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Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Mechanic

Date Posted: Dec 17, 2020

Job Description

Job Title: Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Mechanic

Reporting To: Logistics officer

Job Location: Blantyre Office with travel to district field offices


GOAL has been working in southern Malawi since 2002 and currently has a presence in five districts (Nsanje, Chikwawa and Machinga). GOAL’s global objective is to promote resilient well-being by helping people to survive crisis; promoting optimal and resilient health; promoting food and nutrition security and supporting people to have sustainable and decent work. GOAL maintains close working relationships with the district authorities and relevant line ministries.

Description of the Role:

The Mechanic’s role will be to ensure that all GOAL Malawi vehicles are maintained and serviced on a regular basis to facilitate for the greatest technical impact to the programme under the supervision of the Logistics officer and in consultation with the logistics manager.  You will be directly responsible for the upkeep of vehicles by carrying out scheduled preventative Vehicle maintenance and repairs.

  • In consultation with the Logistics logistics officer and field logistics assistants, to prepare Bi-annual regular service plan for all project vehicles, Bikes, and generators.
  • To monitor vehicles, bikes and generators at all GOAL offices are in good technical condition.
  • To ensure the quality and safety of the work carried out on GOAL vehicles, bikes, and generators.
  • To ensure that the vehicles are safe and fit to drive at all times.
  • To check/ensure each vehicle calling for maintenance has GOAL standard first aid kit and tools.
  • To advise/support the procurement process on the purchasing of genuine spare parts, ensuring prices remain competitive.
  • To monitor the use of spare parts in all GOAL Projects/Programme areas/ locations.
  • To keep accurate records regarding workshop tools, spare parts expendable stock and equipment given to him/her
  • To keep records of repairs and servicing and to ensure that each vehicle is serviced every 5,000 kms. To fit service sticker on logbooks to remind driver of next service due.
  • To supervise all major repairs, body work, painting and interior trim carried out by external contractor in relation to quality of work, timelines, labour costs and value for money.
  • To ensure that generators in all GOAL locations are in good working condition and are serviced on a regular basis.
  • Educate the drivers on basic vehicle maintenance, Vehicle operation, winch operation, Tyre repair and ensure drivers are completing daily and weekly maintenance checks.
  • Ordering of spare parts in a timely manner to keep the stock levels in the desired quantities and that all spare part is accounted for as per GOAL’s guidelines
  • Identifying future and current problems on the programme vehicles, bikes and generators and reporting them to logistics officer.
  • Ensure proper disposal of waste, batteries, or other obsolete spare parts according to the instruction given by the LC.
  • Fill in and Sign Job cards when the work is over for every fleet, he/she repairs.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by GOAL.


Logistics officer

Logistics Manager

Area Coordinators.

GOAL Drivers.


  • Hold a recognised Certificate/Diploma in Auto Mechanics or Related fields
  • At least 3 years of experience as a mechanics within NGO/INGO Sector
  • Should be able to speak both English and
  • Must have intermediate level of computer skills and valid driving Licence

Skill & Abilities:

  • Must be able to work in a remote environment
  • Must be able to fix land cruisers and any other Toyota brand models and Ford
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and comfortable in any multi-cultural and gender sensitive team setting.
  • Must have ability to work in difficult or harsh conditions with minimum supervision.
  • Results driven, ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Must have a track record of contributing positively to a team

Additional job responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit application letters, copies of qualifications and curriculum vitae consisting at least three references for similar work by 31st December 2020 to:


GOAL Malawi promotes gender equality, therefore female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For hand deliveries please address your applications to: 

Human Resources Office
GOAL Malawi,
P.O. Box 31807,
Blantyre 3.

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

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