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Facilities Officer Job Re-Advertisement in Kenya - M-PESA Foundation Academy

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M-PESA Foundation Academy
Facilities Officer 

Ref: FO/06/2016


Overall Purpose:
 The Facilities Officer will be responsible for: - Management and Maintenance of the Academy’s facilities including infrastructure. 

Additionally, he/she will oversee the general maintenance and repair of all premises and ensure the provision of a safe working environment in a cost effective manner. 

The officer will support the Head of Facilities in supervision of construction and renovations projects.  
Core Duties & Responsibilities
  • Organize and carry out maintenance duties to ensure the general upkeep and maintenance of the all facilities.
  • Set and monitor maintenance standards throughout the Academy.
  • Responsible for administration and control of the maintenance budget.
  • Prepare specifications for tenders for repair and maintenance works and identify service providers for these works.
  • Establish and manage related agreements and relationships.
  • Oversee the operation of a preventative planned maintenance program and the routine inspection of the facilities and ensure that urgent, minor repairs are carried out.
  • To manage contractors/third parties and ensure work is fairly allocated and crews are deployed as necessary.
  • Lead and participate in the organization and movement of equipment within the Academy.
  • Raise purchase orders for maintenance materials within the allocated budget and to ensure adequate stock levels are maintained.
  • Ensure the responsible operation, care and maintenance of all equipment and tools associated with maintenance work so that proper safety standards and requirements are applied.
  • Report any security breaches to the security team and recommend appropriate improvements to the security of assets.
  • Advise on all relevant Health and Safety regulations and ensure that all relevant regulations are complied with by contractors.
  • Liaise with the grounds maintenance contractors where necessary so as to ensure the facilities are maintained to the required standard.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all relevant logs, records and information as required
  • To manage day to day facility management issues/enquiries and deal with performance management issues relating to service delivery.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Holder of Higher National Diploma in Construction (Building economics) from Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology or Bachelor’s degree in Building Economics or Civil Engineer or its equivalent
  • Hands on experience and can fix simple breakages.
  • At least three years’ Experience in premises management and handling logistics with multiple partners/contractors.
  • Experience in preparation of Bills of Quantities, interpretation of architectural drawings and supervision of works. 
  • Key Skills and Competencies
  • Demonstrated administrative, communication, organizational, logistics and task management skills
  • Ability to think creatively to improve the efficiency of systems and projects within the organization
  • Resourceful; able to develop and implement solutions to challenges as they arise in a dynamic environment 
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
How to Apply

The ideal candidates must embody Excellence, Responsible Citizenship, Curiosity, Accountability, Leadership and Innovation – the values that will drive life across all elements of The Academy for educators, learners, and staff.

Application Procedure
Send your Application Letter and CV as one document stating your current position, remuneration, contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience. 

Indicating the Title of position and Reference Number on the subject line of your email to 

hard copy applications will not be accepted. 

Only those submitted through Email will be considered.

The closing date for the applications is 18th September, 2016.

M-PESA Foundation Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and
gender equity within the organization.

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