UN World Food Programme Senior Driver Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Senior Driver Jobs in Kenya

About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Organizational Context

This position is located within the Regional Bureau Nairobi office, and reports to the Administration Assistant in charge of Transport. Job holder will be assigned to provide transport services to senior WFP staff (i.e. Regional or Country Directors), high ranking officials and visitors; and support coordination of transport-related services by planning and assigning the routes and schedules for other drivers, and planning the overall vehicle maintenance.

Job Purpose

To provide efficient and safe transportation to senior WFP staff, high ranking UN officials or visitors, and/or provide support in coordinating transport-related services.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide transportation to the Regional Director and other senior WFP staff, high ranking UN officials and visitors including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and the delivery and collection of various items following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.

  • Plan and assign the routes and schedules for other Drivers, to support efficient transport related services for clients.

  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities, to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorized destinations.

  • Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency.

  • Efficiently plan and coordinate WFP vehicle maintenance to ensure vehicles are fully equipped with required travel authorizations and supplies, assigned equipment on board is in a good condition to support safe and efficient services.

  • Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.

  • Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying,
    and maintaining stores when required including mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills, to ensure administrative support to clients

  • Support in Fleet-wave (FMS) data entries for RBN vehicles and analyze the Regional Office fuel consumption data on monthly basis. Generate reports from FMS and VTS for management consumption.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.

  • Experience: Three or more years of work experience as a Driver preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record.

  • Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorized vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.

    • Good understanding of transport services and ability to coordinate routes and schedules for other Drivers.

    • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable.

    • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.)

    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

    • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.

    • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.

    • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.

    • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.

    • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.

  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Senior Driver Jobs in Kenya

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