Plan International Hiring Driver

Driver – Turkana

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Date: 24 May 2024

Location: Turkana, Kenya

Company: Plan International

THE ORGANISATION 
Founded in 1937, Plan International, Inc. (“PII”) is a globally recognized non-profit dedicated to advancing children’s rights and gender equality in both humanitarian and development contexts. With over 80 years of experience, Plan International addresses the root causes of challenges faced by girls and vulnerable children, working in 70+ countries. The organisation collaborates with children, young people, supporters, and partners to create a just world, acknowledging that the potential of every child is often hindered by poverty, violence, exclusion, disasters, and discrimination. 
 
PLAN INTERNATIONAL KENYA 
Plan International Kenya (PIK), operational since 1982, focuses on long-term development. Collaborating closely with local communities and governments, PIK implements programs to enhance the well-being of children in areas such as Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Tana River, Turkana, and Marsabit. 
 
Under the current Country Strategy (July 2021 – June 2026), PIK aims to end teenage pregnancies and gender-based violence against girls. This goal aligns with four strategic objectives: 
 
1.    Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR): Improve access to SRHR services and information to reduce teenage pregnancies and harmful practices in Kenya. 
2.    Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence: Ensure functional child and girls’ rights protection mechanisms to prevent and respond to all forms of violence and abuse. 
3.    Protecting Girls and Young Women in Crisis and Climate Change Adaptation: Minimize the impact of disasters on girls, young women, families, and communities. 
4.    Youth-led and Innovative Partnerships for Job Creation: Build a stronger ecosystem for youth employment and entrepreneurship, particularly for vulnerable young women, fostering job seekers and creators. 
  
THE ROLE  
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 Turkana to assist the Plan International  with all transport-related duties.  
 

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES 

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 
 
LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES 
•    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 proactive in continuing technical and professional development 
 
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES 
•    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. 
 
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 
 
Qualifications/ experience essential:  
•    O 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 

Please click on the below link to access the full job description:

JD Driver – Turkana.pdf

Location: Turkana, Kenya 
Reports to: Emergency Response Coordinator
Closing Date: 7th June 2024
Qualified candidates who are residents of Turkana County are encouraged to apply.

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. We also do not charge job seekers any fees at any point of the recruitment process.
 

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