Marie Stopes Drivers / Care Assistants Jobs 2015


Job Title: Driver / Care Assistant

Location: Various

Reporting to: Regional Coordinators

Probationary Period: 3 months
This post reports to the Travel and Transport Officer and within the Corporate Services Department. The position holder is responsible for driving team members, visitors or any other persons as maybe requested by the Travel and Transport Officer.

Additionally she/he is responsible for the maintenance and taking good care of his/her assigned vehicle, under the supervision of the line supervisor.

In liaison with the Logistics Officer ensure that MSK vehicles are well maintained at a high standard

Overall aim of the Corporate Services department in relation to MSK strategy: Logistical, admin and HR support to all MSK staff and their work to ensure that it is supported to realise efficiencies, compliance and quality.
The primary responsibility of this role is to further our Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring the individuals right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE
The post holder commits to and is held accountable to Marie Stopes International global core values: mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, Pioneering, sustainable and people centered

Key Responsibilities and Measures

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execution of assigned tasks in the daily running of the coast region programmes and clinics
  • Adherence to road safety and regulations
  • Conduct vehicle inspection regularly
  • Assist in repair and maintenance of the MSK vehicles
  • Reporting of accidents and incidents
  • Measures
  • General observation of traffic rules by the drivers and passenger
  • Smooth running of the coast region operations
  • Timely accident and incident reporting
  • Timely maintenance of the MSK vehicles
  • Execution of assigned tasks in the daily running of the coast region programmes and clinics

Activities include:

  • Driving MSK vehicles as maybe assigned to specific destinations.
  • Collecting or delivering of goods, supplies, documents, mails, as maybe assigned
  • Ensure MSK vehicles are solely used for official/authorised business
  • Drive MSK team members and visitors to specified destinations for example field, meetings, airport pickups and drop offs etc
  • Measures
  • Timely and smooth running of the Coast region operations
  • Use of MSK vehicles for the authorised business only
  • No misuse of the MSK vehicles
  • Timely delivery and collection of items
  • Adherence to road safety and regulations

Activities include:

  • Always possess a valid and up to date driving license.
  • Always observe traffic rules and regulation as well as the passengers
  • Ensure safety of all passengers on board MSK vehicles
  • Ensure safety and security of all cargo, documents, mails, or materials to be delivered.
  • Measures
  • 100% compliance to the traffic rules for example no talking on phone while driving, no drunk driving, use of safety belt etc
  • 100% safety of the passengers and the MSK property
  • Conduct vehicle Inspection regularly

Activities include:

  • Inspect the vehicle/motorbike every morning before departure.
  • Check daily status of tyres, brakes, engine oil, dents etc.
  • Always check and keep safe vehicle refuelling cards since they form part of Accountable documents.
  • Ensure Vehicle insurance is up to date, life savers and fire extinguisher is available and in order.
  • Ensure the vehicle assigned to is always clean and tidy
  • Measures
  • MSK vehicle is clean and tidy at all times
  • Compliance to the fuelling procedures.
  • All vehicles’ legislative requirements are up to date and available.
  • Reduced vehicle breakdowns by conducting mandatory daily checks.
  • Assist in repair and maintenance of the MSK vehicles

Activities include:

  • Report promptly any defects or malfunction that require immediate attention to the Logistics officer.
  • Ensure that MSK Vehicles are only be attended to at MSK prequalified Garages.
  • Comply strictly with vehicle servicing schedules and always book two weeks in advance for the same.
  • Maintain a duly signed vehicle log sheet at all times.
  • Measures
  • Timely vehicle servicing and maintenance using the necessary paper work and the prescribed garages.
  • Reduced vehicle breakdowns
  • Up to date and duly signed vehicle log sheets
  • Reporting of accidents and incidents

Activities include:

  • Report accidents/incidents immediately to the Travel & transport officer or the Logistics Officer
  • Further report to the nearest police station and obtain a Police abstract.
  • Secure all MSK property in the occurrence of an accident
  • Measures
  • Proper and timely reporting of incidents and accidents
  • Safety of the vehicle and MSK property
  • Knowledge, skills and attitudes


  • ‘O’ Certificate qualification.
  • Possess a clean and valid driving license (Class ABCE and G for motorcycle drivers)
  • Possess a certificate of good conduct.
  • Qualification in defensive driving and a certificate of competence from AA Kenya will be an added advantage.


  • Minimum of three (3) of driving experience in the same position.
  • Limit of authority
  • May not act in a manner that is inconsistent with the aims, objectives and policies of Marie Stopes Kenya.
  • May not commit Marie Stopes Kenya or its Country Director to financial or legal obligations without the authority of the Country Director.
  • May not communicate with the news media and other organizations on any matter affecting the interests of the company without the prior approval of the Country Director.
  • May not divulge confidential information relating to the affairs of the organization or its Country Director to unauthorized parties.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good command of English and Swahili
  • Possess basic I.T skills
  • Security and safety minded
  • Willingness to work longer hours as maybe be required
  • Attitude / Motivation:

Successful performance at MSK is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others.

There are 13 key behaviours that MSK encourages in all employees and they are defined below:

Initiative: Thinking ahead and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution
In this role, you must identify commercial opportunities that might arise and ways to use them
You will take initiative with your team and across the CMT to realise efficiencies and impact
Innovative: Thinking creatively so that ideas generated create a positive outcome
In this role creativity will be needed to inspire service providers to achieve results across a range of varied contexts
Effective Communication: Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise.
In this role your team will feel listened to, well informed, know what they should be doing through the efficient use of management time
Team Player: Working as part of a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other

Responsive: Being responsive to changing priorities and demands
Your plan will be clearly made out and changes will be agreed and reported regularly and on time
Working Efficiently: Planning, prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met
In order to meet the needs of contractual obligations to investors/donors your work will be clear accountable and effective
Sharing Information: Sharing information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality
Timely action will be taken on information regarding your areas of responsibility

Focus on Learning: Taking responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop further
This post holder must actively seek knowledge that can be shared and keep the teams up to date on latest views
Commitment: Awareness and understanding of goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements

Driven: Drive and determination to deliver results
Regular reporting will indicate ability to conceive, design and deliver on results

Accountable: Taking responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate

Embracing Change: Openness to embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly
Motivated: Motivation towards achieving quality results to maximise potential

How to Apply

If you believe your career objectives match this exciting position, please forward your application and detailed C.V stating your current position, remuneration, contact details by 23rd September 2015 to the Sheer Logic Management Consultants E- Mail: [email protected] Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Regional Driver’