AAH Kenya NGO Auto Electrician Jobs in Kakuma

AAH Kenya is a country programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I), an African-led nongovernmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living.

With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to
work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal
urban settlements.

  • Department: Logistics: Workshop Unit
  • Reports to: Workshop Officer
  • Duty Station: Kakuma, Kenya

    Job Summary

  • To be responsible for the general maintenance, servicing and repairs of all vehicles, generators and other vehicle electrical components. The role will ensure safekeeping and maintain safe working conditions to avoid risk that may cause injury to himself as well as the others.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • The General maintenance, servicing and repairs of all vehicles and generators and other vehicle electrical
  • Carry out the Electrical preventive maintenance and repair of vehicles, plant and equipment.
  • To rescue breakdown vehicles in the field and provide defect reports on the root cause and actions
    taken into the breakdown.
  • Request for spare parts; requisitions must be approved by the supervisor.
  • Take responsibility of approved spares and work in progress for intended purpose.
  • Inspect and test vehicles’ AC system to verify system compliance with plans and specifications and
    to detect and locate malfunctions
  • Conduct maintenance check for vehicles air-con, heaters and coolers
  • Install vehicles Air-con and heaters whenever required.
  • Repair damage and dysfunctional vehicles air-con, heaters and coolers
  • Test electrical circuits and components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
  • Check, fix or change broken/leaking Air-con pipes on motor vehicles
  • Adjust system controls to setting recommended by manufacturer to balance system, using hand
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring
  • Encode the reported damage of the vehicles’ air-con, heaters or cooler
  • Recommend, develop, and perform preventive and general maintenance procedures such as
    cleaning, power-washing and vacuuming equipment, oiling parts, and changing filters.
  • Contribute to the ordering of vehicle AC spare parts according to vehicles types and models.
  • Skilled in wiring and installations, servicing, repairing and maintenance of diesel and petrol driven
    generators ranging from 4KVA to 400 KVA units or higher.
  • Skilled in understanding schematic diagram and lay out of all electrical aspects of generator
    installation, including connecting generator to the electrical systems of the residences and offices in
    clean and tidy manner and with evenly distributed voltage.
  • Be prepared to travel on frequent basis from Logistic base or field offices to fulfill the tasks
    outlined in this job description. This will entail traveling and living under difficult environmental
  • Team up with generator maintenance crew for repair, maintenance of generators mechanical and
    electrical accessories. Overhaul and repairs of electrical accessories on engines and other
    mechanical component.
  • Will team up with generator maintenance crew to carry out major repairs, breakdown of generators
    mechanical, electrical and accessories in Kakuma and Kalobeyei. Will keep proper records of
    maintenance and repair carried
    out in each generator and prepare a list of items for preventive
    maintenance and electrical installation and submit to superior for follow up.
  • Will write down on each generators file- repairs carried out for future reference this covers, types,
    model, brand, KVA, make. Will report any time when the unit is due for servicing
  • Will ensure that liquid solutions are topped up added or filled only at the right quantity.
  • Ensure safekeeping and safe working conditions to avoid risk that may cause injury to him as well as
    the others.
  • Maintains workshop maintenance records, vehicles file for easy verifications reference reports
    required by the administration.
  • Will ensure and maintain proper use of tools, equipment and proper safe keeping and orderliness of
    the working area.
  • Will attend routine maintenance, servicing to the generators, pumps and others and will check for
    any signs of crack or loose fittings, leaks, or worn out parts on need basis.
  • Comply with all applicable standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the
    maintenance of a clean work area.

    General Tasks

  • Skilled in understanding schematic diagram and lay out of all electrical aspects of
    Vehicles/generator installation.
  • To update vehicles/generators and other assets repair schedule.
  • Records each job time performed on the time sheet and job carried out to each job.

    Personal Secifications


  • Relevant diploma in Electrical engineering.
  • Driving licenses class B,C & E
  • Must have wide knowledge and skills in repairing different kinds of vehicles electrical systems that
    include and not limited to air-cons, cooling, heating systems
  • Relevant experience in spare parts management.
  • Notions in computer literacy / data processing (Word, Excel, Access)
  • English read / written / Spoken
    Professional experience
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in a comparable position with references
    Additional Skills & Competences
  • Sensitivity in handling and disposing of documents which may be important
  • Reliable and good organisational skills.
  • Team-work and participation
  • Level of self-supervision and ability to take initiative
  • Degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • INGO experience and understanding of humanitarian sector
  • Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission, and values.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to
    recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by
    6th September, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website.
  • Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.
  • AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

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