BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
Cox’s Bazar has been home to one of the world’s most protracted refugee situations, with more than 20 years of camp and makeshift site settlement by a Muslim minority from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, known as Rohingya. Since the 1990’s, the Government of Bangladesh hosts 34,000 officially registered refugees in two camps in Cox’s Bazar. A further 300,000-500,000 Rohingya refugees, politically referred to as Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMNs) have been residing in poor conditions in neighboring Bangladeshi host communities, including some 77,100 in the two makeshift settlements adjacent to the official camps. Humanitarian partners estimate that the influx of new arrivals since August 2017 is likely to peak at 700,000-800,000.
Access to the refugee camps is critical to the humanitarian response where engineering works are undertaken as preventative measures and in preparation to react as required to maintain access. The works shall necessitate a multi-sectoral and multi-agency effort to ensure adequate coverage across all camps in Ukhia and Teknaf. It is proposed to establish a Site Maintenance and Engineering Project Office comprising the key stakeholders involved in the construction and use of the camp roads, namely IOM, UNHCR, and WFP. The Project will undertake the following four principal activities:
- Clearing and strengthening primary drainage channels,
- Maintaining vehicular access via maintenance, emergency repair and rehabilitation,
- Materials supply, fabrication, and pre-positioning to facilitate rapid response,
- Site preparation work.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of Mechanic Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
- Contribute to planning and organization of work in the workshop, to support efficient and timely delivery of services.
- Responsible for efficient routine and ad hoc maintenance and repair of WFP vehicles and other means of transport or equipment following manufacturer’s standards and in compliance with established schedules and WFP safety procedures.
- Perform regular checks of vehicles, generators or other means of transport or equipment to assess mechanical conditions and fitness using diagnostic techniques and computerized workshop equipment and make cost-efficient recommendations, to ensure compliance with safety procedures and technical standards.
- Recover and repair broken down means of transport or equipment using appropriate techniques including WFP vehicles broken while on field missions to minimize the risk of additional damage and accidents to support safe operations.
- Install and maintain sophisticated equipment in WFP vehicles such as VHS, radios, satellite tracking systems, etc., to support enhanced and/or updated communication tools and their efficient functioning.
- Report accurately and timely on the mechanical works carried out including any workmanship failure that may occur during repairs, to enable efficient and informed planning and decision making.
- Keep in a good order and maintain inventory lists of all repair tools and equipment to support safe, healthy and clean working environment.
- Provide guidance on technical matters to Drivers and on-the-job training to other Mechanics to build their capacity. Any other duty as required
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
Strong preference will be given to those who can prove they can operate in a fast paced environment with limited resources. The ideal candidate will be both detailed-oriented, determined, proactive and impatient to get stuff done.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Completion of secondary school education, and a diploma in Electrical/ Mechanical/ Mechatronics Engineering or other relevant field of study
- Minimum 5 years of proven hands-on experience in the maintenance and repair of generators, heavy machinery and/or light vehicles.
- Intermediate oral & written communications skills in English and fluent in Bangla
- Experience working in an international organization or multicultural environment
- Sound knowledge on Computer MS Office Packages, including spreadsheets
- Experience in facilities management preferable
- Ability to communicate well to a variety of stakeholders
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Contract Type: Special Service Agreement
Contract Duration : 6 months
Duty Station : Madhuchara, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Nationality : Bangladeshi only
Monthly Net Salary : BDT. 77,466
Deadline: 18 November 2018
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.