Fresher Transport Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute
Reports to:  Finance and Administrative Assistant
Infectious Diseases Institute, established within Makerere University, is a
Ugandan not-for-profit organization which aims to strengthen health systems in
Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases; through research and
capacity development.
About the Project:
for Accelerated Control of Tuberculosis in Karamoja (PACT-Karamoja) is a
five-year USAID funded project (2020 | 2025) that aims to increase TB case
detection and treatment Success rates through health system strengthening in
all districts of North Eastern sub-region of Uganda. In collaboration with key
stakeholders in the region, PACTKaramoja project will provide technical
assistance to district health teams to deliver high impact and innovative
interventions that are in line with current national and global TB guidelines
in Karamoja region. PACT-Karamoja will focus on regional and district
structures for the management of drug susceptible TB, drug resistant TB and TB
preventive services in the districts of Abim, Amudat, kaabong, Karenga, Kotido,
Moroto, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripirit and Napak.

  The transport assistant provides safe and
reliable transportation of project staff, visitors and materials, keeps the
project vehicle/s in good mechanical and functional condition and ensures
compliance with all vehicle-related legal and institutional /management
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       To provide safe,
comfortable and reliable transportation for Institute staff and
partners/visitors including but not confined to 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.
·       To transport the
Institutes materials and supplies to various destinations as required by
authorized staff on Institute business.
·       To deliver mail and
materials as well as any other written or verbal communication to and from
·       Institute business To
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 exterior.
·       To perform regular
preventive maintenance and minor repairs where possible.
·       To notify the Finance
and Administration Assistant of any major car repairs necessary and to assist
in arranging and overseeing/supervising such 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 local government 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..
·       To 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 Finance and Administration
Assistant to ensure the sound functioning of the office and achievement of
project goals.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate
should have UACE and UCE certificates
·       Level of Permit – class
·       At least two years’
experience working in a public,
·        At least two years experience working in a
public, private sector or international NGO environment
·       Good communication
·       Ability to work within a
team environment
·       Excellent skills in
flexibility and reliability
How to Apply:
Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in
these positions should send their CVs, including 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 ).
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
·       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: 31st
January 2020
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