RTI International Driver (KCDMS Activity) Jobs in Kisumu, Kenya

RTI International Driver (KCDMS Activity) Jobs in Kisumu, 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 International is currently seeking a driver for Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems Development (KCDMSD) Activity which is part of Feed the Future program, America’s initiative to combat global hunger and poverty.

In this regard, USAID has partnered with RTI International on a 5-year new cooperative agreement (KCDMSD 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 one driver to be based in Kisumu Office.

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

S/he will maintain 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 support tasks as assigned.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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;
  • Pick up and deliver shipments and documents as assigned;
  • Identify any apparent problems such as insecurity during driving operations and report them to the supervisor;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all project personnel.

    Qualifications and 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 or NGO 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.
  • Applicants from Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega, Siaya, Vihiga, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, and Kisii counties are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply
  • To apply, please email your CV/resume to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 11th September 2019.
  • Applicants must include Driver and Kisumu Office on the subject line.
  • Please do not attach copies of certificates.
  • We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • RTI International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
  • No applicant will ever be asked for any payment either to secure a role with RTI International or as a follow-up to having been awarded a position with RTI International.
  • If anyone ever approaches you asking for any such payment, please immediately email ethics@rti.org
  • We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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