Heifer International – Project Driver (Kisumu).

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Description

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION
The Driver will maintain Heifer vehicles by ensuring they stay clean and receive regularly scheduled maintenance. S/he will be responsible for receiving international visitors, driving staff or guests to project sites, and running office errands. This position, in conjunction with administrative staff, will be responsible for ensuring that all required permits and insurance are kept current by alerting the appropriate staff members in time for renewals, in accordance with Heifer’s policies and procedures.

Essential Character Traits
Respectful, accountable, good communicator, teachable, flexible, initiative, creative and team player.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES

A. To establish, manage and maintain Project vehicles (40%)

  • Daily, track and record vehicle mileage and fuel consumption.
  • Prepare and submit vehicle-monitoring reports, including records of vehicle operations and mileage at the end of each month.
  • Record official and personal trips as needed.
  • Comply with Heifer Policies and procedures regarding vehicle use.

B. Vehicle Security and Maintenance (35%)

  • Ensure the vehicles are equipped with all the necessary tools and documents before leaving for any duties.
  • Ensure vehicle is kept clean and tidy.
  • Ensure vehicle is closed and secured after working hours.
  • Ensure that all the necessary tools and documents are kept in vehicles. These include valid driving license, First Aid kit, insurances, reserve types, control technique papers, taxes, jack, jack handle, wheel spanner, and fire extinguishers.
  • Ensure vehicle insurance and registration is updated according to schedule.

C. Be ultimately responsible for the safety of the vehicles and passengers (20%)

  • Observe the road and Kenya’s traffic laws and regulations.
  • Ensure punctuality and safe transport.

D. May perform other job-related duties (5%)   

  • To perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Requirements
Secondary education with an O level certificate; possession of a valid commercial driver’s license; certificate of Good Conduct and at least 3 years’ experience working as a driver in a non-profit/developmental organization setting.

Preferred Requirements
Basic to intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel), is an added advantage and knowledge of simple clerical work.

Most Critical Proficiencies

  1. Excellent driving records and knowledge of driving rules and regulations as well as skills in minor vehicle repairs. Certificate in mechanics is an added advantage.
  2. Perfect command of both oral and written English, Kiswahili and knowledge of local languages would be an asset.
  3. Wilingness to take initiatives if necessary.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  1. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  2. Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
  3. Willingness to travel extensively.
  4. Ability to work independently.
  5. Willingness and ability to work with a flexible schedule.
  6. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds (23 kilograms) floor to waist as required.
  7. Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures, beliefs, and Gender Equality.

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