Driver/Home Visitor Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:   Driver/Home Visitor

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Duty Station:   Uganda

Reports to: Study 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 Health.


Job Summary:  The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Driver/Home Visitor for the MIC DROP study to be based in Busia. The Successful candidate will be reporting to the Study Coordinator.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Participate in the recruitment phase of the study by ensuring enrolled participants are given transport refund.
  • Verify the participant’s residence and report changes of residence and/ or guardianship status to senior study personnel.
  • Participate in GPS activities.
  • Participate in household survey activities as assigned by the coordinator.
  • Read consent documents in local languages and interpreting for the consenting physician and participants during the consent process if and when necessary
  • Small errands requiring vehicle transportation as requested by senior study personnel.
  • Collect participants and bring them to the clinic when they have missed a routine visit or are found to be ill or in need of medical attention.
  • Working to ensure participant adherence of the study protocol procedures.
  • May require some counselling of participant and/ or family member.
  • Maintain the vehicle in good working condition and report any problems to the Study Coordinator/Administrative Officer.
  • Carry out administrative tasks.
  • Maintain a log book for the study vehicle.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma or Certificate in a related field
  • Basic training in Motor-vehicle mechanics
  • Three to five years of progressive working experience in a similar setting with a valid driving permit.
  • Should be able to drive both manual and automatic vehicles
  • Defensive driving certificate is a must.
  • Ability to speak Samia, Swahili, Luganda, Ateso will be an added advantage
  • Experience handling sensitive project supplies, samples, information,
  • Ability to work long hours and in a Team.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Additional Important Comments:

  • All applications must be submitted on or before.
  • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • Only Shortlisted Candidates Will Be Contacted Further.


Deadline: 10th December 2021 at 5:00pm


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