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  • Posted: May 29, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 10, 2024
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    Peace Winds is a disaster preparedness, response and recovery organization. Peace Winds advocates for increased collaboration between governments, militaries, NGOs, and the private sector to prepare for and respond to natural disasters across the globe, with the Japan - U.S. relationship as the cornerstone of humanitarian assistance.
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    Plant Technician (Mechanical) - (1 Position)

    JOB OVERVIEW:

    • The Plant Technician will be performing general maintenance, installation, servicing and repairs of varied range of generator sets; generators control systems and associated equipment. The role will ensure maintaining of safe working conditions to avoid risk that may cause injury to him as well as the others.

    TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Maintain, Service and repair of generators and all Electro-mechanical equipment.
    • To carry out preventive maintenance, service and repair of compounds and boreholes generators including minor and major overhauls of mechanical & electrical components.
    • To carry out fault diagnosis, repair and perform general maintenance on all generator equipment and adjustments of engines, hydraulics, electrical systems and installations.
    • Troubleshoot equipment and service generator components including alternators, wiring harnesses safety devices, shutdown switches, and battery systems.
    • Responsible for repair, maintenance of generators’ mechanical and electrical accessories.
    • Overhaul and repair of engines, and other electro-mechanical components.
    • Will keep proper records of maintenance and repairs, prepare a list of items for preventive maintenance, electrical installations, and submit to the Supervisor.
    • Advise on phase balancing, and identify prevention measures to avoid damage to generator components related to overload, overheating, and phase imbalances.
    • Prepares all generator service schedules and maintain files with details that contain; types, models, brands, KVA, makes, and hours, and ensure service tags are correctly labeled.
    • Prepare maintenance records for Generators and other electrical equipment for easy verifications and reference reports that may be required.
    • Will ensure proper use of tools, equipment and maintain good housekeeping practices.
    • Will attend to routine maintenance, servicing to the generators, pumps and equipment and will check for any signs of crack or loose fittings, leaks, or worn out parts.
    • Comply with all applicable standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the maintenance of a clean work area.
    • Recommend, develop, and perform preventive and general maintenance procedures such as cleaning, power-washing and vacuuming equipment, oiling parts, and changing filters.
    • Will train Generator Assistants on the safe operation of generators, and reporting of faults.
    • Will perform and carry out any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

    General Tasks

    • Skilled in understanding schematic diagram and layout of all mechanical and electrical aspects of generator installation, including turbochargers, fuel injection equipment.
    • Update Generator and other assets repair schedule.
    • Assist in identifying needed tools or equipment for future needs. Records each job time performed on the time sheet and job carried out to each job.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education:

    • Diploma in Mechanical (Plant) Engineering and skills in accurate reporting.

    Experience:

    • 5 years working in a plant maintenance environment as a plant technician is required.

    Professional experience

    • At least 5 years proven work experience in the operation and maintenance of diesel-run generators and other electrical equipment in a busy workshop or institution.
    • Experience in repair, maintenance and installation of generators and electrical pumps (boosters & submersible), wiring and repair of electrical control panels, commissioning, surveying, and pre-delivery inspection, and load designing.
    • Experience in borehole equipment, retrieval and installation of submersible pumps, knowledge in bore drilling/development is an added advantage.
    • Skilled in wiring and installations, servicing, repairing and maintenance of diesel and petrol driven generators ranging from 4KVA to 550 KVA units or higher.
    • Skilled in understanding schematic diagrams and lay out of all electrical aspects of generator installation, including connecting generators to the electrical systems of the residences and offices safely with evenly distributed voltage.
    • Knowledgeable on operation and maintenance of the hybrid solar and diesel water pumping systems at the boreholes in the camps.
    • 2 years’ experience of working with INGO in a similar capacity will be an added advantage

    Other knowledge, additional competences

    • Working Proficiency: English/Kiswahili Languages.
    • Sensitivity in handling and disposing of documents which may be important.
    • Reliability, Honesty and good organizational skills.
    • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment as a team player.
    • Flexibility and willing to adapt to changing environment.
    • Good communication, organizational, planning and writing skills.

