Kenyans who achieved a mean Grade D (plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) now have the opportunity to secure permanent and pensionable government jobs.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) announced on Tuesday, May 31, that it was looking for 61 drivers for the State Department of Social Services, which falls under the Ministry of Public Service.
Salary for the position ranges from Ksh15,670 to Ksh17,570 per month, depending on the job group.
All applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate vehicles that are permissible to a government official.
They should also have attended a First-aid Certificate course at St John’s Ambulance or Kenya Institute Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) for a period of one week.
Other requirements include passing a driver grade III test, pass a practical driver test by the Ministry, possess a certificate of good conduct and have a minimum of two years experience
How to Apply
Interested applicants can fill out a form on the Ministry’s website, Socialprotection.go.ke/jobs, detailing their qualifications, which should include both academic and professional achievements.
Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted by the end of the exercise, according to the Ministry.
By June 21, 2022, all applications must be submitted through the portal; no hard copies will be accepted during the recruitment process.
“Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. Successful candidates will be deployed outside Nairobi county in sub-counties and counties where vacancies exist,” the PSC statement read in part.
Successful candidates will be expected to perform duties and responsibilities that include operating a motor vehicle as required and doing routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical, and brake systems, as well as tyre pressure.
They’ll also help with identifying and reporting malfunctioning vehicle systems, maintaining work tickets for assigned vehicles, guaranteeing vehicle security and safety on and off the road, assuring the safety of passengers and/or goods, and keeping the vehicle clean.