Driver NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)


Job Title:    Driver

Organization:  Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Finance & Administrative Coordinator


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 300 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


Job Summary:  The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration
(IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Driver for the
SEARCH SAPPHIRE study to be based in South Western Uganda. The Successful
candidate will report to the Finance & Administrative Coordinator.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

To provide safe, comfortable and reliable transportation
for staff. This includes ensuring that safety belts are worn at all times,
there is no smoking in the vehicle and that no alcohol is consumed before

To transport supplies to various destinations as required.

To keep the vehicle in good mechanical and functional
condition including but not confined to regular fueling, servicing and cleaning
of the interior and exterior.

To perform regular preventive maintenance and minor
repairs where possible.

Ensure maximum security of vehicle and its accessories
under your charge.

Ensure safety of passengers and cargo under your charge.

Monitor condition and performance of vehicle and promptly
report to supervisor.

Carry out minor repairs and adjustments on the vehicle and
maintain its cleanliness.

Take vehicle for servicing as per mileage reading and
repairs as directed by your supervisor.

Submit monthly reports on vehicle movements and mechanical
conditions using a template provided by the supervisor.

To ensure that all required documentation for
administrative use such as mileage, fuel usage and trip authorization tracking
information is kept up to date at all times in the prescribed manner.

To ensure that all dues are met in good time and/or regularly
renewed e.g. Third party and Comprehensive Insurance, Parking Fees,
Registration and Licenses.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma or Certificate in
a related field or O&A level certificates.

Basic training in Motor-vehicle mechanics.

Three to five years’ progressive working experience in a
similar setting with a valid driving permit.

Should be able to drive both manual and automatic

Defensive driving certificate is a must.

Experience handling sensitive project supplies, samples
and information amongst others.

Ability to work long hours and in a Team.

Experience handling sensitive project supplies, samples,
working in hard to reach areas.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications using this link on the IDRC website.


Click Here


Additional important comments:

of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for
consideration for the job opening.

cannot be amended following submission.



Deadline: 15th January 2021


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