Monday, 27 January 2014

Physical Facilities Maintenance and Service Assistant at AVRDC Tanzania

 Job Title: Physical Facilities Maintenance and Service Assistant

Employer: AVRDC- Eastern and Southern Africa

Duty Station:  Arusha

Application Deadline: 28th January 2014

Key responsibilities
  • The Assistant will be responsible for overall maintenance of the Eastern and Southern Africa office, by planning, overseeing and implementing regular maintenance, repairs and upgrades of new and existing facilities.
  • The successful candidate will report to the Senior Finance Officer. The Assistant will work very closely with the Center's scientists and support staff.

Main activities
  • Guide the planning and construction of new, and maintenance and repairs of existing facilities.
  • Implement preventive maintenance programs for utility systems, equipment and buildings.
  • Utilize in-house technical skills and technologies, and propose outsourcing wherever it will be economical and technically feasible.
  • Repair and replace broken equipment.
  • Troubleshoot electrical and IT-related problems (inspect electrical circuits, assist in laying internet cables as assigned, install new electrical devices, etc.).

  • A diploma, FTC (Full Technician Certificate) or equivalent in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 3 years experience in facility maintenance and electrical services
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili

 How to Apply:
Submit a letter of application, clearly indicating suitability to the outlined activities and qualifications; curriculum vitae; photocopies of certificates and transcripts; and three names of professional referees including contact address, phone number and e-mail. Applications should be sent to the or 
AVRDC- Eastern and Southern Africa
Ms. Nadine Kwazi
P.O. Box 10
Duluti, Arusha, Tanzania
Information on the position can be requested by phone (+255 27 255 3093, +255272553102) or fax (+255272553125). Only applications sent by e-mail will be considered.
Only applications from short listed candidates will be acknowledged.
Please indicate the position in the subject line of your email