Average: 2.9 (53 votes)


University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)  Butaro, Rwanda


Job Title: Plumber

Reports to: Facilities Manager

Location: Butaro, Burera District, Rwanda
 Position Overview:
This position is responsible for providing plumbing maintenance and installation services to the Campus water and sewerage systems to ensure proper distribution of water and disposal.

  • Provide regular maintenance of water and sewerage pipes within the Campus through repairs or replacement of broken or old pipes to curb any leakages;
  • Install and fix sanitary appliances in Campus buildings to ensure the usability of the same and proper water connection needed for their operation based on need;
  • Participate in the preparation of water pipes installation sketches for new buildings so as to guide in the installation process as well as ensure proper coverage of the building;
  • Install and maintain plumbing systems in the campus premises in accordance with the appropriate regulations to an approved standard;
  • Carry out a full range of plumbing, general maintenance, and replacements;
  • Repair and maintain plumbing system by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes and opening clogged drains; repairs and maintain internal plumbing systems and external drains; cleans plumbing systems utilizing appropriate equipment;
  • Complete reports on all inspections, checks and remedial works carried out including the use of computer software for recording details for which instruction will be given;
  • Prepare equipment and plans for plumbing job by reading blueprints, coordinating with co-workers and assembling appropriate equipment;
  • Inspect structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe;
  • Inspect and investigate leaks to determine appropriate actions to resolve and repair; maintains, installs, and replaces various plumbing pipes, fittings, fixtures, valves, and other related appliances within campus facilities and infrastructure according to the international plumbing code; and,
  • Travel to other UGHE sites to provide plumbing maintenance support whenever its needed.


  • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in the provision of plumbing services and maintenance;
  • Diploma or Craft Certificate in Plumbing and pipe installation from a recognized institution;
  • Computer skills in word processing, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the health and safety practices applicable;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative; must be a quick learner, able to multi-task and easily adapt to changing circumstances;
  • Ability to install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems;
  • Knowledge of legal restrictions and safety rules;
  • Ability to test pipes for leakages;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, partners, and clients;
  • Advanced organizational skills and capacity to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Ability to effectively work on a team in a complex, fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated maturity and judgment;
  • Passion for social justice and desire to contribute to global health education; and,
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and organizations.

 Organizational Profile: 
The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade. 
Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.