Technical Works Group Leader A2 (13/19 KG)

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The British High Commission in Rwanda is responsible for developing and maintaining relations between the UK and Rwanda.

View Vacancy - Technical Works Group Leader A2 (13/19 KG)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category  Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory  Estates

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

Main purpose of job:

To lead all Technical Team and control their Works and ensure all the work done at the office and DFID&FCO properties comply with FCO standard. 

Roles and responsibilities 

The TWGL will be supervised by the Estate Manager B3 (L)

The main duties will include:

  • Supervise contractors and ensure that their works are up to UK standards, work are delivered according to maintainability and Compatibility according to  Health and Safety standards
  • To coach and mentor other technical staff (electrician, plumber and general technicians) and ensure they carry out work as Corporate Services Level Agreement
  • To liaise with the Estates Manager, and store manager on material required for technical works.
  • Drafting the specifications of required materials and techniques and methods to be used by technicians and contractors in technical works.
  • To monitor Technical works KPIs and ensure feedback from Customer is collected after each work has been completed and worked on
  • Communicate to customers on progress of works being done in their properties
  • Filling Estates related documents (Inspection reports, H&S documents, etc)
  • Work closely with the Estate Manager to ensure the annual preventive plan is implemented as per FCO policy and guidance
  • Work closely with Estates Manager to ensure that data on Pyramid is appropriately updated
  • To carry out any other tasks or instructions given by the line manager

Resources managed:  

  • Lead 2XS1 Technicians and 2 X S1 General Technicians
  • Supervision of Technical contractors

Essential qualifications, skills, and experience  

  • At least 3 years previous technical supervisory experience.
  • Having an advanced experience in electrical installation or electricity/A2 in electricity
  • Having a Diploma in Construction or equivalent
  • Technical Craft Certificate 
  • Having an experience or a knowledge in general property maintenance
  • A current full driving licence
  • Very good spoken Kinyarwanda and English Language both verbal and written
  • Basic computer literacy.

Desirable qualifications, skills, and experience  

  • Knowledge of electrical Installation to International Standards
  • Knowledge of metal Works, masonry and carpentry works
  • Knowledge of white goods reparations

Required competencies  

Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline   Application deadline - day Application deadline - month Application deadline - year

18 October 2019

Grade  A2 (L)

Type of Position  Permanent

Region  Africa

Country/Territory  Rwanda

Location (City)  Kigali

Type of Post  British High Commission

Starting monthly salary ()  RWF 776,071

Start Date   Start Date - day Start Date - month Start Date - year1 December 2019

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Learning and development opportunities:

There is ample opportunity to develop with FCO/Civil Service courses that offer world-class training incorporate service provision.  We have a generous training budget and we encourage staff to identify training to improve their performance and aid their career progression, in consultation with their line-manager. Online courses are encouraged.

Working patterns:

From 08.00 to 17.00 Monday to Thursday; 0800-1200 Friday; out of hours emergency response as necessary.

Any other information:

The British High Commission Kigali is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.

Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission Kigali are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to Rwandan employment law.

Medical Assurance: 100% Regional cover for staff and dependents

BHC pays 8.6% of staff statutory pension

Staff are entitled to 25 leave days per year

Paternity leave: 10 days

Maternity leave: 3 months fully paid

Additional information  

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kigali are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Rwanda.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit. 
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  1. Pay fees for the permit
  2. Make arrangements to relocate
  3. Meet the costs to relocation 
  • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so. 
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note:  EO=B3
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.


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