JOB VACANCY: DRIVER

Full Time

Kenya Climate Innovation Center

JOB VACANCY: DRIVER

Join Us at Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC)

The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) is a forward-thinking social impact organization that operates in the dynamic climate sector. Our commitment lies in empowering micro and small enterprises through innovative solutions. KCIC fosters growth by offering incubation, capacity building, and financing services to Kenyan entrepreneurs. We’re dedicated to addressing climate change challenges in areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, water management, agribusiness, waste management, and commercial forestry.

About Us

KCIC’s Agribiz programme, now in its fourth year, is a transformative initiative that thrives on innovation. Rolled out across eight Business Incubation Hubs (BIH) in Kilifi, Machakos, Bungoma, Meru, Isiolo, Uasin Gishu, Kisii, and Kiambu, this program serves as a catalyst for greater women and youth involvement in agricultural and livestock value chains. We are devoted to providing a comprehensive range of services, benefiting 2,400 women and youth-owned agribusiness enterprises, along with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Opportunity: Driver

As KCIC continues to expand its reach and impact, we’re seeking an enthusiastic Driver to contribute to our administrative and logistical operations in the Central, Kiambu, and Machakos Hubs. If you’re a responsible driver with a valid license and a clean record, we invite you to consider this vital role in our mission.

Role Summary

Role Title: Driver
Reports to: HR and Admin Manager
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

As a Driver at KCIC, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our transport system. Your responsibilities will include planning routes, maintaining vehicles, and enhancing safety measures to ensure efficient and reliable transfers for our team.

Responsibilities

  • Official Trip Support: Provide driving and logistic services for all official trips, ensuring timely and safe transportation.
  • Route Optimization: Plan and map out driving routes to ensure the most efficient trips based on road and traffic conditions.
  • Schedule Management: Develop and maintain a well-organized travel schedule in collaboration with relevant officers.
  • Vehicle Maintenance: Maintain all necessary motor vehicle traffic documents, certificates, and licenses as per regulations.
  • Service Management: Create and manage a schedule for regular vehicle service appointments, promptly addressing any arising issues.
  • Records Keeping: Maintain accurate records for motor vehicle service intervals, movements, and utilization summaries.
  • Coordination: Coordinate motor vehicle services, repairs, and payments in line with departmental procedures.
  • Communication: Keep records of daily vehicle movements and schedules, obtaining pre-authorization for trips.
  • Document Delivery: Ensure the timely delivery of official documents, accompanied by signed delivery records.

Qualifications

  • Education: Completed KCSE or equivalent (D+ and above).
  • License: Possess a valid PSV Driver’s License.
  • Character: Hold a Certificate of Good Conduct.

Experience

  • Minimum 3 Years: Proven experience as a Driver in a reputable organization or donor-funded program.
  • Mechanical Knowledge: Basic understanding of vehicle service and maintenance.
  • Defensive Driving: Familiarity with defensive driving principles.
  • Competence: Demonstrated driver competence.

Functional Skills

  • Analytical: Ability to analyze situations and make informed decisions.
  • Mechanical Skills: Proficiency in basic vehicle mechanics.
  • Communication: Effective communication skills.
  • Organization: Strong organizational and planning abilities.

Behavioral Skills

  • Professionalism: Uphold professionalism and integrity.
  • Interpersonal: Strong interpersonal skills for effective collaboration.
  • Innovation: Embrace innovation and creative problem-solving.
  • Reliability: Demonstrated reliability and adaptability.
  • Team Player: Thrive as a team player in a dynamic environment.

Application Process

Are you ready to contribute to a transformative mission? If you meet our requirements, we invite you to apply.

  1. Application Form: Complete the KCIC employment application form.
  2. Submit: Send your application along with an up-to-date CV, academic and professional certificates, details of current and expected remuneration, three professional referees, and a cover letter showcasing your suitability for the role to hr@kenyacic.org.
  3. Subject Line: In your email subject, mention the position you are applying for.
  4. Deadline: Applications must be received by Friday, 18th August 2023.
  5. Shortlisting: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Join the KCIC team and be part of our commitment to innovation and impact.

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

Here are some valuable tips that can make your application stand out and increase your chances of success:

  1. Tailored Cover Letter: Craft a personalized cover letter that highlights your relevant skills and experiences for the role of Driver at KCIC.
  2. Clean Driving Record: Ensure your driving record is spotless, as this is a crucial requirement for the position.
  3. Professional Referees: Select professional referees who can vouch for your abilities and work ethic.
  4. Mechanical Knowledge: Showcase any mechanical knowledge or experience you have with motor vehicles.
  5. Defensive Driving: Highlight your familiarity with defensive driving techniques.
  6. Analytical Approach: Emphasize your ability to make informed decisions, an essential skill for safe driving.
  7. Organization Skills: Illustrate your organizational and planning skills to manage travel schedules efficiently.
  8. Adaptability: Showcase your adaptability, a quality that aligns with KCIC’s dynamic work environment.
  9. Team Collaboration: Emphasize your capacity to work collaboratively as a team player.
  10. Deadline Adherence: Make sure to submit your application before the closing date to be considered for shortlisting.

Join us at KCIC and contribute to driving impactful change in the climate innovation space. We look forward to reviewing your application!

To apply for this job please visit www.kenyacic.org.


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