6 Fresher Office Assistant Non-profit Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Organization:
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Duty Station: Eastern
and Western Region, Uganda
About US:
The Infectious Diseases
Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization. IDRC
conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and
Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications and have impacted
on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over
41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May
2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of health
sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of
health.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Receive
    office supplies from Kampala; record, store and monitor the usage of these
    supplies in collaboration with the Administrator
  • Actively
    participate in store management of office supplies and equipment in
    collaboration with the Administrator.
  • Organize
    supplies for the study teams before they set off for the field.
  • Participate
    in organizing of logistics including transportation for the field staff
    ahead of field work in collaboration with the study coordinators.
  • Safely
    ensure storage of the study equipment including tablet computers, GPS
    receivers, and other field accessories at the end of the work day, and to
    ensure that these are serviced and repaired as required.
  • Photocopying
    and printing of all necessary fieldwork tools/appendices
  • In
    charge of the maintenance of field office cleanliness etc
  • Participate
    in the charging and maintenance of electrical equipment such as tablet
    computers, GPS receivers, and the generator and inventory during power
    outages.
  • Work
    with the study team in filing of paper records, reporting shortages of
    forms and ordering for more paper forms as required.
  • Help
    to load and off load office supplies/equipment.
  • Take
    part in regular team meetings.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants for the Office Assistant jobs should hold Diplomas in Stores
    Management or a Uganda Diploma in Business Studies
  • Previous
    experience in a similar position
  • Willing
    to be based up-country in Eastern or Western Uganda for the duration of
    the study
  • Ability
    to speak at least one language commonly used in Eastern Region or Western
    Uganda
  • Flexible
    person, good communication and interpersonal skills and willingness to
    extend working hours as project activities demand 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send typed letters of application together with
current CV, two reference letters from past employers and copies of academic
certificates should be delivered to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases Research
Collaboration (IDRC),
P. O Box 7475, Kampala, 2C
Nakasero Hill Road OR IDRC Tororo office at the Tororo District Hospital OR
IDRC Mbarara Office opposite Lake View Hotel OR IDRC Mbale office on Plot 35
Masaba Road OR IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital
NB:
Please clearly indicate in your application letter “Application for the
post of Field Office Assistant” and state your region of preference
“Eastern Region or Western Region.”
Deadline: 16th
December, 2016

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