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Heifer International Drivers Jobs in Nairobi & Eldoret Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 7, 2013

Drivers
Nairobi & Eldoret

Summary: Our Client Heifer International is a global nonprofit humanitarian development organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the Earth by empowering small holder farm families around the globe to become self reliant and attain sustainable livelihood through economically viable animal agricultural enterprise.

Dairy value chain development is one of the key inventions of Heifer International in the East Africa region and Kenya in particular.

The intervention has been implemented through a major umbrella project, the East African Dairy Development project (EADD) which started in 2008 with the objective of doubling household dairy incomes.

The five year pilot project which has just ended (EADD-1) was implemented by a consortium of five partners including Heifer International (the lead partner), Technoserve, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and African Breeders Services-Total Cattle Management.
The project is now embarking on the second phase, EADD-2.

In Kenya, the second phase of the project will adopt a more private sector led strategy with the overall objective of building significant partnerships with public and private organizations for co-funding, innovative design and overall project expansion.

In addition to focusing on institutional capacity building to potential partner institutions, the project will also pilot innovative techniques and approaches in the industry to provide important lessons on improving dairy cattle feeding, breeding and animal health practices.

Function
The Driver will maintain Heifer vehicles by ensuring they stay clean and receive regular scheduled maintenance.
S/he will be responsible for receiving international visitors, driving staff or guests to project sites, and running office errands.
This position, in conjunction with administrative staff, will be responsible for ensuring that all required permits and insurance are kept current by alerting the appropriate staff members in time for renewals.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure all transport needs are met by providing support to the respective office, staff and visitors.
  • Drive company vehicles to designated and authorized destinations.
  • Perform daily and routine preventive maintenance schedules of the vehicle including but not limited to oil, brake function, water, lights and tyre condition to increase efficiency of the vehicle.
  • Report any detected defects in the vehicle and any accidents and incidents promptly.
  • Record the vehicle daily usage/trips, maintaining the mileage books and ensuring the safety of the vehicle and its contents.
  • Direct and supervise the mechanic on necessary checks and repairs.
  • Ensure the vehicle is always clean and in good conditions as well as ensuring that the necessary maintenance is done as scheduled.
  • Monitor the expiry and renewal of his driving license, as well as the vehicle insurance and license without causing any inconvenience to the company schedule.
  • Observe strictly the Heifer International company rules and regulations as provided for in the policies.
  • May perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • Secondary education with an O level certificate plus three (3) years’ relevant experience in a non-profit/developmental organization setting.
  • Possession of a valid commercial driver’s license.
  • Certificate in defensive driving from a sanctioned driving institute.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of vehicle mechanics.
  • Strong communication skills both in English and local language of the cluster area.
  • Good knowledge of roads and routes.
  • Strong adherence to the motor vehicle usage policy, as well as local and national traffic laws, at all times.
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)
  • Knowledge of simple clerical work.
Essential Job Functions
  • Clean, organized and ready to maintain the assigned vehicle in excellent mechanical condition.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
  • Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural setting.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow directions and independently complete assigned tasks (written or verbal).
  • Ability to work a varied schedule to include early mornings, weekends and some evenings.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
How to Apply: 
You should only apply for only one position and your application should include a cover letter that demonstrates why you are the best suited candidate for it; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience; details of current and expected remuneration; a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees.
All applications and enquiries should be sent to

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416,

Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: [email protected]

Closing date: Friday, 13th December 2013

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
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