Working for British High Commission Nairobi
Information on job opportunities at the High Commission in Nairobi.
A vacancy has arisen at the British High Commission for a Mechanic. The BHC consists of 360 employees with a wide variety of experience and job roles, representing over 10 government departments working within Kenya and Somalia. The aim of the BHC is to help “build a more stable and prosperous Kenya”, and support British nationals who visit or live in Kenya.
The job is graded at A1L for which the current salary scale starts at KShs.112,883/- per month before deduction of tax. Where the jobholder is not liable to Kenyan tax the scale will be abated under HM Treasury rules and starts at Ksh.85,146/- per month to take account of the tax they would have paid.
The High Commission has a small workshop used for servicing and repairs of the official vehicle fleet. The position would suit a qualified mechanic with a good background in working on all aspects of vehicle repair. Particular experience of working with Landrovers, Toyotas and Isuzus would be an advantage, as would a solid background in electrical work.
• To work closely with the Transport Manager and team
The main duties include:
• Service, repair and maintain all official BHC, DFID vehicles.
• Maintain records of vehicles repaired in the workshop.
• Maintain workshop tools and equipment in good working order.
The successful candidate will be required to work on the maintenance and repair of all aspects of motor vehicles. They will source spares and liaise with local dealers to arrange maintenance work where this cannot be done in house. They will also carry out routine servicing of vehicles, advising customers on the condition of their vehicle and testing new vehicles for mechanical faults.
Below are the required skills:-
• Diagnostic skills;
• Ability to use integrated diagnostic equipment:
• Ability to test drive or examine how components interact with each other;
• IT skills;
• Working with Others – Treats others with consideration and respect. Works effectively and supportively with colleagues, both individually and in teams.
• Communicating – Provides information clearly and concisely. Willing to express own views and contribute to team discussions.
• Customer Focus – understands and focuses on customer needs.
• Delivering Results – Demonstrates the skills and motivation to complete all tasks competently, accurately and on time. Solves problems within own area of responsibility but knows when to seek guidance.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Kenya.
The British High Commission has not appointed any agents to process job applications or arrange interviews for this position and expects no fees to be paid to anyone.
Applications – (CV plus completed application form) clearly marked: – “A1L Mechanic” should be forwarded to the following address:
The Human Resources Manager British High Commission, Upper Hill Road
P.O. Box 30465 – 00100 Nairobi
Or by e-mail to: HR.Recruit@fco.gov.uk
Applications should be received on or before 30 July 2013. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview.
The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and staff management is conducted without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion or disability provided candidates are able to meet the requirements of the position advertised.
Download the Application form Application Form – A1(L) Mechanic [MS Word Document, 83.5KB]