Driver Jobs at African Virtual University

On Monday, August 13th, 2012
Job Title: Driver

Line Function:
Finance and Administration
Reporting line: Chief Accountant
The African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies. 
A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by fourteen (14) African Governments – Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger and South Sudan. 
The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments
The AVU is now seeking to fill the position of a Driver
The Driver will be responsible for providing efficient transport facilitation with regards to the activities of the AVU office.

Scope of Work & Deliverables:

The Driver will be expected to perform/deliver the following duties: 
  • Fulfill special requests of the office by picking up and delivering items as directed and running errands
  • Drive staff to various locations as advised
  • Arrange appropriate maintenance of vehicle and keep it clean and in perfect working condition. 
  • Maintain vehicle log book and other related records as required.
  • Abide by traffic signals, rules and regulations
  • To indicate the vehicle fuel and service costs.
  • Ensure that the AVU vehicle(s) is used only for official/authorized business, as advised by the supervisor.
  • Find the most direct routing over the best available roads to the destination
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discreteness in discussions which involve AVU and its officials.
  • Follow all rules and regulations in relation to the management of AVU planning and coordinating vehicle use.
  • To ensure all vehicle reports are done on a monthly basis and submitted on or before the scheduled date.
  • Take proper measurements to reduce potential security threats to AVU officials or property within the immediate vicinity of the vehicle and along transport routes.
  • Ensure that the steps required by the local rules and regulations (pertaining to driving) are taken in case of accident or theft of Vehicle
  • Perform any other duties that the supervisor may assign
Competencies, Skills and Attributes:
  • Should have a good understanding of the business environment and the impact their behavior has on the reputation of the organization
  • Trustworthy, Treats colleagues and customers in a manner which demonstrates integrity, honesty and fairness
  • Good communication and sound report-writing skills will be an added advantage.
  • Should be quick in understanding, keen in taking instructions, and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Should be willing, ready and able to perform other duties as delegated to him/her by the immediate supervisor.
Academic qualifications, Knowledge and Technical Skills:
  • Minimum of Secondary school education
  • Must have a clean and valid driving license of classes B, C, and E; and Certificate of Good Conduct not more than 6 months old.
  • Should have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in driving 4WD vehicles.
  • Minimum of 4 year experience working in an office environment
  • Experience in working in an international organization an added advantage Flexibility and ability to stand in for others when required to do so is necessary.
  • Basic computer skills, especially in word processing and spreadsheets will be an added advantage.
  • Good inter-personal, communication (English language knowledge is a must)
  • Basic motor vehicle mechanics a must; and possession of certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics will be an advantage
Your application will include a detailed curriculum vitae, electronic versions of your certified certificates including certificate of good conduct, names and contact addresses of three professional referees, current and expected salary sent to [email protected]
The closing date for receiving applications is 24th August 2012
The African Virtual University is an equal opportunity employer
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