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We are Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID). For the last 15 years, our work remains centered on community-driven solutions to build up our fellow refugees on a resilient path.

Ambulance Nurse job at Young African (YARID) | Apply Now

Kampala, Uganda



February 14, 2024 at 9:00:00 AM

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About the Organisation

How it started.
Sedrick Murhula and Kefa Mayange lived as refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo in the urban neighborhood of Nsambya in Kampala, Uganda. After living the everyday struggle and observing the same of their peers, they decided to rise up and make a change in their community.

In 2007, YARID was founded with the hope that young refugees living in Kampala can make a great impact in their communities and live successful lives despite the challenges of being refugees. With only one soccer ball and a passion to “be the change,” Sedrick and Kefa hosted their first event uniting refugees from Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi on the soccer field in Nsambya. This is where they started discussing issues related to their lives, offering motivational speeches, and communicating hope to improve the lives of refugees in Kampala.

The soccer program grew quickly, and many refugees expressed their challenges with communicating in English. Next, Sedrick and Kefa opened free English classes in a space offered by the J.O.S Church, where hundreds of young men and women joined. YARID programs grew rapidly as community needs arose.

In 2008, Robert Hakiza, also a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, joined Sedrick and Kefa’s efforts and helped bring the vision of YARID to life. Kefa and Sedrick invited Robert to join them as a co-founder and together they built one of the first refugee-led organizations in Uganda. The team grew with committed volunteers, including local Ugandans and other refugees, who joined YARID to contribute to the mission to serve refugees.

At the end of 2009, Kefa moved to join international humanitarian responses in the DRC, Sierra Leone, and Niger to develop his expertise in the context of conflicts, natural disasters, and epidemics with a focus on protection and humanitarian response management.

In 2012, Sedrick was granted refugee resettlement and moved to the United States where he continued his career in refugee advocacy and social innovation. Sedrick remained involved with YARID overseas organizing fundraisers, sharing the story of YARID, and supporting staff and programs from afar.

Since 2012, Robert has faithfully served as the Executive Director for YARID Uganda growing the organization and expanding partnerships through research and public speaking engagements.

Today, 15 years later, YARID is one of the best-known refugee-run organizations in Uganda with 130 employees (60% Refugees and 40% Nationals and 50% men & 50% women on staff). In 2022, we directly served over 8,000 refugees across three field offices in Kampala, Kyaka II, and Palabek refugee settlements addressing access to education, sustainable livelihoods, refugee protection, and continually advocating for the rights and opportunities for refugees.


Job Title

Ambulance Nurse job at Young African Refugees For Integral Development (YARID)

Job Description

Ensure the safe transfer of patients, to and from vehicles, in line with the Trust’s policy/procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Dynamically assess the scene and identify environmental and clinical risks to patients, self and colleagues taking appropriate action to minimise them where possible and ensure safety.

  • Identify safeguarding concerns and ensure these are reported and documented in an appropriate manner.

  • Have due regard and where practicable maintain the security of operational bases, ambulances and equipment.

  • Ensure the safe transfer of patients, to and from vehicles, in line with the Trust’s policy/procedures.

  • Take responsibility for own health and wellbeing, promoting the ongoing care of physical and mental wellbeing in order to meet the requirements of the role.

  • Carry out shifts as agreed and detailed by the Organisation.

  • To abide by the YARID values and the NHS Constitution, all staff must maintain the highest standards of care and service treating everyone with dignity and respect whilst promoting a non-discriminatory, inclusive culture.

  • Identify and take action when other people’s behaviours undermine equality, diversity and inclusion.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Assess, treat, manage or refer, and where appropriate, convey patients according to the nature and severity of their condition to alternative care pathways. As appropriate, provide packages of care to patients at home.

  • Carry out pre-hospital emergency care duties commensurate with national clinical practice guidelines and YARID support guidelines.

  • Responsible as an autonomous practitioner using local care pathways associated with local initiatives promoting see and treat, where clinically safe to do so, reducing inappropriate conveyance and subsequent ED admission.

  • Ability to organise and manage the scene of a complex incident during initial stages until a supervisor arrives. This could involve organising or managing patients, bystanders, or other responding services.

  • Undertake duties in relation to major incidents including exercises which may require call out when off duty in accordance with the YARID Incident Procedure.

  • Modify and adapt working practices to meet the clinical needs of the patient in an emergency and urgent care setting.

  • As appropriate, treat refer or discharge patients who access the health service but who do not need hospital admission where clinically safe to do so.

  • Participate in the development of an integrated approach to the delivery of emergency care.

  • Participate in the development of an integrated approach to the delivery of emergency and urgent care involving all relevant stakeholders including health and social care organisations.

  • Utilise appropriate and relevant information to assist patients, patient advocates or carers to make informed health choices in line with national guidance and the health promotion and prevention agenda.

  • Make reasoned decisions regarding initiating, modifying or ceasing treatment or procedures and ensuring accurate documentation of decisions. Being accountable and responsible for clinical decisions made during the course of duty and seek senior clinical advice where appropriate.

  • Ensure compliance with medicines management. Ensures drugs are stored securely and where appropriate stocked according to both national legal frameworks and local policy.

  • Assist with the induction and mentorship of new staff and students ensuring that they are aware of all necessary procedures, policies and information in order to carry out their role effectively.

  • Supervise and mentor designated staff and students as required, taking appropriate action in line with Trust policy/procedures if performance falls below expected standards.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A diploma/ Certificate from the nursing Council and Midwifery.

  • Experience doing first aid and general treatment in emergency situations.

  • A minimum of 2 years of working experience as a nurse.

  • Up to date with current first aid procedures and be able to perform procedures such as bandaging, splinting, and administering oxygen.

  • Have knowledge of driving rules and laws as well as driving skills.

  • Must be able to effectively talk to, comfort, and reassure patients and family members, as well as be able to communicate effectively with dispatchers and medical professionals.

  • Ability to make quick and accurate decisions pertaining to patient care and routes.

  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of languages spoken by refugees such as French, Swahili, etc. will be considered an added advantage.

  • Excellent digital literacy competencies conversant with the ecommerce platforms.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to convey information effectively both in verbal and written formats.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of urban/community development.

  • Service oriented with good interpersonal and facilitation skills.

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How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application before the 14th of February 2024. Please note that there will be a rolling review of applications, so we encourage early application. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Send your CV, application letter, LC1 letter, ID, and academic documents to with “Ambulance Driver” in the email subject line.

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