Several Transport Assistant NGO Employment Opportunities – Marie Stopes International (MSI)

Organisation: Marie Stopes International (MSI)
Reports to: Outreach Team Leader
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
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 safely and effectively
drives and maintains the outreach vehicle to a high standard. The incumbent 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 LTFP Programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure the vehicle is properly loaded with
    outreach equipment and ready to leave as per the agreed schedule
  • Actively engage Outreach Clients using the
    vocal local technique during the procedure
  • Capture data into CLIC system in consultation
    with the service providers
  • Keep all logbooks up-to-date and copies
    submitted monthly to the Team Leader, the Outreach Operations Officer, and
    Fleet Officer
  • Ensure third party insurance or registration
    stickers are valid at all times
  • The incumbent will alert the Fleet Officer 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 Officer 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
  • Carefully monitor fuel and oil consumption of
    the vehicle, taking steps that records are accurate and no supplies are
  • When parking the Outreach vehicle after
    working hours, ensure the keys are handed over to the Team Leader or Transport
    Assistant 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
  • 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
  • Participate in community sensitisation and
    client flow management as requested by the Team Leader.
  • Support in appropriate stock management as
    requested by the Team Leader .
  • Perform any other duties requested by the
    Team Leader Experience
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold both O and A
    Level certificates (UCE; UACE)
  • Possess a valid Ugandan Driving License
    (manual transmission essential)
  • A minimum of two years; experience driving
    4×4 vehicles in difficult terrain and in all seasons.
  • Previous 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).
  • Ability to work well with others in team
    enviroments; must be able to satisfy stakeholders; should be able to work
    in deadline-driven results-oriented environment.
  • Knowledge of either of the two regions
    languages is a MUST (Westnile languages(Lugbara, Madi, Alur(luo) Kakwa)
    and (Central region Languages)
Personal Attributes:
  • Initiative: Thinking ahead and taking action to
    make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution.
  • Innovative: Thinking creatively so that ideas
    generated create a positive outcome.
  • Effective Communication: Communicating through active
    listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body
    language, ensuring information is clear and concise.
  • Team Player: Working as part of a team by being
    supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other.
  • Responsive: 
    Being responsive to changing priorities and demands.
  • Working Efficiently: Planning, prioritising
    and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met.
  • Sharing Information: Sharing information and knowledge
    whilst maintaining confidentiality.
  • Focus on Learning: Taking responsibility for keeping
    knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop
  • 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 results.
  • Accountable: Taking responsibility for
    appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you
  • Embracing Change: Openness to embracing change within
    the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly
  • Motivated: Motivation towards achieving quality
    results to maximise potential
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
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their
electronic applications including a cover letter, updated CV and academic
documents via E-mail to:
Deadline: 5th August 2016 by 12:00 Noon
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