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Vacancy: Driver - ICRISAT

About our organization: ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural research for development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centres of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and supported by more than 48 governments, foundations, and development banks.

ICRISAT with its Headquarters located in India has regional centres and research teams in Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa.

In the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region, ICRISAT has country programs in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

For further details please visit our website

ICRISAT Regional Office for ESA is located in Nairobi, Kenya and is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill a locally recruited position of a Driver.

About the position

To provide logistical support to the operations of the Regional Office (ESA).

Primary duties and responsibilities
  • Vehicle maintenance: Ensure that the vehicles are kept tidy, clean and in good working condition.
  • Preventive maintenance: Update vehicle services schedule, perform early diagnosis for any defects and arrange for the service/repairs to be done at pre-selected service providers (dealers or garage).
  • Driving: Adhere to safe driving practices and maintain a high standard of service whilst observing road traffic laws and regulations.
  • Liaise with the service providers to ensure that the vehicles’ service/repair work is satisfactory
  • Ensure that all vehicles are insured, booking vehicles for inspection and ensuring that relevant stickers are in place.
  • Supplies: Facilitate collection of quotations for farm/office supplies and delivery to field stations.
  • Protocol matters: Assist in obtaining visas and re-entry permits for staff and visitors.
  • Assist in applying for diplomatic identity cards for international staff.
  • General assistance: Pick up; drop offs for staff and visitors.
  • Perform town-run errands including delivering official documents.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

  • Completion of Secondary School education.
  • Good command of English.
  • Hold a clean Driving License.
  • Provision of a Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • Good personal organization, honesty and reliability.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Well-developed driving skills with emphasis on mechanical knowledge, maintenance and safety of vehicles.
  • Training in Motor Vehicle Mechanic Grade III is desirable.
  • Diagnostic skills to ensure early detection of faults in vehicles.
  • Understanding of legal issues relating to motor vehicle operations within East Africa.
  • 5 years driving experience, preferably with an international organisation.

Terms of offer

We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women.

This position is remunerated on Local terms.

The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.

This position will be based in Nairobi.

How to apply

Applications will be considered until 28th March 2014.

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRISAT and World Agroforestry Centre by accessing our web sites and

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