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Date: 07-May-2023

Location: Lodwar, Kenya

Company: Plan International


Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind.

We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality.

Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.  

With approximately 38 years of experience in implementing its programme, Plan International Kenya (PIK) currently operates in 12 geographical areas; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Tana River, Marsabit and Turkana.


Plan International Kenya’s (PIK) strategic goal in the next five years is to end teenage pregnancies and end all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women.

We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities.

PIK will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly approximately 2.75 million (children, including girls and young women over the period of the strategy running between 2022-2026 and to reach additional beneficiaries through its interventions. 


Plan International is planning to set-up Field office in Turkana County to support both the host and the refugee population through multi-sectoral response with a focus on food and livelihoods security, WASH, Education in Emergencies and protection. We are looking for a reliable project driver based in Lodwar to assist the Plan International with all trasport-related duties. 

The driver is responsible of project travel implementation plans, transportation of staff, goods and correspondences as scheduled and approved.

  • Responsible of fuelling vehicle using an approved fuel voucher/fuel card and keeping updated vehicle log sheet 
  • Trusted with highest valued assets of the organization –employee lives and vehicles themselves.

Preference will be given to candidates who reside within Turkana county


Reports to the Emergency Response Coordinator, Turkana Office

Reports – None


  • Project Coordinator.
  • Project Staff – Both local and global
  • Procurement Logistics and Administration Coordinator


  • Visitors 
  • Community stakeholders 
  • Donors, Partners
  • Government offices


 High level: Frequent interaction with children  


  • Minimal office environment
  • Heavy lifting
  • Long driving hours


Transportation (50%)

  • Safe, efficient, timely and well-coordinated transportation of staff and designated people to all areas as instructed. 
  • Safe, efficient and timely transportation of goods to required points as directed
  • Ensure that Plan International assets are safeguarded in the vehicle at all the time
  • Maintain an updated vehicle log book that keeps track of vehicle usage
  • Provide timely and efficient execution of office errands for smooth operation of project communications and logistics
  • Maintain, in all circumstances highest level of conduct on the road as well as drive with due care at all times and with consideration for other road users and pedestrians.

Maintenance (30%)

  • Ensure a well maintained (and clean) vehicle to avoid breakdowns and ensure the comfort of the passengers
  • Ensure that the vehicle is well equipped with valid first aid kit, working safety belts, fire extinguisher, valid local licences and inspection certificates etc.
  • Refuel vehicle using an approved fuel voucher/fuel card and keep updated vehicle log sheet
  • Ensure that the vehicle is safely parked at designated place at the end of each working day not later than 6 pm
  •  Immediate reporting of incidents and accidents involving Plan International vehicles to the immediate supervisor

Compliance 10%

  • Comply with transport and other corporate policies to ensure efficiency and harmony with other departments/government
  • Maintain valid driving licence and produce when required
  • Promotes and abides by Plan International policies and procedures including but not limited to: Safe guarding children and young people Policy; Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities. 
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (5%)
  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Leads the orientation of programme staff to ensure that they are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in day-to-day work of Programme team; 
  • Ensures that Plan Kenya contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.  

Others (5%) 

  • Any other assigned duty by the supervisor


  • Courageous, taking a lead, challenging myself and others to achieve purpose, safeguard others and role model values, inside and outside work. Responsible for my work and learning, striving to improve. Self-aware, resilient and constructive in embracing change. Striving to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. Challenging myself to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.
  • Creating a climate of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. Holding myself and others to account for decisions and impact on others. Doing what I say I will do. Working effectively with others, inside and outside the organisation, including sponsors and donors. Actively supporting colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. Coming together with others to create and implement solutions in teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.
  • Respecting all people, appreciating differences and challenging inequality in programmes and the workplace. Supporting children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. Empowering other staff to give their best and develop their potential.
  • Understanding Plan International’s purpose, priorities, values and approaches in our work context. Adhering to relevant policies, processes, practices and standards, and being pro-active in continuing technical and professional development


– Understands relevant sectoral context including how the sector operates in terms of funding and governance and awareness of Plan’s purpose, values, and Kenya strategy
– Understands legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with risk-related standards, including in areas such as Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud, Safety and Security
– Managing activities and resources including skills in day to day planning and organising work plan in line with programme assignments.
– Managing information communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills.


Qualifications/ experience essential: 

  • level certificate holder
  • Minimum 5 years driving experience in a busy working environment
  • Valid driving licence – Class B, C & E.
  • Basic mechanic skills (Grade 3)
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili

Qualifications/ experience desirable: 

  • Defensive driving training

Languages required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the local languages is an added advantage

Skills Specific to the post:

  • Communication & Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confidentiality


  • Polite and relates to people in a friendly, open and accepting manner
  • Strict time keeper
  • Acts with high degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Committed to Plan’s mission, vision and values

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe.

This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Disclaimer: Plan International is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on any basis. We also do not charge Job seekers any fees at any point of the recruitment process.

Local candidates from Turkana region are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

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