Tanzania nationals: WASH Assistant (Pump Mechanic (2 positions))

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Kibondo, , TZ

NRC Tanzania is looking for qualified Wash assistant -Plant Mechanic base at Kibondo

Main purpose of the position is to ensure effective planning and quality implementation of the water supply activities in Kibondo camps. The Plant Mechanics will participate in preparation of regular accurate reports on the boreholes yields, daily production, fuel consumption and running hours of the gensets.

 All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Duties and responsibilities

To keep records of all the repairs those have been done in the field and in the workshop as well the running hours of the gensets to ensure timely servicing.
To keep records of all gensets fuel consumption and amount of water pumped.
To keep records on all the spares which have been used in the workshop and in the field.
To prepare monthly reports on jobs and conditions of all the relevant system.
Supporting the WASH officer-Sources in procurement of the necessary fast-moving spare parts, and working tools for the repair of the gensets and pumps.
To participate in recruitment of boreholes attendants and operators and ensure they are well trained. Supervise and ensure all electrical works are well maintained.
Servicing and preventive maintenance on all the boreholes and compound gensets.
Major overhaul of gensets upon breakdowns and during hourly schedule.        
Respond to breakdowns and do repairs of the gensets in the field.        
Ensure cleanliness is maintained and safety of the gensets in the field. 


Qualifications in mechanical engineering field and experience in the management of generators, pumps and accessories. 
Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of WASH Programmes of at least 3 years the management of generators, pumps and accessories. Ability to maintain vehicles is an added advantage.

Personal qualities

Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme.
Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information
Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups
Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
Understanding of international health and development and relief issues
Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc.)
Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into WASH Programming.

We can offer

Duty station: Kibondo
Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Kibondo




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