Mechanic – World Food Programme (WFP)


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations
frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving
humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas
namely, Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security
(FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in
various parts of the Country. WFP cherishes and takes pride in its human
resources;
Post Title: Mechanic
 Grade: SB2/Min
Contract Type: Service Contract 
Duty Station: Kampala
Job Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the
Logistics Assistant and the overall supervision of the Logistics Officer –
Strategic Fleet, the incumbent will be responsible for servicing WFP fleet and
will be required to undertake the following duties:
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform
    routine preventive maintenance, servicing, inspections and repair of WFP
    vehicles, including motorcycles, generators and related equipment;
  • Assist
    in checking vehicles or generators for mechanical fitness and in
    performing major repairs; Use computerised shop equipment;
  • Recover
    and maintain broken down vehicles/generator using proper techniques to
    minimise the risk of additional damage and accident;
  • Report
    on works carried out, including the consumption of spare parts,
    lubricants, and other items used in the repair of vehicles/generators
    including time starting and completion of work; Report any workmanship
    failure that occurred during repairs;
  • Perform
    welding and panel beating activities; Assist in installing and maintaining
    sophisticated equipment on WFP vehicles such as VHS, radios, satellite
    tracking systems, etc;
  • Keep
    in a good order all repair tools and equipment; Perform other related
    duties as required
Essential Qualifications and Experience:
  • Diploma/Secondary
    school education, supplemented by vocational training programme in
    automotives service technology or relevant mechanical/technical trainings
    gained from a recognized institution;
  • At
    least two (2) years experience in commercial and light vehicle repair that
    includes mechanical, electronics or panel beating gained from a reputable
    organization; Valid and clean driver’s license for commercial and light
    vehicles is a requirement;
  • Good
    reading, mathematics, and computer skills to use and study technical
    manuals;
  • Mechanical
    aptitude and knowledge of how vehicles work and how various parts of the
    vehicle interact with each other; Knowledge of driving rules and
    regulations; Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, radio, email,
    internet and other applications; Good knowledge and skills in using MS
    Office applications; Excellent command of English is vital;
How to apply:
Ugandan nationals who meet the above requirements are
requested to submit their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae,
copies of certificates under confidential cover quoting on the envelop the
vacancy announcement number and name of the applicant to:
The Human Resources Officer,
UN World Food Programme, P. 0. Box 7159, Kampala.
Hand delivered applications should be dropped in a box at
the reception of WFP Offices at plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
Applicants should check on the Notice Board at the main
entrance to confirm that their applications have been received one week after
the closing date.
Applications must be received by the deadline and only short
listed candidates shall be contacted. Please note that incomplete submission
will be disregarded.

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