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Facility Maintenance Officer at NIMR February, 2020 Job Description
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The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children. The Institute is mandated to carry out, control, coordinate, register, monitor, evaluate and promote health research in Tanzania. The Institute is looking for qualified, competent and self-motivated personnel to fill the position of Facility Maintenance Officer based at NIMR Headquarters in Dar es Salaam.



The main role of the Facilities Maintenance Officer is to perform routine maintenance tasks for the NIMR buildings and surroundings at the Headquarters. The position entails provision of technical support and advice to Management related to the building systems and infrastructure encompassing Plumbing, Electrical, Security, Air-conditioning, Security and Fire Systems, Cold rooms and storage facilities, Painting, Structural, Carpentry and Mechanical systems.



The position requires strong practical and technical abilities to inspect, troubleshoot and provide solutions and to identify service vendors when needed.

Applicant should have complex problem-solving skills, decision-making, critical thinking, time- management and team working skills.

Applicant must have ability to work well with self-supervisory skills, good verbal and written communication skills.



Perform preventative maintenance of the building systems encompassing plumbing, electrical, security, fire, air-condition, mechanical and control systems and related components; test system competency and component devices and evaluate performance.

Repair and maintain a variety of facilities systems, components and structures; repair building plumbing, electrical systems, door hardware and software, fire and life safety protection equipment/systems, sensors and related hardwareandsoftware;constructand maintain indoor/ outdoor facilities, lights and related; conduct structural inspections for safety and painting. Identify repair and maintenance areas requiring the assistance of contractor/vendors. Participate in estimates and evaluations of project costs; monitor work of vendors or contractors; assist in the review of new construction or remodel plans to assure compliance with facility maintenance standards.

Conduct regular inspections to identify faulty equipment/systems and perform repairs where and when it is necessary.


Holder of Ordinary Diploma or Full Technician Certificate (FTC) or NTA level 6 in Electrical Engineering or related field, with at-least three (3) years proven working experience in similar field. Higher Diploma (NTA level 7) will be an added advantage.


Two (2) years renewable contract, subject to performance.


Attractive Salary and fringe benefits will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application letters should be accompanied by typed Curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic qualifications and other relevant certificates together with the names & addresses of at least three reputable referees, phone numbers and e-mail address.The letters should reach the undersigned within 14 days from the first date of this advertisement. Only successful candidates will be contacted.


Director General,
National Institute for Medical Research,
3 Barack Obama Drive,
P.O. Box 9653,
11101 Dar es Salaam.

Email submissions are encouraged. Use the following email address: [email protected]


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