Dutch Embassy Jobs - Maintenance Officer/Handyman



Organisation: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior General Affairs Officer

Job Summary: The Maintenance Officer/Handyman is responsible for smooth and sustainable maintenance of Embassy property. He/she will carry out simple maintenance him/herself and ensure that for more complicated maintenance the most cost effective external firm is selected.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Repairing and replacing parts of installations in and contents of the Embassy building and/or residences of diplomatic staff and maintaining the grounds belonging to the building and/or Residences of diplomatic staff.
  • Repairing simple breakdowns and defects, carrying out simple repairs and making proposals to call in external firms
  • Ensuring sufficient supply of diesel for generators at Residences of diplomatic staff.
  • Doing simple shopping (for office requisites, housekeeping items, etc.).
  • Helping with internal removals.
  • On occasion processing outgoing mail.
  • On occasion, covering drivers' and office attendants' duties
  • Supervise and monitor implementation of maintenance repairs and other services by external companies
  • Source quotations for maintenance/repairs/other services .
  • He/she is able to work independently, has relevant education and experience, is flexible and has a high degree of integrity.
  • He/she is a good communicator. 
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • High degree of integrity
  • At least Ordinary Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Advanced knowledge of English language, both oral and written
  • At least 3 years practical experience with reputable organisation in the fields of electricity and plumbing
  • Must be able to maintain electrical installations
  • Must have valid driving permit for both car and motorbike
  • Be able to work long hours on occasion
  • Be able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and the prescribed procedures.
  • Skill in using tools and simple equipment
  • Knowledge of cleaning techniques and products. 
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates should send their CVs and cover letters with three (3) professional referees to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be marked: “EKN Maintenance Officer." E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.

While we thank all applicants for your interest, only the selected will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala, Uganda
Attn.: The HR Consultant
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug

Deadline: 3rd July 2013

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