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Kisumu (Kenya)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kisumu (Kenya)
  • Grade: SB-1 (SC1/SC2), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-20

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Amkeni Wakenya is a grant management facility established by UNDP for supporting civil society organisations working in the area of democratic governance.   

Established in 2008, Amkeni Wakenya has supported more than 200 organisations across the country from small grassroots-based community organizations (CBOs) to national-level NGOs to engage with national institutions such as Government ministries and Constitutional Commissions in shaping public policy. Some of the notable governance processes to which Amkeni Wakenya has contributed include promoting national healing and reconciliation following the 2007/8 post- election violence; Civic education in the run-up to the 2010 Referendum on the Constitution, Civic education on the 2010 Constitution, and civic and voter education on the 2013 general elections and the transition to devolved government.

Amkeni Wakenya has adopted an integrated approach in the form of grants, capacity building and knowledge management. Amkeni Wakenya’s four- year (2015 – 2018), strategic plan introduces a new devolved phase of the project with the head office in Nairobi and six regional offices across Kenya.  It makes implementation of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya the central framework on the basis of which all CSO projects will be supported. 

The project seeks to address issues relating to devolution, human rights, access to justice, civic education & extractive industries and therefore is adequately anchored in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) (2014- 2018), UNDP’s Country Programme Document (2014 – 2018,) the UN system- wide approach, and Kenya’s Medium- Term Plan II. The project is also aligned to the evolving thinking contained in the drafts of the aforementioned development frameworks expected to run until 2022 and hence, will focus on and promote the following strategic themes:

  1. Enhancing Access to Justice and realization of Human Rights;
  2. Promoting rights- sensitive Devolved system of governance;
  3. Promoting an enabling environment for CSOs in the country; and
  4. Enhancing the capacity of CSOs to respond to contemporary governance issues in the Extractive Industries.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager, the Driver/Clerk provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

The Driver/Clerk will assist the office with light administrative tasks as outlined in the deliverables below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving project vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc. 
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
  • Clerical duties:
  • Provide support in performing registry-related duties, such as photocopying and archiving correspondence/project files;
  • Distribute the project correspondence/material, mails and project documents;
  • Provide logistical support in the organization and preparation of workshops, meetings and events, travel and accommodation arrangements for project personnel and implementing partners;
  • Assist in obtaining quotations for vehicle repairs/servicing;
  • Responsible for the office security in collaboration with the security office;
  • Perform minor renovation works in the project office;
  • Other duties as required. 





Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)


Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 1: Support  (Reliable Replication)

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 1: Support  (Reliable Replication)


Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)


Ability to get things done

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)



Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks to meet operational needs


Ability to read and understand safety notices, instructions, or official documents


Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints


Ability to operate office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service


Excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair


Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively


Knowledge of protocol

Knowledge of security issues



Required Skills and Experience

Completion of Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license.  
2 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair. 
Minimum 1 year of experience in administrative work, preferably in an international organization;
Language Requirements:
Fluency in English and Kiswahili.


Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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