RTI International Driver Jobs in Kenya

RTI International Driver Jobs in Kenya

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary
research that improves the human condition.

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

  • RTI is currently seeking to fill a vacancy for the Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) Activity which is part of the Feed the Future program, America’s initiative to combat global hunger and poverty.

  • In this regard, USAID is partnering with RTI International on a 5-year (Oct 2017 to Sept 2022) cooperative agreement – KCDMS Activity – to help increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya.

  • The project will also spur competitive, resilient market systems in Kenya’s horticulture and dairy sectors.

  • We seek to recruit a Short-Term Driver to be based in the Kisumu office.

    Job Summary:

  • The driver will serve as a chauffeur for project staff, consultants and other visitors as assigned by supervisor.

  • S/he will be in charge of maintaining high standard of cleanliness of the project vehicle in his/her custody.

  • S/he will also ensure that the project vehicle assigned is well serviced and maintained as required and perform administrative tasks as assigned.

    Essential Duties:

  • Drive project / office staff members, consultants and other visitors on project / office business;

  • Provide transportation to and from the airport, hotel, project sites, and other locations as assigned;

  • Ensure that the vehicle has all required registrations / licensing and inspections, and that necessary documentation is retained with the vehicle;

  • Ensure vehicle has sufficient amount of gas, maintain the vehicles’ cleanliness, and ensure its security for daily use and proper evening and weekend storage at office site;

  • Read and understand specific vehicle operating manual to ensure the safe and appropriate operations of the vehicle;

  • Obey traffic rules and road signs, negotiate, liaise and coordinate with local
    authorities to facilitate smooth running of vehicle movements;

  • Maintain record of trips including kilometers traveled, fuel consumed and cost, and dates of oil changes, all according to established procedures;

  • Produce weekly records of mileage traveled;

  • Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc;

  • Arrange for repairs and regularly scheduled maintenance of the vehicle as per manufacturer’s suggested schedule;

  • Ensure that all regulations are followed in case of an accident and that required paper work is submitted;

  • Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required;

  • Pick up and deliver shipments and documents as assigned;

  • Identify any apparent problems such as insecurity during driving operations and report them to the Finance and Administration Assistant;

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all project / office personnel;

  • Provide backup to office assistant and office attendant duties as requested;

  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

    Minimum Required Education & Experience

  • Driver / Chauffer experience for at least 3 years with a valid Kenya driver’s license.

    Skills & Abilities

  • Proof of good driving record;

  • Experience in driving and familiarity through rural terrain preferred;

  • Prior experience on USAID-funded projects preferred;

  • Demonstrated punctuality, attention to detail, professionalism, patience, good humor, flexibility, and overall positive attitude;

  • Administrative experience with ability to perform computations preferred;

  • Neat and professional appearance;

  • Oral and written English language fluency;

  • Flexibility and adaptability to work under pressure.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; RTI International Driver Jobs in Kenya

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