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Driver – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of DRIVER for a new project called Strengthening the Blood Pressure Care and Treatment cascade for Ugandans living with HIV-Implementation Strategies to Save lives (PULESA). This is a Kampala based position
Qualifications and other desirables for the job:
  1. Diploma or Certificate in a related field or O&A level certificates
  2. Basic training in Motor-vehicle mechanics
  3. 3-5 years’ progressive working experience in a similar setting with a valid driving permit.
  4. Should be able to drive both manual and automatic vehicles
  5. Defensive driving certificate is a must
  6. Experience handling sensitive project supplies, samples, information, Ability to work long hours and in a Team
  • All applications must be submitted on or before 5:00pm, Monday 19th October 2020
  • All application letters must be accompanied by the following documents (PDF & Word version only): Current CV with contact details of professional referees, Diploma/certificate in a related field, O&A level certificates and Defensive Driving Certificates only. Please do not attach other certificates and documents.
  • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening and applications cannot be amended after submission.
  • Only email applications will be accepted.


  • To provide safe, comfortable and reliable transportation for staff. This includes ensuring that safety belts are worn at all times, there is no smoking and alcohol consumption in the vehicle.
  • To transport project 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.
  • Ensure maximum security of vehicle and its accessories
  • Ensure safety of passengers and cargo
  • Monitor condition and performance of vehicle and promptly report to supervisor any mechanical faults
  • To perform regular preventive maintenance and minor repairs where possible
  • 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.
Comprehensive motor-vehicle insurance, parking fees, registration and license

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: Luganda (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),

Mandatory attachments

Please have a scan or photo of these documents ready when you start the application:

Self-prepared CV file - the employer wants to see a CV that you have prepared yourself
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