Driver at Gold Star Kenya

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Samburu

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Driver at Gold Star Kenya

Introduction

Welcome to Gold Star Kenya (GS Kenya), a local Non-Governmental Organization committed to empowering communities for better health outcomes. Established in 2010, GS Kenya implements health projects across Kenya, focusing on HIV care, family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). We prioritize teamwork, integrity, community engagement, quality, and innovation to drive positive change.

Working Environment

At GS Kenya, we prioritize our employees’ well-being and growth. Our organization fosters a friendly work environment and a balanced culture that encourages self-growth and professional excellence. We operate in six counties in Kenya, offering opportunities for impactful work and personal development.

Job Title: Driver

Location: Samburu, Kenya

Job Summary

We are seeking a dedicated Driver to provide transportation and logistical support for GS Kenya. Based in Samburu, the Driver will ensure the safe and efficient movement of staff and visitors, maintain vehicles in optimal condition, and support logistical tasks as assigned.

Key Responsibilities

  • Safely transport staff and visitors to meetings and appointments.
  • Maintain vehicles in good condition, including regular cleaning and maintenance.
  • Ensure compliance with vehicle insurance, licensing, and registration requirements.
  • Assist with logistical tasks such as deliveries, visa applications, and mail collection.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

  • Knowledge of Samburu county and surrounding areas.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and perform basic vehicle maintenance.
  • Basic first aid knowledge.
  • Strong multitasking abilities.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and support organizational goals.

Requirements Standards

  • Secondary school ‘O’ level graduate or equivalent vocational training.
  • 5-7 years of driving experience in a professional setting.
  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct.
  • Familiarity with traffic rules and regulations.
  • Clear eye test certification.
  • Experience driving for diplomatic missions or NGOs is advantageous.

How to Apply

Gold Star Kenya is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please email your cover letter and CV to gskenya-hr@goldstarkenya.org, quoting the job title in the subject line. Applications must be received by 22nd May 2024.


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Sample Cover Letter for a Driver Position

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]
[Your Email Address]
[Your Phone Number]
[Date]

Hiring Manager
Gold Star Kenya
[Company Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to express my interest in the Driver position at Gold Star Kenya, as advertised. With a proven track record of safe and reliable driving, combined with a commitment to exceptional service delivery, I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to your esteemed organization.

In my previous role as a professional driver for [Previous Company/Organization], I demonstrated a strong dedication to punctuality, safety, and customer satisfaction. Whether navigating through busy city streets or traversing rural terrains, I prioritize the safety of passengers and cargo above all else. My clean driving record and adherence to traffic regulations underscore my commitment to safe driving practices.

Beyond my driving skills, I possess excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, essential for effective interaction with passengers, colleagues, and stakeholders. I understand the importance of representing Gold Star Kenya with professionalism and courtesy at all times, both on and off the road.

I am particularly drawn to Gold Star Kenya’s mission of empowering communities and improving lives through innovative programs and initiatives. I am eager to contribute my skills and expertise to support your impactful work across various regions of Kenya.

Thank you for considering my application. I am confident that my background, skills, and enthusiasm make me a strong fit for the Driver position at Gold Star Kenya. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how I can contribute to your team. Please find my resume attached for your review.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

How to Be a Successful Applicant for the Driver Position

  1. Highlight your relevant driving experience and knowledge of Samburu county.
  2. Emphasize your clean driving record and commitment to vehicle maintenance.
  3. Showcase your ability to multitask and adapt to changing priorities.
  4. Demonstrate your willingness to support organizational goals and work flexible hours.
  5. Ensure your application includes a clear and concise cover letter and CV.
  6. Double-check for any required certifications or documentation.
  7. Prepare to discuss your driving experience and logistical skills during the interview.
  8. Research Gold Star Kenya’s mission and values to align your application accordingly.
  9. Follow up on your application if you haven’t heard back within a reasonable timeframe.
  10. Stay positive and confident throughout the application process.

Possible Driver Interview Questions With Answers

  1. Question: Can you tell us about your experience driving in rural areas? Answer: In my previous role, I frequently traveled to rural communities, including areas similar to Samburu county. I’m familiar with navigating diverse terrain and ensuring passenger safety on challenging roads.
  2. Question: How do you prioritize vehicle maintenance tasks? Answer: I adhere to a regular maintenance schedule, conducting daily checks and scheduling routine service appointments. This proactive approach ensures our vehicles remain in optimal condition.
  3. Question: Describe a time when you had to handle a logistical challenge efficiently. Answer: During a delivery deadline, I encountered unexpected road closures. I promptly identified alternative routes, communicated with stakeholders, and successfully delivered the cargo on time.
  4. Question: How do you stay updated on traffic rules and regulations? Answer: I regularly review updates from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and participate in refresher courses to ensure compliance with current laws.
  5. Question: How do you prioritize passenger safety during adverse weather conditions? Answer: I exercise caution and adjust driving techniques to suit weather conditions. If conditions become unsafe, I prioritize finding a safe location to wait until conditions improve.

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We wish you the best in your application process. Gold Star Kenya is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all backgrounds without charging any application/recruitment fee, whether refundable or not.

To apply for this job please visit goldstarkenya.org,.


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