Infectious Diseases Institute Transport Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute Transport Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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 Specification

  • 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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Infectious Diseases Institute Transport Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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