Driver – Job Grade KISM 9

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Kenya Institute of Supplies Management

The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) is a corporate body established through an Act of Parliament, the “Supplies Practitioners Management Act (SPMA), 2007.” KISM’s mandate is to provide training, registration, and licensing for supplies practitioners and regulate their practice in Kenya. As the National body for Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals, KISM serves both the private and public sectors. The KISM Council is currently seeking to hire a proactive, knowledgeable, and performance-oriented individual to join the team as a Driver (Job Grade KISM 9). Reference: CEO/002/2023

Directorate: Chief Executive Officer

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Job Summary

The Driver will be responsible for providing secure and timely driving services to employees and other authorized stakeholders of the Institute. Additionally, the Driver will ensure the vehicles are well-maintained to ensure smooth mobility.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Driver will be responsible for the following:

  1. Authorized Driving: Safely drive motor vehicles as authorized.
  2. Routine Checks: Conduct routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical and brake systems, tire pressure, etc.
  3. Malfunction Detection: Detect any malfunctioning of the vehicle’s systems.
  4. Work Ticket Maintenance: Maintain work tickets for assigned vehicles.
  5. Vehicle Security: Ensure the security and safety of the vehicle on and off the road.
  6. Passenger and Goods Safety: Oversee the safety of passengers and/or goods in the vehicle.
  7. Vehicle Cleanliness: Maintain cleanliness of the motor vehicle.

Person Specifications

To be eligible for this role, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Educational Qualifications: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade D (plain) or equivalent qualification. Proficiency in computer applications.
  2. Driving License: Valid driving license free from any current endorsements and valid for any of the classes of vehicles which the officer is required to drive.
  3. Occupational Trade Test: Passed Occupational Trade Test for Drivers Grade III from Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology or Ministry of Roads and Public Works.
  4. First-Aid Certificate: First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week from St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution.
  5. Certificate of Good Conduct: Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police Service (DCI).
  6. Leadership and Integrity: In addition to the professional qualifications, the successful candidate must meet the expectations of Chapter 6 on Leadership and Integrity.


Qualified and interested candidates may apply online by following these steps:

  1. Fill out the KISM job application form accessed through this link: KISM Job Application Form.
  2. Attach scanned copies of your CV with full details of educational background, professional qualifications, and copies of all relevant documents/testimonials.
  3. Address your application letter to:

The Chief Executive Officer

Kenya Institute of Supplies Management,

KISM Tower 12th Floor, Ngong Road

P. O Box 30400-00100, Nairobi


All applicants MUST submit a filled KISM job application form. Applications MUST be submitted online via email to to reach the Institute on or before midnight (12:00) on Friday 11th August, 2023. Candidates who are shortlisted for formal interviews will be required to produce originals of all scanned documents during the interview.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

To enhance your chances of securing the Driver position at KISM, consider the following tips:

  1. Demonstrate Driving Expertise: Highlight your safe driving record and experience in handling different classes of vehicles.
  2. Emphasize Maintenance Skills: Showcase your ability to conduct routine vehicle checks and detect malfunctions.
  3. Safety and Responsibility: Emphasize your commitment to ensuring the safety of passengers, goods, and the vehicle.
  4. Strong Work Ethic: Showcase your dedication to maintaining cleanliness and properly maintaining the vehicle.
  5. Complete Application: Follow the application instructions carefully, including submitting the KISM job application form and attaching all required documents.
  6. Professional Presentation: Present your CV and documents neatly and professionally to make a positive impression.

KISM is an equal opportunity employer, and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you success in your application process!

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