Hub Rider (2 Positions) NGO Careers at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

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General Summary

Background:

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases through Research and Capacity Development”.  IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening Programmes.

Infectious Diseases Institutes in conjunction with other partners in the USAID Regional Integration to enhance services –North Acholi (RHITES-N, Acholi) supports 8 districts of the ACHOLI Sub region to develop capacity, improve and strengthen systems, through proven best practices across priority services of integrated HIV Care and treatment, TB, Malaria, MNCH, RHFP, Nutrition, WASH and Strengthening Laboratory Quality Management Systems (SLMTA) and Hub operations in Acholi region.

As part of the activities for this project, IDI is soliciting applications for the following positions:

General summary

The Hub Rider is responsible for sample and results transportation from lower health facilities to the hub & back.

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow daily and weekly schedule of visits to the hospital, health centers, and courier.
  • Collect samples from the facilities and deliver them to the hub and /or courier timely.
  • Maintain utmost confidentiality and protection of client results and any other related information during the transportation results to the health facilities.
  • Ensure safety and security of client samples during transportation to the lab.
  • Ensure that the CPHL sample pickup driver picks results/deliver from the hub twice a week.
  • Keep motorbike and other equipment including safety gear and carrying box well maintained and safe and secure.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of samples collected, results picked and delivered, bike maintenance/repairs and daily movements made
  • Work with the hub coordinator and DLFPs to ensure timely distribution of EQA samples
  • Communicate (phone or physical) immediately to the hub coordinator in case of inability to move to the peripheral facilities or if anything happens which interferes with sample transportation
  • Prepare and submit weekly reports to the hub coordinator
  • Always keep a copy of valid riders’ permit as guided by the Traffic and Road Safety act of Uganda
  • Timely response and availability at the required health facility whenever called upon to offer support
  • Keep the motorcycle used in a good road worthy condition.
  • Provide correct documents as part of accountability of the fuel used and any repair done monthly.

Person Specification

Education Requirements

  • Uganda Certificate of Education with a credit in English.
  • Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology

Required experience and skills 

  • Valid Riding Permit/License
  • Experience working Human biological Triple packaging and transport
  • Ability to use Sample Tracking Smart phones
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to take instructions
  • Ability to use personal judgment-
  • Able to work hours outside of the standard workday as required.

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