Driver USAID Project Jobs – PATH

Organisation: PATH
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
PATH is a global
organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public
institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the
world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health,
economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops
and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and
innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
About USAID Project:
Infectious Disease
Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) is a five-year USAID-funded project with the
following overall objectives: (1) Improve the detection of diseases of public
health importance and identification of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in
priority infectious diseases through an accessible, accurate, adaptable,
timely, and integrated diagnostic network system; (2)Improve the quality of
real-time surveillance systems for pathogens of greatest public health concern,
including AMR and zoonotic diseases, and; (3) Generate evidence-based guidance
and innovative solutions to strengthen in-country diagnostic networks and
surveillance systems using a One Health approach.
Job Summary:  The Driver, Infectious Diseases Detection and
Surveillance will ensure appropriate and secure transportation of  staff, visitors and partners while on duty,
program and project material, goods and correspondence to and from the PATH
office, always in strict compliance with the policy on safe driving and
according to the Road Code, ensure that the project vehicle is in proper
running condition at all times – this include but not limited to checking of
tire pressure, checking fluid levels, break lights. The driver will be based in
Kampala.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Transport
project staff, project counterparts, consultants and other visitors to project
sites, workshops/meetings, and various events in and around Kampala and
occasionally outside Kampala as requested.
·       
Ensuring
the safety of passengers by courteously reminding them of safety practices while
in the vehicle.
·       
Perform
or schedule maintenance services and ensuring that project vehicles are clean
and in proper working order.
·       
Follow
up with vehicle maintenance regulations and licenses and making recommendations
to the Country Program Administrator for necessary actions.
·       
Report
suspected vehicle malfunctions or issues.
·       
Ensure
that vehicles always have adequate petrol, using office account.
·       
Maintain
the vehicle/driver’s logbook.
·       
Assist
team in logistics preparations as needed for workshops, in-country travel, and
project activities.
·       
Update
all vehicle documents and checking vehicle insurance.
·       
Run such
as document delivery, mailing, banking, customs clearance, bill payments,
shopping for office supplies etc., as requested.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal
candidate for the Driver job must hold an Ordinary level certificate of
education and a valid Class C Ugandan driving license. A certificate in motor
vehicle mechanics or defensive driving will be an added advantage.
·       
A
minimum of four (4) years’ driving experience for an international NGO.
·       
Knowledge
of Kampala roads and terrain.
·       
Basic
knowledge/familiarity with automobile maintenance.
·       
Strong
organizational skills.
·       
Ability
to work extra hours when required.
·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills with a pleasant, accommodating approach.
·       
Self-motivated,
courteous, and humble individual.
·       
Driving
etiquette.
·       
Proven
ability to work under pressure and availability to work outside of normal
business hours, as required.
·       
Collaborate
and communicate effectively with team members, and proven ability to work in a
team.
·       
Excellent
oral and written communication skills in English.
·       
You must
currently have legal authorization to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates should apply online at the link below. Please submit a cover letter
with your resume describing your interest in this position and how you meet the
requirements. Application materials must be submitted in English and applicants
must have legal authorization to work in Uganda to be considered and confirm
this in their cover letter.
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