Building Maintenance Specialist

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Building Maintenance Specialist

  • Post Date:March 8, 2022
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  • Career Level Specialist
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Closure Date: 11/Mar/2022, 12:59:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FRZIM
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Zimbabwe-Harare
Duration: 6 months (WAE)
Post Number: N/A

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is an intergovernmental organization with more than 191 member nations. Since its inception in 1945, FAO has worked to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security. FAO operates at country, sub-regional and regional levels with its headquarters based in Rome.

Reporting Lines: Working under the responsibility of the FAO Representative in Zimbabwe and overall supervision of the International Administrative Officer, the incumbent will provide the following services:

Technical Focus: General office maintenance and repairs

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate and provide a full range of site maintenance and installation works to ensure preventive maintenance and installation for Generators, water heaters, etc is carried out regularly ensuring all equipment is functioning well.
  • Attend to general repairs to the interior of the building
  • Perform tasks such as painting walls, replacing light bulbs and assembling tables and desks.
  • Install light bulbs, doors, cabinets and carpet
  • Replace washers, faucets and seals on malfunctioning plumbing equipment, repairing leaky faucets and clean clogged drains, install and repair sprinklers.
  • Perform minor welding services as needed
  • Responsible for alerting the International Administrative Officer of any unusual occurrence and/or damage that may have taken place or that may occur.
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting on all work being performed by outside contractors
  • Monitors, reports and maintains all building systems as assigned.
  • Undertake asset physical verification and stock taking periodically as requested by the supervisor.
  • Install, maintain and repair all kinds of electrical equipment and appliances including wiring and distribution systems to ensure safe and sound reliable working environment in compliance with electrical standards
  • Perform regular and ad hoc installations, repairs and maintenance of plumbing systems and components to ensure all installations meet safety standards


Minimum Requirements

  • Five Ordinary level passes and a Diploma with a minimum of 2 years Technical School training in the relevant area(s)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in general office maintenance, repairs, renovations, plumbing and/or carpentry.
  • UN or International NGO experience is desirable
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English
  • Zimbabwe National or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • General and practical knowledge of the responsibilities involved in the position necessary.
  • Proven ability in Lifting (approximately 50 lbs), climbing (ladders, stairs, etc.), bending or stooping, extended periods of walking, regular exposure to weather conditions.
  • Ability to operate power/hand tools.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have queries, please contact: [email protected]
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website:


  • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile HERE. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at
  • Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
  • Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
  • Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
  • We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: [email protected]