Fresher USAID MAPD Logistics Officer NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:      Logistics Officer
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Project Name: USAID Malaria
Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit
research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including
Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications
and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC
currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was
established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University
College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the
Uganda Ministry of health.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year
USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria
illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the
disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5
years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will
cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria
Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned
to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program
for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan
Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assess project logistical needs including
    Internet data, supplies needs and draw a work plan to meet those needs;
    share the work plan with the Project and Procurement Manager.
  • Work closely with the Procurement Manager,
    ensure that project supplies are requested for and approved in time, while
    following proper IDRC procurement procedures
  • Work in liaison with the Supplies Officer
    to receive, verify, organize and dispatch supplies for the field team and
    also ensure that supplies are received by the intended recipients.
  • Tasked with photocopying and printing of
    all necessary field documents
  • Organizing for the logistical aspects of
    trainings and workshops including identifying venues, dispatching
    invitation letters and seeking quotations.
  • Prepare a work plan for in-country field
    trips together with the technical and administrative team.
  • Ensure that all accountabilities related
    to field and project expenditures are accurate, completed, and submitted
  • Work with the Finance Team to ensure that
    site support is disbursed in a timely manner.
  • Monitor timeliness of submission of data
    from all health facilities involved in the MAPD program.
  • Render support to MAPD program activities
    as and when requested.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the USAID MAPD Logistics
    Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following;
    Project Management, Development Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social
    Sciences with a bias in Administration
  • At least two to three years’ experience in
    a similar role and setting
  • Good interpersonal and communication
  • Good networking skills
  • Integrity and ability to develop a
    productive working relationship with District Health Teams.
  • Ability to operate in a fast and diverse
How to Apply:
All candidates should deliver their typed letters of application
together with current CV and copies of academic certificates to:
The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),
P. O Box 7475, Kampala, 2C Nakasero Hill Road
IDRC Tororo Office at the Tororo District Hospital
IDRC Mbarara Office Opposite Lake View Hotel
IDRC Mbale Office on Plot 35 Masaba Road
IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital
IDRC Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road
IDRC Jinja Bugembe Office next to Uganda Prisons.
Applications can be submitted to
All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of
  • Current CV (Use Word or PDF format only
    for email submissions; photos are not allowed).
  • Typed letters of application (Use Word or
    PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed)
  • The contact details of three work related
  • Copies of academic certificates (Use Word
    or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed):
  • If you are applying by mail, PLEASE ENTER
Deadline: Friday 22nd December
2017 by 5:00pm
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