    GENERAL EMPLOYEE OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • The Employer stipulates the right to assign the Employee any other kind of work derived from his/her specialization. In case of urgent work and such like the Employee may be asked to work overtime as well as during public and other holidays.
    • Adhering to all PWJ’s policies and procedures at all times.
    • Deliver project objectives within time, resource and budget constraints.
    • Correctness and completeness of given tasks.
    • The Employee takes over the responsibility for all entrusted material or cash. The Employee is obligated to cover all damages or losses caused by his carelessness.
    • Prompt providing of all relevant information to his/her supervisor.
    • Maintain confidentiality of all information gained from employment within and not publicly available.
    • Representing and upholding the values of PWJ at all times.
    • Behave in appropriate manners at all times and in all places.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    • English: professional fluency.
    • Kiswahili: Native/Advanced.

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    MEAL / IT Assistant (1 Position)

    Purpose of the position

    • Reporting to the MEAL officer, the MEAL / IT Assistant will support in Support in strengthening the existing M&E system for the projects in the Dadaab operation. He / She will also be required to provide assistance in ICT technical support.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Monitoring and Evaluation

    • Support in strengthening the existing M&E system for the projects in the Dadaab operation
    • Support in preparing weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic reports according to the donor requirements
    • Collect and systemize information on progress of each activity of a project being implemented, and input the information into database platform.
    • Ensuring accuracy of entered data and comparing it with the existing data to make sure all records are consistent and aligned.
    • Provide support in establishing and updating an M&E tracking database
    • Work closely with MEAL officer in monitoring and evaluation, data collection, interviews, surveys, data clarity and data delivery to the Program Coordinator
    • Lead in analyzing and compiling data to measure the progress and result of projects’ activities
    • Provide day-to-day verification of data quality and ensure all data is input into database platform and analyzed with integrity.
    • Work with MEAL staff and program teams to set up appropriate and functional community feedback mechanisms;
    • Support the documentation and sharing of program results, ensuring sharing of lessons learnt and good practices;
    • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor

    IT Assistant

    • Perform software installations and support day-to-day systems operations.(Operating systems, Microsoft office, and other application softwares)
    • Provide technical support to PWJ Dadaab staff
    • Offer trainings on NetSuite Oracle ERP, HR Systems and Microsoft Office applications to new users
    • Coordinate with IT Assistant in Nairobi to update all IT inventory as per the guidelines, policies, and procedures.
    • Installations of ICT software & systems and also conduct user training
    • Ensuring optimum IT security: Antivirus and ensured disaster recovery controls.
    • Maintain ICT Network Infrastructure including LAN, WAN, and wireless access points
    • Maintain an up-to-date database inventory of all ICT assets.
    • Managed outsourced ICT service providers to facilitate effective service delivery.
    • Control and maintain IT systems to minimize IT service downtime
    • Project Management – Plan, track and coordinate ICT projects from development through implementation working in coordination with the HQ ICT Assistant
    • Systems Audit – Ensure software and hardware updates are conducted regularly in accordance with needs of the organization

    Require Qualifications

    Experience and technical competencies:

    • Minimum of 2 years of work experience within the field of monitoring and evaluation;
    • Experience in participatory assessments and community-based monitoring approaches;
    • a clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);
    • Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Word, Excel PowerPoint, and other Statistical software
    • Excellent analytical and report-writing skills (English)
    • Time management and organizational skills.
    • Previous work experience in hardship areas or emergency settings.

    Education:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Information management Sciences or Social Sciences
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

    Language:

    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Fluency in spoken Kiswahili

    Skills and competencies

    • Ability to observe and understand cultural and social contexts and reflect the understandings in programming
    • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
    • Strong community engagement and facilitation skill
    • Ability to infuse positive energy to the team
    • Attention to detail, keen at following procedures and meeting deadlines
    • Ability to organize tasks simultaneously and prioritize work
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Those who can speak, read and write Somali language will have added advantage.
    • Strong interpersonal skills working with cross cultural and multi diverse teams
    • Ability to build strong working relationships for partnerships
    • Standards of Professional Conduct especially on integrity, service, and accountability

    Method of Application

    We are looking to recruit national candidates only. Interested and qualified candidates are cordially invited to send a cover letter (1 page) and resume (2 pages) as one pdf document no later than 10 June 2024 to recruit@peace-winds.or.ke. In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for taking this post and state your expected gross salary. Due to the urgency to fill this position, shortlisting and interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.

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