Handyman/Gardner

 
High School   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 681
Date Posted:Jun 19, 2022
Reference:Handyman/Gardner
Closing Date:Jun 24, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Service Management
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:2 - 4 Years
Contract Duration:12 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Maybe
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About IFRC:

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network established by and comprised of member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 192 countries. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The IFRC is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional, country cluster teams and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency, coordination, and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the Movement; and expanding engagement with partners.

 

IFRC has had a consistent presence in Afghanistan since 1990 to support the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) in its organizational development, auxiliary role and outreach, humanitarian diplomacy, partnership development, humanitarian response operations, and longer-term programming. A core part of IFRC’s mission is to coordinate and support the work of member National Societies, driving the transformations that are essential for the IFRC network to fulfil its full potential as a global humanitarian actor - engaged, accountable and trusted – and to deliver on an agreed agenda. The IFRC Secretariat as well as engages with the ICRC on Movement Coordination and Cooperation in line with an existing Movement Cooperation Agreement. In addition to the ICRC and the IFRC Secretariat, other Movement partners with a presence in Afghanistan are Canadian Red Cross, Danish Red Cross, Norwegian Red Cross, Qatar Red Crescent Society and Turkish Red Crescent.

 

Currently, Afghanistan is reeling from a complex humanitarian crisis resulting from a convergence conflict, drought, food insecurity, displacement, COVID-19, gaps in health services and economic hardships among others. In response to ballooning humanitarian needs, the IFRC launched an Emergency Appeal and expanded its Operational Plan as well as its COVID-19 Response Plan to support ARCS in scaling up its humanitarian response alongside ongoing or new longer-term programmes. The collective funding requirements of the IFRC Secretariat for Afghanistan in 2022 are CHF 65 million. IFRC will support ARCS programming under three pillars: Pillar 1 on addressing immediate humanitarian needs; Pillar 2 on supporting recovery and bridging to development, and; Pillar 3 on strengthening local response capacity. In view of the scaled-up IFRC-supported operations and programmes, the capacity of IFRC in Afghanistan is being bolstered. The capacity will also enable IFRC to support ARCS with more rigorous, systemic, and structured coordination, collaboration, and cooperation towards a more efficient and effective implementation of its Strategic Plan 2021-2025. International Foundation of red cross and red crescent societies.

Job Summary:

Assist facilities unit in keeping good works to guarantee the safety of individuals by observing and alerting of faulty equipment’s, services and surroundings and look after the office and residences compound gardening and ensure green environment.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist electronic and transport mechanics in daily assignments for e.g., helping them in stocks movement, in and out of the stocks, cleaning the stocks managing, and etc.
  • Responsible for the cleaning of the office compound removing the rubbish drums.
  • Assigned for physical works, all goods to be carried from yard to upstairs and wise versa.
  • During the winter he is responsible to install, cleaning and refuelling all the heaters.
  • Keeping good records of expenses made on the repair and purchase of office equipment and presenting them upon request by management.
  • Fix doors in the organization and change the locks if they are bad.
  • Carry out carpentry works by fixing furniture.
  • Repair electrical gadgets, repair plumbing appliances, provision of the fuel for generators in office.
  • Repair mailbox and replace when necessary. Carry out flooring works, helping in refuelling of office all cars.
  • Must have some knowledge of plumbing and should be able to fix minor plumbing works that may arise in the organization.
  • Repair and replace general hardware. Remove stains and paint building when necessary.
  • Attend to members of staff promptly when called upon.
  • To deliver administrative/operative duties in accordance with clear and detailed procedures in order to provide a high-quality service.
  • To respond to routine internal/external enquiries from the ARCS or external parties. 
  • To maintain positive working relationships with ARCS partners.


Gardener/ Gardening:

  • Plants, transplants, fertilizes, applies chemicals, waters, prunes, and weeds flower beds and plant areas.
  • Maintains flowers, bushes, trees, and shrubs.
  • Implements detailed landscape plans.
  • Plants and propagates bedding plants; may manage greenhouse operations, as applicable.
  • Assists in the work direction and on-the-job training of other personnel.
  • Picks up and disposes of litter.
  •  May assist in various maintenance activities as required.
  • May operate a motor vehicle to transport materials and equipment, as appropriate to the position.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • May oversee and/or assist with snow removal activities.
  • May irrigate, mow, rake, and trim lawns and/or athletic fields.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Security and administration

  • Carry out tasks in this area as delegated by the HoD, Security Manager and report to Security Manager regarding any security related incidents or relevant information.

 

ARCS Capacity Development Support

  • To maintain positive working relationships with ARCS partners.
  • To respond to routine internal/external enquiries from the ARCS or external parties.  

 

Duties applicable to all staff


  • Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager


Job Requirement:

  • Basic knowledge of reading, writings 
  • Experience of good communication 
  • Red Cross/Red Crescent experience
  • Work experience in the humanitarian organization or Governmental departments 
  • Knowledge in Federation or movement partners
  • Basic spoken and written English
  • Local common languages knowledge (Dari and Pushto)


Core competencies

  • A good degree of competence in Teamwork; commitment to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement; integrity & personal conduct; flexibility; imitative & direction; interpersonal skills; resilience 
  • The person specification may vary due to operation requirements

 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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