Motorcycle Mechanic NGO Job Opportunities – Mercy Corps

Job Title:     Motorcycle Mechanic
Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which
implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult
places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and
continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps
is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food
insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and
contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United
States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard
Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State
(DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
Job Summary: The Motorcycle
Mechanic is responsible for ensuring that all the organization fleet in general
including motor vehicles, and Generators and motorbikes in particular in
Karamoja region are in good working condition. Working closely with Field
Transport officer, Operations, Programs, Administration and Finance, the
Mechanic is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her
services. The mechanic is responsible for ensuring that all repairs and
maintenance are in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor requirements.
Key Duties and
  • Inspect motorcycles i.e. engine,
    transmission etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality
  • Ability to requisition for purchase of
    Motorcycle spares and check if genuine parts are obtained.
  • Maintain a record of Motorcycle repairs.
  • Conduct repairs aiming for maximum
  • Troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely
  • Perform thorough maintenance on machinery
    and equipment.
  • Clean, apply and replenish
    lubricants/fluids to motorcycle components.
  • Ensure spare parts are available at all
    times for the easy and efficient maintenance
  • Provide consultation on correct
    maintenance and preventative measures to Motorcycle or Vehicle users.
  • Maintain the generators and ensure
    servicing is conducted in a timely fashion.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Motorcycle
    Mechanic job placement should hold a High school diploma; Certification
    from a vocational school or completion of apprenticeship in this field is
    a definite
  • Proven experience as Mechanic &
    Technician; at least three years in Motorcycle repairs in reputable
    organization or Garage.
  • Excellent knowledge of machinery and
    hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components
  • Ability to repair and maintain vehicles
    and generators is preferred
  • Aptitude in using various hand tools
    (screwdrivers, hammers etc.) and precision measurement tools (e.g.
  • Ability to follow established procedures
    and practices and read instructions, blueprints etc.
  • A strong commitment to all health and
    safety guidelines
  • Very good communication skills
  • A problem-solving ability
  • Very good physical strength and stamina
  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple
    tasks and meet critical deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to work
    effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team
    and coordinate with project personnel
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Ability to travel to other field offices
    and perform maintenance functions
  • Computer literate and strong
    organizational and planning skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary
requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of
academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal
Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to:
Deadline:  30th March 2018
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