NGO Jobs – Outreach Transport Assistant at Marie Stopes

Organization: Marie Stopes
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Reference: REF014/03/2015

About MSI:
Marie Stopes International
exists to bring quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to the
world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We’ve been delivering family
planning, safe abortion, and maternal health services for over 35 years.
Millions of women worldwide turn to us for help each year, whether in limiting
the size of their families, or avoiding dangerous complications in pregnancy or
unsafe abortion.

Job
Summary:
The Outreach Transport Assistant will support the Outreach Team
Leader by safely and effectively driving and maintaining the outreach vehicle
to a high standard.  S/he will also be
expected to support the clinical Outreach Team to conduct outreach activities,
including but not limited to: site preparation, stock management, and effective
record keeping. S/he will support service providers in the vocal local
technique and any outreach activities as required. Outreach is a strategic
channel for providing greater access to rural communities with unmet need and
unmet demand for family planning (FP) services, especially long-acting
reversible contraception (LARC) and permanent methods.  Clinical outreach is a primary service
delivery channel under the LTM Programme.

Key
Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Ensure the vehicle is properly
loaded with outreach equipment and ready to leave as per the agreed schedule
·        
Keep all logbooks up-to-date and
copies submitted monthly to the Team Leader, the Outreach Operations Officer,
and Fleet Manager  
·        
Ensure third party insurance or
registration stickers are valid at all times
·        
Alert Fleet Manager in writing, via
the Team Leader, at least 4 weeks before expiry of insurance or registration
·        
Prepare and submit monthly vehicle
reports to the Fleet Manager as per finance department protocols  
·        
Keep the vehicle interior and
exterior clean at all times
·        
Ensure that the vehicle receives the
correct maintenance in a timely fashion to prevent avoidable breakdown, and to
maximise vehicle performance
·        
When parking the Outreach vehicle
after working hours, ensure the keys are handed over to the Team Leader or
another member of staff, designated by the Team Leader
·        
Support the clinical staff on
outreach by unloading the vehicle, helping with infection prevention measures,
client care, and assist procedures
·        
Carefully monitor fuel and oil
consumption of the vehicle, taking steps that records are accurate and no
supplies are diverted
·        
Drive in a responsible way, showing
care and consideration for other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists
and ensuring risks to all vehicles under the Driver’s control are minimized
·        
Ensure MSI Uganda vehicles are only
used for official business and only in accordance with MSI Uganda vehicle
protocols
·        
Carry a valid licence at all times
·        
Actively participate in community
sensitisation and client flow management as requested by the Team Leader and
Service Provider
·        
Support in appropriate stock
management as requested by the Team Leader or Service Provider
·        
Carry out any other duties requested
by the Team Leader

Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:  
·        
The Outreach Transport Assistant should
hold a Valid Ugandan Driving License (manual transmission essential)
·        
Past experience driving 4×4 vehicles
in difficult terrain and in all seasons
·        
Experience working as part of a
highly functioning team
·        
Excellent record keeping and time
management
·        
Keen attention for detail
·        
Computer literate (ability to
effectively enter data into an electronic database)
·        
Knowledge of more than one Ugandan
language

The
Outreach Transport Assistant is required to demonstrate MSI Uganda’s core
values of:
·        
Accountability of all staff to each
other and our clients and stakeholders
·        
Equality of opportunity and access
·        
Value for money in the management of
our resources
·        
 
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to
join Marie Stopes are strongly encouraged to send an updated CV and cover
letter by email to jobs@mariestopes.or.ug

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Deadline: 23rd March,
2015 by 5pm

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