International Potato Center Driver Jobs in Kenya

International Potato Center Driver Jobs in Kenya

The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, to support implementation of Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops at Scale (DDBIO) program activities in Kenya.

He/she will drive staff to project sites, deliver farm inputs to the to implementing sites and run various program related errands as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive office vehicle for transportation of authorized personnel and delivery/collection of cargo and other items;
  • Operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner and always follow road safety standards;
  • Ensure that the vehicles are kept clean and road worthy condition;
  • Check vehicle condition/requirement and fill-in the Logbook properly;
  • Ensure vehicle use complies with CIP motor vehicle policy;
  • Ensure proper maintenance and servicing of vehicles;
  • Provide day-to-day vehicle reports and report to the supervisor any noted defects on time;
  • Report accidents or incidents to the supervisor in a timely manner;
  • Meet official personnel at the airport and organize transfers to hotel;
  • Make field trips in/or out-side the country;
  • Run errands to collect goods, documents and other items as required;
  • Prepare monthly summary of oil consumption and report to supervisor;
  • Ensure that the steps required by the CIP driving policy are taken in case of involvement in an accident;
  • Perform all other related duties.

    Selection Criteria
  • The candidate should have a minimum of a diploma.
  • At least 2 years of experience required in similar positions with a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Basic mechanic knowledge.
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to exercise initiative and reasonable judgement;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Kiswahili;
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
  • Computer literate in Word and Excel – an added advantage

    Why should you consider this opportunity?

  • CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D background, and is a recent World Food Price
    Winner and awarded with the Al-Sumait Award for our Orange Flesh Sweet Potato work in Africa.
  • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.
  • CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

  • The position is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Kenya nationals and permanent residents only.
  • The employment contract will be for a one-year term (with a 3-month probation period) and the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 12th July 2019
  • Visit the following link: and submit your cover letter and a full C.V. with your references.
  • Screening of applications will begin on July 12, 2019 and will continue until the post is filled.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at
  • CIP is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply
  • CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training).
  • CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Potato Center Driver Jobs in Kenya

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