The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Driver to provide support to the Potato Program.
The Position: The Driver will assist in supporting CIP project activities in Kenya and will report directly to the Senior Scientist.
- Ensure that project vehicles are kept clean and road worthy.
- Check vehicle condition/requirement and fill-in the Logbook properly.
- Ensure use of project vehicles follows CIP motor vehicle policy.
- Operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner and always follow road safety standards.
- Conduct day-to-day vehicle checks on oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres etc. and timely report any noted defects to the supervisor.
- Ensure regular maintenance and servicing of project vehicles with reputable service providers.
- Report accidents or incidents to the supervisor in a timely manner.
- Drive project vehicles for transportation of project staff to implement field activities in project target countries.
- Prepare monthly summary of project vehicles’ logbooks and share with the office administrative assistant.
- Ensure compliance with CIP driving policy in case of involvement in an accident.
- Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.
- Valid driver’s license.
- At least 2 years of experience required in similar positions with a safe driving record.
- Knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
- Basic knowledge of car mechanics and ability to attend to minor repairs and maintenance of the vehicle in case of breakdown will be an advantage.
- Computer literate and conversant with the MS Office.
- Ability to adapt to different work situations and work in a team.
- Experience in driving 4×4 vehicles over long distances and on rough terrain.
- Experience in working with international organizations is an added advantage.
- Willingness to spend considerable time working under field conditions in rural areas.
- Valid certificate of good conduct.
Why should you consider this opportunity?
- CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D background.
- CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.
- CIP is a member of the CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.
What are we offering?
- Excellent working environment.
- Generous compensation package commensurate with experience.
- Work in an equal and diverse workplace.
What are the conditions?
The position is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Kenyan nationals and permanent residents only. The employment contract will be for a one-year (with a 3-month probation period) possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding.
How to Apply
Visit the following link: http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/ and submit your cover letter and a full C.V. with your references. Screening of applications will begin on March 30, 2021 and will continue until the post is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
This position WILL NOT have contact with children or vulnerable adults.
Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at http://www.cipotato.org.
CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.