Job at Foreign and Commonwealth Office : General Technical Estates Support (08/19 KG) ( Deadline : 29 July 2019)

Job at Foreign and Commonwealth Office : General Technical Estates Support (08/19 KG) ( Deadline : 29 July 2019)

Job at Foreign and Commonwealth Office : General Technical Estates Support (08/19 KG) (29 July 2019)

Job Category

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)


Job Subcategory


Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

Undertaking mechanical and electrical installation and repairing, doing maintenance works as required, especially mechanical and electrical work and ensure contractors complete works to the required standard.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Technical Works Group Lead, you will ensure that works are completed as agreed with
  • Highlight issues in a timely manner to your line manager (the TWG Lead) and take immediate action.
  • Take full responsibility for assigned mechanical projects, electrical repairs and renewals:
  • React to mechanical and electrical breakdowns or faults in a professional manner (applying UK standards).
  • Produce clear technical reports when required;
  • Lead on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installations, maintenance and repairing, (air
  • conditioners), identifying materials required and creating work package(s) for generator repairs and HVAC appliances to ensure they meet the UK standards.
  • Repair white goods and generators as required.
  • Carry out electrical and mechanical assessment according to UK standards on residential and office properties
  • Carry out planned preventive maintenance activities as per Property Compliance Assessment recommendations.
  • Supervise contractors and ensure their work is up to UK standards and complies with UK Health and Safety standards as per FCO policies
  • Essential qualifications, skills and experience
    • Experience/qualifications as a mechanic
    • Diploma in Elector-mechanical engineering or its equivalent
    • A qualification in white goods repairs
    • Experience of identifying requirements and implementing a plan to meet them
    • Good communication skills (written and oral)
    • Experience of dealing with a variety of customers effectively
    • Good decision making skills and a willingness to take your own initiative and be proactive
    • Ability to ensure a high level of technical support to lower level technicians
    • Expertise in working both in a team and independently
    • Ability to comply with the organisation’s safety guidelines and procedures
    • Having a valid Rwanda Driving License is compulsory

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

    • Experience working with International Non Governmental Organisations or a Diplomatic Mission


    Required competencies

    Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace


    Application deadline

    Application deadline – day

    Application deadline – month

    Application deadline – year

    29 July 2019



    Type of Position

    Fixed Term

    Working hours per week

    36 hours

    Duration of Post

    24 months





    Location (City)


    Type of Post

    British High Commission
    Starting monthly salary ()
    RWF 354,077

    Start Date

    Start Date – day

    Start Date – month

    Start Date – year

    1 October 2019
    Other benefits and conditions of employment

    Other benefits and conditions of employment

    Learning and development opportunities:

    There is ample opportunity to develop with FCO/Civil Service courses that offer world-class training in corporate service provision. We have a generous training budget and we encourage staff to identify training to improve their performance and aid their career progression, in consultation with their line-manager. Previous

    staff have studied for professional and university-based qualifications, and conducted training in the region at in the UK.

    Working patterns:

    Normal hours are 0800-1700 Monday to Thursday; 0800-1200 on Friday, and out of hours responses to emergencies as necessary. We encourage applications for flexible working.

    Any other information:

    The British High Commission Kigali is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusive, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.

    Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission Kigali are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service

    according to Rwandan employment law.

    Medical Assurance: 100% Regional cover for staff and dependents

    BHC pays 8.6% of staff statutory pension

    Staff are entitled to 25 leave days per year

    Paternity leave: 10 days

    Maternity leave: 18 weeks fully paid

    Additional information

    • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
    • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
    • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
    • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kigali are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Rwanda.
    • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
      • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
      • Obtain the relevant permit
      • Pay fees for the permit
        • Make arrangements to relocate
        • Meet the costs to relocation
        • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
        • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
        • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: EO=B3
        • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
        • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.
      • Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it





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