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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 20, 2023
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality and works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. CRS has been helping po...
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    Driver - Turkana

    Job Summary:

    The Driver will be responsible for driving the organizations vehicles to authorized destinations. Ensure proper repairs and maintenance are carried out, cleanliness of assigned vehicles, record and maintain mileage logs and movement documents as per organizations policies, oversee safety and security for vehicles assigned to him/her at all locations during travel and give feedback on all necessary repairs and assist the VMU supervisor in diagnosing and testing vehicles

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Comply and observe the Kenyan Highway Code and organizations policies among other Kenyan Traffic Rules and regulations while always driving.
    • Ensure proper vehicle maintenance and services are carried out in accordance with set service schedules as per vehicle manufacturer recommendations and best practice.
    • Plan ahead to meet anticipated travel requirements. Fueling, pre-travel checks, travel docs, vehicle expenses, cross border docs and any other docs and persons traveling for packing instructions and timings.
    • Ensure copies of daily mileage logs, pen and clipboard are readily available in all vehicles assigned to promptly collect used sheets and Timely submissions to avoid loss or defacing.
    • Routinely check all assigned vehicles Licenses, Insurances and promptly advice the VMU Supervisor when renewals are due
    • Carry out duties of staff transport when assigned and ensure highest quality of service, courteous, efficient services, and safe driving for all occupants.
    • Report immediately on route changes due to security, bad weather, road conditions or otherwise to the office and VMU Supervisor as the situations arises.
    • Take delivery of sub-contracted works carried out on organizations vehicles, inspecting and certifying conformity with requirements and expectations and advising the VMU Supervisor accordingly.
    • Being accountable for all spares, accessories etc. fitted in assigned vehicles during repairs at the workshop or in the field.
    • Fill vehicle performance reports at the end of each long trip and strictly follow up with liquidations of cash advances with finance.

    Skills and Abilities

    • Willingness to travel under difficult circumstances
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
    • Good oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili).

    Required Language:

    • Fluency in English and Swahili both Written and Spoken
    • Understanding of the local dialects will be an added advantage
    • Required Travel: Field locations (85%)
    • Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Internal: CRS Staff, Relevant Managers and any other relevant departments in CRS/KE 
    • ExternalAs required

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • ‘O’ Level Education
    • Government Trade Test Certificate Grade 3 or Grade 2 will be an added advantage.
    • Knowledge and skills in vehicle maintenance and repairs
    • Valid accident-free driving license Class A, B, C, E with a minimum of Five years long distance and off-road driving experience
    • 3 years’ experience working as a driver in an NGO set up or in a busy organization.
    • Must be computer proficient especially in MS Word, MS excel, Internet usage etc.
    • Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity, and inclusion including gender equality.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Catholic Relief on to apply

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