Responsible for the maintenance and repair of buildings, equipment, appliances and furniture within the SOS Children’s Village and Associated Projects
Key tasks and responsibilities
a) Maintains an Environment Suitable for Work, Play and Family Life:
- Maintains and repairs buildings, including replacement of broken windows, change of light bulbs, repair of electrical circuits, etc.
- Maintains and repairs furniture, appliances and other equipment.
- Maintains and repairs play equipment, including toys, swings, slides, ‘jungle gyms’, etc.
- Maintains and repairs water installations, including drains, pipelines, water mains, etc.
- Refers maintenance tasks beyond his capability to outside firms, after consultation with the Family Based Care Coordinator or Village Administrator Accountant.
- Works with security guards to maintain security
b) Prevents Maintenance Problems:
- Performs regular inspections and checks of all facilities and equipment, within the Village and Association Projects to identify maintenance needs.
- Ensures the safety of all equipment, particularly in children’s play areas and within the family houses.
- Plans ahead for regular maintenance needs such as painting and varnishing.
- Teaches Practical Skills to the Village Children; motivates children to assist him in his work so that they may learn practical skills.
c) Maintains an Efficiently Run Workshop:
- Maintains an accurate inventory of tools and equipment, and ensures that they are properly cared for, cleaned and maintained.
- Ensures that workshop is kept neat and in an orderly manner
- Submits requests to Family Based Care Coordinator or Village Administrator Accountant for the purchase of spare parts, equipment and consumables
- Promotes the conservation of resources, through maintaining existing equipment rather than replacing it and by the recycling of waste materials.
- May perform duties as a driver (If he has a valid Driving licence) in the absence of the Family Based care Driver
- Performs any other reasonable and lawful duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Reports directly to the Regional Programme Manager – Kitwe
Qualifications and experience:
- Full Grade 12 School Certificate
- Minimum Diploma in metal fabrication, plumbing, carpentry, electrical or any related field
- At least 3 years of work experience in a similar role
- Experience working with various tools and equipment in repairs and ability to write reports and requisitions for materials is a must.
- Integrity, maturity and unblemished personal record
- Child friendly
- Understanding of child rights issues
Note: All applicants should be very conversant with child’s rights programming and safeguarding
Method of Application
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic and professional certificates addressed to.
The Human Resources and Administration Manager SOS Children’s Villages Zambia National Office, Plot # 23217 / 35, PHI,
Off Police Post Road,
PO Box 37907,
Applications submitted electronically should indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line and send to the email address given below.
E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to: