World Food Programme Senior Driver Job in Nairobi Kenya

World Food Programme
Vacancy Announcement WFP/22/12
 
Date of issue: 25.07.2012 
Deadline for application: 08.08.2012
 
Job Title: Senior Driver 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Post Grade: GS-3
 
Accountabilities: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Staff Assistant, Country Director’s Office, with technical supervision of the Fleet Management Assistant and the overall supervision of the Admin. Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide reliable driving services to the Head of the Office, senior WFP staff and high ranking UN officials and visitors in accordance to authorised routing following UN safety and security rules and regulations;
  • Meet official personnel at the airport as required;
  • Collect and deliver mail, documents and other items and assist in distribution of newsletters and publications, paying of office bills and assist unit staff in filing, photocopying.
  • Take care of the day-to-day efficient maintenance of the assigned vehicles, checking oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean before and after travel.
  • Ensure that the assigned vehicles are kept in good running condition at all times by performing minor preventive repairs and making necessary arrangement for servicing and repairs;
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, and servicing done to ensure completeness of vehicle operation log book records;
  • Negotiate, liaise and co-ordinate with local authorities to facilitate smooth running of vehicle movements in designated areas;
  • Provide translation of basic information from the local language into an official language for the Head of the Office and UN staff in the vehicle;
  • Take the steps required in accordance with the rules and regulations in case of an accident;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Successful completion of Primary School Education (KCPE). Completion of Secondary School Education (KCSE) and/or qualifications in motor mechanic, first aid or defensive driving will have an added advantage.
  • Be in possession of a valid Driving Licence class B, C, E with excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • At least three years’ proven & continuous work experience as a driver with a safe driving record. 
  • Experience in using HF and VHF radios.
  • Experience in driving and maintaining different makes/models of diesel and petrol, saloon and 4-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Should be trustworthy, have a high sense of responsibility, be alert, physically fit and emotionally stable.
  • Should be polite and willing to take and carry out instructions. Must be tactful, punctual and able to use common sense.
  • Good knowledge of the duty station, current conditions of roads and highways and familiarity with the frequently travelled routes and routines of the senior WFP staff.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in difficult situations. Ability to use discretion and initiative.
  • Should be able to work effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds within and outside WFP.
  • Good spoken English and Kiswahili.
Kenyan nationals meeting the above qualifications are required to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement No. WFP/22/12 with their updated Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and name, title and e-mail address of three referees. Candidates should also complete a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link – http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc
All documents should be sent in an envelope which must be marked: CONFIDENTIAL WFP/22/12 and sent to:- 
Human Resources Officer
World Food Programme
P.O. Box 44482
Nairobi 00100
 
WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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