Driver Jobs – Mbale Clinical Research Institute (MCRI )

Job Title:      Driver
Organisation: Mbale
Clinical Research Institute (MCRI )
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Human Resource Manager
About US:
Mbale Clinical
Research Institute is a clinical research institute taking part in evidence
based clinical trials, biomedical research, trainings and capacity building
across East and Central Uganda. Currently running a number of studies on key
research areas in health and medicine including REACH project, COAST, TRACT,
PAC, FLACSAM, PMS project, TABS, and several other upcoming projects.
Job Summary:  The Driver will be responsible for Vehicle
maintenance and use..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Logistics Support
  • Drive MCRI staff and officials to meetings, field offices, ports of
    entry and exit.
  • Collect and deliver mail, packages and equipment; and maintains
    records of all deliveries and distributions.
  • Obtains security clearance for any field work
  • Performs airport and off boarder pick-up duties. Vehicle
  • Ensure that the assigned vehicle is compliant with the Vehicle
    Policy requirements.
  • Performs minor repairs, arranges for regular maintenance and ensures
    that the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition at all times.
  • Ensure safety and custody of the vehicle, including tools.
  • Ensure availability of all the required documents/ supplies
    including vehicle insurance, registration, logs, office directory, map of
    the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts are in the
    assigned vehicle.
  • Ensure that, in the event of an accident involving the office
    vehicle, the necessary steps required by rules and regulations are
  • Maintain records for vehicles, logs official trips, records daily
    mileage, records the use of fuel vouchers, and keeps records on
  • Keep track of insurance and other tax formalities
  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores
    when required.
  • Assist in the mailing and distribution of newsletters and
    publications and arranges to pay office telephone and other bills, as may
    be required.
People Management
& Leadership:
  • Ensures that all required driving training is successfully completed
    and certifications are kept up to date.
  • Exchanges relevant information and maintains an open line of
    communication with colleagues and supervisor.
  • When necessary, translates in local language for the head of office
    and/or official personnel when using the car.
  • Actively participates in MCRI operations meetings.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must possess a defensive driving certification with an
    O’ Level certificate
  • At least two years’ of driving experience with a reputable
  • Knowledge and experience in computer
  • Skills in Basic Record/bookkeeping
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in performing the driving
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Fluent in English- written and spoken.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines, support team members and uphold
    team spirit.
How to Apply:
 If you are the right candidate, please send
your application letter plus the following:
  • An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience
    (presented in relation to each of the responsibilities and each of the
    experience areas listed above)
  • Recommendation from the previous/current Employer with the contact.
  • The names and contacts of three referees, and a daytime contact
    telephone number of each of them.
  • Copies of Academic certiicates and transcripts for O’ Level.
  • The names and contacts of your immediate supervisor(s) in your
    current or immediate previous jobs.
  • Your daytime contact telephone number; and
  • A statement and proof of current remuneration Package
Please submit your
application electronically to:
The Human Resource
Mbale Clinical
Research Institute
Plot 29-33, Pallisa
Road, P.O Box 1966, Mbale
Tel: +256 454660416
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted by 18th April 2019 and interview will take place
between 23rd -25th April 2019.
Deadline: 17th April 2019
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