Mercy Corps Head Driver Job in Thika Kenya

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.  
Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.  
Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following position:

Head Driver – Thika

Department Summary:

The Head Driver will work within the Logistics department of Operational Support structure, committed to provide reliable and compliant support to program activities in order to achieve efficient service to program beneficiaries.

General Position Summary:

The Head Driver will provide safe, transport services for MC program and support staff in the described Are of Responsibility (AOR). 

The Head Driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department. 
In addition to this duties the head driver manages the safety of all assigned vehicles and keeps proper records of vehicles related documentation

Essential Job Functions:

  • General management of agency vehicles in co-operation with the Logistics Officer;
  • Ensure that all vehicles are safe and road-worthy;
  • Collecting and distributing of vehicle log-sheets to drivers; responsible for monthly compilation and submission of log-sheets;
  • Schedule vehicle use to meet programmatic and operational needs;
  • Ensure trip tickets are used by program staff and approved by necessary persons if required;
  • Maintain vehicle board daily;
  • Oversee and ensure proper use of the vehicles;
  • Oversee fuel consumption purchase and tracking including coordination with gas station(s);
  • Organize cleaning of vehicles;
  • Organize regular service schedules for vehicles;
  • Complete and file Monthly Vehicle Consumables sheet for each vehicle separately;
  • Collect Vehicle Service Requests from drivers. Submit VSR-s to the supervisor for approval;
  • Witness major repairs and ensure those are done in a timely manner;
  • Collect and submit vehicle related receipts to the Thika Logistics Officer
  • Coordinate with communications department to ensure regular vehicle communications;
  • Ensure security measures for vehicles such as parking, storage of keys, emergency supplies, etc.;
  • In coordination with Security, organize levies as needed for field trips;
  • Ensure that security incident reports are completed and filed (if related to vehicles);
  • Ensure that accident reports are completed and filed;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.
Supervisory Responsibility: Drivers in Thika

Accountability: Mercy Corps Fleet Management Manual and Guidelines, the MC Kenya Security Manual and National Staff Policy Handbook.

Reports Directly To: Thika Logistics Officer

A full report on vehicle activities will include at a minimum,

  • All collected Log-sheets
  • All collected receipts of vehicle expenses
  • Total number of serviceable vehicles.
  • Total number and type of vehicles off the road, including reason and estimated time to repair.
  • A balance of materials at the beginning of the period.
  • Distributions for the period.
  • Losses/anomalies for the period.
  • Balance of materials at the end of the period.
Distributions for the period should also match receipts on vehicle log-sheets for the same period.

This data must also be available and formatted by program and donor.

Works Directly With: Co-ordinates with Mercy Corps program and operations staff in the office.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Valid drivers’ license and extensive driving experience
  • Clean record
  • Good spoken English
  • Thorough technical knowledge of Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Hilux vehicles
  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Certificate of good conduct.
Success Factors:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Computer literate
How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before November 30, 2012 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject; The position and location they are applying for, e.g “Head Driver Thika”

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

ONLY Qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted

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