Driver at Aga Khan Foundation

Posted 4 months ago

The position

Based in Mombasa, the driver will support the delivery of a high-quality programmes across the Coast Region. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing professional driving, transportation and other logistical support across the region. Key responsibilities will include:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure that all vehicle trips are duly authorized, recorded in the vehicle logbook provided and signed for by the supervisor:
  • Fully responsible for the official driving of the allocated vehicle/s in the assigned areas of operations.
  • To ensure that the vehicle does not carry unauthorized persons without prior consent from the supervisor and/or the management team.
  • To ensure that the vehicle has adequate fuel, is clean and well maintained at all times.
  • To ensure that the vehicle tool kit is at all times in the vehicle with all the necessary tools intact.
  • To coordinate schedule service of the office vehicle with the procurement and administration team.
  • Provide logistical support to facilitate field activities across the areas designated.
  • Always drive carefully and ensure safety of passenger/s, other road users and the assigned vehicle.
  • Report any incident that involves injury, damage to any passenger, pedestrian or third-party immediately.
  • Identify vehicle problems and malfunctions, including, performing routine and non- routine check-up and maintenance.
  • Maintain and ensure assigned vehicle(s) are always in a neat, clean and good mechanical condition.
  • Keep accurate systematic log of journeys made, distances covered and odometer readings in respect of vehicle service and fuel refills.
  • Monitor and report expiration and renewal dates of licenses, insurance covers, road rescue registrations and other applicable services, to ensure timely renewal.
  • Safely and efficiently operate company vehicles to transport goods and staff to designated locations.
  • Coordinate and optimize driving routes for maximum efficiency.
  • Maintain vehicles in top-notch condition through regular inspections and upkeep.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and staff to ensure smooth logistics operations.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

The requirements

Qualifications and skills:

  • KCSE Certificate
  • At least 10 years prior experience in providing organizational and/or executive transportation/driving.
  • Valid Driver’s License and Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • Thorough knowledge of traffic laws and traffic patterns, especially in Kenya.
  • Prior training in defensive driving principles is desired.
  • Prior work experience with an NGO will be an added advantage
  • Sufficient written and spoken English
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural and diverse teams including experience of working in marginalized communities.
  • Evidence of an understanding of and commitment to child protection and safeguarding as well as other vulnerable populations.

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