Assistant Motor Vehicle Mechanic / Driver / Office Messenger at KickStart International

On Monday, August 10th, 2015
KickStart International prides itself in being an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass- markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty.

Function: HR & Administration
Location: KickStart HQ Office – Nairobi
Type of Contract:  Open Ended
Role Purpose: The position of Assistant Mechanic and Driver / Office Messenger is responsible for providing quality and efficient HR and Admin support to the KickStart team based in Nairobi


Scope of Role:
Reports to: Senior Administration Officer
Staff directly reporting to this post:  None
Works with: All teams
Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Discuss problems with car drivers or vehicle operators to discover faults
  • Inspect the engines, fit and operate special test equipment, and test-drive vehicles
  • Repair or replace worn or faulty parts by removing assemblies such as engines, transmissions, differentials or steering gear systems; dismantling them and checking parts, referring to manuals as necessary
  • Reassemble, test, clean and adjust repaired or replaced parts or assemblies, using various instruments to make sure they are working properly and putting them back into the vehicle
  • Tune engines using special electronic equipment and make fine adjustments (to carburetors, for example) for smoother running
  • Carry out minor body and trim repairs
  • Diagnose, repair and replace engine management and fuel injection components
  • Inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or list the work required before a certificate can be issued.
  • Carrying out servicing of vehicles and inspection of all KS vehicles
  • Diagnosing faults in vehicles and recommending the required repairs to be done and carrying out routine checks on the vehicles to ensure they are in good working condition
  • Purchasing MV spare parts/tools  and proper record keeping
  • Generator servicing and general mechanical works
  • Running errands where appropriate
  • Deal with government offices on renewal of licenses eg office permit, business permit,
  • Immigration services – deals with renewal of work permits, passports, visas,
  • Drive KS staff and visitors to the field
  • Renewal of post office box and other rentals
  • Motor vehicle transfers, duty payments, and other related issues on vehicles
  • Payments of NSSF, NHIF and other statutory deductions
  • Any other duty as may be assigned
Qualifications and Experience
  • Level of Education: KCSE
  • Specialized Training / Professional Qualifications with a minimum in Motor vehicle Mechanics Grade II training
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a busy environment managing motor vehicle repairs.
  • Must be a holder of a clean and valid driving license Class ‘ABCE’ with not less than 3yrs driving in Nairobi and out of Nairobi on long journeys.
  • Experience with in an international NGO and preferred experience managing donor visits
  • Preferred experience in managing follow-ups of work permit and special pass approvals and in liaising with government, partners and collaborating agencies.
  • AA Certificate of competency.
  • Certificate of good conduct.
  • Government Trade Test III on motor mechanics would be an added advantage
Skills and Behaviours
  • Must have ability to work and relate well with people from diverse backgrounds, and handle people in a firm but highly respectful manner.
  • Ability to write and communicate well in English and Kiswahili
  • Must be a person of unquestionable integrity.
  • Show Commitment to KickStart Core Values
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting “Assistant Motor Vehicle Mechanic/Driver/Office Messenger” on the subject line of your e-mail application before COB 25th August, 2015.
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  1. Chris odera says:

    I’m intrested! I have the requirements, hope to hear from you. Thanks!

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