Driver Required. APPLY!
Posted10 Jul 2023 Closing date16 Jul 2023
Job Title: Driver
Reports to: Officer Logistics, Procurement and Transport
Direct Reports: None
Job Location: North Horr, Marsabit (Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application – National Position)
Contract Details: Fixed Term, Twelve (12) Months Contract
The job holder will drive Concern vehicles as directed by the Officer Logistics, Procurement & Transport and in compliance with Concern’s transport policy and procedures and the Kenyan Law while making sure that all the passengers and goods are safe and secure during the journey.
S/he is also responsible for accident and incident reporting, reporting repair, maintenance and service needs and all vehicle documentation required.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Adhere to the country Traffic ACT, rules and regulations, Concern’s Transport and Fleet Management Manual, standard operating procedures and best practices
- Conduct daily pre-driving checks (fuel, lubricants, water, tool kit, two spare wheels, jack, winch, wheel spanner, fire extinguisher, life savers, valid insurance and driving license, communication equipment/satellite phone, sanitiser etc.) to ensure that all vehicle legal and safety requirements are present in the vehicle, and functioning, before embarking on any journey
- Operate all functions of the vehicle in a way to maximize its operating lifespan and to the highest safety & security standards
- Make daily recommendations regarding vehicles functionality in relation to health and safety of passengers and goods including reporting all technical faults by filling the daily and weekly vehicle check lists
- Immediately report to the Line Manager, Head of Field Office and Security Focal Point any incidents and accidents and submit the completed incident and accident reporting form to the Line Manager within 24hours
- Effective record keeping including completing log sheets, job cards, daily and weekly vehicle check lists and battery and tyre records promptly and accurately as per Concern’s transport policy and procedures
- Load and offload items into and from vehicles
- When transporting goods, ensure safe delivery and submit delivery notes and/or reports and to confirm the status and quantity of goods with the recipient and the sender
- Ensure that s/he carries only authorised passengers or goods
- Ensure that all safety belts are in good working condition and that all passengers including him/her fasten their seat belts before embarking on the journey
- Ensure the vehicle is clean at all times
- Liaise as necessary with the Line Manager, Head of Field Office and Security Focal Point for security updates and take necessary security measures to minimise exposure to threats. The driver must put the safety of passengers and him/herself first at all times.
- Adhere to and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment
- Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary
- Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies
- Take all possible measure to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
- Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager
Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
- Minimum O level certificate
- Valid driving license class BCE. Motor bike riding license is an added advantage
- Minimum five (5) years’ driving experience working in operations in remote locations preferably with an NGO. Three (3) years accident-free experience
- Good spoken language in English and Kiswahili. Ability to speak one or more of the local languages an added advantage
- Relevant basic qualifications or related extensive experience in mechanical fault diagnosis and repairs preferably in Land Cruisers
- Practical driving skills and knowledge of 4×4 driving
- A certificate of good conduct
- Excellent physical and health condition
- Must be familiar with the geographical location of the programme areas
- Excellent road knowledge
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
- High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
- Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
- Commitment to adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Code of Conduct and Associated Policies
- Communicating and working with others
- Managing yourself
Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a consultancy opportunity with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their consultancy contract. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to do consultancy work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, being hired as a consultant with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.
Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online: www.concern.net
How to apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to email@example.com with the subject of the email as “Driver” on or before Sunday 16th July 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.
Your Personal Data
During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.
Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment.
By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists
In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund be provided directly to them – so that they can perform their own counter terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern be allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes.
For additional information please consult our website or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.
You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit www.concern.net/about/privacy
Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.