Temporary Groundskeeper

at HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya
Published May 29, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

HIAS seeks to recruit a Temporary Grounds Keeper who will be responsible for cleanliness and ground maintenance of HIAS Offices when needed.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Ensuring that yard work and maintenance of outdoor areas is carried out to the recognized satisfactory standard and at the frequencies laid down by the organization and ensuring that all work is carried out safely.

Keeping the compound clean, trimming the fences, trees and shrubs and tending to the flowers

Ensure that routine repairs and maintenance of offices is carried out to the recognized satisfactory standard and at the frequencies laid down by the organization and ensuring that all work is carried out safely.

Drawing to the attention of the appropriate authorities, any repair or maintenance work required at the offices.

Record every incident/accident that occurs in the building, e.g. power failure, water seepage, alarm ringing, and notify those responsible for appropriate follow-up action

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education

 

Kenya Secondary School Certification

Experience

 

Experience as a Grounds Keeper or in related field for not less than 1 year

Skills

 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously

Outstanding customer service skills

Proven ability to work effectively individually and with a team

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)

Knowledge in PSEA

DISCLAIMER:

 

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required or permanent location. Location is subject to change based on programmatic needs. Flexibility is essential as we grow and develop. The successful candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing work environment with many crucial deadlines. All team members may be required to perform duties outside of their normal work hours of responsibilities as needed.

 

SAMPLE HIRING PROCESS:

 

We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process:

 

Step 1: Submit your application!

 

Step 2: Phone screen with a Human Resources staff person.

 

Step 3: Interview with the hiring manager.

 

Step 4: Interview with a panel of HIAS employees.

 

Step 5: Reference check.

 

Step 6: Offer and background check.

 

Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

 

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.

 

ABOUT US:

 

Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts and history of the Jewish people—a history of oppression, displacement and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

 

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission and values.

 

VISION:

 

HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and opportunity.

 

MISSION:

 

Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.

 

VALUES:

 

Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • הכנסת אורחים (Hachnasat Orchim)

 

We Welcome the Stranger

 

Justice • Justicia • Justice • צדק (Tzedek)

 

We Pursue Justice

 

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • חסד (Chesed)

 

We Approach our Clients with Empathy

 

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • חברותא (Chevruta)

 

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

 

Courage • Coraje • Courage • אומץ (Ometz)

 

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

 

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • רוח (Ruach)

 

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience

 

DIVERSITY:

 

HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation or other legally protected status.

 

How to apply

 

Please send a cover letter and resume indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/T-GK/05/2022 on the subject line.

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