Driver USAID MAPD Project Careers – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:      Driver
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Project Name: USAID Malaria
Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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.
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).
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
The Driver will
perform the following roles:
  • Drive Project motor vehicle and staff to
    study sites, as instructed
  • Conduct daily routine checks on the
    vehicle before driving out
  • Ensure maximum security of vehicle and its
    accessories under their charge
  • Ensure safety of passengers and cargo
    under their charge
  • Keenly monitor condition and performance
    of vehicle and promptly report to supervisor
  • Conduct minor repairs and adjustments on
    the vehicle, and maintain its cleanliness
  • Take vehicle for servicing as per mileage
    reading and repairs as directed by your supervisor
  • Maintain a log of vehicle movements for
    the vehicle assigned to you
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports on
    vehicle movements and mechanical conditions using a template provided by
    the supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID MAPD Driver
    job should hold a Diploma and A Level certificates but O’ level
    certification could be considered depending on years of work experience
  • At least three years of professional
    driving experience in both town and upcountry settings.
  • Possess a clean and valid driving permit
  • Ability to drive both manual and automatic
    vehicles
  • Defensive driving certificate is an added
    advantage
  • Previous experience handling sensitive
    project supplies, samples, working in hard to reach areas and working long
    hours.
How to Apply:
All candidates should deliver their typed letters of application
together with current CV and copies of academic certificates 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
OR
IDRC Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road
OR
IDRC Jinja Bugembe Office next to Uganda Prisons.
Applications can be submitted to HR@idrc-uganda.org.
All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of
submission:
  • Current CV (Use Word or PDF format only
    for email submissions; photos are not allowed).
  • Typed letters of application (Use Word or
    PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed)
  • The contact details of three work related
    referees
  • Copies of academic certificates (Use Word
    or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed):
  • If you are applying by mail, PLEASE ENTER
    YOUR NAME & THE NAME OF THE JOB OPENING IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR
    E-MAIL.
Deadline: Friday 22nd December
2017 by 5:00pm

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