AAH-I Project Driver Job Narok Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: AAH-I Project Driver Job Narok Kenya 2021
Job Description: Today vacancy in Kenya

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Project Driver – Narok

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Zambia, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. AAH-I expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Job Summary

S/he will perform work in operation, management and maintenance of the project vehicle to assure transportation of staff to and from various destinations. The project driver will endeavour to ensure the safety of the staff while on transit during the operations. H/she will drive authorized passengers, transport goods and services (information) and make sure programme activities run smoothly, vehicles are clean and in good order always in line with AAH I policies.

The position will be responsible for;

  • safely and responsibly performing all official travel using official vehicles
  • regularly servicing and looking after official vehicles
  •  taking account of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations
  • running official errands and assisting with other office work

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Deliver and collect goods, parcels and letters as required in the most cost efficient way.
  • Responsible for transporting staff and partners for official engagements.
  • Supervise and assist with loading and offloading of goods at the site upon arrival as well as when picking goods.
  • Maintain the vehicle log book indicating mileage, task accomplished, departure and arrival times, and fuel taken to enable proper monitoring of the vehicle movement as well as costs.
  • Ensure cleanliness of the project vehicle and carry out routine maintenance checks and report any observed faults to the supervisor so that repairs can be arranged and servicing booked.
  • Ensure the vehicle insurance is valid and prompt the Supervisor for its renewal in advance.
  • Monitor the security of vehicle, authorized passengers and luggage in line with the vehicle policy.
  • Prepare and submit vehicle monthly reports in line with the AAH-I Vehicle Policy.
  • And any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Minimum qualifications required
  • Secondary school education (Ordinary level certificate).  Must possess a valid professional driving license for light and heavy duty vehicles (BCE).
  • Certificate in defensive driving and first aid will be an added advantage

Minimum relevant experience required

  • At least 3 years’ work experience as a driver with references.
  • No major accidents in the past 3 years.
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and skills in operating and maintaining different types of vehicles. 
  • Good knowledge of the topography of the country and full proficiency in local traffic regulations.
  • Proven ability to deal with clients with tact and respect for diversity.
  • Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Good knowledge of English language, knowledge of a local language is an advantage.
  • Discipline and punctuality.
  • Resilience and patience.
  • Appropriate appearance and attire (friendly manner with all passengers).
  • Ensures unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures as agreed with management.

Desirable Skills & Competences

  •  Knowledge and exposure to the social and cultural values of the region concerned.
  • High level of integrity
  • Good report writing skills
  •  Moderate computer skills with the ability to use word and excel spreadsheet.
  • Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission, and values.