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General Technician

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POSITION:                 General Technician
GRADE:                     S1 (L)
POSITION TYPE:         Permanent
SALAR :                     Rwf 5,808,279 per annum

The British High Commission (BHC) Kigali works to support the UK Government’s foreign policy objectives in Rwanda and h
as a vacancy for a General Technician S1 (L).
Main purpose of job:
Providing general technical repairs (Plumbing and Electrical repairs) to DFID & British High Commission (BHC) houses and office buildings. Repairing of white goods (Fridge, Washing Machine and cookers).

Roles and responsibilities:
The General Technician will be supervised by the Estates Manage and s/he will be working closely
with the Estates and Technical Team.
    Carrying out Electrical & Plumbing repairs as per Work Requests from officers
    Follow up Preventive Maintenance Plan as directed by Estates Manager or Technical Work Supervisor (TWS).
    Carrying out the electrical and plumbing routine preventive maintenance Estates works.
    Ensure the contractors complete the work as per agreed Terms of Reference and per BHC standards
    Ensure estates tools and materials are well stored and managed
    Any other work related to plumbing, electrical and white good as directed by the Line Manager or TWS.

Resources managed
    Building materials/tools
    Store for tools

Key competences required:
    Delivering a Quality Service
    Delivering Value for Money
    Collaborating and Partnering
    Delivering at Pace

Skills / experience / qualifications required:
Essential on arrival:
  •     Should have at least an advanced diploma in Electricity and a training certificate of at least 6 months in plumbing or vice-versa.
  •     Should have a minimum 5 years experience in similar work (plumbing, Electrical work and basic repair of white goods- Cooker, washing machine etc).
  •     Very good knowledge of Electrical and plumbing work
  •     Knowledge of water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings
  •     Experience of identifying requirements and implementing a plan to meet them.
  •     Organisation
General Technician S1 (L)
    Fluent in both English and Kinyarwanda

  •     Knowledge in white goods (Fridge, Washing Machine, Microwaves, etc.) repairing and other technical works
  •     Knowledge of UK standards
  •     Basic knowledge of procurement
  •     Valid Rwanda driving licence, category B

Other Benefits
n  100% Regional medical cover for staff and legal dependents
n  3% contribution to pension
n  25 annual leave days
n  Lots of learning & development opportunities

n  Except Rwandans, all foreign applicants must be legally able to work in Rwanda with the correct visa/status or work permit.
n  The British High Commission in Kigali is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
n  Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kigali are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local labour law in Rwanda.
n  Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
n  Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
n  If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

To Apply
Please read these notes carefully to ensure that your application is received and processed.
All applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV (2 page maximum) in English, by email to:

All candidates should use the following subject line for their email: 01/16 KG General Technician.
Please submit only the requested documents. Please also ensure that your email including attachments is no larger than 2 megabytes, otherwise it may be rejected by your email system or the systems through which it will pass en route to us.

Internal candidates and spouses of UK diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 01/16 KG General Technician, and also indicate that you are an internal candidate or the spouse of a diplomatic officer.

Applications will only be accepted by email.

The closing date is 17th March 2016 and no further applications will be accepted after this date.

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