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Research Care and Training Program Transport Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Program Description:  

The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW). 

RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention, and care and treatment program. 

Due to its continued growth, the program is seeking motivated, pro-active individual to fill the following vacancy:

Transport Officer (1 position)

Reports to: The Provincial Finance and Administration Officer
Location: Kisumu
Opening Date: 28-05-2013. 
Closing Date: 7th June 2013.
Vacancy No. FN-030-05-2013

Position Purpose

In charge of Transport Management in the FACES Program, and will be required to device and implement new Transport management strategies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Advice the Management on the evolving transportation requirements in all the areas that the program operates in
  • Initiate and implement fleet management strategies.
  • Management of vehicle, Motor cycle and Motor Boats inventory and related accessories.
  • Ensure Vehicles, Motor Boats and Motor cycles are maintained and kept in good working conditions and are clean. Liaise with outsourced Mechanical service providers
  • Supervision of Coxswains, drivers and Motor Cycle riders. Ensure that all Coxswains, drivers and Riders are compliant to the traffic Act, and other relevant legal requirements
  • Maintain, analyze and report on Boats, Vehicle and Motor cycle running costs on a Monthly basis.
  • Ensure compliance to the road Traffic, and water ways legal requirements. Make sure that all Boats, Vehicles and Motor cycles are insured at all times, and that all vehicles have road licenses.
  • Liaise with other study coordinators within RCTP.
  • Submission of monthly Boats, Vehicle and Motor Cycle returns to KEMRI
  • Ensure that Boats, Vehicles and Motor Cycles are clean.
Education and Qualifications
  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering or equivalent.
  • Candidates with experience in fleet management will have an advantage
  • At least Two years experience as a Transport Officer.
  • Valid Driving License class BCE
Skills and Specifications
  • Sound knowledge about vehicles.
  • Ability to provide quick solutions to problems.
  • Good management skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good Interpersonal relations.
  • Capable of working for long hours and sometimes at odd situations.
  • Working Knowledge of Ms Office package.
Applications must include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers
All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 7th June 2013:

Human Resources Manager
P. O Box 614-40100

Please write the Vacancy Number indicated in the advert.

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