DRIVERS

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

African Institute for Development Policy

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. We analyse, synthesise, and translate evidence (i.e. data and research) and use it to generate or strengthen political commitment, inform resource allocation, programme design and implementation. The aim is to contribute to the realisation of sustainable development by enabling the formulation of sound policies and programme interventions.

AFIDEP is looking to recruit an experienced and energetic person to fill in the position of 2 Drivers that is available in AFIDEP Kenya and Malawi offices. The position is for an initial-term of 2 years, renewable, based on performance, relevance of the role and availability of funds.

JOB PURPOSE

The driver will provide reliable and safe driving services to authorized personnel and other high-ranking AFIDEP officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The driver shall also be expected to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Reporting to the Administrative Officer, the driver will also be required to provide driving services to the operations and technical staff in the Office, consultants and experts. The driver will provide basic administrative and clerical support to the AFIDEP Kenya and Malawi offices.

Essential

  1.   Completion of secondary education is required;
  2.   Valid driver’s license is required
  3.  Defensive driving certificate would be an added advantage
  4.  At least 3 years of experience as a driver in an international organization.
  5.  Fluency in English is a Must
  6.  Certificate of Good Conduct
  7.  Certificate of competence from a recognized government body of the respective country

Desirable

  1. Excellent driving skills;
  2. Good knowledge of driving rules and regulations, local roads and conditions;
  3.  Good defensive driving skills;
  4. Skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  5.   Ability to be on time.

Method of Application

Candidates meeting the above Essential and some of the Desirable qualifications and experience can send the following:

1) A motivation letter illustrating their suitability against the listed qualifications /competencies and skills.

2) Up-to-date CV including three relevant referees;

Applications should be sent to

hr@afidep.org

with the title
DRIVER – AFIDEP MALAWI
DRIVER – AFIDEP KENYA

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until the position is filled.

AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Closing Date : 14th June, 2021