Senior Driver Job in Kenya


Under the overall supervision of the Supply Chain Officer and direct supervision of the Senior Procurement and Logistics Assistant; and, in collaboration with relevant units at Headquarters and the Administrative Centres, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for driving the IOM vehicles.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Drive the vehicle(s) assigned for the Chief of Mission/Head of Office/Regional Director;

Guide, monitor and organize the transportation schedules of the other drivers in the unit/office/duty station;

Manage the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle(s) to ensure roadworthiness of the vehicles. This includes daily check of tires, brakes, engine oil, fan belt, etc.;

Arrange for minor repairs and ensures that the vehicles are kept clean;

Ensure that the vehicles undertake regular service intervals;

Keep records of spare parts for vehicle(s) and conduct monthly inventory of the spare parts;

Find the most direct and safe route over the best available roads to the destination.

Ensure that the IOM vehicle(s) is used only for official/authorized business, as advised by the supervisor;

Make sure that the daily log sheet is prepared, and a monthly report is prepared summarizing statistics linked to mileage, fuel consumption, etc. for the vehicle;

Keep a high degree of confidentiality and discreteness in discussions, which involves IOM and its officials. Take proper actions to reduce potential security threats to IOM officials and/or property within the immediate vicinity of the vehicle and along transport routes;

Meet official personnel at the airport(s) and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required;

Collect and deliver mail, documents, pouches, and other communications/items from and to the country office; go to the post office, airport, government agencies, other UN agencies, institutions, project sites, etc., to take and deliver items and communications; keep records as required;

When needed, assist the country office staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.;

Brief and train drivers in all the above duties and responsibilities; and,

Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


High school degree/certificate with minimum 3 years of relevant working experience or Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 1 year of relevant working experience from an accredited institution.

Valid national driver’s license.


Knowledge of driving rules and regulations.

Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles

Skills in minor vehicle repairs.

Knowledge of radio, email, telephone and other applications.


Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair.

Good communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a multicultural team.

Respect for the IOM’s core values and principles, such as integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity.

Ability to follow security protocols and procedures, and to cope with stressful situations.

Willingness to travel within the country and to remote locations.

Basic computer skills, such as using email and Microsoft Office and basic report writing skills.

Familiarity with local roads, routes, and ability to use GPS/ navigation systems effectively.

Flexibility and adaptability to changing work schedules and priorities.


For all applicants, fluency in English and Kiswahili is required (oral and written).

Knowledge of Somali is an advantage

Required Competencies


Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.

Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected, and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1.

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.

How to Apply 

If you are interested, please submit your CV and Cover Letter via email with the subject of the Senior Driver-SVN/IOMSO/018/2024- IOM Somalia Nairobi Support Office to before the closing date.