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Maintenance Officer (Quote Ref DV1)

Date Posted: Nov 02, 2020

Job Description

Lighthouse Trust is a registered Public Trust established to manage Centres of Excellence (CoEs) and provide leverage for leadership and delivery of integrated HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services in Malawi. Lighthouse has been involved in the development of locally applicable HIV care and treatment models. It is strategically positioned in Malawi’s national HIV response due to its close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH). The Lighthouse in close coordination with MoH provides integrated services at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Bwaila Hospital and some health facilities in urban and rural areas in Lilongwe, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Zomba Central Hospital and District Support Program (DSP) for Northern region districts including Ntchisi district. Its strategic approach focus on client-centred care based on four goals which are:-

  • Goal 1: Service delivery: to enhance high-quality, integrated HIV Prevention, treatment, care and support services for adults and children
  • Goal 2: Model interventions and operations research: to develop, pilot, evaluate, and disseminate innovative programs and policies across the continuum of prevention, treatment, care and support for HIV infection and its co-morbidities, both infectious and non-infectious.
  • Goal 3: Quality management: to ensure that all patients at LH clinics and all supported sites are receiving quality health care and services as recommended the MOH and other health development partners by utilizing quality improvement (QI) methodologies in a multidisciplinary team approach.
  • Goal 4: Capacity strengthening: to build and strengthen healthcare capacity for high quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services

Lighthouse Trust, with support from the United States of America President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through a Cooperative Agreement with Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has two grants to operate Centers of Excellence for Comprehensive Integrated HIV Care and Treatment Services in Lilongwe (Grant #NU2GGH002131) and also to achieve HIV Epidemic Control through scaling up of Quality Testing, Care and Treatment in sites outside Lilongwe (Grant # NU2GGH002003).

Through these grants Lighthouse wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions in order to achieve the above mentioned goals :-

Position Title : Maintenance Officer (Quote Ref DV1)

Reports to: Administration and Logistics Manager

Team: Administration

Location: Lilongwe CoE – (1position)

Purpose of the Position

The Maintenance Officer oversees all installation, repair and upkeep operations of the Lighthouse Trust and its supported facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Major roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the plumbing works are well maintained at all times so there is no water leakage and that toilet facilities have running water at all times
  • Maintenance of all buildings – ensuring they are in habitable condition and that roofs and other building structures are in good condition
  • Servicing and maintaining all office doors, windows, locks, floors and ceilings
  • Servicing of office furniture including desks, chairs, shelves, filing cabinets etc.
  • Maintenance of electricity at the facilities to ensure no poor outage
  • Management of the power backup generator and ensuring routine services are done on time
  • Maintenance of the firefighting equipment, ensuring annual service is done on time

Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • A minimum of a Diploma in any Technical area preferably City and Guilds or any related field
  • Experience in plumbing, carpentry, joinery as well as construction
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter and innovative
  • Good at oral and written English
  • Fluency in English and Chichewa will be strongly advantageous.

Working conditions
  • Working over weekends and overtime will occasionally be required.

Application Procedure

Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send applications with cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of Certificates, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three traceable referees. Please clearly quote the reference number on the outside of the envelope.

Applications should be received not later than 6th November, 2020 to the following address:

The Executive Director
Lighthouse Trust
Kamuzu Central Hospital
P O BOX 106


Email: recruitment@lighthouse.org.mw

NOTE: Those currently employed by the Government are not eligible to apply for any position above.
Only those shortlisted candidates will be communicated.

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