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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

AAHI Auto Mechanic Vacancy in Kakuma, Kenya

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an international not-for-profit humanitarian and development agency with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, and Zambia.
AAH-I has a long experience of partnering with UNHCR in delivering humanitarian assistance in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Somalia.
Action Africa Help International has been awarded a contract by UNHCR Kakuma to implement logistics and warehouse interventions for the refugee camp.
AAH-I is seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:
Job Title: Auto Mechanic
Job Grade: AH 9
Reports to: Workshop Officer
Staff reporting to this post: N/A
Liaises with: Spare Parts Store Keeper, Electrician
Duty Station: Kakuma, AAHI Office
Job Summary: The Mechanic will be responsible for general preventive maintenance and repairs of all vehicles and other assets booked into the workshop.
S/He will carry out all major repairs; diagnose faults, overhaul of engines, gearboxes, transmissions, differentials, and other mechanical components.
Duties and Responsibilities
The General Maintenance, Servicing and Repairs of all vehicles and other assets.
  • Carry out mechanical/electrical preventive maintenance and repair of vehicles, plant and equipment including but not limited to Isuzu trucks, 4×4 vehicles, and heavy vehicles of various makes, types and models.
  • Carry out overhaul of engines, transmissions, differentials, hydraulic pumps, repair electronic and computerized vehicle gadgets, air brakes and mobile air Conditioning systems.
  • Perform vehicle repair such as mechanical/electrical and accessories and will check thoroughly any signs of malfunctioning.
  • Retrieve/repair/rescue broken down vehicles in the field and provide defects reports.
  • Request for spare parts; requisitions must be approved by the supervisor.
  • Take responsibility of approved spares by ensuring proper parts are fitted, high quality of work is maintained for intended purpose.
  • Get the repair of vehicles/equipments first time right to avoid down time and repeat work.
  • To consistently deliver high quality repairs in the required timeframes
  • Ensure workshop safety rules and procedures are followed and use of right tools and equipments for the right job.
  • Interpret instructions, technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics and other guides in conducting repairs and modifications.
  • Ensure skilled usage of measuring instruments and test equipment
  • Diagnose vehicles with problem.
  • Will check, test, and calibrate nozzles.
  • Will ensure working under safe conditions and to avoid risk causing injury to himself and others as well as damaged to the equipment.
  • Develop skills and training for users of 4wd vehicles, safety driving, on and off road operations.
  • Report on vehicle/Equipment job card, repairs carried out for future reference records.
  • Ensure that lubricant and other liquid solutions are filled/topped up/added only the right quantity.
  • Ensure proper use and responsibility of assigned workshop tools and equipment, proper safe keeping, clean tools & equipment and proper workshop housekeeping every day.
  • Will carry out fabrication/rebuilding/welding and repairs on vehicle component with limited resources.
  • Will attend routine servicing and maintenance to project vehicles, generators, pumps, and others.
  • Ensure proper repair of punctured tires and recommend if the inner tubes or tires need to be replaced.
  • Distinguish uneven tire wear on the vehicle and recommend if there is a need for suspension repair or wheel alignment.
  • To update vehicles/generators repair schedule.
  • Be prepared to travel on frequent basis from Logistic base and other field offices to fulfill this tasks outlined in this job description. This will entail traveling and living under difficult environmental conditions.
  • Will perform and carry out other duties/ jobs that may be assigned from time to time as normal routine duties
General Tasks
  • General maintenance and repairs of all vehicles/Equipment and other asset. Carry out all major repairs, diagnose faults, overhaul engines, gearboxes, transmissions, differentials, and other mechanical components and carryout task in proper procedures.
Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • Diploma in mechanical engineering (Automotive option).
  • Driving license class B, C & E
  • Relevant experience in motor vehicle repairs, generators, plant and equipment.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct.
  • Demonstrated multi skilling in mechanics, Auto electrics/electronics, welding and fabrication works is a great advantage.
  • Relevant experience in spare parts management.
  • Knowledge in computer literacy / data processing (Word, Excel, Access)
  • English read / written / Spoken
Professional experience
  • Demonstrate experience of at least 5 years in repairs and maintenance of vehicles and equipments especially 4WD vehicles and Isuzu trucks in the automotive field and at least 2 years in INGO with references.
  • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated multi skilling in mechanics, Auto electrics/electronics, welding and fabrication works a great Advantage.
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Good knowledge of English language and Kiswahili will be an added advantage
  • sensitivity in handling and disposing of documents which may be important
  • reliability and good organisational skills, appropriate appearance and clothing
Application Instructions
Kenyan nationals and candidates currently based in Kakuma are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to
or drop off their applications to Action Africa Help Kenya, Kakuma NCCK compound.
The Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for.
Deadline for applications is 20th February 2017. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer.
Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted.
AAH-I does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

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