Sept 2017 Nova Pioneer Transport Manager New Job at Tatu City Kiambu Kenya

Sept 2017 Nova Pioneer Transport Manager Current Job at Tatu City Kiambu Kenya

Sept 2017 Nova Pioneer Transport Manager Job Vacancy at Tatu City Kiambu Kenya

Nova Pioneer 
Job Vacancy: Transport Manager
Location: Tatu City/Kiambu / Kenya
Full Time
School Operations
Manager / Supervisor

About Nova Pioneer: Nova Pioneer is a pan-African school network that prepares the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills.

Africa has the fastest-growing youth population in the world and a rapidly expanding middle class, but its education systems are not ready to unleash what could be the transformative generation of talent that permanently changes the face of the continent.
We aspire to be among the first to show at scale that this is possible.

Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:

  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody: you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life.
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly.
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities because doing so helps us grow.
  • We put our students before our team, and our team before ourselves.
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning.
Overview of Role & Responsibilities

The Transportation Manager assumes the duties and responsibilities as related to organising, supervising and training personnel, as well as, dispatching, routing, and scheduling buses.

Also, manages overall operation of the Transportation Section.
Directly reports to the School Operations Leader.

General Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops a timely and efficient bus schedule which allows students to be transported to and from school in a manner which supports the Learning Section’s needs.
  • Coordinates with Learning personnel the use of Transportation Section vehicles to transport student to special education functions.
  • Assesses bus routes and other transportation functions to ensure that maximum safety, service, etc. are being attained, makes adjustments when necessary if maximum potentials are not being reached.
  • Review requests, schedules, and notices to determine work sequences, and destinations.
  • Develops procedures for extracurricular trips involving Transportation Section vehicles and personnel.
  • Responds in a positive and professional manner to parents who have problems or express concerns.
Staff Management
  • Participates in the selection of all Transportation Section staff for hire, development, support and career growth opportunities.
  • Develops training manuals and maintains training records for all Transportation Section drivers and assigns training tasks to experienced workers.
  • Defines job performance expectations of staff, evaluates job performance, conducts conferences and/or improvement plans to ensure the best operation of the Section.
  • Resolve worker problems or collaborate with employees to assist in problem resolution.
Fleet Maintenance & Compliance
  • Ensures that all vehicles in the Transportation Section are adequately maintained by overseeing or scheduling repairs and preventive maintenance of vehicles and other equipment.
  • Inspect vehicles, equipment, and facilities to ensure that they are safe, free of defects, and consistent with specifications and in compliance with all Government licensing bodies, Ministry of Education and other County Standards.
  • Accepts responsibilities for registering, licensing and maintaining a maintenance log for all School vehicles.
Champion & Promote Safety & Best Work Practices
  • Keeps abreast of current specifications required by the State regarding school buses.
  • Ensures that bus drivers are familiar with procedures in dealing with misconduct/conflicts.
  • Participates in relevant professional growth experiences which expand knowledge of operating the Section.
  • Monitor field work to ensure that it is being performed properly.
  • Provides the Procurement Section with bid specifications when attaining new vehicles, recommendations of any leased vehicles and is responsible for adherence to any Warranty or Service Level Agreements issued by or to suppliers and vendors respectively.
  • Prepare, compile, and submit reports on work activities, operations, and work-related accidents.
  • Interpret transportation and tariff regulations, safety regulations, and School policies and procedures for employees.
Financial Management & Reporting
  • Reviews purchase requisitions for the Transportation Section and is responsible for cost management.
  • Ensures that data is maintained in fuel expenditures per defined cost management matrices and budgets.
  • Prepares and submits all reports required by the School Management Team.
  • Coordinates the rental of charter buses and other vehicles used in field trips for School groups.
  • Receives and files current student enrollment reports (by geographic area) and oversees the maintenance of records of students participating in School Transportation process.
  • Oversee dispatching of personnel and vehicles in response to telephone or radio reports of emergencies.
  • Drive vehicles to complete work assignments or to assist workers when necessary.
  • Demonstrates awareness of school/community needs, and initiates activities which address such needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in in business administration, transportation administration, or engineering preferred.
  • Specialized training in transportation management systems is an added advantage.
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • 3-5 years’ years of progressively responsible experience in transportation operations with extensive experience as school or corporate transportation fleet supervisors or distribution centre supervisors, or logistics analysts.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Experience in training and management or supervision and knowledge of transportation preferred.
  • Experience in field of fleet management.
  • Technology proficient.
  • Proven skills in leadership, management and team building.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Other Requirements
  • Must have satisfactory outcome of background prior to starting employment.
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? 
CLICK HERE to apply online
If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately.

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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified.

Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.