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International Rescue Committee (IRC) 

Temporary Driver
Sector: Supply Chain 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type:Temporary  

Employee Category: Part Time
Job Purpose / Objective: This position will be filled by candidates who are identified as potential drivers and placed on a roster to be managed by the Supply chain department.
Potential candidates will be interviewed and placed on the roster for a period of 1 year and will be called upon to take up temporary driving jobs whenever a need arises. 

Placement on the roster is not a guarantee that the candidate will be hired.

A roster driver, when hired, will perform normal driving duties.

They will be responsible for all aspects of driving and vehicles maintenance of IRC Kenyan Mission. 

This covers office movements, safe transportation of IRC staff and materials, and care and maintenance of IRC vehicles and their accessories.

Key Responsibilities
  • Carry out routine checks and preventative maintenance per the IRC’s or the manufacturer’s manual.
  • Diagnose all vehicle and equipment defects and report to the supervisor for prompt corrective action.
  • Carry out small/minor repairs as necessary.
  • Ensure the security of all equipment, parts and tools used in the course of the job.
  • Accurately record all work done and parts used in for repair/maintenance of vehicles in the format provided by the organization.
  • Deliver and pick up vehicles to/from repair workshops and garages
  • Raise vehicle fuel vouchers and secure approved signatures for refueling.
  • Maintain accurate records and a monitoring system on fuel consumption
  • Ensure the vehicle is cleaned on a daily basis.
  • Maintain check lists and ensure that vehicle log books are accurately filled by the drivers.
  • Pick medical samples and cool boxes sent from the field and deliver them to various labs as necessary.
  • Liaise with the warehouse to provide support with dispatch or collection of cargo to/from the airport
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Key Result Areas:
  • Provision of effective efficient transport services
  • Implementation/enforcement of IRC vehicle policies
  • Support the achievement of efficient operations in supply chain department
Qualifications and Experience
  • Valid driving license- Class BCEA
  • At least 2 years’ of driving experience; NGO experience advantageous.
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Kenya CID department
  • Knowledge of generic transport procedures and practices
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Mechanical background will be a distinct advantage.
  • Familiar with urban and rural routes in Nairobi
  • Successful candidate will undergo IRC internal driving test.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work long hours if necessary
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  

International allowances are not available for this position. 

Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator
Sector: Grants 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type:Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time 
Organizational Description: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. 

IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 25 conflict zones in the world. 

We address both the immediate, life-saving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. 

IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve. 

The IRC is an international agency with offices in London, New York, and Geneva.

Background: The IRC’s Horn & East Africa region is one of the largest and most diverse regions, spanning nine countries and with an annual portfolio over $120 million. 

Where additional support is required by the countries in the region, the Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator will assist in the development of proposals, donor reporting, and general grants management. 

The Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator reports to the Deputy Regional Director (DRD) and works closely with NY-based Regional Program Officer.

 The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya where the regional office is located, with frequent travel to country programs in the region.

Major Responsibilities:

Grants & Compliance
  • Work with country programs’ grants teams to ensure that high quality reports to donors are submitted on time, are coherent and accurate
  • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as monthly financial reports, procurement plans, and activity plans amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles
  • Assist country programs’ grants teams to coordinate with Awards Management Unit’s post-award teams in NY and the UK to ensure that reports are in accordance with donor and IRC internal requirements
  • Where support is required, act as focal point in facilitating donor report reviews and approvals by technical advisors and other relevant persons at HQ
  • Train and support country programs’ grants teams and program staff on donor compliance, report writing, project and budget monitoring, record keeping, and grants management.
Proposal Development
  • Work with country programs to support proposal development processes, either remotely or through in-country assignments
  • Liaise with Awards Management Unit’s pre-award team in NY and the UK to ensure proposals meet internal and donor standards
  • In coordination with the Awards Management Unit and DRD, track upcoming business development opportunities
  • Where necessary and in coordination with DRD and Regional Program Officer, cultivate donor relationships at the regional level
Communications and Visibility: In coordination with the regional unit and the global Communications team, develop a regional communication and visibility strategy and support preparation of visibility materials such as fact sheets, brochures, and newsletters.

Job Requirements:
  • Degree in international development/affairs, public administration, or related subject
  • At least five years’ experience working with international non-governmental organizations in the area of program development, grants management, and/or project management; preferably in East Africa
  • Successful experience developing projects, writing proposals, and developing budgets for US, United Nations, and European donors
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse team setting
  • Ability and willingness to travel to remote areas
  • Ability to prioritize high volumes of work to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience developing compelling external communications materials
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.

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