Evidence Action Engineering and Research Technician Job in Nairobi Kenya June 2014
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems and disseminates information about what works and what does not to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.
About Evidence Action: We are assuming management and growth responsibility for two programs tested and incubated at Innovations for Poverty Action that are currently making a difference in the lives of millions of people in Africa and Asia: the Deworm the World Initiative (DTW) and Dispensers for Safe Water Initiative (DSW). Evidence Action scales proven development interventions and crafts resilient business models for long run success.
About Dispensers for Safe Water: Each year, over 1.8 million children under the age of five die from diarrhea, a leading cause of which is unsafe drinking water. DSW is an entrepreneurial team tasked with scaling the Chlorine Dispenser System (CDS) – a proven innovation for dramatically expanding access to water treatment at extremely low cost.
DSW’s work is growing rapidly – we currently serve over 1 million people in Kenya, our primary country of operations, and plan to reach 25 million in the next 5 years. Our program has ambitious plans to expand in 2-3 countries in the coming 2 years.
Job Purpose: The Technician will be part of the program’s Engineering and Research team, playing an important role in dispenser production and assembly at Nairobi workshop in the industrial area.
Description of Duties
- Responsible for the chlorine dispenser assembly in the workshop within quality standards including but not limited to drilling, riveting, and sheet metal stamping and forming
- Workshop inventory and maintaining appropriate security during Chlorine assembly and after
- Mentor casual/temporary staffs to ensure focus on efficiency and quality.
- Monitoring the operation of tools and equipment and advice if defective for them to be repaired.
- Packaging of the Chlorine Dispenser for export in their packages.
- Following protocols to inspect parts for quality control as directed by the Associate: Engineering and Research
- General support to engineering team by raising engineering technical defects on the hardware parts
- Supporting ongoing research projects by following data collection protocols as needed
- Monitoring hardware components failure/defects during assembly and informing the E&R Associate
- A Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechatronics.
- Higher Diploma is desirable.
- Experience in light manufacture.
- At least 1 year work experience
- Contacts with manufactures in Nairobi is desirable.
- Tanking pride in quality of work
- Independent, proactive and willing to take initiative
- Hands-on, strong knowledge of tools and manufacturing processes supply and logistics duties
Applications can be submitted by email to email@example.com, please ensure that the subject line reads: “Technician: Engineering and Research” REF NO: DSW-2014-06-03.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by Technician: Engineering and Research. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that Evidence Action will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.