4 NGO Driver Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Finance and Administrative Assistant/Field Office
About US:
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:
Diseases Institute (IDI) received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the
mid-western Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi,
Buliisa and Kiryandongo. The project is called “Accelerating Comprehensive
HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health System Capacity Building and Technical
Assistance of District Health Teams and Health Facilities in Western and West
Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda under PEPFAR.”
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: 
  • Provide safe, comfortable and reliable
    transportation for project staff and partners/visitors including but not
    confined to travel within project sites and all other locations as may be
    required by authorized staff on project business. The driver will ensure
    that safety belts are worn at all times, there is no smoking in the
    vehicle and that no alcohol is consumed before and during working hours
  • Transport project materials and supplies to
    various destinations as required by authorized staff for project business.
  • Deliver mail and materials as well as any
    other written or verbal communication to and from locations designated by
    authorized staff.
  • Keep the project vehicle in good mechanical
    and functional condition including but not confined to regular fuelling,
    servicing and cleaning of the interior and exterior.
  • Carry out regular preventive maintenance and
    minor repairs where possible.
  • Ensure Timely notification to the Finance and
    Administrative Assistant/fleet team of any major vehicle repairs necessary
  • 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
  • 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 project vehicle from theft or damage
  • The Driver will run general errands and
    assume other duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the sound
    functioning of the office and achievement of project goals.
  • Perform any other duties as reasonably
    assigned by the Finance and Administrative Assistant/Field Office
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases
    Institute (IDI) Driver vacancy should preferably hold a Uganda Advanced
    Certificate of Education with a credit in English
  • Hold a valid Uganda class “DM” & or “DL”
  • Knowledge of current traffic rules and
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle operation and the
    associated mechanics
  • Familiarity with the lay-out and location of
    key facilities in the project area.
  • Physical ability and willingness to drive for
    long hours and occasionally on weekends and/or holidays.
  • Proven 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.
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle mechanics
  • Ability to work in a team of different
    Technical Supervisory Teams in a respectful way.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resources Manager,
Diseases Institute,
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
Deadline: 4th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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