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The Canadian High Commission seeks to recruit a qualified and experienced Chancery Manager to supervise and manage the Building Maintenance Section.

Reporting to the Property Manager, Chancery safety is your top priority.

The Maintenance Manager will be responsible for:

  • Scheduling maintenance, repair, and installation of machinery integral to the Chancery. This includes managing a budget for parts and tools, hiring contractors, and ensuring compliance requirements are met.
  • You hire, train and supervise maintenance crews.
  • Purchasing and for estimates on new equipment, and will be involved in the bidding process to select suppliers and vendors.
  • Familiarity with for both predictive maintenance scheduling and the purchasing process would be beneficial.
  • Supervising the maintenance of all building, electrical, and mechanical systems within the Chancery.
  • Monitoring and supervising roads, ground landscaping and general maintenance works
  • Engaging consultants and monitoring progress of project activities
  • Managing, developing and motivating a competent maintenance team

    Essential qualifications

  • Multi skilled, university graduates with excellent management skills as well as sound hands on experience
  • At least 5 year of recent experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams of mechanical, electrical and maintenance technicians
  • Ability to rapidly adapt to modern technology is a prerequisite as the Chancery is equipped with State of the Art Systems including modern refrigeration, lifting and pneumatic devices as well as power units and climate control systems
  • Experience in negotiating with various stakeholders
  • Experience in managing collaborative relationships with multiple functional areas.

    Candidates should clearly demonstrate IN THEIR COVER LETTER how they meet the ESSENTIAL qualifications related to both EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE.

    Candidates should use each qualification as a header and write one or two paragraphs USING CONCRETE EXAMPLES to describe how they meet each of the qualifications.

    Resumes will be used to validate the information described in the cover letter.

    Failure to provide the information in the requested format may result in the rejection of the application.

    Please send your cover letter, CV and daytime telephone number not later than 16h00, to: HR Section
    Canadian High Commission
    P.O. Box 1013
    00621 – Nairobi

    Email: Nairobi.competitions-concours [at]

    Subject Line: Competition No.2013-Management-02

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