Associate Engineer – Maintenance Job Placement – Imagine Her

Job Title: Associate Engineer – Maintenance

Organisation: Imagine Her

Duty Station:  Wakiso, Uganda

Responsible To: Lead Engineer

Reports To: Lead Engineer

 

About Imagine Her:

Imagine Her is a non-profit working to accessibly provide young vulnerable women and youth with a robust innovation skillset and essential resources to create sustainable social ventures and social impact in Uganda. We do this by providing tools and collaborating with communities as key advocates to prepare pathways for their socio-economic independence.

 

About Hello World Project:

As part of our work, we are implementing a Project dubbed Hello World for which we seek to fill some vacant positions. Project Hello World provides educational resources and Internet connectivity to isolated and vulnerable communities. We do this by building solar-powered, outdoor Internet kiosks— so that underprivileged children and adults can educate themselves, communicate with others, and have a voice in the global community. We do this by mobilizing communities to build Hello Hubs, solar-powered outdoor Internet kiosks, and state-of-the-art technology including high-quality solar panels, satellite connectivity, rugged, waterproof touch-screen screens, camera, and audio equipment. Hello Hubs are designed to withstand extreme outdoor weather and are energy-autonomous, which means that they can bring connectivity and education to even the most isolated communities.

 

Job Summary:  The Associate Engineer – Maintenance will be responsible for the maintenance of all the hubs across the country while ensuring periodic diagnoses of all systems are carried out and maintenance schedules prepared in advance to minimize breakages. The Associate Engineer-Maintenance will manage and coordinate support from ISP at the hubs and play a crucial role in training Community Support Officers on the best maintenance practices for hub components. The Associate Engineer will work closely with the Lead Engineer to manage operations and procurement hubs components.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Maintenance

  • Gather feedback on breakages from the CSOs and log these for repair.
  • Coordinate repair needs and budgets with the tech lead.
  • Ensure uptime with the support from ISP at the hubs Support the tech lead in operations and procurement Regular diagnostics of all systems and preparing maintenance schedules to minimize breakages

Community Engagement & Hub Builds

  • Maintaining hub communication with CSOs to assist in maintenance and troubleshooting Work with the community and Uganda team to build hello hubs across the country.

Training and Teaching

  • Training community support officers, community and in-house team on best maintenance practices for the hub components
  • Prepare troubleshooting manuals for the field team

Reporting

  • Prepare regular reports for the team.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the related field. Required
  • Two or more years of related work experience
  • Great hands-on experience with electrical work particularly solar energy
  • Experience with civil works
  • Experience with community work
  • Excellence in technical and non-technical communication.
  • Is friendly, confident, and patient with others.
  • Experience with qualitative research and experiment design.
  • Keen to find lasting fixes to things that are broken

 

Personal Qualities

Imagine Her is a small nonprofit organization that believes in leveraging the power and potential of every girl, woman, and youth to create sustainable futures and communities. Our model was developed to empower girls, women, and youth holistically to improve their lives and communities. We have very limited resources and staff. Each member of our team is working towards realizing our mission by dedicating their time and skills through a wholehearted commitment to it. As a result, we are equally dedicated to those who work with us.

 

We’re looking for someone who can get their sleeves rolled up and their hands dirty. Someone who is kept up at night trying to find answers to the world’s most intractable problems and willing to make some errors along the way. We need an individual willing to share what they know and learn as they go – not afraid to take a step back and think around a problem. We’re looking for an expert with drive and heart. And we need someone who can do all those things, in some of the hardest places, and still have a lot of fun.

 

Things We’ll Bring To The Table:

  • A passionate and welcoming working environment in a small, fast-paced NGO
  • Building your capacity in all areas of your work

 

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified candidates should submit updated CVs and cover letters to info@i-her.org

Deadline: 30th July 2021 by 5:00 pm

 

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