Program Driver - Makueni

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Background:

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) — Kenya is a local non-governmental organization collaborating with the Ministry of Health and County Health Management Teams to strengthen health systems for improved quality of health care in Kenya. Ciheb-Kenya is collaborating with the county governments of Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Nairobi, Kisumu, and Migori to support the implementation and expansion of high quality, sustainable, and comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs, and expansion of COVID-19 vaccination with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). 

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of Human Resource and Administration Officer, the Driver will be responsible for operating and maintaining transportation vehicles with a focus on safety and staff courtesy. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide transportation to and from project sites, and other locations as assigned. 
  • Record and maintain record of trips according to established procedures. 
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date records on trip sheets, vehicle maintenance, incident reports, accident reports, vehicle condition reports and other records; 
  • Carry out safety briefing to passengers prior to each trip departure. 
  • Assist passengers including handicapped in and out of the vehicle. 
  • Read and interpret maps and driving directions to plan the most efficient route service. 
  • Respond to accident or medical emergencies by notifying emergency, response providers, and carrying out First Aid pending arrival of emergency personnel. 
  • Ensure that all regulations are followed in case of accidents and that required paper work is submitted. 
  • Ensure that the vehicle has all required registrations/ licensing and inspections, and that necessary documentation is retained in the vehicle. 
  • Ensure vehicle has sufficient amount of fuel, maintain the vehicles’ cleanliness, and ensure its security for daily use and proper evening and weekend storage at office site. 
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all project personnel. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience driving in Nairobi and familiarity with rural terrain and roads preferred. 
  • 4 years’ driving experience. 
  • Valid Kenya driver’s license. 
  • Ability to perform minor repairs of vehicle. 
  • Previous auto mechanic experience desired. 
  • Ability to project a neat and professional appearance. 
  • ‘O’ Level Certificate 
  • First Aid knowledge desired. 

Desired Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of the operations and features of assigned vehicle(s); 
  • Basic automobile mechanical skills 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills; 
  • Report writing skills and ability to read maps 
  • Computer literacy 
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