Campus Facilities Captain

Position Title: Campus Facilities Captain
Location: Jos, Nigeria
Status: Full-Time
Reports to: Nigeria Site Director
Works closely with: Nigeria Site Staff
Position summary: Supports site programs by meeting maintenance, building and landscaping needs for Back2Back Ministries.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Inspect all ministry site areas including children’s homes, office spaces, school, and grounds, to identify problem areas, mechanical failure, breakdowns, and maintenance needs
  • Repair and/or oversee repair of plumbing, electrical and safety systems as required — and according to personal ability
  • Keep appliances, machines, and tools in peak operating condition
  • Organize and maintain an inventory of tools, hardware, plumbing, and electrical supplies
  • Perform maintenance and light repairs 
  • Perform and/or oversee routine landscaping of the campus grounds 
  • Ensure campus facilities are well maintained and presentable for visitors
  • Paint and fill gaps or crevices in masonry walls 
  • Undertake duties as assigned or emergency tasks
  • Identify and report the need for major repairs 
  • Develop and maintain a team of ministry partners that fully fund the position 
  • Other duties as assigned

Required education and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of living and working in Nigeria is preferred
  • Plumbing and electrical training/certification or professional experience with same
  • Documented/proven experience as a handyman
  • Experience with carpentry, hardware, tools, plumbing, and electrical equipment 
  • High School diploma or equivalent

Required skills and abilities:

  • Have a clear understanding of and commitment to Back2Back’s mission and vision
  • Adhere to and share the Back2Back Statement of Faith, Cultural Values, and Standards of a Staff Member
  • Operate with basic competency in Microsoft Office and Google applications
  • Basic skills and knowledge of construction and how things work (and within developing countries)
  • Can lead workers effectively as well as interns in projects
  • Run errands, buy materials, and withdraw money/cash checks at the bank
  • A keen eye for detail and quality
  • Basic math skills
  • Good communication ability 
  • Well-organized and apt in problem-solving
  • Read and interpret blueprints and architectural drawings
  • Create basic plans for electrical and plumbing systems
  • Teachable
  • Cultural knowledge and sensitivity 
  • Strong time management skills– stays on schedule and on task
  • Capacity to accomplish the work creatively, with limited resources, and safely
  • Adaptability to different circumstances and working conditions
  • Demonstrates good judgment and decision-making skills

This job description is intended to convey essential information about the scope and requirements of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties or responsibilities associated with the role. Staff may be assigned tasks other than those specifically listed in this description in order to further the goals of the role or of the organization.

Back2Back Ministries is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults as outlined in the Back2Back Safeguarding Policy. We recognize the effectiveness of safe recruitment and are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding. 

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