Bénin Congo RDC

IFRC recruits 01 Assistant Mechanic

IFRC recruits 01 Assistant Mechanic

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Beni, RDC
Assistant Mechanic
Closing date (Geneva time zone):15-04-2020
Duty station:Beni
Duty station status: Non Family Duty Station
Accompanied status: Non-Accompanied
Duration:6 Months
Category of Staff: National Staff
Grade: Not applicable
Vacancy No:IFRC03896
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Organizational Context
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters and crises and health emergencies. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management. The Secretariat has five regional offices, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia and Pacific- AP (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa-MENA (Beirut).
Job Purpose
The mechanic maintains and repairs IFRC vehicles and other logistics equipment in accordance with headquarters guidelines and manufacturers’ recommendations.
The assistant mechanic should perform maintenance and repairs for the DRC fleet,  generators and other IFRC mechanical equipment. Can be called to give support in other sites.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Repairs to IFRC trucks, light vehicles, generators, forklifts and other mechanical equipment and, if necessary, performs welding, body repair and paint.
Maintains IFRC vehicles, pumps and generators, in accordance with internal and/or manufacturer recommendations.
Ensure that all service and repair forms are properly completed and forwarded for all acts performed.
Ensures that stocks of spare parts and consumables are maintained at agreed levels; If necessary, participates in orders for spare parts and equipment.
Ensure that technical and safety standards are respected in the workplace.
Participates in fuel supply and vehicle cleaning if necessary.
Is responsible for the tools and other assets entrusted to him by the IFRC. Also responsible for storage, cleanliness, and garage equipment.
Actively participates in the management of the store’s inventory and stores if necessary.
Takes the necessary security measures and obtains the necessary information to carry out its tasks and responsibilities.
Cleans and stores workspaces and garage environment
Supports the smooth operation of the garage in general
Reports to his superior the anomalies found on vehicles, generators, other machinery, equipment and tools.
Informs his supervisor of any irregularities or problems observed in the garage.
Drives the various types of IFRC vehicles in strict compliance with IFRC safety rules, drivers’ code of conduct, road conditions, adapted speed and national traffic rules
Diploma from a technical school or equivalent experience
Two years of experience in a similar function.
Knowledge, skills and languages
Welding and electrical skills.
Experience in the use of generators in the professional field would be an advantage.
Knowledge of boat and motorcycle mechanics would be an advantage.
Very good knowledge of the local area and integration into a professional network.
Category A, B and C driver’s license
Holding category D and navigating driver’s licenses would be an advantage.
French is the required language, other national languages are an asset
Having a valid passport would be an asset
Competencies and values
Willing and able to travel whenever required for work purposes
Creativity and Innovation
Collaboration and Teamwork
Decision Making


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