26 May 2017

5 Transport Officer Job Opportunities - Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Organisation: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Fort Portal and Kayunga, Uganda
Reports to: Transport Supervisor
Position Number: MUWRP/15/17

About US:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease threats of public health importance to Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The Transport Officer will drive project vehicle/s to carry out authorized project’s activities.
  • The jobholder will also deliver and or collect project materials, documents and correspondences to/from various locations, including upcountry locations/field offices.
  • The jobholder will also receive/take project visitors at/to the airport whenever they travel and ensure they are safely transported to their destinations.
  • Keep a vehicle log book indicating authorized users of the project vehicle, mileage, fuel consumption and such other details of trips undertaken as may be required.
  • Ensure that the project vehicle is properly cleaned, serviced and maintained in an excellent condition at all times.
  • Work closely with the administrator, to ensure that license, parking stickers, insurance and all other requirements by any authority are fulfilled and are up to date at all times.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Transport Officer job opportunity should hold an “O” level education. Training in Motor Vehicle Mechanics is an added advantage
  • A minimum of four years of Accident-free driving.  Previous experience in reputable organizations, supported by credible references
  • Knowledge of applicable Ugandan traffic laws and regulations
  • Ability to work effectively with other employees
  • Working knowledge and ability to do light vehicle and building maintenance (e.g. tires/light bulbs, wind shield wipers, oil changes)
  • Ability to maintain accurate, complete and confidential records
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Willingness to put extra time and effort when required.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download the application form, download here, attach it together with application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic qualifications and three professional referees. The position number (Check top of advert) and preferred location should clearly be stated in the application letter.

Please send applications to:

The HR and Administration Manager,
Makerere University Walter Reed Project,
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.,
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 29th May 2017

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