CARE International – Project Driver – CASCADE Project.

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Company Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. 
CARE International in Kenya (CIK) has been working in Kenya since 1968, and its core programming areas include community adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction; humanitarian assistance and emergency response; agriculture & market systems for food and nutrition security; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH); health, equity & rights; and women’s economic empowerment.

Project Description

The CASCADE programme goal is to improve food security and contribute to the reduction of malnutrition of at least 5 million women of reproductive age and children under 5 in Benin, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Mozambique. The consortium is comprised of CARE International and GAIN, two organisations that have extensive experience in tackling malnutrition in the programme countries at multiple levels. The programme has two strategic objectives: it aims to increase access to and consumption of healthy diets, as well as increasing the resilience of households to economic and climate change-related shocks across the six countries, with a focus on women of reproductive age and children. The programme will galvanise government, business, and communities around 5 domains: 1) Policy change and accountability; 2) Re-engineering markets and mobilising private sector; 3) Transforming cultural norms and practices; 4) Taking a gender transformative approach; 5) Systematising data and learning for policy. In Kenya, the programme will focus on the counties of Nakuru, Nyandarua and Nairobi, aligning with GAIN’s A1 programming areas. CASCADE will build on successful projects in Nyandarua by CARE which have successfully implemented FFBSs that integrated gender-transformative interventions.

Job Description

The purpose of the job is to provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or commodities in accordance with the overall objectives of CASCADE.

RESPONSIBILITY 1: Logistics Support – 30%

  • Safely transporting authorized persons and packages, within authorized locations
  • Drive staff to various destinations as per the schedule Reporting 
  • Map out driving routes to ensure the safest and convenient trip routes
  • Assist in loading and off-loading packages from the vehicle 
  • Ensure that all CARE staff meet required driving standards prior to them being able to drive CARE vehicles. 
  • Ensure safe custody and prudent usage of the CARE fuel card/s 
  • Submit incidence reports promptly using standard templates 
  • Ensure all relevant vehicle documents/forms are duly filled e.g., incident forms, logbooks, transport waivers
  • Comply with all movement restrictions and reporting requirements

RESPONSIBILITY 2: Vehicle Maintenance and Management- 30%

  • Prepare and submit Monthly Vehicle performance reports on a regular basis  
  • Ensure routine check-up of the vehicles; this include but not limited to oil, brake function, water, lights & tire condition, windshield wipers, etc.  
  • Assists with vehicle repairs when they break down by taking them to the garage or for service if necessary, and ensure they are in satisfactory condition 
  • Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean.
  • Ensuring timely renewal of vehicle insurance and have the valid insurance stickers on the windscreen at all times 
  • Maintain a vehicle management process and database that includes vehicle logs sheets, and tracks mileage, fuel consumption, maintenance/repair management and costs, for each vehicle.
  • Confirm availability of vehicle tools and equipment before, during and after work; this include and not limited to the spare tires, tools and first aid kits.

RESPONSIBILTY 3: Messenger duties – 20%

  • Collects and delivers mail at the Post Office, courier offices, other CARE offices, County office and others 
  • Delivers letters and cheques to grantees, reviewers, suppliers/service providers when required and ensure delivery books are accurately filled  
  • Assists in packaging and loading supplies or project materials to various destinations 
  • Support the Admin team on routine logistics tasks and requested 
  • Maintaining a register of donor requirements and project implementation tracker
  • Assists in any other duties assigned by his or her supervisors

RESPONSIBILTY 4: Safety and Security of persons and property – 20%

  • Ensure safety of the vehicle by packing at the designated areas/secure place with all doors and windows locked, keys kept safely
  • Ensure that all passengers are always on safety belts ·
  • Must drive vehicles safely and comfortably and must exercise defensive driving while on the road for the safety of self, passengers and property
  • He/she shall adhere to Safety and Security regulations/SOPs including ensuring COVID 19 prevention measures are adhered to by the passengers
  • In case of an accident, whether with another vehicle, person or other property, the driver is to immediately report same to the supervisor immediately

Other Responsibilities as assigned 

  • Keep up to date with CARE’s emerging strategies and approaches and contribute proactively towards implementation. Take responsibility for ensuring personal safety and security, giving due care and consideration to the impact of personal decisions on the safety and security of others



  • Have completed Secondary school education
  • Clean and valid driving license and good track record

Experience and Competencies Required 

  • At least 3 years accident-free driving
  • Sound Knowledge of road safety and traffic regulations
  • Good visual ability and ability to lift packages
  • Computer skills and knowledge in office suites  
  • Defensive driving training is an added advantage 
  • Prior experience working with NGO 
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy,  tact and  patience
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve program objectives  
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize requests 
  • Flexibility to take on a variety of tasks

Additional Information


  • Spending Authority: None
  • Supervision:     None
  • Indirect: External partners and collaborators
  • Decision Making: on work plan implementation in designated region in consultation with supervisor


  • Shall be based Nairobi with frequent field travel to the project implementation sites


  • This role is expected to establish and maintain open, professional, and cordial relations with the COs internal and external customers. These include and not limited to.


  • Project team, Country Office teams;  


  • County officials, partner agency staff, Local Media, Information and advocacy networks

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting gender, equity, and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline to receive all applications will be on or before  15th August 2022, at 5.00 P.M EAT. 


We do require that you have the legal ability to work in Kenya and while we would like to respond to all applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

CARE does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. CARE has a commitment to gender, equity and diversity in our workplace and operations. CARE respects and values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or politics. This is reflected in our recruitment decisions which are made entirely through a transparent, merit-based selection process. All CARE staffs are required to comply with the Code of Conduct, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Child Protection (CP) policies.