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Temporary Driver Job at HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya

  • HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya
  • Employment Type: Contract
  • Salary:
  • Deadline: 2021-01-22
  • Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Temporary Driver

Job Description


HIAS is an international not for profit organization with a vision for a world in which refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers find welcome, safety and freedom. HIAS operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through protection, resilience, economic inclusion and provision of durable solutions.

Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This rights-based approach, based on international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIAS’ focus on refugee protection. This framework prioritizes programming impact that ensures forcibly displaced people realize their potential and become contributors to society, with this impact being achieved through the realization of legal and civil rights and social and economic rights including through 1) the right to protection from harm, violence and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.

The overall goal of HIAS’ global GBV Prevention and Response programming is for forcibly displaced refugee women, girls, sexual and gender minorities to pursue their potential and to access their human and legal rights, free from violence and oppression. This means HIAS GBV programming works to ensure;

(1) Forcibly displaced women, girls, sexual and gender minorities face a reduced risk of GBV,

(2) Survivors of sexual and physical violence have access to coordinated psychosocial, health, and legal services,

(3) Family, community, and institutions support refugee women, girls, sexual and gender minorities in accessing and using their rights.

HIAS uses a survivor-centered, community-based approach. Our programs consider the voices and needs of survivors and prioritize their leadership in program design and implementation. HIAS works with communities’ natural systems in order to optimize support for survivors, building partnerships to promote and protect the rights of survivors, women, girls, sexual and gender minorities. This approach enables HIAS to meet the safety, psychosocial, economic, and justice needs of survivors; facilitate their access to appropriate care; and empower communities to lead efforts that challenge beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that perpetuate or condone violence against women, girls, sexual and gender minorities in the community.

HIAS seeks to recruit a reliever driver who will be required to provide effective transport facilitation to staff and clients in order to attain the objectives of the organization. This position is on a temporary basis, as the person will be filling in for the drivers/dispatch officers who are not available because of either; vacation leave, illness or busy schedules. **

Main Duties & Responsibilities

· Drive vehicle for official travel and business, or as requested.

· Maintain high standard of service to both internal and external guests.

· Ensure punctuality and safe transport

· Observing the road and traffic laws and regulations of the Country.

· Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.

· Ensure vehicle is kept clean, tidy and in good working condition at all times

· Ensure vehicle is kept secure at all times

· Ensure vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc.

· Ensure vehicle repairs are carried out properly by official manufacturers specifications

· Arrange for other repairs, prepare vehicle spare parts inventory

· Prepare and submit vehicle monitoring report, including records of vehicle operations, maintenance, expenses, mileage as required

· Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes as required.

· Provide assistance to the Operations Manager and other office staff in the time working at the office, in tasks including but not limited to photocopying and filing.

· Handling mail, delivering goods and correspondences, carrying parcels, packages, and delivery and collection of official documents as required

Job Requirements

· Minimum of Secondary school education is preferred with a Minimum of Grade C.

· Must have a clean and valid driving license of classes B, C, and E

· Should have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in driving 4WD vehicles, Nissan Vans and school bus.

· Practical knowledge of Computer Applications such as EXCEL, ACCESS, Word, PowerPoint and Internet

Skills & Competencies

· Flexibility and ability to stand in for other drivers when required to do so is necessary.

· Good inter-personal and communication skills (English and Kiswahili-written and spoken) a must.

· Confident

· Must have good knowledge of Nairobi and its environs

· Basic mechanical knowledge is an advantage.

How to Apply

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