• Contract
  • Kenya
  • Posted 1 week ago

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req51571

Job Title: Driver

Sector: Supply Chain

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kakuma, Kenya

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

The International Rescue
Committee’s (IRC) Kenya country program is dedicated to providing life-saving
and developmental services that empower vulnerable local and refugee
communities, enabling them to lead secure, productive, and healthy lives.
Collaborating closely with national and county governments, community
organizations, and partner NGOs, the IRC operates across health, nutrition,
protection, livelihood, education, and WASH sectors, in Turkana, Garissa,
Samburu, West Pokot and Nairobi counties. The IRC responds to emergencies such
as drought in Garissa and Turkana counties, supports refugees in Hagadera and
Kakuma Refugee Camps, and implements urban programming for livelihoods in
Nairobi’s informal settlements. Working with the Ministry of Health, UNHCR,
donors, and other partners, the IRC ensures comprehensive health, nutrition,
protection, women’s empowerment, economic recovery, and systems strengthening
services to foster community resilience and self-reliance.

Scope of Work.

The driver will work under the
supervision of Transport Assistant. Core responsibilities will involve but not
limited to safe driving of IRC vehicles, ensure timely maintenance of the
vehicles, keeping record of movements, fuel consumption, tools ensuring safety
of the vehicle, passengers, cargo, and other road users. Strict adherence to
IRC policy rules and regulations including all Kenya Traffic Laws. The driver
will be required to rapidly respond to the programs and operations needs,
whilst ensuring best practices and maintaining audit-compliant records.
Specific responsibilities include.

Key Responsibilities.

  • Drive Vehicles on road test or
    under normal operation as assigned by the Supervisor or his designate.
  • Performing daily routine
    maintenance checks and always maintaining enough fuel.
  • Making sure that daily and
    pre-long distance vehicle checks are done and undertaken daily.
  • Making sure that accurate upkeep
    of the vehicle log sheets is done and accurately filed.
  • Ensure vehicles cleanliness and
    report to the supervisor any noted mechanical defects.
  • Ensure vehicles are timely
    refuelled and road worthy at all the times.
  • Adhere to IRC vehicles protocols
    and Kenya traffic rules ensuring passengers wear safety belts all the time when
    in motion.
  • Ensure that at all the times drive
    the IRC vehicles in accordance with the IRC policy.
  • Ensure that unauthorized
    passengers are not carried in IRC Vehicles in accordance with the policy.
  • Ensure that the road license,
    inspection stickers, insurance certificate and any other required documents of
    the vehicle(s) allocated is up to date.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle you are
    allocated is equipped with; the first aid kits, tools, jerk, wheel spanner and
    spare wheel.
  • To always align with all security
    advisories when operating an IRC vehicle to ensure safety of vehicle,
    passengers, cargo, and other road users.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned by the Supervisor or his designate.


  1. At least O – level, a holder of a
    Valid driving licence with 2 years’ experience as a professional driver.
  2. Knowledge of generic transport
    procedures and practices (NGO experience advantageous).
  3. Experience in using HF/VHF Radio.
  4. Pass score on IRC driving test.
  5. Strong communication skills.
  6. Willing to undergo regular visual
  7. Conversant with MS Office

Required Experience & Competencies:

  1. Minimum of 3 years’ experience
    driving within reputable organizations, with a preference for experience in the
    NGO sector.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  3. High level of personal initiative,
    pro-active problem solving and analytical skills.
  4. Ability to work with minimum
  5. Strong sense of personal
  6. Attention to detail.
  7. Ability to coordinate and
    prioritize work.
  8. Ability to multitask.
  9. Flexibility and willingness to
    work long hours if necessary.
  10. Strong sense of personal

Female candidates are
encouraged to apply

Standards of Professional
: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles
outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces
policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation,
Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is
committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer
benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our
workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and
other supportive benefits and allowance.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged
to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary
and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to
race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital
status, veteran status or disability.


Please take note that
International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection
with its recruitment processes.

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