Driver Jobs in Garissa Kenya 2011
Driver Jobs in Garissa Kenya 2011
VSF-BELGIUM is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production. In East Africa, our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management.
Position Title: DRIVER
Duty Station: Garissa, Kenya
Duration: 9 months ( renewable)
Deadline For Application
28th February 2011
The Driver will provide general driving duties, servicing of vehicles and motorbikes, assist in performing basic repairs and to provide logistical support to VSF Belgium Projects in Garissa. He/she reports directly to the Field Officer – Garissa office.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Provide safe driving services.
* Perform basic repairs and maintenance on vehicles and motor bikes,, repairs and regular servicing as required following the procedures set up to undertake this activity.
* Regularly inspect project vehicles and motor bikes and ensure that they are in sound mechanical condition and advice the project manager on major repairs when required.
* Ensuring all project vehicles are kept clean and free from abuse/misuse at all times.
* Keep vehicle log-books up to date, travel only on authorized trips, account and truck mileage returns.
* Confirm vehicle repairs and invoices done outside the project office (e.g. at gazetted garages).
* Responsible for vehicle fuelling and monitoring the use of vehicle fuel, oils and lubricants.
* Prepare vehicle status and fuel consumption reports on weekly/monthly basis and submit to the immediate supervisor.
* Provide logistical support to both programme and support teams.
* Carry out any such activity/tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.
* At least Ordinary (O) level Certificate of Education or its equivalent.
* Clean Kenyan driving licence.
* Must be a holder of certificate of good conduct.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
* At least five (5) years driving experience of a 4WD vehicle; out of which 2-years should be with an NGO/GoK.
* At least two (2) years field work experience in Garissa and other Northern Eastern Districts, ASAL regions of Kenya.
* Training and experience in basic vehicle maintenance.
* Good knowledge in use of Radio Call (HF & VHF)
* Basic knowledge in logistics in order to give optimal logistical support to the team.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills
* Basic Computer skills (especially Microsoft applications) will be an added advantage.
* Ability to work independently, under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
* Ability to deal with conflict and crises.
* Team player.
* Flexible and attentive to detail.
* High level of integrity, honesty, commitment and hard working.
* Ability to drive long distances and under difficult conditions.
* Identify him/herself with the mission, vision and values of VSF-Belgium.
* Display of respect and intercultural sensitivity when dealing with project beneficiaries and partners.
* Willingness to work in remote/conflict affected areas.
* Good command of English language (both written & spoken).
* Extensive knowledge of the communities’ cultures and livelihoods.
* Knowledge of the local languages and culture is an advantage.
Please send your application letter, CV and list of 3 references (one must be your current employer) by e-mail (reference “Driver Garissa”) on or before 28th February 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org
This vacancy is open to Kenyan male and female candidates. Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged. Internal candidates will be given preference. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. For more information: www.vsf-belgium.org.
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