NGO Driver Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:      Driver
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Project Name: Global Health
Security Partner Engagement: Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and
Improve Public Health Globally (GHSA) Project
Funding Source: Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Administrator
About US:
The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a
partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall
objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on Infectious
Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five operational
areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and
Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a
partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins University Core Lab)
and Outreach.
About CDC Project:
The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) has received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) to implement a 5 year project “Global Health Security Partner Engagement:
Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally.”
CDC under Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) seeks to accelerate progress
toward a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats and to promote
global health security as an international security priority in three key
areas:
·        
Preventing and reducing the likelihood of outbreaks
—natural, accidental, or intentional.
·        
Detecting threats early saves lives.
·        
Rapid, effective response requires multi-sectoral,
international coordination and communication.
Job Summary: The Driver assists
in providing safe and reliable transportation for project staff, visitors and
materials, keeps the project vehicle/s in good mechanical and functional
condition, ensures compliance with all vehicle-related legal and institutional
/management requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Providing safe, comfortable and reliable
transportation for Institute staff and partners/visitors including but not
confined to, travel within and outside Kampala, and all other locations as may
be required by authorized staff and in accordance with IDI’s regulations
·        
Transport Institute materials and supplies to
various destinations as required by authorized staff on Institute business and
keep the Institute vehicle in good mechanical and functional condition
including but not confined to regular fueling, servicing and cleaning of the
interior and exterior.
·        
Perform regular preventive maintenance and minor
repairs where possible and notify the Project administrator of any major car
repairs necessary and to assist in arranging and overseeing/supervising such
repairs.
·        
Ensure that all required documentation for
administrative use such as mileage, fuel usage and trip authorization tracking information
is kept up to date at all times in the prescribed manner; and ensure that all
legal, institutional and municipal requirements and dues are met in good time
and/or regularly renewed e.g. Third party and Comprehensive Insurance, Parking
Fees, Registration and Licenses etc.
·        
Ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to
protect the Institute vehicle from theft or damage e.g. by ensuring that it has
adequate security and accident features such as alarms and “bull horns”
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The Driver should hold a Uganda Advanced Certificate
of Education with a credit in English
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience of proven
accident free bus/heavy vehicle driving in Uganda, preferably in a reputable
institution
·        
Hold a Valid Uganda Permit with classes “DM” &
or “DL”
·        
Working knowledge of basic vehicle mechanics.
·        
Familiarity with the lay out and location of key
facilities in Kampala and other major Ugandan towns           
·        
Working knowledge of current traffic rules and
regulations
·        
Prior experience with light office duties such as
filing and photocopying is an added advantage
·        
Basic knowledge of vehicle operation and the
associated mechanics
·        
Physical ability and willingness to drive for long
hours and occasionally on weekends and/or holidays.           
·        
Ability to communicate competently and understand
instructions in English and in common local language/s.
·        
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
·        
Ability to understand and adhere to company vehicle
policies and competently complete vehicle-related documentation.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver an application letter
with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
The Human
Resources Manager,
Infectious
Diseases Institute,
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to: hr@idi.co.ug
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
interviews.
Deadline: 21st December, 2015
by 5:00 PM
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