Electronics Engineering Supervisor Job at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

On Sunday, May 19th, 2013

INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE

A member Center of the CGIAR Consortium

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Electronics Engineering Supervisor

REF: EES/ENG/05/13

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. http://www.ilri.org/.
CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. http://www.cgiar.org/.
The Position
This position exists to Plan, organize and co-ordinate in-house and outsourced repairs and preventive maintenance (PM) of all electronics machines and equipment in ILRI. To ensure efficient, safe and proper use of the electronics equipment for research work to be conducted.
Key responsibilities

  • Plan all the activities of the Electronics Section including annual preventive maintenance (PM) schedules.
  • Co-ordinate all repairs and implementation of the annual preventive maintenance (PM) schedule on a daily basis to ensure efficiency is attained.
  • Install and commission new machines in the labs.
  • Motivate the electronics staff and offer leadership to the team.
  • Control and manage electronics sections budget; purchase of tools, safety gears and training to ensure that the technicians are equipped for work.
  • Supervise and assess electronics contractual services provided by external service providers.
  • Advice management on procurement of spare parts and new machines.
  • Performance management of sections staff
  • Provide work progress status to clients and departments helpdesk
  • Assess staff skills gaps and recommend them for training which is financed by management.
  • Train junior staff and students on attachment.

Requirements:-
BSc. Electrical / Electronic Engineering.
5 years’ experience with two years Hands on Experience in a busy research / laboratory equipment maintenance related operation, plant, factory and / or workshop.
Ability to supervise multiple and / or complex maintenance issues, projects, performance management, people management, effective communication, change management.
Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters under minimum supervision;
Ability to communicate fluently in writing and verbally in English.
Terms of Appointment
This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus.  The position is on a 2 year contract with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.
Job level and salary
This position is job Grade 2D with a starting gross salary of KES 132,917 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided by ILRI.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV combined as one document addressed to the Human Resources Director, explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience by 24th May 2013. Log on to: http://www.myjobsinkenya.com/ilri_jobs. The position title and reference number REF: EES/ENG/05/13 should be clearly marked on the cover letter. Only online applications will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted.


To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at http://www.ilri.org/
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/
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To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at http://www.ilri.org/
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/
ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.
More ILRI jobs
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