Driver (Nawiri) - Kenya Country Office

Driver (Nawiri) - Kenya Country Office

Save The Children (Kenya)

Driver (Nawiri) - Kenya Country Office

Details of the offer

The Driver is responsible for safe driving of vehicles and staff for Save the Children Kenya programme. He/ She should ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of vehicles in compliance with safe driving standards. Ensure the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and carry out proper management of fuel supply for the assigned vehicle in accordance with SCI policies and procedures.
Personal qualities:
A proactive and flexible approach to work

Ability to work with minimum supervision

A systems approach to work

A people oriented person who enjoys working in a team.

A keen interest in self development

A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SC is perceived as such.

Working knowledge of the Save the Children Emergency procedures, sphere and convention on the rights of the child.


Driving and Maintenance:
Maintain vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation.

Prepare daily vehicle usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption

Providing weekly usage report of vehicles including total mileage, fuel consumption and expenditure.

Maintain valid drivers’ license.

Organise the transport of supplies directly to SC designated location for use.

Complete the logbook for everyday trips and complete the fuel log sheet for any fuel purchases.

In consultation with the Program Support Officer, coordinate vehicle allocation for staff.

Keep the vehicle documentation up to date

Update the whiteboard once the movement plan is approved

Control of Vehicles:

Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by line managers

Ensure that all vehicle journeys are recorded in the logbook at the start and completion of journey.

Ensure that keys and vehicle documents are kept in secure place when the vehicle is not in use

Ensure that all passengers wear seats belts before driving the vehicle

Ensure that a waiver is filled and approved when carrying non SCI staff

Ensure that the Line Manager is immediately informed of any accidents/incidents and that the accident is reported to the police as appropriate and as soon as possible

Ensure that the vehicle is insured and in the event of an accident, make certain that proper procedures for insurance claims are followed.

Report on all near misses

Vehicle checks:

Check the vehicle prior to its use every morning, fill the checklist and file it.

Check on taking over a vehicle and ensure that the items listed on the vehicle checklist and in the vehicles tools and materials inventory are present and in functioning order.

Check level of motor oil, water, tyre pressure, battery water and brakes to ensure that all are up to the standards required before any journey commences.

The driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager promptly.

Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assigned vehicle.

Check communication equipment and maintains communication while in the field with base (SSFP)

Cleanliness and visibility:

The driver is responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all dirt is removed from the vehicle after a journey.

He/She is to ensure SC visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.


Follow and abide by traffic rules, regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by supervisor

Maintain all vehicle safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer- including first aid kit, communication equipment and fire extinguisher

Work after duty hours or holidays/weekends as and when required and in prior notice from the line manager

Escalate complaints and feedback of a serious nature to program support officer and field office child safeguarding focal point.

Perform any other duty as requested by authorised persons.

Job Requirements
Required education
: High, secondary school

Required relevant work experience
: 3 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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