The Women’s Health Project Driver Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Driver

Supervisor: Research Administrator

Terms of Employment: Employment is for one (1) year contract with a probation period for the first three (3) months.

The Women’s Health Project

The Women’s Health Project, established in 1993, is a collaborative effort of the University of Nairobi (UoN), the University of Washington (UW), the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Mombasa County and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), and the US President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).


To provide high quality care to at-risk and HIV-positive women participating in the high-risk women’s cohort (Mombasa Cohort).

To conduct innovative prevention and treatment research that will contribute substantially to local as well as global knowledge and implementation of effective interventions.

To conduct clinical trials according to ICH-GCP and deliver quality services, products and devices.


This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a Senior Driver.

Job purpose: To drive organization vehicles and to perform a wide variety of office support and administrative duties in support of the administration department.

Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  • To drive site vehicles carefully at all times and ensure safety of the passengers and or goods, other road users, and the assigned vehicle as authorized
  • To transport participants, staff, visitors and deliveries when required
  • Carrying out routine checks and perform thorough vehicle inspection before use
  • Detecting and report malfunctioning of vehicles system;
  • Ensuring adherence to or observations of traffic laws; and
  • Shipment of study samples to respective laboratories
  • To ensure cleanliness of site vehicles at all times
  • Perform minor maintenance of vehicles and reporting all defects and adherence to vehicle maintenance schedule
  • Recording time and mileage logs at all times
  • To indicate the vehicle fuel and service costs
  • Checking all statutory requirements of all vehicles
  • Proper and prompt reporting of any accident or damage involving site vehicles
  • To assist in other duties in the office as assigned by the immediate supervisor when not
    undertaking driving duties

Person Specifications

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade of D+ or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Valid driving license free from any current endorsements and valid for any of the classes of vehicles which the officer is required to drive; in this case tuktuk, motorbike and other manual drive cars
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya police
  • Good spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Availability and willingness to work outside working hours if requested
  • Good Communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Good organizational skills
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving
  • High degree of integrity, discipline and work ethic

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the specified requirements should send the following documents to

  • Application letter.
  • Detailed CVs with 3 referees.
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates.
  • Pay slip and/or current remuneration if applicable.
  • Certificate of good conduct

Subject should read “Driver”

Closing date is 20th March 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.