Engineering Jobs – Maintenance Assistant at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:      Maintenance Assistant
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Strategic Planning and Development
About US:
The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a
partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall
objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on
Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five
operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention,
Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided
through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins University
Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary: The
Maintenance Assistant will provide routine, planned, preventive service and
maintenance as well as breakdown repair of plant and equipment in IDI
facilities, buildings and rented premises.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Conduct routine inspection of (Plant, Machinery and
Equipment) in IDI buildings/Offices to assess repair requirements.
Actively monitor and ensure that all scheduled
Maintenance, Service and Repair of Office equipment, building installations and
plants is carried out on time.
Receive and assess maintenance issues, complaints or
reports of problems from staff, external IDI facilities.
Prepare terms of references, scope of work required,
Bills of quantities and cost estimates for maintenance and repair works or
The incumbent will also ensure works are completed
to the set standards and with set quality of Materials.
Prepare monthly preventive maintenance schedules,
ensure records are maintained for all works done, and prepare progress reports
for maintenance work done for review by the Engineer and Advice supervisor of
the equipment and maintenance supply needs.
Reconcile utility bills for IDI Facilities, Buildings.
Conduct pre and post repair/maintenance inspection, verification
of Maintenance works. Manage contractor carrying out major and minor repair
works on IDI facilities.
Works in liaison with outsourced vendors, contractors
to coordinate repair and maintenance requirements and assess works done.
Provide technical work guidance to contractor and/ or
property agent technician during repair works.
Working with Landlords to carry out renovations, Maintenance
and repair works needed at rented premises.
Equipment maintenance support for Generators, fire
extinguishers and air conditioners.
Receive and assess reports of maintenance and repair
needs from rented offices buildings maintenance issues from staff as well as
providing estimates and works supervision to set standards.
Prepare budget estimates for the maintenance and
repair services.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a higher Diploma in
Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
A minimum of five years of practical technical
experience in a busy work environment.
Practical knowledge of plumbing shall be an
Proficiency in Computer literacy skills mainly in
Word, Excel, AutoCAD. Experience in MS project shall be an added advantage.      
Good supervisory skills,
Excellent oral and written communications
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently, under pressure and
meets targets.
Possess high level of initiative, commitment to work
and ability to meet tight deadlines.
Be a good team player, highly motivated and capable
of working with minimal supervision.
Ability to demonstrate high level of customer care.
Should not have any criminal record.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver an application letter
with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
The Human
Resources Manager,
Diseases Institute,
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
Deadline: 30th November, 2015 by 5:00 PM

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