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Vehicle and Logistics Associate Job in Kenya

Industry: Non-profit/International Development
Function: Support and Maintenance
Employer: One Acre Fund
Job Title: Vehicle and Logistics Associate
Job Location: Rural Kenya 
Commitment: Long term career position    

Organization Description
One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. 

One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. 

We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. 

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre. 

We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve 75,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.
We are looking for an individual with significant experience as a practicing mechanic to provide outstanding vehicle maintenance for One Acre Fund’s fleet, as well as to provide assistance to the logistics department. 
Role Description
Primary role: to provide timely, safe, and cost effective repairs and preventive maintenance of fleet equipment. 

Secondary role: to perform logistics tasks as requested by the logistics department. 
Primary Role: Vehicle Fleet Manager 

Your primary role will be to maintain our fleet of vehicles

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and complete repairs on all types of vehicles.
  • Perform preventative maintenance in fleet.
  • Keep vehicle repair and maintenance histories
  • Keep vehicle repair and maintenance budget
  • Perform daily cosmetic checks on vehicles
  • Procure genuine parts at competitive prices, subject to biannual external audits
  • Establish and maintain a repair booking procedure
  • Ensure repairs are carried out with minimal disruption to operations
  • Keep accurate service records
  • Ensure cars are properly insured and licenses renewed in good time
  • Pick up and deliver vehicles
Secondary Role: Logistics Associate
Your secondary role will be to perform logistics tasks as requested by the logistics department. 

  • You will assist in Warehousing at the NCPB
  • You will assist in Agricultural Support Unit
  • You will facilitate the disbursement of input and incentives together with the logistic team
  • You will facilitate deliveries in special projects
  • You will perform any other official duties as required by your supervisor
Critical Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • At least two years as a practising mechanic
  • Must be a competent driver with a valid driving licence
  • Demonstrated mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Minimum of one year related work experience in maintaining fleet vehicles.
  • Experience working with 4x4s and logistics vehicles.
  • Gasoline, diesel and propane vehicle experience preferred
  • Must have orientation towards customer service and safety
  • Have exceptional proactive problem solving skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Exceptional punctuality and timeliness
  • Able to handle multiple priorities and effectively communicate issues to supervisor and customers
  • Positively motivates self and others and promotes teamwork; develops team members
  • Must have demonstrated experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must live in, or be willing to relocate to, Bungoma – Western Kenya.
Education Qualifications
  • Minimum of Certificate qualification in Vehicle Mechanics
  • Certificate in basic computer studies
  • Certification in Logistics/procurement will be an added advantage
Career Growth and Development – One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. 

We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly.

Timeline: Resumes should be submitted by June 30th 2012
Compensation: Starting Salary range of 11,000/- to 15,000/-with Performance Based Incentives
Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and transportation allowances
Career Development: Twice Annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. 
One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer. 

To Apply: Email Cover letter and Resume 
To (Subject line: Vehicle and Logistics Associate + the place you heard of the position)

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