Several Locum Driver Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:            Locum Drivers
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station:
Reports to:        Field Office Coordinator
Vacancy Code:  LDX01
About US:
The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa,
with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity
development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Global Health Security, Training,
Research, Laboratory services (including the CAPcertified IDI Core Lab) and
Job Summary:  Under the supervision of the Fleet Management
Officer of the Infectious Diseases Ltd.(IDIL), the transport assistant assists
in providing safe and reliable transportation for IDIL staff, visitors and
materials, keeps the Institute vehicle/s in good mechanical and functional
condition, ensures compliance with all vehicle-related legal and institutional
/management requirements..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
provide safe, comfortable and reliable transportation for Institute staff and
partners/visitors including but not confined to airport pick-ups, travel within
and outside Kampala, and all other locations as may be required by authorized
staff on Institute business. This includes ensuring that safety belts are worn
at all times, there is no smoking in the vehicle and that no alcohol is
consumed before driving etc…
transport Institute materials and supplies to various destinations as required
by authorized staff on Institute business.
deliver mail and materials as well as any other written or verbal communication
to and from locations designated by authorized staff.
To keep
the Institute vehicle in good mechanical and functional condition including but
not confined to regular fueling, servicing and cleaning of the interior and
To perform
regular preventive maintenance and minor repairs where possible.
notify the Assistant Administrator of any major car repairs necessary and to
assist in arranging and overseeing/supervising such repairs.
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.
ensure that all legal, institutional and municipal requirements and dues are
met in good time and/or regularly renewed e.g. Third party and Comprehensive
Insurance, Parking Fees, Registration and Licenses etc…
ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to protect the Institute vehicle
from theft or damage e.g. by ensuring that it has adequate security and
accident features such as alarms and “bull horns”
To run
general Institute errands and assume other duties as assigned by the Assistant
Administrator to ensure the sound functioning of the office and achievement of
project goals.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal applicant must hold a UCE Certificate
 Class B, CM and DL
of current traffic rules and regulations
knowledge of car operation and the associated mechanics
with the lay out and location of key facilities in Kampala and other major
Ugandan towns.
ability and willingness to drive for long hours and occasionally on weekends
and/or holidays.
to communicate competently and understand instructions in English and in common
local language/s.
to prioritize multiple tasks
to understand and adhere to company car policies and competently complete
car-related documentation
How to apply:
IDI will offer a
competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate.
Candidates that know
that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above
position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address,
present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of
three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address
(Email your application and CV to and let’s save the environment).
The Senior Human
Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases
Institute – IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University
Main Campus
College of Health
Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda
Key Notes:
IDI is
an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any
other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
 Internal candidates who meet the required
specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will
be given priority.
 Make sure that your application letter, CV and
certificates are attached as one document
 Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject line
of your email
shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 28th,
October 2019.
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