10 USAID MAPD Driver Career Positions – Malaria Consortium




Organization: Malaria Consortium
Project Name: USAID/PMI
Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Arua,
Masaka, Hoima and Kabarole, Uganda
Reports to: Operations
Manager and Regional Coordinators
Salary: USD 3,825 gross per
annum
About Malaria Consortium:
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation
dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable
diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with
communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and
local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports
delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and
evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and
strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of
the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps
relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year
USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria
illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the
disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5
years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will
cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria
Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned
to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program
for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan
Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary: The Driver will
provide transport services to MAPD Project staff. The primary role of this
position is to provide safe and reliable transportation for MAPD Project staff,
partner staff, consultants, visitors and project participants.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Driving (80%)
·        
Carry
out driving duties as instructed and drive the project vehicles in a manner
that ensures good working conditions of the vehicle and in accordance with
organisation andhighway traffic code.
·        
Follow
the traffic regulations of Uganda at all times, for example; sticking to
speed limits, wearing seat belts and ensuring that passengers do so, never
consuming alcohol whilst on duty.
·        
The
Driver will ensure maximum safety of the vehicle while driving and when parked,
travel with doors locked at all times and always ensure the vehicle
parked in a safe location, preferably with security.
·        
Keep
accurate records pertaining to the vehicle in the vehicle log book (including
fuel consumption and vehicle servicing schedule) and to inspect with due care
the vehicle before and after each journey and submit a written report to
the line manager.
·        
Conduct
daily check of the motor vehicle and ensure that it is in the proper working
order, including oil, water and fuel level. Carry out weekly check on tyres,
air pressure, all lights, and mileage and advise the line manager on the
maintenance service and the general service of the motor vehicle whenever
required.
·        
Ensure
vehicle is ready for duty each morning; filled with fuel and clean.
·        
Report
accident to the relevant authority immediately (where possible) and get
references where possible plus particulars of the driver, registration number
and insurance policy number, in case of involvement with other motor vehicles.
Also report incident to the line manager.
·        
Assist
with transfer of materials and supplies to project locations from a
respective office and other locations.
Vehicle maintenance (20%)
·        
Ensures
assigned vehicle is in sound and operable condition at all times.
·        
Ensure
assigned vehicle is clean at all times.
·        
Regularly
track vehicle servicing dates and notify the line manager on due date of
vehicle servicing.
·        
Perform
minor vehicle repairs and notify the line manager if major repairs are
necessary
·        
Complete
the vehicle maintenance log each time a fault is noted or vehicle is
serviced or repaired and present the log at the end of each month to the line
manager for analysis
·        
Maintain
emergency equipment in the vehicle, first aid kit, spare tyre, towing rope,
water supplies.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the Malaria Consortium USAID
MAPD Driver job vacancy should hold an O-Level
Certificate of education with relevant training.
·        
Hold
a valid driver’s license.
·        
At
least four years driving experience and two years’ experience in project
related work in a reputable organization.
·        
Working
knowledge of mechanics is an added advantage.
·        
Additional training in defensive driving
·        
Familiar
with all terrain in Uganda.
·        
Ability
to effectively manage time.
·        
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills
·        
High
level of integrity, honest, trustworthy and flexible.
·        
Fluent
written and spoken English
·        
Able
to work with an international/ multi-cultural team.
·        
Computer
literacy i.e. ability to use Computer packages like ( word, excel )
·        
Keen attention
to detail
Core Competencies:
Delivering Results: Takes on pieces of work when required and
demonstrates excellent project management skills
·        
Shows
a flexible approach to taking on additional work /responsibilities when needed
to achieve results
·        
Demonstrates
excellent project management skills to agreed timescales (timelines, targets,
donor  requirements)
·        
Makes
clear and timely decisions within remit of own role
Analysis and use of
information:
Gathers information and identifies problems
effectively
·        
Interprets
basic written information
·        
Attentive
to detail
·        
Follows
guidelines to identify issues
·        
Recognises
problems within their remit
·        
Uses
appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data
Interpersonal and
communications:
Fosters two-way communication
·        
Recalls
others’ main points and takes them into account in own communication
·        
Checks
own understanding of others’ communication by asking questions
·        
Maintains
constructive, open and consistent communication with others
·        
Resolves
minor misunderstandings and conflicts effectively
Collaboration and partnering:
Is a good and effective team player
·        
Is as
a good and effective team player
·        
Knows
who their customers are and their requirements.
·        
Respects
and listens to different views/opinions
·        
Actively
collaborates across teams to achieve objectives and develop own thinking
·        
Proactive
in providing and seeking support from team members
Leading and motivating
people:
·        
Open to learning and responds positively to feedback
·        
Willingness
to manage own development and performance
·        
Builds
capacity of colleagues by sharing knowledge (induction) and acting as induction
‘buddy’ when asked
·        
Open
to learning new things
·        
Responds
positively to feedback from others.
·        
Identifies
mistakes and takes positive steps to improve
Flexibility/ Adaptability: Recognizes
own stress levels and adapts
·        
Recognises
limitations and take steps to manage any resulting pressure or stress
·        
Remains
focused on objectives and goal in a rapidly changing environment
·        
Takes
responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions
Living the Values: Demonstrates
Malaria Consortium values
·        
Demonstrates
integrity, honesty and fairness in dealing with colleagues and
stakeholders
·        
Maintains
ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values
·        
Treats
all people with respect
Strategic planning and
thinking and sector awareness:
Manages own workload effectively
·        
Plans
and manages own workload effectively
·        
Is
familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan.
·        
Understands
own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web
link below.
Deadline: 16th
September 2016 by 2:30 pm
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