Driver (NAWIRI) at Save the Children International
The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
The Driver is responsible for safe driving of vehicles and staff for Save the Children Kenya programme. He/ She should ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of vehicles in compliance with safe driving standards. Ensure the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and carry out proper management of fuel supply for the assigned vehicle in accordance with SCI policies and procedures.
Key Areas of Accountability
Driving and Maintenance:
- Maintain vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation.
- Prepare daily vehicle usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption
- Providing weekly usage report of vehicles including total mileage, fuel consumption and expenditure.
- Maintain valid drivers’ license.
- Organise the transport of supplies directly to SC designated location for use.
- Complete the logbook for everyday trips and complete the fuel log sheet for any fuel purchases.
- In consultation with the Program Support Officer, coordinate vehicle allocation for staff.
- Keep the vehicle documentation up to date
- Update the whiteboard once the movement plan is approved
Control of Vehicles:
- Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by line managers
- Ensure that all vehicle journeys are recorded in the logbook at the start and completion of journey.
- Ensure that keys and vehicle documents are kept in secure place when the vehicle is not in use
- Ensure that all passengers wear seats belts before driving the vehicle
- Ensure that a waiver is filled and approved when carrying non SCI staff
- Ensure that the Line Manager is immediately informed of any accidents/incidents and that the accident is reported to the police as appropriate and as soon as possible
- Ensure that the vehicle is insured and in the event of an accident, make certain that proper procedures for insurance claims are followed.
- Report on all near misses
- Check the vehicle prior to its use every morning, fill the checklist and file it.
- Check on taking over a vehicle and ensure that the items listed on the vehicle checklist and in the vehicles tools and materials inventory are present and in functioning order.
- Check level of motor oil, water, tyre pressure, battery water and brakes to ensure that all are up to the standards required before any journey commences.
- The driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager promptly.
- Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assigned vehicle.
- Check communication equipment and maintains communication while in the field with base (SSFP)
Cleanliness and visibility:
- The driver is responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all dirt is removed from the vehicle after a journey.
- He/She is to ensure SC visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.
- Follow and abide by traffic rules, regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by supervisor
- Maintain all vehicle safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer- including first aid kit, communication equipment and fire extinguisher
- Work after duty hours or holidays/weekends as and when required and in prior notice from the line manager
- Escalate complaints and feedback of a serious nature to program support officer and field office child safeguarding focal point.
- Perform any other duty as requested by authorised persons.
- A proactive and flexible approach to work
- Ability to work with minimum supervision
- A systems approach to work
- A people oriented person who enjoys working in a team.
- A keen interest in self development
- A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SC is perceived as such.
- Working knowledge of the Save the Children Emergency procedures, sphere and convention on the rights of the child.
Contract Duration: 12 Months
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Literacy and numeracy skills of ” O ” level education
- A clean driving licence minimum class B=C=E
- Ability to multi task and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in an insecure environment is critical
- Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.
- Those with defensive driving skills, first aid training will have an added advantage.
- Recommended minimum of 3-5 years’ experience of professional driving experience in an NGO or similar environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs
- Fluency in written and spoken English. Similar skills in Kiswahili and other local languages an advantage
- Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerate
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