Fresher Logistics Officer NGO Job Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:         Logistics Officer
Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Code: JMEDICC
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 five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary: The Logistics
Officer will support the JMEDICC Site Coordinator and different project
thematic areas according to need. He/she will work closely with the Logistics
team at the JMEDICC warehouse in Nakasero, the team in Fort Portal and the
Procurement team at IDI to ensure timely submission of procurement requests,
tracking of all purchases and Inventory and Stock management to support areas
related to clinical care, Infection control and microbiology services. The
person will also be expected to support JMEDICC mobile operations at the
various locations in the country including but not limited to Kampala, and Fort
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Keenly monitor
orders in the pipeline and update the JMEDICC site coordinator
Work in close collaboration
with the JMEDICC site coordinator support establishment and maintenance of a
procurements tracking system and filing of the necessary paperwork for all
Work closely with
the Logistics team from MUWRP to coordinate preparation and distribution of
supplies in support of management of sporadic outbreaks both at Fort Portal and
other locations outside Fort Portal
courier services for emergency transportation of supplies between Fort Portal
and Kampala
Support the
Logistics team at the various JMEDICC storage areas and actively participate in
provision of weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual updates

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for
the Logistics Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and
Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or related field
Qualification: IATA certification in handling and transporting biological
materials will be an added advantage.
At least two
years’ experience working with health systems strengthening projects
experience in institutional development and conversant working with MOH
Familiar with the
laboratory working environment and be prepared to be trained in Biosafety and
Biosecurity and for certification in international sample transportation (IATA)
ability to provide technical assistance, one-on-one mentoring and small group
training sessions
Principles and
Concepts of M&E, good report writing and communication skills
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
(if any), 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
Address to:
The Senior Human Resource
Infectious Diseases Institute
— IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University Main
Campus; College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala,
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
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 for your email
Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
Any form of
canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 6th December
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