Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Job Opportunity at IITA, Facilities Maintenance Assistant


Job Opportunity at IITA, Facilities Maintenance Assistant
Facilities Maintenance Assistant


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites application~ for a nationally recruited position of , Facilities Maintenance Assistant.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa's most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across Sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future,

Duty Station:This is a Nationally Recruited Position and the incumbent will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Job requirements:

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering or Higher Diploma
  • Minimum 2 years experience including building system and fleet/vehicle maintenance in a commercial setting
  • Graduates with upper second have an added advantage
  • Must be familiar with maintenance of office facilities
  • Must be able to work long hours, communicate well, have good reporting skills and be able to multitask .
  •  Excellent communications skills including verbal and written English
  • Must be proficient in MS Office; excel and word.
  • Knowledge of MS Project an added 'advantage'


To undertake the following works:

Monitor and track the electrical systems and all equipment in use at the buildings maintained for purposes of ensuring that they function as required. This includes the wiring, lights, air conditioning, lab equipment, generators, electric fencing and fire detection system

Ensure that all spare-parts and consumables for these systems are well stocked and replenished on time.
To track vehicle use arid maintenance on weekly basis and provide reports on the status. Follow up with drivers to report, garage to repair and payments to be made in a timely manner
To provide support in the weekly and monthly preparation of reports on electrical and other related work
Any other assignments of that may require the help of an Electrical Engineer
Other duties include providing support to external contractors on the maintenance of the buildings with regards to
a)    Construction of buildings; ensuring that electrical systems are correctly installed and functioning
b)    General maintenance of all fixed and loose assets, civil and mechanical systems
c)    Update inventory of spares and consumables for all running equipment as appropriate
d)    Establish and update a database of suppliers and contractors able to repair all electrical systems

e)    Ensure SOPs and SLAs for contractors are followed according to the contracts in place
f)    Carry out daily and weekly checks on all equipment
g)    Supervise and follow up on work requests and ensure minimum lead time between request and completion of job
h)    Liaise with procurement and finance department to fo1low up on LPOs and Payments
i)    Provide monthly reports on vehicle status, generators and utilities

General information:
The initial contract for the position is two years with possibility of renewal. This is a nationally recruited position and IITA offers a competitive remuneration package.

Applications including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, telephone number, email address, and names and addresses of two referees should be sent to the

Country Representative, 
IITA-Tanzania, Plot No. 25, 
Mwenge - Coca-Cola Road, 
Mikocheni Industrial Area 
P.O. Box 34441,' 
Dar es- Salaam, Tanzania 

or by email to

Source The Guardian 5, September 2017
Deadline 51 September 2017 
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