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

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

Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

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

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Field Office Coordinator

Vacancy Code: TA X023

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 Responsibilities:  

  • To 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.
  • To 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 exterior.
  • To perform regular preventive maintenance and minor repairs where possible.
  • To ensure TIMELY notification to the Field Office Coordinator/fleet team of any major vehicle repairs necessary
  • 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 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.
  • To 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 Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with credits in English.
  • Valid Uganda class “DM” & or “DL”
  • Knowledge of current traffic rules and regulations
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle operation and the associated mechanics
  • Familiarity with the lay-out and location of key facilities in the project area.
  • Physical ability, flexibility and willingness to drive for long hours and occasionally on weekends and/or holidays.
  • Ability to communicate competently and understand instructions in English and in common local language/s.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to understand and adhere to company vehicle policies and competently complete vehicle-related documentation.
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle mechanics
  • Ability 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.
  • 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 (Not more than 4 pages) and certificates are attached as one PDF document.
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.
  • Please 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.
  • Only 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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