Transport Assistant Jobs – Marie Stopes International (MSI)

Job Title:    Transport Assistant
Organisation: Marie Stopes International (MSI)
Kampala, Uganda
Transport Officer
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a
global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe post-abortion
care services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are
passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The
services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so
that she is free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.
Job Summary: The Transport Assistant will responsible for
safely and effectively driving and maintaining MSI Uganda vehicles to a high
standard.  The incumbent will be
requested to support MSI Uganda programmatic or operational activities as
required. The Transport Assistant will be expected to work with other MSI
Uganda team members to continuously improve the quality of MSI Uganda
activities according to work plans and budgets. 
This includes collaboration across departments to ensure effective
coordination of activities across channels to deliver more for our clients.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will ensure the vehicle is properly loaded/prepared and ready to
    leave as per the agreed schedule
  • Keep
    all logbooks up-to-date and copies submitted monthly to the Fleet
  • Ensure
    third party insurance or registration stickers are valid at all times
  • The
    Transport Assistant will regularly alert Fleet Manager in writing at least
    4 weeks before expiry of insurance or registration
  • Send
    weekly vehicle reports to the Fleet Manager as per finance department
  • 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 vehicle after working hours, ensure the keys are handed over
    to the Fleet Manager or another member of staff, designated by the Fleet
  • The
    incumbent will be tasked with monitoring fuel and oil consumption of the
    vehicle, taking steps that records are accurate and no supplies are
  • 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 minimised
  • 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
  • Perform
    any other duties requested by the Fleet Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Transport Assistant should hold a Valid Ugandan Driving License (manual
    transmission essential)
  • Past
    exposure and 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
  • Computer
    literacy skills (ability to effectively enter data into an electronic
    database) is mandatory
  • Knowledge
    of more than one Ugandan language
  • Keen
    attention for detail
Personal Competencies:
  • Initiative: Thinking ahead and taking action to
    make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution
  • Innovative:
    Thinking creatively and
    outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome
  • Effective
    through active listening and good questioning techniques, using
    appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise.
  • Responsive:
    Being responsive to
    changing priorities and demands
  • Working
    prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines
    are met
  • Sharing
    information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Focus
    on Learning:
    responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking
    opportunities to develop further
  • Commitment: Awareness and understanding of goals,
    vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra
    mile to meet role requirements
  • Driven: Drive and determination to deliver
  • Accountable:
    Taking responsibility for
    appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you
  • Embracing
    Openness to
    embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust
    plans/activities accordingly
  • Motivated: Motivation towards achieving quality
    results to maximise potential
  • Team
    Working as part of
    a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other
The 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
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send an updated CV and cover letter via email to:
Vacancies@msiu.or.ug, quoting
the position reference number.
Friday, 17th July 2015 by 5.00pm
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