Civil Infrastructure Officer

May 28, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    May 28, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    June 10, 2024
  • Experience
    5 Years
  • Gender
    Both
  • Qualification
    Certificate
  • Organization
    Partners In Health (PIH)
  • Required Languages
    English, Krio

Job Description

 

                  Vacancy Announcement

Job title:    Civil Infrastructure Officer
Work Location: Kono District, Sierra Leone
Department: Infrastructure
Reports to:  Civil Engineer
Line Management  Yes
Requisition # 4189
Duration of Contract Twelve (12) Months with possibility of extension
Application Status External Advert
Organisation Profile 
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview
We are currently in search of experienced and detail-oriented Civil Coordinators to oversee the efficient operation and maintenance of civil infrastructure within our hospital. The ideal candidates will lead the civil team (masons, Painters & carpenters), scheduling shifts, and managing duty rotations. They will coordinate with other departments for maintenance activities and ensure strict compliance with safety regulations and building codes. Additionally, they will be responsible for reporting and maintaining an inventory of necessary materials, coordinating with procurement and engineers when required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Operational Responsibilities:

• Oversee the planning and construction of civil infrastructure operations/assets to ensure smooth functioning throughout the hospital.

• Conduct regular checks and inspections during the operations of civil systems, such as structural components, building envelopes, and external facilities, to promptly identify and address any potential issues.

• Ensure that maintenance tasks are performed according to schedule to uphold the reliability and efficiency of civil infrastructure.

• Create and maintain a safe working environment for staff, ensuring optimal performance and adherence to safety protocols.

• Keep accurate and detailed records of operational parameters and any issues encountered during the operations of civil infrastructure.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• Schedule shifts, Delegate tasks and manage the rotation of duties within the civil maintenance teams (Masons, Painters & Carpenters).

• Coordinate with other departments for any necessary maintenance activities, ensuring minimal disruptions to hospital operations.

• Ensure compliance with safety regulations and protocols within the civil maintenance teams, providing guidance and oversight to maintain a safe working environment.

• Maintain inventory of materials & tools for civil systems and coordinate with procurement/engineer when needed to ensure adequate resources for maintenance.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment
At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Partners In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partner In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during emploment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures
Qualifications/Requirements
Technical Competencies:

  • Possession of a National Diploma or equivalent education in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience and supervisory role in maintaining various civil infrastructure systems within a hospital or similar setting, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Proficiency in environmental, health, and safety practices relevant to civil infrastructure operation.
  • Skilled in conducting basic troubleshooting and monitoring tasks related to civil infrastructure maintenance and operation.

Supervisory Competencies:

  • Ability to effectively guide and direct the civil maintenance team, ensuring tasks are completed efficiently and organizational goals are achieved.
  • Capacity to collaborate closely with other departments to coordinate maintenance activities and ensure seamless operations of civil infrastructure.
  • Competence in managing materials & tools inventory and coordinating with procurement and engineers to ensure necessary resources are available for maintenance of civil works.
  • Aptitude for resolving issues efficiently and making effective decisions to optimize operations and minimize disruptions in civil infrastructure.
  • Proficiency in clear and effective communication, both oral and written, with team members and stakeholders to foster open communication and positive relationships within the civil maintenance team.
Social Justice
We are a global health and social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most. We strive to ease suffering by placing patients at the center of all care, bringing the benefits of modern medicine to all.
Method of application
Interested candidates are required to apply by email to pihslrcruitment@pih.org   In your application, please ensure to include names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees not later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Monday 10th June 2024