Project Driver

  • Contract
  • Nairobi Kenya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD


Sightsavers implements projects in over 30 countries in Africa and South Asia working to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities.

Title: Project Driver

Location: Kenya, Nairobi Office (1 position)

Contract: Two-year fixed term contract

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

About the role

To provide reliable and safe driving services to staff, partners/ goods and assist with transport related logistics. The driver will also be responsible to oversee the vehicles are maintained in a cost-effective manner by overseeing routine and preventive maintenance.

Reporting to the Administrative Officer, the incumbent will be expected to perform driving duties to the Sightsavers Nairobi Office. The key tasks includes but not limited to the following:

Functions and duties:

  1. Transport of persons, goods and / or documents (Function type: Logistic Support)
  • Ensure the safety of individuals using the vehicle with extra care and caution when handling children
  • short-distance errands and long-distance trips
  • Follow up the driver planning, and scheduling using project Calendar and register transportation requests
  • Deliver correspondence to project partners as may be required
  • Facilitate pick-ups for project visitors and transportation during official visits
  1. Service vehicle maintenance management
  • Monitor vehicle mileage use and ensure that routine and regular service and maintenance is carried out within required run-times
  • Schedule periodical vehicle examination for service
  • Apply for the renewal for the vehicle license
  • Determine when and what kind of maintenance the vehicle needs, keep track of general maintenance schedules, especially car tyre condition
  • Ensure sound running of the vehicles assigned and arrange minor repairs where necessary – Check oil and tyres properly and keep the service vehicles in clean condition, both inside and outside
  • Keep track of timely car insurance renewals
  • Perform pre–trip and post trip inspection of the vehicle and attend to any noted faults and defects
  • Update monthly mileage records – Maintain logbook of each service vehicle on daily basis
  • Keep the assigned vehicle(s) in good running condition and perform routine daily checks (check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc.

This is an involved role, please read the Job Description for full details

Jobholder Entry Requirements – the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required

Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

  • Secondary school certificate with driving school training or equivalent; relevant experience or knowledge and skills
  • Valid Class C driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check
  • Physically able to reach, stretch, bend, and sit for long periods of time during daily routine
  • Previous professional experience driving preferred; training may be provided
  • Experience of a professional driving role, ideally in an NGO environment
  • 5 years driving and work experience in provision of driving services preferably in an international organisation
  • Embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record
  • Experience in defensive driving is desirable
  • Computer literate – basic computer skills like use of word and excel packages

Skills (Training or Competence):

  • Interpersonal, communication skills
  • Able to work well alone
  • Reliable and punctual with dedicated professionalism to job and duties
  • Able to adapt to changing schedules or routines, organised and able to follow a schedule
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Able to assist staff/passengers when needed
  • Focused on customer service
  • Demonstrate safe driving practices

Next Steps

To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.

Due to project deadlines, we are keen to fill this role as quickly as possible so applications will be considered as soon as they are received.

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please apply here

Deadline: 26 Mar 2023