargo as requested for implementation of Merlin project activities.
  1. To carry passengers and cargo as requested for Merlin operations.
  2. To ensure that the assigned vehicle is kept in good condition, ensuring Merlin’s daily check list is maintained.
  3. To perform weekly and periodic maintenance as outlined in the Merlin Vehicle Log Book assigned to the vehicle.
  4. To ensure that good driving practice is observed at all times to maintain the condition of the vehicle.
  5. To report any malfunction or damage to the vehicle to the Line Manager immediately, and to ensure that the vehicle is fully repaired, serviced and otherwise maintained as requested by the Line Manager.
  6. To ensure the safety of driver and passengers throughout the duration of journeys by driving at all times in a safe and alert manner, conforming to the rules of the road and making sure safety belts are worn and doors are locked.
  7. To manage time and journeys in conjunction with the Line Manager and as requested on the vehicle board and to. ensure that the field work is not delayed or interrupted by misuse of vehicles and that the teams arrive on time, are collected on time and the vehicle is back in the Merlin compound before 7 pm every evening.
  8. To notify base by radio or any other mean of communication on departures and arrivals at destinations or of any unforeseen problems.
  9. To fuel the vehicle(s) and note consumption rates (kilometres and litres) and ensure the log books should be regularly shown to the Line Manager for verification and calculation of the fuel consumption.
  10. To ensure that the vehicles travel at all times with the equipment and tools necessary (as set out in the ‘inventory of vehicle materials’ in the Merlin Vehicle Log Book) in case of a puncture, breakdown or getting stuck.
  11. To ensure that the vehicles contain full tanks, spare fuel and spare water at all times and that the same are replaced if used. To ensure that the medical kit is clean and complete and used as advised by medical staff and that the contents are replaced if used.
  12. To load and offload the vehicles and ensure the correct transporting of goods.
  13. To be adaptable and involved in the field work as requested by the teams.
  14. To be flexible and prepared to work the hours required over and above those in the contract. Line Manager
  15. To carry out any other duties of a similar nature which the Line Manager may require from time to time.
Person Specification 
  • Must have valid, clean driving license & certificate of Good Conduct
  • Should have a minimum of two years experience driving 4WD vehicles.
  • Driving experience with NGO or equivalent
  • Flexibility & ability to stand in for others when required to do so is necessary.
  • Basic computer skills (Word and Excel) will be an added advantage.
  • Good interpersonal, communication (English & Kiswahili written and spoken) a must.
  • Possession of Grade test, NYS or AAA, Road Safety certification will be an added advantage.
  • Must have good knowledge of Nairobi roads.
  • Knowledge of UN & INGO’s offices in Nairobi will be an added advantage.
How to Apply

All applications should be sent to:

HR Department,
Merlin, Nairobi Office
P.O Box 3350 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya


Email to:

Application closing date is Wednesday, 14th March 2012 at 5.00pm.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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