Specialized Technician

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Engineering & Technology

NGO, NPO & Charity KSh Confidential
4 weeks ago

Job Summary

Performing autonomously, specific complex / advanced installation, maintenance works and repairs depending on technician’s specialization (requiring special/qualifications/training), according to supervisor’s instructions and MSF standards and procedures, in order to ensure a proper functioning and maintenance of MSF equipment, installations and infrastructures.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Work Location : Nairobi coordination officeStart date : January 2023Length of contract : Fixed term 100% with three to six months’ probation period.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization providing assistance to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, natural or non-natural disasters or persons excluded from access to health care. The organization has health projects in more than 68 countries.


Main Purpose: Performing autonomously, specific complex / advanced installation, maintenance works and repairs depending on technician’s specialization (requiring special/qualifications/training), according to supervisor’s instructions and MSF standards and procedures, in order to ensure a proper functioning and maintenance of MSF equipment, installations and infrastructures.


Other tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Performing autonomously, all necessary installations, maintenance and repairs, according to the supervisors’ instructions and executes any needed tests after any repair or maintenance.
  • Making suggestions regarding any repair or maintenance work needed in MSF electrical and water installations, equipment and/or vehicles and assisting logistics department for any relative work needed.
  • Managing the stock of consumable items, filling in the stock cards, carrying out physical stock inventories, executing orders necessary for renewing stock, avoiding any shortage.
  • Responsible for the equipment and tools, including extinguishers, checking they are correctly and safely used, while maintaining and renewing them when necessary and keeping the inventory updated.
  • Ensuring that all record sheets and books related to logistical maintenance are always completed. Preparing needed reports before and after any repair or required maintenance.
  • Immediately informing the line manager of any problems that arise in the course of the work, particularly with regard to damage, loss, theft or attempted breakings.

1. Repairs and maintenance

  • Ensure facilities remain in good state (plumbing, lighting, roofing, furniture etc.) by performing high quality preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Maintain high quality maintenance to ensure equipment remain in good state (power supply, cold chain, energy, maintenance tools etc.).
  • Supervise out-sourced technician and daily workers in case of need.
  • Follow-up projects equipment repairs sent to Nairobi and keep the field logs informed.

2. Power supply and cold chain

  • Perform minor repairs of generators, cabling, chargers/inverters, batteries, protection devices etc.
  • Supervise (and assist) technician in maintenance of cold chain, lighting etc.

3. Maintenance for the OCA rented facilities in Nairobi

  • Responsible technical aspects and requirements for the capital rented facilities and houses
  • Responsible for the maintenance needs for the rented facilities existed and repairs needed for the ones during the handover to the owner, and taking over a new facility from owner.
  • Ensure the fire safety equipment & alarm systems are in place for all rented facilities and houses

4. Water Supply and vector control

  • Ensure sufficient water supply in all premises, see that there are enough storage capacity, showers are in good working condition, plumbing works well maintained and checked regularly
  • Draft the schedule for the vector control in all OCA premises in Nairobi
  • Ensure all beds are fitted with LL mosquito nets.
  • Job Requests follow up for MSF Somalia mission premises in Nairobi.

Requirements

Education

  • Essential: Diploma/Degree in any technical field (electrical/ engineering/Mechanics/Biomed etc).

Experience

  • Essential: Previous working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs.
  • Desirable: experience in MSF or other INGOs in developing countries of at least 2years.

Language

  • Essential: Fluency in English & Kiswahili (written & spoken)
  •  Desirable: Fluency in Somali (written & spoken) 

Knowledge

  • Essential: office Equipment Maintenance. Electrical repairs/plumbing/stock management/inventory/fire equipment usage and maintenance.
  • Desirable: MSF protocols, standards & procedures on maintenance of equipment/electrical setup/fleet management/Biomed.

Competencies

  •  Results and Quality Orientation
  • Behavioral Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF principles
  • Stress Management
  • Teamwork & cooperation
  • Service Orientation

If you meet the above requirements, please email your CV & motivation letter as a single PDF file by 15th November 2022 under the subject “SPECIALIZED TECHNICIAN” to: jobs@somalia.msf.org.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

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