Driver at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

1 Driver at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) | Type: Job
Published: 2024-05-02 | Deadline: 2024-06-01



Job Title: Driver

Organization: University of Global Health Equity

 Reports to: Transport and Logistics Fleet Coordinator

Location: Kigali and Butaro

Position Overview:

The Driver will be responsible for the safe transportation of university personnel, students, and materials. This position requires adherence to all road safety regulations and maintenance of vehicles in optimal condition. The Driver will operate vehicles primarily in Butaro-Burera District and Kigali, with occasional travel to various locations across Rwanda as required by university operations, with the following key responsibilities:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive UGHE vehicles to transport passengers or items for UGHE business related activities. 
  • Ensure safety of people and vehicles
  • Report any mechanical issues promptly to responsible personnel. 
  • Inspect UGHE vehicles before trip.
  • Inspect UGHE vehicle documents to check for expirations and report if any documents are near expiration dates.
  • Adhere to the Rwandan traffic laws, respect speed limits.
  • Adhere to UGHE policies regarding the use of vehicles.
  • Communicate effectively with university personnel and supervisors to report any incidents, delays, or concerns related to transportation activities.
  • Maintain cleanliness and ensure the proper maintenance of university vehicles
  • Keep packages and couriers safe and secure to avoid loss or damage. 
  • Provide logistical support during university events, conferences, and activities as required
  • Assist in running errands, collecting and delivering documents, and performing other duties as assigned.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisors or other University authorities

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • At least Advanced level certificate (a high school diploma or equivalent)
  • Valid Rwandan driver's license (Category D) with a clean driving record, D1 is an added advantage.
  • Proven experience as a professional driver, preferably in a similar role or organization
  • Excellent knowledge of local and regional routes and geography. 
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours and travel extensively as required.
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda. Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
  • Basic Computer Skills (Excel and Word) preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Exceptional character, displaying honesty, trustworthiness, and reliability.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups.
  • Punctuality, reliability, and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to social justice and health care equity

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample(s) demonstrating their project management and writing abilities. Please upload your cover letter, and proof of degrees attained as a single PDF file under "Additional Files" on the application page.

The deadline for applications is June 1st, 2024. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, and early applications are encouraged.

University of Global Health Equity is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organizational Profile

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: The Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners in Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment:

At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff and visitors to our campus are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy.

UGHE will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.