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Driver Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Department: Logistics
Position: Capital Driver
Direct Hierarchy: Capital Fleet & Asset officer
Contract duration: One Year
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Starting Date: November 2016

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. 

ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. 

Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Their over 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development. 
Position Profile: Under the overall guidance and supervision of the the Fleet & Asset Officer, the capital driver ensures that ACTED Kenya/Somalia staff are driven safely to meetings, workshops, and other work-related destinations; and that the ACTED vehicle under his/her charge is maintained in an optimal working condition.

Specific Duties and responsibilities
  • Provide transport to ACTED staff e.g. to and from meetings, field missions, airport etc when needed and ensure highest quality, courteous, efficient services and safe driving for all occupants.
  • Collect and deliver mail, packages, equipment; and maintains records of all deliveries and distributions.
  • Comply, observe the Kenya Traffic rules and ACTED’s policies on driving at all times
  • Plan ahead to meet anticipated travel requirements. Fueling, pre-travel checks, travel docs, vehicle expenses and any other docs and persons traveling for packing instructions and timings.
  • Ensure all vehicle maintenance services are carried out in accordance with set service schedules and checklist duly signed and completed.
  • Submit reports indicating vehicle condition and undertake all repair work assigned properly to meet set standards in readiness for travel. Also to continuously monitor condition of the vehicle assigned to and promptly report to the Fleet Officer in case of any damages, accidents and incidents.
  • Perform operational inspection of vehicle on a regular basis and before and after long trips to include tires, lights, brakes, fuel, oil, water, and interior;
  • Performs minor repairs, arranges for regular maintenance and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition at all times.
  • Ensures safety and custody of the vehicle, including tools.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, registration, logs, first aid kit, accessories and necessary spare parts are in the assigned vehicle. Also be accountable for them
  • Ensures that, in the event of an accident involving his assigned vehicle, the necessary steps required by rules and regulations are followed.
  • Ensure copies of daily mileage logs, pen and clipboard are readily available in the vehicle assigned to, promptly collect used sheets to avoid loss or defacing.
  • Routinely check the assigned vehicles Licenses, Insurances and promptly advice the Fleet Officer when renewals are due
  • Report immediately on route changes due to security, bad weather, road conditions or otherwise to the Fleet Officer as the situations arises.
  • Ensures that all required driving training is successfully completed and certifications are kept up to date.
  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required.
  • Exchanges relevant information and maintains an open line of communication with colleagues and his/her supervisor.
  • When appropriate, undertake other related duties assigned by the supervisor and/or management.
Required Profile
  • Minimum Form Four Certificate/ O level Education.
  • Valid driving license from a recognized driving school and good driving record
  • Certificate or diploma in Auto mechanic skills will be an added advantage
  • Government trade test license is desirable.
  • A certificate of good conduct is mandatory
  • Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations, driver’s protocol and courtesies
  • Must be conversant with the road network and traffic regulations of Nairobi.
  • At least 5 years of experience in field work driving for NGO
  • Defensive driving certificate is a plus
  • Experience in providing logistical support will be an advantage
  • Basic mechanical skill to be able to do small repairs if necessary
  • Fluency in oral and written English is mandatory
  • Computer Skills: Elementary use of computers (e.g. email, internet, word processing) is a plus
  • Values: Must be Trustworthy and reliable; proven Integrity and good human relation /Commitment to mandate, Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning, Valuing diversity,
Application Procedure

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae detailing three work related referees and contacts to and received on or before 5.00PM on 2nd November 2016

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. If you receive any email/calls in relation to ACTED’s recruitment and you are unsure about its validity or origin, please contact us on

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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