Mercy Corps Driver Job in Garissa County, Kenya

Mercy Corps Driver Job in Garissa County, Kenya


Position:

  • Driver

    Location:

  • Garissa County

    Program / Department Summary:

    The Operations Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the operations functions.

    The overriding objective for all administration and logistics operations is the prompt and effective provision of support services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor rules.

    General Position Summary:

  • The driver work within the Operations department of the logistics support structure to provide safe, transport services for Mercy Corps program and support staff in the respective field location.

  • The driver will adhere to all traffic and Mercy Corps safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the Mercy Corps operations department.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Operate Mercy Corps vehicles as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with Mercy Corps policies/regulations.
  • Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to logistics team.
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor.
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.
  • Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times.
  • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office daily workloads.
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business.
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis;
    Undertake field assignments as assigned.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting monthly vehicle fuel and maintenance reports to the Logistics focal point.
  • Adherence to all Mercy Corps policies and procedures as outlined in Mercy Corps policies and procedure manuals.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not
    jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation.
    Other duties as assigned.
  • Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

    Accountability:

    Reports Directly To:

  • County Project Coordinator

    Works Directly With:

  • Program and Operations staff team across the field offices as required

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Valid driver’s license and certificate of good conduct.
  • At least 3 years driving experience with an NGO.
  • Experience operating 4×4 vehicles.
  • Experience working in and thorough
  • knowledge of Garissa County is a desired.
  • Knowledge of routes, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.
  • Good understanding of English and fluency in the local language is required.

    Success Factors:

  • Respect and adherence to all safety and traffic rules.
  • Excellent sense of judgment.
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to [email protected] on or before Thursday 4th October, 2018.
  • Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.
  • Please do not attach any certificates.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process

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