Location: Sudan
Closing date: 06 Mar 2008
Job Description

International Mechanic Mine Action, Nuba Mountains in Sudan

DanChurchAid (DCA) is a Danish non-governmental organisation that aims to assist the poorest groups of the populations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Today, DCA has Humanitarian Mine Action activities in Albania, Angola, Burundi, DR Congo, Lebanon, and Sudan.
For a more comprehensive introduction visit the DCA HMA website at www.danchurchaid.org/hma.

Job Summary:

The International Mechanic is responsible for assessment of the local DCA mechanic capacity in terms of human resources and equipment, in particular the vehicle fleet. He/she is responsible for the training of the local mechanics and building up their technical skills on a day to day basis.

The International Mechanic is responsible for proposing and organizing specific trainings for local personnel, and planning for upgrading of workshop technical capacity in terms of equipment.

He/she is overall responsible for repair and maintenance of the vehicle fleet as well as other repairs (e.g. generators) in the camp and guesthouse in Kadugli, and the office in Khartoum. The position is based in HMA South Kordofan field office in Kadugli, with possible travels to Khartoum and Alobeid.

The International Mechanic will report directly to the Logistics Officer. The person will be responsible for supervising staff in the workshop.Responsibilities:

1. Capacity Building of local mechanics with focus on transfer of knowledge and build up of technical skills.

1. Assess qualifications of DCA mechanic workshop personnel and
- identify needed training
- undertake such training
2. Review and adapt effective workshop procedures to ensure:
- regular vehicle maintenance, including maintenance system
- vehicle worksheets
- vehicle records
- vehicle amortisation system
3. Organise workshop personnel and update job descriptions
4. Supervise workshop personnel
5. Assess workshop capacity vis-à-vis needs, and recommend best handling of maintenance and repairs
6. Undertake repairs, including generators and other mechanical related equipment
7. Define the needed spare-part stocks (and items ) in workshop
8. Review and adapt individual vehicle logbooks including:
- user authorisation (name, purpose, destination),
- pre-start checks,
- sign over checks,
- driver responsibilities,
- Kilometre entries start/stop.
- fuel consumption,
9. Train drivers in all weather/all terrain driving & winch use
10. Train local and expats personnel in maintenance of generators
11. Identify prober local workshop and negotiate agreements and procedures for the use of local workshop
12. Identify shops where spare parts can be purchased
13. Coordinate with the DCA ProLog in order to follow procedures for purchasing e.g. EU regulations

Key Qualifications:
- Graduated mechanic
- Prior experience with 4 WD engines
- Able to communicate in English
- Focused working attitude
- Flexible
- Good understanding of other cultures/professions
- Willing to work in a developing country in strenuous conditions
- Field mechanic experience

- Experience from working in a developing country
- Prior experience with Toyata Landcruiser, Toyata Hilux, Yamaha Bigbear, car electrics, trucks/tractor, tire repairs and welding.
- Prior experience as electrician (wiring, maintenance)

Additional Considerations:
- The International Mechanics is to abide by the policies set by DCA and represents the organization in a loyal and responsible manner.
- Sudan represents a strong challenge in terms of working environment and living conditions.

To successfully cope with strong hardship of the post, the candidate:
- must have a strong team working attitude
- should have a previous experience in hardship countries
- should have a good deal of patience and sense of humour

Application and Interview
- We offer a 6-month contract with a start date April 1, 2008 or as soon as possible.

Please state the reasons for applying for this specific position, as we will only consider motivated applications. Applicants short listed for interviews will be contacted.
Vacancies Contact
HR Consultant Gitte Krogh: gkr@dca.dk