Driver Wanted

The Driver/Messenger will perform a range of functions including driving and maintaining organization vehicle; undertaking messenger duties and providing general assistance related to the efficient operation of the office

Reports to the Administrative Assistant

· Drives motor vehicle and maintains same in good working condition
· Cleans vehicle and checks for such essentials as gas, oil, water and tyre pressure and makes entries in log booking concerning trips, purpose of same, mileage, fuel and any delays occurring on roads
· Uses vehicle to collect and deliver mail, equipment, furniture, office supplies and other items on behalf of the organization.
· Records delivery of items in dispatch book
· Transports relevant personnel to/from official meetings, seminars, workshops and functions
· S/he will be expected to work after hours and occasionally on weekends
· Any other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor or designated person

· Competent driver
· Recording tasks undertaken and reporting on activities
· Time Management
· Good communication skills
· First Aid Management skills
· Some knowledge of motor mechanics
· Ability to drive a light good vehicle
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public

· Possession of a valid driving license entitling holder to drive a light goods vehicle
· Must be in the possession of a clean driving record
· Must be a Kenyan citizen
· Must have a Good conduct certificate
· Must have held driving license continuously for at least seven (7) years
· Must have at least four (4) years experience in a similar position
· Basic knowledge of the mechanical functions of a vehicle will be an asset
· Possession of a defensive driving certificate will also be an asset
· Willingness to work in a multicultural environment

Applications should be sent to by 10th February 2017

Are you a great Receptionist? We are hiring!

bird lifeBackground

Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT), is a grassroots organization founded in 2009 whose mission is to foster social, economic and environmental justice in the greater Turkana Basin through promotion of sustainable management of resources and protection of the natural environment with stakeholder participation

The Receptionist will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team. This position will be based in Lodwar and will be responsible for providing secretarial, clerical and administrative support in order to ensure that the office is running in an effective and efficient manner. He/she works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization and will and is responsible for providing office and clerical services. Failure to provide these services in an efficient and effective manner will result in disruptions in the provision of services

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide office support services in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness within the Office.

Main Activities

  • Receive, direct and relay telephone messages and fax messages
  • Direct the partners and the general public to the appropriate staff member
  • Pick up and deliver the mail
  • Open and date stamp all general correspondence
  • Maintain the general filing system and file all correspondence
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, conferences and conference telephone calls
  • Make preparations for staff and board meetings
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of office supplies
  • Provide word-processing and secretarial suppor

2. Perform clerical duties in order to maintain Hamlet administration

Main Activities

  • Develop and maintain a current and accurate filing system
  • Monitor the use of supplies and equipment
  • Coordinate the repair and maintenance of office equipment

3. Performs receptionist functions

Main Activities

  • Answer all incoming calls and handle caller’s inquiries whenever possible
  • Re-direct calls as appropriate and take adequate messages when required
  • Greet, assist and/or direct visitors and the general public

4. Support the Executive Director and other staff

Main Activities

  • Assist the Executive Director and other staff as requested
  • Provide administrative services for the Executive Director

5. Perform other related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Have proficient knowledge in Office administration
  • Demonstrate team work
  • Have analytical and problem solving skills
  • Have decision making skills
  • Have effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Have computer skills including the ability to spreadsheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level stress management skills
  • Have Time Management skills
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Sound computer skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for FoLT’s mission

Applications should be sent to or by 20th March 2016.

Vacancy Announcement

Friends of Lake Turkana is seeking to fill two vacant positions. Applications are therefore invited for these positions, one based in Lodwar and one based in Nairobi.

Administrative and Accounts Assistant

The Accounts and Administrative Assistant is under the direction of the Finance and Administration Manager. The Assistant will provide administrative and accounts support for the FoLT team and partners and be based in Nairobi with some travel. To see full job sescription download the announcement.

Office Assistant Intern

The Office Assistant Intern is under the direction of the Program Assistant. The Office Assistant Intern will provide administrative and office support for the FoLT team and partners and be based in Lodwar. Administrative support includes creating and maintaining databases, researching and compiling data, proofreading and editing publications, event-planning projects, and other projects as assigned. To see the full job description download the announcement.