The motor vehicle driver will be responsible for driving project vehicles in the project area.
- Minimum Qualification:Highschool
- Experience Level:Mid level
- Experience Length:2 years
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT
STATE DEPARTMENT FOR LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT
KENYA LIVESTOCK COMMERCIALIZATION PROJECT (KeLCoP)
Kenya Livestock Commercialization Project (KeLCoP) is a six-year project that is jointly funded by the Government of Kenya (GOK) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and beneficiary communities. The Financing Agreement entered into force on 5th March, 2021. The completion date of the project shall be 31st March, 2027 and the Financing Closing Date shall be 30th September, 2027. The Project Goal is to Contribute to the Government's agriculture transformation Agenda of increasing rural small-scale farmers' incomes, food and nutrition security whereas the project development objective is to increase incomes of 110,000 poor livestock and pastoralist households, especially youth and women, in an environmentally friendly manner, in selected project areas of the 10 participating counties. The 10 participating counties are namely: Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Siaya, Nakuru, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Marsabit and Samburu. The project is expected to directly benefit 110,000 households with a total number of 495,000 people. Of the total beneficiaries, direct women beneficiaries will be 54 per cent and 30 per cent will be youth beneficiaries. In addition, those specifically targeted for nutrition interventions will include 30 per cent of total households.
The State Department for Livestock Development wishes to recruit suitable candidates to fill the following positions in Kenya Livestock Commercialization Project (KeLCoP):
VACANCY NO : 4/02/2023 : Motor Vehicle Driver (1 POST)
The motor vehicle driver will be responsible for driving project vehicles in the project area. The work station will be at PMCU Nakuru. He/she will sign a five (5) year Contract of Employment with the initial six months on probation. The contract will remain in force but renewable annually based on satisfactory annual performance. He/she will be answerable to the Administrative Assistant for the following duties and responsibilities:
i. Ensuring the timely planned maintenance for the vehicle;
ii. Ensuring the entries of all repairs, faults repaired are written in the Vehicle’s Log Book;
iii. Ensuring that the vehicle is regularly serviced, kept clean and maintained at all times by;
iv. Carrying out daily check of oil, water, fuel, battery, tyres etc;
v. Maintaining work tickets of mileage and fuel and oils drawn;
vi. Reporting faults and ensuring that they are rectified by the authorized mechanic or as otherwise directed by the Programme Coordinator and ensure that they are recorded in relevant section of the work ticket and log book;
vii. Ensuring that the vehicles are serviced as and when due for service by the authorized mechanic or otherwise directed by the Programme Coordinator;
viii. Ensure that road licenses are renewed at due dates where applicable;
ix. Ensuring that details of all journeys completed are entered into the work ticket and duly authorized;
x. Perform office deliveries as and when directed by the Administrative Assistant or Programme Coordinator;
xi. Ensuring that all journeys are authorized by the Administrative Assistant or Programme Coordinator;
xii. Ensuring that the assigned project vehicles are always safe and parked only in authorized, secured and designated parking areas;
xiii. Ensuring that the assigned programme vehicles are parked in a secure compound overnight;
xiv. Ensuring that all duties are performed efficiently and in a punctual manner; and
xv. Ensuring that only authorized programme personnel use the assigned vehicles unless otherwise instructed by the Administrative Assistant or the Programme Coordinator.
Qualifications and other requirements:
The following academic qualifications and other requirements are required:
i. Minimum academic qualification of grade of D+ or equivalent;
ii. A certificate in computer applications;
iii. A valid clean driving license in classes B, C, E or equivalent which must have been held for not less than 2 years;
iv. Not less than 2 years uninterrupted driving experience in a busy office;
v. A certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police which shall not be more than 6 months old;
i. Knowledge of mechanics/preventive maintenance will be an added advantage;
i. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili;
ii. Dependable, responsible and reliable.
iii. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines and work with minimum supervision and sometimes work outside normal working hours;
iv. Ability to work and interact with people from diverse, professional, social and cultural backgrounds;
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants who meet the qualification requirements should send their applications along with copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae. They must also state their present employer, current position and names and addresses of two referees and daytime telephone and email contacts. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
KeLCoP is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Applications should be clearly marked quoting the reference number of the position applied for on the letter and envelope delivered to the address below:
The Principal Secretary
State Department for Livestock Development,
Kilimo House, Cathedral Road, 2nd floor Room 219.
P. O. Box 34188-00100,
To reach on or before Monday, 16th February 2023 at 17:00 hours local time.
Please note that electronic applications shall not be accepted. Hard copies only.
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