Transport Assistant Job – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:   Transport Assistant (Fresher NGO Jobs)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station: Tororo, Uganda

Reports to: Study Coordinator

About US:

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an independently governed institute within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 1,000 managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health and training.

Job 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 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:

  • 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 applicants should apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 17th February 2023

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