Transport Assistant USAID Project Jobs – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Job Title:   Transport Assistant

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Sr. HR & Administration Manager

 About US:

Johns Hopkins Center
for Communication Programs (CCP) is a leader in strategic communication and
research that facilitates access to information and the exchange of knowledge
to improve health.  CCP has more than 60
projects that employ staff in more than 40 countries around the world.  CCP has unparalleled experience as a global
Center for Social and Behavioral Change excellence.  Through its projects, CCP harnesses the power
of social and behavior change communication to encourage the adoption of healthy
behaviors in the projects implemented worldwide.

Project Background

The Social and
Behavioral Change Activity (SBCA) is a five-year program implemented through a
cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID/Uganda) and CCP. The vision of USAID’s Social and Behavioral
Change Activity is a Uganda where individuals and communities are not just
healthy but also resilient, supported by strong, adaptable systems and
institutions to lead productive lives.

The SBC Activity
supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and US government (USG) implementing
partners to design and implement Social and Behavioral Change (SBC)
communication initiatives that contribute toward a reduction in Maternal and
Child mortality, Malaria prevalence, Total Fertility rate, New HIV infections,
TB prevalence, and improved Nutrition outcomes, resilience and improved SBC
systems and expertise.  

Job Summary:  The Transport Assistant will provide driving
services for authorized passengers, courier materials, supplies and documents,
and check the mechanical condition of the SBCA project vehicle regularly per
SBCA and University policies.Additionally, during upcountry travel, the
Transport Assistant will provide some clerical and logistical support to field
activities and teams.  He/she will
directly report to the Sr. HR & Administration Manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Drive SBCA vehicles for the purpose of
transporting authorized passengers to specified destinations as approved by the
Administrative Officer or other authorized staff person in line with SBCA
vehicle usage policy.

·       Keenly monitor the security of vehicle,
authorized passengers and luggage in line with the vehicle policy.

·       Deliver packages, goods, mail and any other
information to specified people, places and offices in line with SBCA vehicle

·       Keenly check the vehicle status/condition
e.g. engine oil, water, nuts, battery water, license, Third-Party Insurance,
brakes, tire pressure, etc. prior to every journey and carry out regular
vehicle repairs e.g. correcting hard start, tightening bolts and nuts, topping
up battery water, etc. in line with SBCA vehicle policy.

·       Report all major and minor damages and
accidents on the vehicle at hand to the Administration Officer and Sr. HR &
Admin Manager in line with SBCA vehicle policy.

·       Prepare and submit required vehicle reports
in line with the SBCA Vehicle Policy.

·       Support program officers to manage logistics
during field trips. This includes making arrangements for stationery and any
other support materials depending on the activity.

·       Support program officers with clerical tasks
that include registering participants during workshops.

·       Support the SBCA team with retrieval of SBCC
materials from stores and materials distribution when the need arises mainly
from the head office.

·       Follow appropriate protocol for reporting
suspected internal controls violations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       Advanced Level Certificate of Education (A
Level) with a credit in English at O level

·       A minimum of five years’ experience in
providing driving services with a USAID project

·       Current drivers’ license and a clean driving

·       Certification or diploma in automobile
mechanics is an added advantage.

·       Certification in defensive driving from an
established driving school/firm is an added advantage

·       Possession of a permit class B driver’s
license is required.  Additional classes
are an added advantage e.g. A, DL, CM and CH classes.

·       Ugandan national

·       Integrity in action and practice are
essential for this position.

·       Fluency in English with exceptional written and
verbal communication skills

·       Able to travel within Uganda as required.

·       Use of standard office equipment like a
desktop/laptop, scanner, photocopier, are required.

·       A beginner skill level using Microsoft Excel
and Word and G-mail.

·       Basic math skills are required.

·       Data entry skills are an added advantage.

·       Strong attention to detail

·       Ability to work independently in a high
profile, fast-paced, and multi-tasked environment

How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to submit e-mail applications to with copies of
current CV, cover letter and three professional referees. Please indicate which
position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: 5th August

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