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NGO Driver Job in Kenya

World Food Programme

Vacancy Announcement: WFP/009/14

Job Title: Driver

Post Grade: Fixed Term Contract, G-2

Duty Station: Mombasa and Other duty Stations

Deadline for application: 9 July 2014

Accountabilities: Under the direct supervision of the Administration Assistant, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide reliable driving services using the assigned vehicles, for the transport of authorized WFP staff members, officials and visitors in accordance with the authorized routing following UN safety and security rules and regulations.
  • Take care of the day-to-day efficient maintenance of the assigned vehicles, checking oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc. And ensure that the vehicle is kept clean at all times before and after travel.
  • Perform minor preventive repairs and make necessary arrangements for repairs and service and ensure that the assigned vehicles are kept in good running condition at all times.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, and servicing done to ensure completeness of vehicle operation records.
  • Provide weekly fuel reports to your respective supervisors to ensure accurate fuel consumption records.
  • Collect and deliver mail, documents and other items and assist in distribution of newsletters and publications, paying of office bills as required.
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport and facilitate transport to their respective accommodation locations and/or office as required.
  • Take the necessary steps required in accordance with the rules and regulations in case of an accident.
  • Negotiate, liaise and coordinate with local authorities to facilitate vehicle movements in designated areas.
  • Provide translation of basic information from the local language into the UN official language for the UN staff in the vehicle.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Successful completion of Primary School Education (KCPE). Completion of Secondary School Education (KCSE) and/or qualifications in Motor Mechanic, Ms Word and Excel, First Aid or Defensive Driving will have an added advantage.
  • Be in possession of a valid Driving Licence class B, C, E with excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • At least two years’ proven & continuous work experience as a driver with a safe driving record. Experience in using HF/VHF radios. UN experience will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in driving and maintaining different makes/models of diesel and petrol, saloon and 4-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Should be trustworthy, have a high sense of responsibility, be alert, physically fit and emotionally stable.
  • Should be polite and willing to take and carry out instructions. Must be tactful, punctual and able to use common sense.
  • Good knowledge of the various WFP duty station, current conditions of Kenya roads and highways and familiarity with the frequently travelled routes and routines of the senior WFP staff.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in difficult situations. Ability to use discretion and initiative.
  • Should be able to work effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds within and outside WFP.
  • Good spoken English and Kiswahili.

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Vacancy Announcement No. with their updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of KCPE and KCSE certificates and the other certificates (training in motor mechanics, Computer training, First Aid and Defensive Driving).

Candidates should also complete a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link.  

All documents must be sent in an envelope marked: CONFIDENTIAL VA/009/14 and sent to:

Human Resources Officer
World Food Programme
P.O. Box 44482
Nairobi 00100

or Email to:

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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