4 Fresher A’ Level Driver CDC Program Job Opportunities – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Mpigi,
Kyotera, Sembabule and Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to: Administrative
Assistant/ Cluster Office Coordinator
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a
combination of community based research, curative services and prevention
strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV
epidemic control.
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:
  • To provide safe, comfortable and reliable
    transportation for project staff and partners/visitors
  • To transport project materials and supplies to
    various destinations as required by authorized staff for project business
    as well as any other
    written or verbal communication to and from locations designated by
    authorized staff.
  • To keep the project vehicle in good mechanical
    and functional condition including but not confined to regular fueling,
    servicing and cleaning of the interior and exterior.
  • To perform regular preventive maintenance and
    minor repairs where possible.
  • To ensure TIMELY notification to the
    Administrative Assistant/transport team of any major vehicle repairs
  • To 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 manner.
  • To ensure that all legal, institutional and
    municipal requirements and dues are met
  • To ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to protect the project
    vehicle from theft or damage
  • To 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Driver job opportunity should hold a Uganda
    Advanced Certificate of Education with a credit in English 
  • Possess 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.
  • 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:
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic
documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Send via E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017
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