Title: Driver

Reports to: Program Director

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya

Grade:  2

Technoserve Background

Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.

Program Description

TechnoServe is embarking on an innovative, three-year program to validate, design, and rapidly pilot solutions that channel excess fruit & vegetables towards wholesalers and retailers      serving low-income consumers; to reduce food loss and waste; and simultaneously increase access and affordability of F&V. Our primary focus will be in Kenya with a potential secondary focus on Ethiopia, starting in year two. Following an initial exploratory phase, including an in-depth Human-Centered Design (HCD) process with stakeholders across the horticultural market system, TechnoServe will facilitate the design, development, and deployment of a model (or models), with clearly identified stakeholders who are able and willing to continue this initiative long-term.

Position Description

TechnoServe seeks a driver to provide administrative and logistical support to the program and  assist in setting up field visits and engagements with stakeholders. Reporting to the Project director, they will work closely to ensure the program achieves its objectives.

Key roles and responsibilities:

  1. Run official driving errands as instructed by the
  2. Ensuring the mileage log-book is closed after every
  3. Ensuring that the speed limited as demanded by the Government is adhered
  4. Taking vehicles for servicing when they are due.
  5. Reporting the expiry of insurance covers to the Administrative
  6. Support in Setting up field visits and engagements with stakeholders.
  7. Understand the informal market dynamics in Kenya and Regionally.
  8. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Director or

Motor Vehicle Maintenance

  1. Maintaining the vehicles internal and external environment by ensuring basic repairs are carried out when
  2. Reporting any defects of the motor vehicle to the Administrative
  3. Maintain a maintenance book for recording of
  4. Developing a repair and maintenance schedule for the

Health and Safety

  1. Adhering to all traffic rules when
  2. Ensuring any accident involving a TechnoServe vehicle is immediately reported to the Administrative Assistant.
  3. Carrying out daily health and safety checks by ensuring that the vehicle has safety belts, fire extinguishers and first aid boxes which are in proper working

General duties

  1. Performing basic administrative support

Minimum Skills and Experience required

  1. At least a Form 4 Level of Education
  2. Valid Driving Licence free from endorsement
  3. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Police Department indicating non-criminal record
  4. Minimum of 5 years continuous driving experience


  1. Geographical knowledge of where TechnoServe has offices in the
  2. Proven ability to work on own initiative and work as part of a
  3. Good communication skills both written and
  4. Good knowledge of the Country’s Traffic Rules and
  5. Basic knowledge of the Motor Vehicle Mechanics (General and Wiring) for General
  6. Basic knowledge of First

Success Factors

 Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) directly related to successful performance on the job.

 Core Competencies include:

  1. Integrity and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal
  2. Team Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to achieve a common Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.
  3. Learning attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.
  4. Diversity/Inclusiveness: Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation for diversity and supports diversity Interacts effectively with and inclusively with people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, ages, and genders.
  5. Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Listens effectively; shares information, ideas and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates open exchange of ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal
  6. Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyse situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where
  7. Results Oriented/ High Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts necessary to achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or departmental goals. Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome obstacles to goal Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.
  8. Planning & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people, material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes work according to the program or department’s goals, not just own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.
  9. Business Acumen: The ability to use information, ask the right questions and take decisions that make an impact on the overall business

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact the Human Resources at or call +1 202 785 4515

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Job Details

Level : Mid level
Industry : Non - Profit / Volunteering
Salary : Confidential
Experience : 5 Years
Applications : 0
Locality : Nairobi, Kenya
Eligibility : Highschool
Company : Confidential
Posted By Confidential / 17 Mar 2023

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