Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lutheran World Federation job vacancy in Kenya

The Department for World Service (DWS) is the humanitarian and development arm of The Lutheran World Federation. LWF / DWS answers and challenges the causes and the consequences of man’s suffering and poverty.

To improve the quality of Education in Ali Addeh refugee camp in Djibouti, LWF / DWS under the funding of CoS/SIDA plans to install solar panels in the primary school of Wadajir. For this project the following position is required:

1. Supervisor - Installation of Solar Panels (3 Month Contract)

The incumbent will directly be responsible for the installation of solar panels in the primary school of Wadajir, Ali Addeh refugee camp in Djibouti and reporting to the Deputy and Project Coordinator.

Duties and responsibilities are not limited to:
  • Offer technical support, guidance and advice to the team concerning solar installation
  • Spearhead the analysis of the tender documents for installation and selection of the qualified installation company
  • Monitor the installation on daily basis to ensure quality works by the installation company
  • Prepare evaluation grid to assist the procurement committee in selecting a qualified company to install the panels
  • Ensure only quality materials and panels are installed and the wiring done in compliance with safety and security requirements
  • Prepare regular (weekly and monthly) reports according to the work plan on the progress of the installation and recommend payments as per the percentage of the works accomplished.
  • Any other related duties as may be necessary for the successful completion of the project.
Professional Qualifications:
  • Degree/Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering – an option in Solar Energy
Experience and necessary skills
  • At least two years in a supervisory or installation position with a solar installation company
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of either French or Somali language is necessary.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 7 March, 2012. email to:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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