Maintenance Officer

  • Location:

    Lilongwe & Mzuzu , Malawi
  • Deadline:

    February 02, 2024
  • Experience

    4 Years
  • Posted:

    January 28, 2024

Company overview


Job Description

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services is a non-profit healthcare organization established in 1994 to contribute to the development of health for all Malawians including the vulnerable, marginalized, and excluded groups. With its operations both in Lilongwe and Mzuzu, Saint John of God Malawi is a key provider of tertiary and community-based mental health promotion and care including in prisons; early intervention services for children with both intellectual and physical disabilities; vocational
training for orphans & vulnerable youth including those with a disability; health care and other services for older persons; psychosocial counselling, stress and addiction management services; rehabilitation of street children; self-help group approach for women empowerment and tertiary level training in Psychiatric Nursing, Clinical Medicine-Mental Health, Psychosocial Counselling and
General Nursing. The organization seeks to recruit a qualified and experienced Maintenance Officer to fill a vacant post at its Mzuzu Service.

The Post

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Maintenance Officer will be responsible for coordinating all the
installation, maintenance, and repair works at our facilities in Mzuzu and Lilongwe. He/she will manage teams made up of workers and artisans who execute tasks according to project requirements and ensure the smooth running of upkeep or repair operations.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities (which include, but are not limited to);

  • Participate in the recruitment and managing of maintenance staff
  • Supervise maintenance staff and contractors at both Lilongwe and Mzuzu Centres
  • Contribute to the development of maintenance budget and ensure compliance
  • Organize and lead maintenance trainings
  • Set the maintenance schedules and allocate work
  • Facilitate development and review of maintenance policies and procedures
  • Order tools, supplies and equipment
  • Respond timely to maintenance requests
  • Lead safety inspections at worksites
  • Perform maintenance work as needed
  • Monitor inventory of materials and equipment
  • Conduct regular inspections to identify faulty equipment and perform repairs.
  • Evaluate worksites to determine necessary maintenance work
  • Escalate maintenance issues to management and recommend solutions
  • Participate in the coordination of projects
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and health and safety regulations



  • Diploma in Architecture/ Structural Engineering/Construction or related field
  • Those with City and Guilds Diploma or Advanced TEVET Certificate/Malawi Advanced Craft
    Certificate/Grade 1 Trade Test Certificate may be considered
  • A minimum of four years experience in maintenance of buildings.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work well in a team
  • Familiarity with maintenance tools and equipment
  • Ability to read technical manuals and blueprints
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Strict adherence to the organization’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy

Interested candidates meeting the requirements mentioned above, should send their application letters with Curriculum Vitae stating at least three traceable referees with email addresses and mobile phone numbers to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Saint John of God Hospitaller Services
P. O. Box 744


The closing date for receiving applications is 2nd February 2024.