10 Fresher A’ Level Job Opportunities – Transport Assistants – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 Job Title:    Transport Assistant (10
Fresher A’ Level Job Opportunities)

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Funding Source: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR

Duty Station:

Reports to: Field
Office Coordinator

Vacancy Code: TA


About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa
with 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, Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab),
Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening Programmes.

With funding from  Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)/PEPFAR, and in partnership with MoH and respective District Local
Governments, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the West
Nile region of Uganda under the project “Accelerating and Sustaining HIV
Epidemic Control and Related Diseases in West-Nile Region of Uganda under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 2020-2025”. The project
supports the 12 districts of; Arua, Maracha, Madi-Okollo, Terego, Koboko,
Yumbe, Moyo, Obongi, Adjumani, Pakwach, Nebbi and Zombo.


Job Summary: The
Transport Assistant will support provision of safe and reliable transportation
for project staff, visitors and project materials, keeps the project vehicle/s
in good mechanical and functional condition, ensures compliance with all
vehicle-related legal and institutional /management requirements.


Key Duties and

provide safe, comfortable and reliable transportation for project staff and
partners/visitors including but not confined to travel within project sites and
all other locations as may be required.

transport project materials and supplies to various destinations as required by
authorized staff for project business.

To keep
the project vehicle in good mechanical and functional condition including but
not confined to regular fueling, servicing and cleaning of the interior and

perform regular preventive maintenance and minor repairs where possible.

ensure TIMELY notification to the Field Office Coordinator/fleet team of any
major vehicle repairs necessary

ensure that all required documentation for administrative use such as mileage,

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 project vehicle
from theft or damage

To run
general errands and assume other duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure
the sound functioning of the office and achievement of project goals.


Qualifications, Skills and

applicant must hold a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with credits in

Uganda class “DM” & or “DL”

of current traffic rules and regulations

knowledge of vehicle operation and the associated mechanics

with the lay-out and location of key facilities in the project area.

ability, flexibility 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 vehicle policies and competently complete
vehicle-related documentation.

of basic vehicle mechanics

to work in a team of different Technical Supervisory Teams in a respectful way.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates 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 hr@idi.co.ug


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.

sure that your application letter, CV (Not more than 4 pages) and certificates
are attached as one PDF document.

the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your
application will not be considered.

Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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


Deadline:  4th October 2020


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