International Potato Center (CIP) – Driver (Nairobi).

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Job Description

The Driver will assist in supporting CIP project activities in Kenya and will report directly to the Senior Scientist.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure that project vehicles are kept clean and road worthy.
  • Check vehicle condition/requirement and fill-in the Logbook properly.
  • Ensure use of project vehicles follows CIP motor vehicle policy.
  • Operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner and always follow road safety standards.
  • Conduct day-to-day vehicle checks on oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres etc. and timely report any noted defects to the supervisor.
  • Ensure regular maintenance and servicing of project vehicles with reputable service providers.
  • Report accidents or incidents to the supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Drive project vehicles for transportation of project staff to implement field activities in project target countries.
  • Prepare monthly summary of project vehicles’ logbooks and share with the office administrative assistant.
  • Ensure compliance with CIP driving policy in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.


  • Valid driver’s license.
  • At least 2 years of experience required in similar positions with a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Basic knowledge of car mechanics and ability to attend to minor repairs and maintenance of the vehicle in case of breakdown will be an advantage.
  • Computer literate and conversant with the MS Office.
  • Ability to adapt to different work situations and work in a team.
  • Experience in driving 4×4 vehicles over long distances and on rough terrain.
  • Experience in working with international organizations is an added advantage.
  • Willingness to spend considerable time working under field conditions in rural areas.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct.


  • Excellent working environment.
  • Generous compensation package commensurate with experience.
  • Work in an equal and diverse workplace.


Closing Date: 03/30/2021




International Potato Center (CIP)

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