Universities Fund – Principal Driver.

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Minimum Qualifications: Secondary

Job Term: Permanent

Position Level: UF 7

Remuneration: Min Ksh 51,338 – Max Ksh. 63,126

Number of positions: 1

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

Academic Qualifications

Kenya certificate of secondary education minimum of D+ or its equivalent.
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  1. Have valid Driving License (Class B,C,E).
  2. Valid driving license free from any current endorsements and valid for any of the classes of vehicles which the Officer is required to drive;
  3. Defensive driving certificate from Automobile Association (AA) of Kenya or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  4. Passed the Suitability Test for Drivers Grade I from the Ministry of Roads and Public Works;
  5. A course in First Aid lasting not less than one (1) week from St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution;

Any other qualifications that may be adjudged as equivalent by the Institution

Previous relevant work experience required.

At least 9 years’ relevant driving experience;

Conversant with use of GPS maps.


The job holder is responsible for driving official institutional vehicle assigned to the Chief Executive Officer to facilitate business of the institution.

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  1. Driving institution’s assigned motor vehicles 
  2. Ensuring the safety of staff and other road users by obeying traffic rules 
  3. Adhering to work schedules and timelines for efficient service delivery.
  4. Liaising with transport service providers e.g. motor vehicle dealers, fuel providers and specified garages to enhance motor vehicle service. 
  5. Providing regular updates on motor vehicle condition.
  6. Ensuring compliance with transport legal requirements through adherence to the transport regulations and guidelines for compliance and cost management;
  7. Collaborating with traffic enforcement agencies (Government Vehicle Check Unit and National Transport & Safety Authority) to enhance road safety;
  8. Ensuring timely motor vehicle servicing and maintenance to enhance cost efficiency;
  9. Conducting day today routine check of the assigned motor vehicle to ensure the vehicle is in sound mechanical condition.
  10. Maintaining cleanliness of motor vehicles for comfort of passengers and to reduce depreciation
  11. Timely reporting of all accidents and incidents to facilitate necessary decision and action; 
  12. Ensuring security of the assigned vehicle to reduce losses and damage;
  13. Maintaining accurate transport related documents which include work tickets, fuel receipts, fuel cards and authorization letters to ensure compliance with transport requirements;
  14. Adhering to the approved guidelines of the Institution’s vehicles to ensure effective use; and
  15. Reporting on vehicle insurance expiry to facilitate timely renewals;
  16. Ensuring the vehicle has safety, first aid a kit and other items that include spare business cards, pens and note-book, drinking water and other appropriate utilities;
  17. Managing the Chief Executive Officer’s movements by familiarizing himself with all routes to be able to get the Chief Executive from one point to another in a secure and convenient manner traffic congestion, roads under construction and other movement inhibiting factors notwithstanding;
  18. Maintaining confidentiality at all times under whatever circumstances;
  19. Maintaining etiquette at all times.

Financial Responsibility:

  1. Responsible for monitoring of fuel utilization and fuel cards of the assigned vehicle. 
  2. Minimizing vehicle running costs through safe driving

Responsibility for physical assets around the area of work:

  1. Responsible for the assigned Institution vehicles.
  2. Responsible for motor vehicle documents and fuel card.


The job holder will need to understand the following information to discharge his/her mandate:

  1. Verbal and written instructions or requests from the CEO;
  2. Written email instructions from the CEO.

Decision Making/ Job Influence:

Makes decisions using standard operating procedures;
Functional Skills:

  1. Proficiency Driving 
  2. Basic motor vehicle maintenance 
  3. knowledge of traffic rules and guidelines 
  4. Knowledge of protocols
  5. Defensive driving
  6. Communication skills

Behavioral Competencies/ Attributes:

  1. Interpersonal skills,
  2. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.
  3. Good grooming
  4. Time management
  5. Organizational skills


Deadline: April 29, 2022




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