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Lodwar, Kenya

Project Drivers

Job Title: Project Drivers

Deadline: Wednesday 29th December 2023

Reference: LOGS – 001/2023


Duty Station: Lodwar and Kakuma, remote support to one office

Positions: 2


Job Purpose

The driver will provide effective transport facilitation to staff to attain the objectives of the organisation


Duties and responsibilities

  • Facilitate transport of office Field Operations Staff when undertaking project activities.
  • Where applicable, assist staff with loading and offloading items for distribution.
  • Ensure punctual and safe transport.
  • Observing the road and traffic laws and regulations of the Country.
  • Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
  • Maintain interior and exterior cleanliness of the project vehicles.
  • Ensure the vehicle is in good working condition at all times.
  • Ensure the vehicle is kept secure at all times.
  • Ensure the vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.
  • Schedule regular car service appointments and report any issues that arise.
  • Ensure vehicle repairs are carried out properly by official manufacturers’ specifications.
  • Arrange for other repairs, prepare, and maintain vehicle spare parts inventory.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, and oil changes as required.
  • Prepare and submit vehicle monitoring reports, including records of vehicle operations, maintenance, expenses, and mileage as required.


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

  • Demonstrate Strong Commitment to APIR TURKANA’s core values, especially the value of compassion.
  • Must have hands-on practical experience, be self-driven, and be very motivated.
  • Must be well organized with very high attention to detail.
  • Able to take initiative and work independently and appreciate inter-department linkages.
  • Cultural and political sensitivity must be demonstrated.
  • Good workshop planning and facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of Computers e.g. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SSPP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Office ETC.


Job Specifications and Desirable Skills

  • Minimum of Secondary school education is preferred.
  • Must have a clean and valid driving license in classes BCE, C1, D1, D2, and D3
  • Should have a minimum of five (1) years of experience in driving 4WD vehicles, Nissan Vans, and school buses.
  • Good interpersonal, communication (English and Kiswahili-written and spoken) is a must.
  • Must have good knowledge of ASAL terrain (Turkana County preferably) and its environs.
  • Basic mechanical knowledge is an advantage.
  • Should have defensive driving skills.


Desired Skills and Competencies

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office).
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within a team and able to multitask.
  • Fluency in communications in both English and Swahili languages.
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