400px LIGHT FOR THE WORLD Logo Driver


Light for the World

About Light for the World

Light for the World is a global disability and development organisation. We empower people with disabilities and enable eye health services in low-income countries. Over the last three decades we have contributed to improved health systems, enabled education for all, and amplified the voices of people with disabilities.

Our programmes include:

  • Eye Health – preventing blindness and promoting eye health for all.
  • Inclusive Education – ensuring children with disabilities receive quality, inclusive education.
  • Inclusive Economic Empowerment – ensuring that barriers are removed for men and women with disabilities to access decent work and business opportunities.

In Kenya, our country strategy for the year 2021-2025 focuses on Inclusive Economic Empowerment, and disability inclusion. We do this using the twin track approach of capacity building of persons with disabilities, and building system strengthening so that barriers for employment and entrepreneurship are removed. Currently, Light for the World Kenya implements projects across the country with the country office located in Nairobi.

Light for the World Kenya is seeking to hire a skilled and experienced Driver to provide support its transportation and logistics needs.

Role Profile

The Driver plays a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of office vehicles, providing support to meet Light for the World Kenya transportation needs. Responsibilities include ensuring proper driving and maintenance of designated vehicles to support Light for the World programmatic activities effectively. The role also involves overseeing general vehicle maintenance and addressing maintenance-related issues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Transport visitors, staff and/or packages to and from destinations
  • Arrive at destinations on schedule.
  • Assisting with the loading and offloading of staff luggage, products, and materials
  • Fulfill administrative needs, like office pickups.
  • Research and plan for traffic, construction, and weather delays
  • Use navigation applications to determine the best route.
  • Interact with clients professionally at all times.
  • Providing accurate time records of the company vehicle’s coming and goings
  • Ensure that the vehicle is always fueled and ready for use.
  • Ensuring that the company vehicle is always parked in areas that permit parking in order to avoid towing.
  • Arrange for vehicle repairs as needed.
  • Promptly informing the company of any tickets issued against the company vehicle during work hours.
  • Keep mileage records and repair records up to date.
  • Reporting any accidents, injuries, and vehicle damage to management.

Skills and Qualifications

A successful driver candidate should possess:

  • A valid driver’s license and at least five years of driving experience to perform the job safely.
  • Excellent navigation skills and proficiency in using navigation applications to find delivery locations.
  • Time management and organizational skills to keep track of deliveries and stay on schedule.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients.
  • Clean driving record and safe driving practices
  • Ability to drive long distances and hours in case needed.
  • Proactive attitude in dealing with unexpected situations.

Requirements for Appointments

To be eligible for the position, the candidate must:

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean Grade ‘D’ Plain or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
  • Possess a valid Certificate of good Conduct.
  • Served in the grade of Driver III for a minimum period of (3) years or comparable working experience.
  • Have passed Occupational trade test III for drivers.
  • Possess a valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for class(es) of vehicle(s) the officer is required to drive.
  • Defensive driving certificate from the Automobile association (AA) of Kenya or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Attended a Refresher Course lasting not less than one week within past three years from the Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution.
  • Attended a First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one week from St. John Ambulance or the Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

How to apply

What We Offer as an Employer

We present you with an exceptional opportunity to drive change within a global disability and development organization, renowned for its robust expertise, growing profile, and a dedicated team.

Application Deadline

Kindly submit your application no later than 16th February 2024. Apply using the link: LFTW-KE Driver. A comprehensive application that includes your CV, and Cover Letter are essential elements of the application process. Share with us your motivation to join our team and why you believe you are a good fit.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to providing equal opportunities. We strongly encourage qualified people with disabilities to apply for this position. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline: 16 Feb 2024

Job Notifications
Subscribe to receive notifications for the latest job vacancies.