Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation

MECHANIC DRIVER: IMPACT TRUST (Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation)

Location

Across Northern Kenya in the Counties of Laikipia, Isiolo, Samburu and Marsabit; Otherwise, based at IMPACT Head Office-Nanyuki.

Reports to:

Finance & Administration, IMPACT TRUST

Start date: As soon as possible.

Background Information:

Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2002 and registered as a Trust in 2003. We operate in the Northern Kenyan counties of Laikipia, Isiolo, Samburu and Marsabit among the pastoralist’s groups. IMPACT is seeking to fill in the position of a Driver Mechanic as outlined below.

Summary of the Job

Under the direct supervision of the Finance and Administration the Driver/Mechanic is responsible to drive IMPACT TRUST vehicles and provide general maintenance, convey staff to field sites and various destinations as required, and travel extensively across Northern Kenya.

Core Duties:

 Operate IMPACT vehicles in a safe and courteous manner and strictly obeys traffic rules.
 Transport staff, volunteers, and official visitors to authorized destinations.
 Observe good safety and security practices for passengers.
 Maintain accurate mileage logs for each trip taken.
 Do safety checks and maintain the vehicle in safe and clean operating condition, including cleaning of vehicles.
 Report all vehicle safety problems and accidents promptly.
 Do general maintenance services including but not limited to changing oil, changing transmission fluids, tune-ups, change tires and brakes.
 Repair vehicles where necessary.
 Carry out administrative tasks while in the office and any other duties that might be assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

 Minimum K.C.S.E. certificate or its equivalent.
 Possess a clean and valid driving license class B/C/E.
 Mechanic knowledge and ability to maintain vehicles in good working condition.
 At least three years of driving and or mechanic experience.
 Driving and or mechanic experience with an NGO is an added advantage.
 Appreciable level in both spoken and written English.
 Knowledge of general vehicle maintenance.
 Knowledge and experience of road conditions in Northern Kenya.
 Ability to plan vehicle maintenance for such road conditions.
 Demonstrate accuracy in filling out paperwork.
 Ability to meet and interact with public and employees with tact, courtesy and discretion.
 Willingness to work in emergency situations and during odd hours, weekends and holidays when required.


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