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Workshop Officer Kakuma | ReliefWeb

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Department: Operations (Workshops Unit)

Reports to: Area Manager

Staff reporting to this post: Mechanic/Mechanic Welder; Auto Mechanic (plant); Workshop Storekeeper; Auto Electrician; Auto Electrician (Plant); Panel beater/spray painting technician

Liaises with: Warehouse Officer; Logistics & Procurement Officer

Duty Station: Kakuma, Kenya

Job Summary

The Workshop Officer will be responsible for managing the Workshop Staff and facilities and ensuring that safety is always observed and workshop well secured. S/he will establish appropriate set-up and budget to deliver an efficient repair and maintenance service. Establish and list vehicle assessment/diagnosis reports and make technical recommendations. The role is responsible for scheduling the maintenance of partner’s generators and ensuring that the repairs carried out meet standard requirements.


 Degree in mechanical engineering/Higher National Diploma in mechanical engineering with more than 10 years of experience or its equivalent.

 Relevant training in administration/asset management and supplies

 Minimum 5 years work experience in a comparable position preferably with an INGO.

Skills and competencies

 Business oriented and analytical thinker.

 Experience in Automotive engineering/Logistics management

 Experience in spare parts management

 Ability to take initiative and work independently

 Good organisational and team skills.

 Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (ERP software, email, internet and computer applications)

 INGO experience and understanding of humanitarian sector- an added advantage.

 Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission and values.

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