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  • Driver/Mechanic at Catholic Relief Services

  • Posted on: 19 July, 2019 Deadline: 25 July, 2019
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  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

    CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods.



    Band: 2

    Reports To: Senior Driver/Fleet Coordinator

    Poistions: Kisumu (Ref.2019/035), Kilifi (Ref.2019/036), Mombasa (Ref:2019/37, Nairobi (Ref.2019/038) Taita Taveta, (Ref.2019/39)

    Country/Location: Kenya/Kisumu (1) Kilifi (3) Mombasa (1), Nairobi (3), Taita Taveta (1)

    Length of Contract: Two years


    CRS, with partners Lumos and Maestral International, will work closely with Department of Children Services (DCS) and other care reform actors to implement programming and interventions to support care reform in Kenya. Kenya has been selected as one of three countries, together with the Republic of Moldova and Guatemala, to implement the initial phase of Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC) initiative. CTWWC is an initiative that aims to leverage existing strengths and efforts of key stakeholders as well as address identified gaps to move Kenya away from reliance on residential care facilities and towards stronger family-based care.

    Job Summary:

    You will safely operate vehicles, observing the Kenyan Highway Code and organization’s policies on driving at all times, to help ensure operational effectiveness in support of high-quality programming. You will ensure the safety and security of all passengers, pedestrians, other drivers and the vehicles in town and on field missions. Your consistent and high-quality service will contribute to the proper stewardship of resources.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Draft monthly vehicle maintenance plans and ensure implementation. Take accountability for all spare parts, accessories, etc. fitted in assigned vehicles during repairs at the workshop or field.
    • Prepare vehicle performance, maintenance and repair reports, and submit as required.
    • Plan ahead to meet anticipated travel requirements and make all arrangements for ensuring efficient services (fueling, pre-travel checks, required travel documents, required equipment, spare parts, and tools, vehicle cleaning, persons traveling for packing instructions and timings).
    • Ensure copies of daily mileage logs, pen and clipboard are readily available in all assigned vehicles. Promptly collect filled in daily mileage logs to avoid loss or defacing.
    • Routinely check all assigned vehicles Licenses, Insurances, and other required documents and promptly advice the VMU Supervisor when renewals are due.
    • Transport CRS staff and visitors as instructed, observing local traffic and road safety laws and all CRS vehicle policies to ensure safety of passengers and luggage, and quality and courteous services. Report immediately any accidents and/or route changes due to security, bad weather, road conditions. Maintain and submit accurate records for all trips.
    • 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.
    • Ensure assigned vehicles are secured when not in use.
    • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

    • Integrity
    • Accountability & Stewardship
    • Builds Relationships
    • Develops Talent
    • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
    • Strategic Mindset

    Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

    Education and Experience

    • ‘O’ Level education
    • Government Trade Test Grade III or Grade 2 Mechanics, with minimum of 5 years of work experience in a similar position, preferably in an NGO set up
    • Valid accident free driving license Class A, B, C, E with a minimum of 4 years of long-distance and off-road driving experience
    • Knowledge and experience in vehicle maintenance and repairs

    Personal Skills

    • Flexibility to travel under difficult circumstances
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
    • Service-oriented with focus on meeting customer needs
    • Well-organized and able to manage multiple tasks
    • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

    Required/Desired Foreign Language

    Good oral and written communication skills in English

    Travel Required

    Must be able to travel outside of permanent location up to 90% of time

    Key Working Relationships:

    Supervisory: None

    Internal: Project Assistant, Relevant Managers

    External: Partner staff, visitors

    Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    Method of Application

    Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday, July 25, 2019.

    Human Resources Manager

    Catholic Relief Services – Kenya/Somalia Program

    E-mail :Crskenya-hr@crs.org

    Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

    CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

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