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ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Driver to drive passengers and goods to authorized destinations efficiently.


  • Carrying out driving duties as per ILRI Transport Management Policy and Kenya Traffic Act.
  • Drive vehicles safely and defensively to avoid any incidents or accidents
  • Before proceeding on field trips ensure all travel requirements are met and liaise with persons traveling with for instructions.
  • Continuously monitor condition of assigned vehicles while driving and promptly report defects.
  • Report assigned vehicles due for service by the Supervisor and filling a vehicle defect form.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle log sheets are filled on daily basis when the vehicle is in use.
  • Ensure that the vehicle checklist is filled on weekly basis.
  • Keep to the designated routes while driving.
  • Ensure all vehicle costs incurred while in the field are reported.
  • Ensure travel expense reports are surrendered in time after every field trip.
  • Actively participate in creating an atmosphere of team work within the unit by attending meeting, complying with the institutes policies and being a team player.
  • Helping in cleaning ILRI vehicles, including changing of tires.
  • Performing some administrative duties like, keying income recharges in the system, preparation of vehicle movement orders, fueling cars and any other similar duty he or she might be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Other duties that may be assigned that relate to Transport Unit operations.


  • Minimum of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Minimum 5 years of Professional driving experience of light and heavy vehicles
  • Must have a clean and valid Kenya Driver’s license
  • Hands-on experience in maintaining repairing vehicles
  • Must have a valid certificate of good conduct
  • Knowledge of defensive driving is an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English and Kiswahili languages
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to relate well with diverse culture
  • Reliable and ability to work effectively and respectfully

Terms of Appointment

This is position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus. The position is on a 3 years contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job Level

This position is at job level HG 8 and open to Kenyan nationals only. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to Apply 

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 13 December, 2019. The position title and reference number REF: D/CS/11/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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