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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2024
    Deadline: Mar 26, 2024
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    Integrated Approach When a family in Lwala, Kenya, is affected by a HEALTH CHALLENGE, like HIV, they are simultaneously impacted by FINANCIAL INSTABILITY and EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS. Our communities are not looking for vertical solutions or silver bullets. They see the causes of poor health as complex and nuanced – so do we. It’s not enough to ru...
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    Facility Maintenance Officer

    Job Summary

    Lwala seeks the service of a Facility Maintenance Officer who will maintain and oversee Lwala’s grounds, buildings and equipment to ensure that Lwala is a Clean and safe environment for the Lwala employees and clients.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Facilities Maintenance Management:

    • Assess and manage routine and preventive maintenance tasks for facility infrastructure, including structural improvements, plumbing, and electrical systems.
    • Coordinate with external service providers for specialized maintenance works as needed.
    • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and standards.

    Support for Program/Regional Teams:

    • Provide assistance and give support to program teams or regional teams in addressing maintenance-related requirements.
    • Collaborate with team members to prioritize maintenance tasks and allocate resources effectively.

    Road Access Works:

    • Support and coordinate road maintenance and repair works to ensure safe and accessible roads within the facility premises
    • Conduct regular inspections of road conditions and identify areas for improvement.

    Grounds Management:

    • Supervise and manage groundskeepers to maintain the overall cleanliness and aesthetics of the compound.
    • Ensure regular grounds maintenance, including grass cutting, plant care, fence repair, walkway maintenance, and watering of flowers and plants.

    Waste Management:

    • Monitor and inspect the timely collection and proper disposal of garbage within the facilities.
    • Implement waste reduction and recycling initiatives where feasible.

    Documentation and Reporting:

    • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, expenditures, and service providers.
    • Generate regular reports on maintenance work, costs, and facility status to management.'

    Any other task as may be assigned

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Facilities Management, or any other related field.
    • Certification in Construction Management or Facilities Management is preferred.
    • Knowledge of relevant safety regulations and standards.
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in construction management, facilities management, or related field.
    • Experience in managing maintenance tasks for facility infrastructure.
    • Experience in coordinating road maintenance and repair works is advantageous.
    • Previous experience in waste management and grounds maintenance is desirable.
    • Proven experience in construction management or facilities management, with at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
    • Strong understanding of structural improvements, plumbing, and electrical systems.
    • Ability to assess and manage routine and preventive maintenance tasks effectively.
    • Experience in coordinating with external service providers for specialized maintenance works.
    • Knowledge of safety regulations and standards related to facilities management.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with internal teams and external service providers.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and allocate resources effectively.
    • Proficiency in documentation and reporting of maintenance activities and expenditures.
    • Familiarity with waste management and recycling initiatives.
    • Ability to conduct regular inspections and identify areas for improvement.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy in maintaining records and generating reports.
    • Flexibility to occasionally travel to off-site locations for maintenance-related tasks.
    • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work under pressure.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to handle unexpected situations effectively.


    • Intellectual curiosity and vision - The individual should be energized by asking key questions and testing assumptions to drive meaningful research questions and promote highest-quality scientific inquiry for continuous learning
    • Commitment to impact – The individual should be passionate about Lwala’s mission and the population we serve, and relentless in pursuit of generating evidence and learning to understand our impact as we test our community-based innovations and scale with government and partners.
    • Communication skills – Strong written and verbal communications skills are essential, in particular, the ability to communicate complex thoughts and ideas simply and effectively and tailor communications to the audience.  Experience in scientific writing is a must.
    • Ability to create “structure out of nothing” – Strong ability to turn an idea or imagined outcome into a codified set of steps, actions and goals on paper.
    • Detail-oriented – Can process, record and react to details relating to effective implementation and produce written work which captures detailed scientific concepts succinctly. 
    • Self-starter – The individual must be a highly motivated self-starter who can creatively ensure that the engagement between different teams (mainly Programs, Digital Systems, and Research & Learning) is cohesive, while ensuring that the main decisions are evidence-based.
    • Energy, motivation and stamina - The role can be demanding and, at times, subject to external pressures for timely completion. The candidate must be adaptive, creative, organized, and highly motivated. 

    Method of Application

    The application deadline is 26th March 2024

    Interested and qualified? Go to Lwala Community Alliance (LCA) on to apply

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