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HEAD OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Closing Date: 16th of April
Nigeria
Posted 2 weeks ago

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO A LEADING AFRICA-BASED CROP CENTER AND MEMBER OF CGIAR DEDICATED TO CREATING AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS AIMED AT TACKLING AFRICA’S MOST PRESSING CHALLENGES

 

The position is in IITA-Headquarters, Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

Background

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, the Institute improves livelihoods, enhances food and nutrition security, increases employment, and preserves natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food-secure future.

 

Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

 

The Position

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the internationally recruited position of Head of Facilities Management Services (FMS).

 

We are looking for an experienced Manager who will be responsible for coordinating, planning, and leading all Facilities Management Services (FMS) of IITA, which include Automotive Services, Transport Pool, Building and Grounds, Construction, Electronics, and Instrumentation Services, Heavy Equipment and Fabrication, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Power supply and generation, Production of potable water supply to campus, Sewage treatment, Management of a large housing estate of 88 houses/apartments. The person should be a highly technical skilled, experienced, flexible, forward-looking, and motivated leader who is also not afraid to get her/his hands dirty. A people person with excellent interpersonal skills who can bring our FMS to international standards and provide excellent services for our users.

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for preserving the good condition of infrastructure and ensuring that facilities are safe and well-functioning. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, up to date with modern, and especially greener, technologies, and optimize the use of space and equipment while reducing operating costs.

 

The Head of FMS reports to the Deputy Director-General for Corporate Services and will have the following key responsibilities:

 

  • Lead and coordinate Facilities Management Services.
  • Manage and lead the FMS teams: Automotive Services, Transport Pool, Building and Grounds, Construction, Electronics and Instrumentation Services, Heavy Equipment and Fabrication, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Power supply and generation, Production of potable water supply to campus, Sewage treatment, Management of a large housing estate of 88 houses/ apartments.
  • Supervise, develop, appraise, and retain staff to deliver services in a client-focused, efficient and effective manner.
  • Prepare work schedules and outline work assignments.
  • Plan and coordinate training for staff to ensure they have the knowledge and skills needed for operating and maintaining current and future systems and technologies.
  • Lead on preventive maintenance programs for laboratory analytical instruments, office equipment, housing infrastructure, systems, vehicles, HT power grid distribution network, and heavy earth-moving equipment.
  • Utilize in-house technical skills and technologies and propose outsourcing wherever it will be economical and technically feasible.
  • Assist in preparing technical feasibility studies and cost estimates on new projects.
  • Oversee construction projects and liaise on infrastructure, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Ensure the safety and security of all installations and take responsibility for health and security standards.
  • Coordinate the proper functioning of the FMS central helpline staff and act as a liaison between FMS and other service units, clients, suppliers, etc.
  • Review and approve purchase requests. Maintain inventory and ensure adequate supply of materials, parts, and related equipment and supplies in collaboration with the Supply Chain/ Procurement unit, by proposing and adjusting Re-order levels (ROL) of critical items.
  • Manage capital and operational budgets as well as plan and monitor expenditures.
  • Take part in the One CGIAR Business Operations Community of Practice to leverage collaborative and shared services.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:

 

Educational Qualifications and Experience

The candidate should have a minimum of BSc or an equivalent degree in Engineering, Facilities Management, or a related field.

 

Core Competencies and Qualities

  • Relevant work experience of at least 10 years, in an international, multicultural organization or company, with experience in Africa.
  • Expertise in at least three (3) of the service areas, one of which should preferably be civil or building structures with adequate experience in modern construction practices.
  • Excellent working knowledge of current and future technologies, including renewable energy solutions.
  • Strong technical and practical skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and finance principles.
  • Strong critical/analytical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, with Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion understanding and strong cultural awareness.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills; working knowledge of French would be an advantage.

 

General information: The contract will be for an initial period of three years. IITA offers an internationally competitive remuneration package paid in US Dollars.

 

IITA is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.

 

Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than 16th April 2024, 23:59 GMT. Please indicate in the Subject’ of the email the title “application for the post of IITA _ HEAD OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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