6 Transport Assistants jobs at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

6 Transport Assistants job Posts

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 06

Deadline: 09 January 2022

Hiring Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Details:

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission 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.
About the project:
IDI has received a five-year transition award entitled USAID Local Partner Health Services-TB Activity. The purpose of the Award is to increase TB case detection and treatment success in Uganda to 90% of all cases and thus contribute to substantial reduction of Uganda’s TB burden by 2026. IDI will work through technical assistance to the national TB Program in the three districts of Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso and Regional Referral Hospitals to increase availability, accessibility and utilization of integrated TB/HIV and MDR-TB services.
In order to successfully, implement the project, IDI is looking for a competent and experienced individuals to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Transport Assistants (6 positions)
Vacancy Code: TA-X007
Duty Station: Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso
Classification: Fixed term, full time
Reports to: Fleet Management Officer
General summary:
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, ensures compliance with all vehicle-related legal and institutional /management requirements.

Key Responsibilities:
• To provide safe, comfortable and reliable transportation for project staff and partners/visitors including but not confined to airport pickups, travel within and outside Kampala, and all other locations as may be required by authorized staff on Institute business.
• The driver will ensure 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 materials and supplies to various destinations as required by authorized staff for 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 fuelling, servicing and cleaning of the interior and exterior.
• To perform regular preventive maintenance and minor repairs where possible.
• To notify the Project Administrator of any major 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 municipal requirements and dues are met in good time and/or regularly renewed eg 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 Project Administrator to ensure the sound functioning of the office and achievement of project goals

Person specifications:
• Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a credit in English
• At least 5 years of proven accident-free bus/heavy vehicle driving in Uganda, preferably in a reputable institution
• Familiarity with the layout and location of key facilities in Kampala/Mukono and/or Mukono and other major Ugandan towns
• Knowledge of current traffic rules and regulations
• A minimum of 3 valid Ugandan D/Permit classes including B and DL(D1) (DM class Added Advantage)
• Knowledge of basic vehicle mechanics, Defensive driving and 4X4 operation is added advantage
• Basic knowledge of vehicle operation and the associated mechanics
• Physical ability and willingness to drive for long hours and occasionally on weekends and/or holidays.
• Ability to communicate competently and understand instructions in English and common local language/s.
• Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
Ability to understand and adhere to company vehicle policies and competently complete vehicle-related documentation.
• Good communication skills
• Understands client confidentiality and exhibits a high level of ethical conduct.
• Attention to detail.

Application procedure

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 not later than 9th January 2022. Please follow this link https://idi.mak.ac.ug/hrms  to apply for this position.
Key Notes:
1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
3. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
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

Date Posted: 2022-01-07




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