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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Driver.

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Opening date: 10th May,2022
Project description: Invasive nontyphoidal Salmonella and Typhoid carriage projects both based at Mukuru Informal settlement.

Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis (NTS), has emerged as a prominent cause of bloodstream infection in adults and children within SubSaharan Africa, with incidence of 227 cases/100,000 population.

The aim of this project is to understand the role of carriage and the transmission dynamics of iNTS and Typhi between healthy and sick individuals and their microbial environment in an endemic disease setting. This project will utilize blood, fecal and environmental samples as we perform surveillance studies for carriage of typhoid fever, a disease pandemic in our settings and other low and middle income counties.

Position: Driver: (
1 position) KMR 10
Location: NAIROBI

Reporting to: Project Administrator

Job description

This job exists to facilitate movement of goods, research materials, specimen, study participants or staff from one point to another as authorised to enhance research activities and smooth running of the study. This individual must be willing to reside in the study area, work long and afterhours including weekends where necessary.

Requirements:

Academic

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade D+ from Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).

Technical:

Suitability Test for Drivers Grade III conducted by the Ministry of Roads and Public Works;
Knowledge of skills required to perform a variety of manual tasks.

Knowledge of relevant legislationNational Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) rules.

Computer literacy

Others:
Communication skills

Ability to work under pressure

Interpersonal skills

Problem solving

Valid Driving License

Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department (CID)

At least four (4) years of experience

Education and Professional training

Valid and clean PSV driving License classes A,
B, C, and E
Basic mechanical or equivalent certification will be an added advantage.

Experience:

A minimum of Four (4) years in a busy institution

Competencies

Good communication skills

Respectful

Flexibility

Good organizational skills

Honesty and reliability

Basic Computer Skills

Responsibilities

To drive site vehicles carefully at all times and ensure safety of the passengers, other road users, and the assigned vehicle;

To transport participants, staff, visitors and deliveries when required

Shipment of study samples to respective laboratories

To ensure high level of professionalism while handling clients

To ensure cleanliness of site vehicles at all times

To perform thorough vehicle inspection before use

Perform minor maintenance of vehicles and reporting all defects

Recording time and mileage logs at all times

To indicate the vehicle fuel and service costs

To ensure all vehicle reports are done and submitted as per scheduled date;

Checking all statutory requirements of all vehicles

Adherence to vehicle maintenance schedules

Proper and prompt reporting of any accident or damage involving site vehicles

To assist in other duties in the office as assigned by the immediate supervisor when not undertaking driving duties

Terms of employment
Employment is a oneyear renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months.
Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency
and will be guided by the KEMRI HR Career Guidelines manual.
HOW TO APPLY

a) All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.

b) Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.

c) Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.

d) Must include a copy of certificate of good conduct.

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: projectpositions@kemri.go.ke no later than 30th May,2022

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS
INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH A REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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