IPOA Senior Driver Job in Kenya

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is a state Authority created under an Act of Parliament No.35 of 2011, with the mandate of holding the police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions.

The Authority wishes to recruit results-oriented Kenyans citizen with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following vacant positions: –


Senior Driver

JOb Grade: IPOA 8

1 Position

Consolidated Salary: 53,000 – 83,000

The Senior Driver will drive the allocated Motor Vehicle.

The position is responsible to the Senior Administration Officer.

Job Description

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: –

1) Service and maintain motor vehicles

2) Drive the assigned vehicle

3) Detect and report malfunctioning of the vehicle systems;

4) Maintain work ticket (s) for vehicle (s)assigned;

5) Maintain security and safety of the vehicle on and off the road

6) Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle(s);

7) Administer first aid in the event of an accident;

8) Guide, coach and mentor junior drivers.


a) Must be a citizen of Kenya.

b) Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya (certificates to be presented during the interview).

Job Specifications:

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

(i) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D (Plain) and above or its equivalent qualification.

(ii) Served in the grade of Driver II for a minimum period of three (3) years or five (5) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private sector;

(iii) Passed Occupational Trade Test I for drivers conducted by the relevant Government Ministry/Department;

(iv) Valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for class(s) of vehicle(s) an officer is required to drive;

(v) Defensive Driving Certificate from the Automobile Association (AA) of Kenya of its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

(vi) A certificate in Refresher Course for drivers at Kenya Institute of Highway and building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution;

(vii) First-Aid Certificate lasting not less than one (1) week from St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution;

(viii) A valid Certificate of Good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)

Required behavioural and functional skills:

  • Transparency and accountability
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Team player
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Resilience
  • Transport and fleet management skills
  • Organization and Planning Skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Driving
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Defensive driving,
  • First aid skills

How to Apply:

Interested persons who meet the requirements should submit their application through Post Office, email, online or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position and job reference number, on both the cover letter, envelope and email applications, together with a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, national identity card, names and telephone contacts of three referees, so as to reach the Authority by Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 to:

Director/Chief Executive Officer, Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 23035 – 00100, NAIROBI.

Email: recruitment0221@ipoa.go.ke

Online application portal: https://portal.ipoa.go.ke/careers/

Detailed job descriptions and specifications for the above positions are available in our website www.ipoa.go.ke/careers

IPOA is an equal opportunity employer and shall not in its recruitment discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnic origin, political affiliation, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability, health or social status. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

IPOA does not engage any recruitment agencies and no medical examination is required before one attends an interview.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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