24 Feb 2021

Facilities Manager at West Africa Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC)

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Job Description

Job Summary

• The candidate will be responsible for planning and coordinating the construction, installation, refurbishment, maintenance and security of various physical facilities of the Centre including buildings, equipment’s and vehicles.
• The candidate will work closely with the Physical Development and Municipal Services, and the Logistics Directorates of the University of Ghana to accomplish project objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Coordinate planning and construction of WAGMC Building Complex, working with the Centre’s Environmental and Social
• Safeguards Officer and the Procurement Officer to inspect building materials and to ensure compliance of proper construction methods
• Coordinate the use, and maintain records of the condition of assets; develop and keep maintenance record of all assets:
• Ensure assets meet health and safety standards as well as legal requirements
• Develop and monitor preventive maintenance programmes for all assets to ensure optimum functioning
• Ensure offices and research laboratories are properly cleaned, well lit, have access to water and fumigated as required to ensure suitability of the work environment
• Manage all refurbishments, renovations, office relocations and movement of assets to ensure smooth execution of moving plans
• Research and keep record of costs related to deep cleaning, waste disposal, security and parking in order to contribute to budgetary planning by management
• Liaise with suppliers and vendors contracted to provide goods and services to ensure compliance with contractual agreements
• Plan and conduct safety training programmes for personnel

Qualification Required & Experience

• Master’s degree in Facilities Management Building Engineering or related field
• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in facilities/properties management
• Ability to manage varied and complex workload under high pressure situations Technical knowledge and understanding of building services
• High proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel, Word and intermediate Power Point skill
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills including fluency in English, ability to communicate effectively with different groups; maintain respectful demeanour towards colleagues, suppliers and representatives of partner institutions, and have good report writing skills
• Good computer literacy skills, with competencies in spreadsheets, word processing, power point, electronic communications applications, including teleconferencing

Location: Accra

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 21 March, 2021

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