Church World Service (CWS) was founded in 1946 and is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions, providing sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world. The CWS mission is to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice at the national and international level through collaboration with partners abroad and in the US.Primary Purpose:
This position is primarily responsible for driving and maintaining CWS/RSC Africa vehicles to complete assigned errands on behalf of the organization
Drives CWS/RSC Africa motor vehicles to complete assigned duties.
Cleans and cares for official CWS/RSC Africa vehicles. Conducts regular checks of vehicles to ensure that they are mechanically sound and in good working order and reports any problems noted to the Property Supervisor.
Provides safe transportation to meetings and other destinations for CWS/RSC Africa staff and visitors on official business.
Posts and collects mail, weighs and affixes the correct amount of stamps on letters and packages.
Assists in the safe banking of CWS/RSC Africa checks and cash as well as replenishment of petty cash.
Maintains accurate records of deliveries made to other offices in the CWS/RSC Africa delivery book.
Performs general clerical duties as may be assigned and which may include photocopying and packing supplies for field team travel.
Facilitates the processing of work permits and alien registration certificates for expatriate staff and the processing of visas for CWS/RSC Africa staff proceeding on circuit rides and any other official travel.
Repairs minor mechanical problems on the CWS/RSC Africa motor vehicles after confirming the same with the Property Supervisor.
Obtains quotations and makes simple purchases on behalf of the office and as per instructions by the Property Supervisor or the Property Manager.
Records each and every trip made in the mileage book.
Ensures that the fuel level in each vehicle does not go below half tank.
Performs other duties, which are developed and assigned in order to improve the operations of the CWS/RSC Africa office.
Facilitates statutory payments and other utilities payments.
Ensure relevant vehicle documents are up to date and well displayed which include inspection stickers, insurance certificates, speed governor stickers and any other.
Checks and confirms all required equipment in the vehicle are in good working condition; first aid kit, tools, jerk and handle, wheel spanner, spare wheel, torch etc
Operates CWS/RSC Africa motor vehicles with absolute observance of CWS/RSC traffic protocols and the government traffic rules.
Keeps tabs with security advisories at all times.
Four years driving experience
Strong computer skills, in particular Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook required
Working knowledge of basic motor vehicle mechanics.
Good working knowledge of Nairobi routes and the surrounding areas.
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong verbal and written English language skills
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
Education & Certifications:
High School certificate required.
B and C Category driving license
Training on Defensive driving
Manage large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities.
Maintain the integrity of official records;
Analyse and solve complex problems and make sound decisions;
Work with minimal supervision
Maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
Work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa;
Actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).
Strong English communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and willingness to support CWS’ Platform on Racial Justice as a CWS employee required.