Boat Skipper/Driver O’ level NGO Jobs – UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program

Job Title:    Boat Skipper/Driver
Organisation: The
UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Administrative
Program (the Program), founded in 2001, is a not for profit organization with
offices and research facilities based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in
Entebbe. The Program’s main activities are conducting research, building
capacity and providing advocacy for HIV/AIDS vaccine as well as molecular and
epidemiological work toward HIV prevention. The Program is mainly funded by the
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), USA but also receives funding
from other donors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ability
    to effectively deal with any problems in open waters.
  • Responsible
    for the safe operation and navigation of the boat.
  • Transport
    personnel and equipment by vessel across water including anchoring, handling
    ropes, chains, steering the boat to safe parking.
  • Responsible
    for the safety of the boat and all people and equipment/supplies on board
    while travelling on water
  • Maintain
    good working condition of the boat and equipment on board, such as
    engines, radio calls, torches, ropes, fire extinguishers, and life
  • Maintain
    records of trips and their duration.
  • Train
    and guide staff on water safety.
  • Advise
    on water travel times.
  • Drive
    UVRI-IAVI vehicles for the transportation of authorized passengers and delivery
    and collection of mail documents
  • Perform
    day to day maintenance of assigned vehicles and ensure that UVRI-IAVI
    vehicles are road worthy maintained up to established security standards
    and kept clean.
  • Log
    official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes
  • Prepare
    monthly fuel and maintenance reports
  • Perform
    other related duties as required by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold an ordinary level certificate with at least a  principal pass in  English
  • At
    least three years’ experience in water craft and Driving.
  • Good
    knowledge of Lake Victoria landing sites and islands
  • The
    candidate should have good communication skills and teachable
  • Water
    safety skills is an added advantage.
  • Must
    be prepared for long periods of travel on water, away from home including
  • Be
    organized and have a strong eye for detail, able to find sound reasons why
    the boat may not be water worthy, advice on travel times and why any
    equipment/persons would be dangerous.
  • Ability
    to swim at least 50 meters is an added advantage
  • Valid
    driving permit with minimum driving class of B, knowledge of driving rules
    and regulations
  • Valid
    driving permit with minimum driving class of CM and B, knowledge of
    driving rules and regulations
  • Good
    knowledge of English
  • Knowledge
    in MS Word and Excel is an added advantage
  • Ability
    to perform other roles i.e. Multi-tasking
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send a written cover letter along with copies of academic
certificates, Curriculum Vitae, day-time telephone contact numbers and names of
two professional referees addressed to:
Administration Manager,
UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program
 P.O. Box 49, Entebbe.
E-mail to:
Deadline: 15th February 2018 by 5:00pm East Africa
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