Fresher Stores Assistant NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit


Job Title:    Stores Assistant (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station:  Entebbe, Wakiso, Uganda

Reports to: Stores Officer

Position Code: SAOPS-1220


About US:

The Medical Research Council (MRC UK) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts.


Job Summary:  The Stores Assistant will provide support to the Stores Officer by ensuring that MRC Stores are operated according to the approved Unit operating procedures


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Issuing out supplies to end users according to approved stores requisition vouchers;

·        Receiving supplies from Suppliers according to approved Purchase Orders;

·        Ensure proper recoding of stores items in MS Dynamics system;

·        Carry out routine inventory verification under guidance of the Stores Officer;

·        Provide support to the Stores Officer at the MRC stores;

·        Ensure inventory items are well stored and easily accessible, and the store rooms are clean;

·        Carry out monthly storeroom reconciliation for the fast moving project stock; and,

·        Ensure restricted access of people to stores/inventory items.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant must hold a diploma in Stores Management or a related field;

·        Possession of a degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management is desired;

·        One year of experience working in a busy stores environment preferably in an international or research organization;

·        Knowledge and experience working with MS Dynamics Navision ERP packages is desired;

·        Good knowledge of standard workplace IT-tools such as use of computers, printers, scanners and the Windows Office suite; and

·        People and inventory management skills.


How to Apply:

All candidates should follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:


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Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.


Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic documents into one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification. Only online applications will be accepted.


The applications should be addressed to:

The Head of Human Resources,

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.


Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.


Deadline: 29th December 2020 by 5:00pm.


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