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, Uganda
Reports to: Administrative Assistant

About UVRI-IAVI:
The UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine 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 jackets.
  • 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 weekends.
  • 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 Ltd,
 P.O. Box 49, Entebbe.

E-mail to:  information@iavi.or.ug

Deadline: 15th February 2018 by 5:00pm East Africa Time.

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