Medecins Sans Frontieres Maintenance Agent Job

Objective of the Position:

Perform repair / maintenance / construction works, according to the supervisor’s instructions and MSF standards, in order to ensure proper operations and prevent faults / deterioration of MSF equipment / installations / infrastructures.

The successful candidate is expected to work from one of the MSF offices in Nairobi, Kenya (specifically, between Coordination Office and the MSF Kenya Supply Office.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Perform regular maintenance of MSF installations / equipment / infrastructures (base, house, store, warehouse, health centre, hospital, etc.),
  • Checking and ensuring the maintenance of MSF premises and facilities, as well as the general water supply, electrical, walls, ceilings etc. and security conditions. In this sense, making inspection visits to assess the rehabilitation needs of facilities.
  • Carry out all minor works (construction, repairs, rectification of electrical, plumbing and drainage system) as well as any task identified by the employee and approved by the line manager.
  • In the event of faults / deterioration, diagnose the problem and propose possible solutions to the line manager and/or technical adviser.
  • Supervise and check the quality of the work carried out by subcontractors and supervise.
  • Perform any necessary tests / checks to confirm the proper operation of the installation or equipment after repair.
  • Carry out and conduct regular preventive maintenance for all equipment installations on the premises.
  • Ensure that necessary corrective maintenance/services are followed and that maintenance plans are kept up to date.
  • Carrying out and updating the electrical installations inventory in MSF missions’ facilities and performing annual maintenance procedures and safety checks across facilities in the project. Executing any needed tests after any repair or maintenance.
  • Checking the maintenance of the various open spaces (gardens, courtyards…) and ensuring that domestic waste is correctly discarded
  • Perform weekly checks and cleaning of sand traps and other wastewater manholes around the office premise.
  • Ensure effective management, protection and care of work tools (including site installations under the employee’s supervision) and keep the workshop tidy.
  • Ensure that there are adequate stocks of consumables and materials for minor repairs and manage those stocks; placing orders in time.
  • Keep all documents related to installations / equipment / infrastructures in order and update them regularly.
  • Immediately inform the line manager of any problems that arise in the course of the work, particularly about damage, loss, theft or attempted break-ins. pitching tents and assist logistics department for any related work needed.

Qualifications & Requirements:


  • Essential: Electrician certificate or recognized formal training
  • Mandatory: Plumbing Certificate mandatory Literacy and Basic maths (BoQs, quotations)

Knowledge & Experience:


  • At least 2 years proven all-round maintenance experience
  • At least 2 years proven technician experience
  • Proven experience in pool maintenance
  • Ability to plan, budget and carry out common housing infrastructure repairs
  • Proven carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills.


Fluency in English and Kiswahili


Commitment to MSF principles, Behavioural Flexibility, Stress Management, Teamwork & Cooperation, Service Oriented.

How To Apply

Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF and KRA PIN certificate). Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to ONLY submit a motivation letter and an updated curriculum vitae as a single file (in pdf-format), mentioning on the subject email line “Maintenance Agent”, to:

The HR Coordinator 

Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium (Kenya) 


Deadline for application: 30th March 2024