Norwegian Refugee Council Driver / Mechanic Jobs in Kakuma, Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council Driver / Mechanic Jobs in Kakuma, Kenya

The NRC East Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007.

NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.

These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

The Driver/Mechanic reports to the Fleet Assistant

Job description

  • Do basic vehicles checks before starting the day
  • Undertake all duties assigned by the supervisor concerning transportation by driving assigned vehicle(s).
  • Ensure vehicles tools, towing ropes, rod bars, winches, spare wheel are in place before starting the day’s work.
  • Maintain high cleanness of the vehicles he / she is assigned to
  • Carryout a monthly vehicle check for the assigned vehicle(s)
  • Apply extra caution while driving and avoid any intoxication.
  • Ensure safety of passengers and property on board.
  • Check vehicles body dents, damages and report any other irregularities.
  • Ensure vehicles fire extinguishers and first Aid kits are in good conditions.
  • Make sure that only authorized passengers are carried as per the organizational policy.
  • Comply with traffic rules & procedures, convoy rules and drives with recommended speed limit of 40 km in the camps and 80 km during convoy trips.
  • Ensure vehicles are parked in a safe & secure place and properly locked and returned the keys.
  • Ensure that all passengers boarding NRC vehicles wear safety belts before the vehicle is put in motion.
  • Ensure any other agency staff boarding an NRC vehicle completes and signs a waiver form before start of journey.
  • Ensure the validity of vehicles insurance, road license and police inspection stickers and advice renewals.
  • Make sure vehicles are serviced as stipulated in the periodic servicing schedules.
  • Ensure the vehicle has at least
    half tank of fuel at all times.
  • Update vehicles logbook particulars on daily basis by making right entries
  • In case of any accident report immediately to police station and to your supervisor.
  • In case of an attack, staff security becomes priority.
  • Establish the nature of motor vehicle mechanical problems being experienced, track their frequency and any other unusual occurrences.
  • Conduct inspections and test-drives to establish the cause of the mechanical problems and thereafter to confirm that they have been resolved.
  • Fix and repair any malfunction/fault on the vehicle’s mechanical systems including and not limited to; engine components and parts, engine cooling system, suspension and steering system, braking system, transmission system, exhaust system
  • Routine Maintenance: Perform weekly safety and maintenance checks on all NRC vehicles, document all recommended safety and maintenance data and use it to monitor Key Performance Indicators used in strategic decision making.

  • Minimum secondary Education.- KCSE
  • Valid certificate of good conduct.
  • Possess a PSV Licence
  • Possess a (BCE/ ABCE)-Class Driving License for more than 5 years
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience.
  • Vehicle mechanic course from a recognized institution preferably government graded.
  • Proven background / 3-5 years as a mechanic

    Personal Qualities
  • Integrity and Good Conduct
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Presentable, friendly and patient
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and coordinate own tasks.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 2nd August 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Driver / Mechanic Jobs in Kakuma, Kenya

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