(Jobs in Kenya) Driver – RAY Project – 3 Positions at Practical Action Kenya - Gazeti Jobs

(Jobs in Kenya) Driver – RAY Project – 3 Positions at Practical Action Kenya

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Practical Action is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions – transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.

The driver, under the supervision of the Finance & Administration Officer, will primarily  be responsible for the following:


Transport Services

  • Facilitate safe staff movement to and from various destinations.
  • Transport parcels and goods between head office and the various field offices and vice-versa  on a need basis.
  • Facilitate safe movement of Practical Action approved visitors to and from assigned destinations.
  • Safe driving while obeying all traffic regulations.

Vehicle Maintenance

  • Adhere to Practical Action’s visibility protocols at all times.
  • Clean assigned vehicle at regular intervals to ensure expected vehicle cleanliness standards are  maintained at all times.
  • Carry out daily vehicle inspections (oil levels, battery water etc.).
  • Fuel the vehicle as required.
  • Perform minor maintenance tasks on the vehicle when required.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is sent for service at the prescribed time.
  • Recommend major service or external maintenance requirements for the vehicle.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is in serviceable condition at all times.

Record Keeping and Documentation

  • Maintain vehicle records (mileage, service requirements etc.) accurately.
  • Prepare and present in a timely manner the monthly vehicle usage report detailing trip details,  mileage, fuel consumption and service details.
  • Prepare accident or incident reports for the line manager for necessary action.
  • Ensure that the vehicle insurance is appropriate and valid.
  • Ensure personal driving license is valid at all times.
  • Ensure that the statutory inspection of the vehicle is carried on accordingly.

Customer Service

  • Providing safety briefings to all passengers when necessary to ensure passenger safety (seat belt use etc.).
  • Assist passengers with luggage when necessary.
  • Provide passengers with information when asked.

Decision Making

  • Drivers are expected to make suitable decisions relating to the safety and efficient transportation of all passengers and goods. Decisions must conform to general driving safety  guidelines.
  • Outside of safe and efficient transportation of passenger or goods, decision making must be in line with instructions received and must support the supervisor’s and organisational goals and objectives.

Financial Responsibility

  • The jobholder is expected to exercise due diligence when entrusted with banking and messengerial activities.
  • Petty cash may be allocated for sundry payments from time to time and the job holder must  ensure safe keeping of the same up to the point of use. All allocated petty cash must be  accounted for monthly ensuring that any unused amounts of petty cash are refunded in full within the stipulated timeframes

Safeguarding Responsibility

  • Contributing to ensuring safeguarding in the organization and in the project areas
  • Reducing the risk of harm and abuse in the field
  • Reporting all safeguarding incidents they see, hear, hear about or suspect, to the Area  Coordinator – Lake Basin
  • Complying with all safeguarding framework policies and practices

Experience & Knowledge


  • At least Secondary School Education (KCSE)
  • Minimum valid Kenya driver’s license Class (B, C, E)
  • Minimum of 3 years accident-free driving experience
  • Must be of good conduct demonstrated through a valid  certificate of good conduct.
  • Must be sober, courteous, honest and of high integrity.
  • Good communication skills in both English and Swahili
  • Willing to work long and / or odd hours as duty may  demand.
  • Able to work with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • Able to use and read maps effectively for directions.
  • Good time management skills and judgement.
  • Commitment and understanding of reducing the risk of  safeguarding incidents
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