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  • Posted: Jan 11, 2021
    Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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    HIAS is the global Jewish nonprofit organization that protects refugees-including women and children, and ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities-whose lives are in danger for being who they are.
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    Temporary Driver

    Reporting to: Administration and Logistics Manager


    Duration: 3 months’ contract with possibility of renewal subject to availability of funding and performance


    The overall goal of HIAS’ global GBV Prevention and Response programming is for forcibly displaced refugee women, girls, sexual and gender minorities to pursue their potential and to access their human and legal rights, free from violence and oppression. This means HIAS GBV programming works to ensure;

    (1) Forcibly displaced women, girls, sexual and gender minorities face a reduced risk of GBV,

    (2) Survivors of sexual and physical violence have access to coordinated psychosocial, health, and legal services,

    (3) Family, community, and institutions support refugee women, girls, sexual and gender minorities in accessing and using their rights.

    HIAS uses a survivor-centered, community-based approach. Our programs consider the voices and needs of survivors and prioritize their leadership in program design and implementation. HIAS works with communities’ natural systems in order to optimize support for survivors, building partnerships to promote and protect the rights of survivors, women, girls, sexual and gender minorities. This approach enables HIAS to meet the safety, psychosocial, economic, and justice needs of survivors; facilitate their access to appropriate care; and empower communities to lead efforts that challenge beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that perpetuate or condone violence against women, girls, sexual and gender minorities in the community.

    HIAS seeks to recruit a reliever driver who will be required to provide effective transport facilitation to staff and clients in order to attain the objectives of the organization. This position is on a temporary basis, as the person will be filling in for the drivers/dispatch officers who are not available because of either; vacation leave, illness or busy schedules. **

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

    • Drive vehicle for official travel and business, or as requested.
    • Maintain high standard of service to both internal and external guests.
    • Ensure punctuality and safe transport
    • Observing the road and traffic laws and regulations of the Country.
    • Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
    • Ensure vehicle is kept clean, tidy and in good working condition at all times
    • Ensure vehicle is kept secure at all times
    • Ensure vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc.
    • Ensure vehicle repairs are carried out properly by official manufacturers specifications
    • Arrange for other repairs, prepare vehicle spare parts inventory
    • Prepare and submit vehicle monitoring report, including records of vehicle operations, maintenance, expenses, mileage as required
    • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes as required.
    • Provide assistance to the Operations Manager and other office staff in the time working at the office, in tasks including but not limited to photocopying and filing.
    • Handling mail, delivering goods and correspondences, carrying parcels, packages, and delivery and collection of official documents as required

    Job Specifications

    • Minimum of Secondary school education is preferred with a Minimum of Grade C.
    • Must have a clean and valid driving license of classes B, C, and E
    • Should have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in driving 4WD vehicles, Nissan Vans and school bus.
    • Practical knowledge of Computer Applications such as EXCEL, ACCESS, Word, PowerPoint and Internet

    Skills & Competencies

    • Flexibility and ability to stand in for other drivers when required to do so is necessary.
    • Good inter-personal and communication skills (English and Kiswahili-written and spoken) a must.
    • Confident
    • Must have good knowledge of Nairobi and its environs
    • Basic mechanical knowledge is an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Please send a cover letter and resume to indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/T-D/01/2021 on the subject line.

    Closing Date: 22nd January 2021 5.00pm

    Applications not bearing this subject label will not be considered.**

    Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    HRTK is an equal opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidates.

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