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PEACE CORPS/ZAMBIA General Worker VA- 04/2021 2  

United States Peace Corps wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of General Worker.

Location: Lusaka

Work Schedule: Full Time 44 hours/Week

Starting Salary: ZMW 83,651.00/Annum

General Description

The General Worker is responsible for the general maintenance of office spaces, buildings, and grounds including for the office compound. S/he will assist with minor building and equipment repairs and maintenance and for the unloading, loading, and delivery of equipment and supplies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Plants and maintains grass lawns.
  • Provides maintenance and care for plants, shrubs and trees (prepares soil and plants, waters, fertilizes, weeds, sprays, trims, prunes, plants/transplants, etc.)
  • Maintains public areas, parking lots, loading docks, service corridors and storage rooms in a clean, safe and efficient manner.
  • Maintains sidewalks, driveways, curbs, paved areas, porches, and water channels free of trash, dirt, leaves and weeds.
  • General cleaning of all ground/lawn spaces.
  • Assists in conversion of the property for events based on directions provided by supervisors.
  • Assists in the setting of tables, chairs, and other equipment for events, as needed.
  • Assist under supervision in repairing various items, systems and/or components (e.g. furniture, floors, roofs, ceilings, windows, electrical, plumbing etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that items are available and in safe working condition.

Other Duties Will Include But Not Limited To:  

  • Unload incoming supplies, including the opening of pallets and un-packaging of boxes.
  • Delivery of requested supplies and/or furniture to respective offices.
  • Help to move furniture in offices and rearrange as requested.

Required Qualifications

In order to be selected for this position, the applicant must submit a cover letter and CV that clearly documents how they meet each of the following mandatory requirements including three (3) written work references. Copies of educational certificates should be provided and a statement specifying whether or not they have a RSO security document on file with Peace Corps or another USG agency in-country should also be provided.

  • Five years Gardening/Landscaping/General Maintenance (buildings and equipment) work experience with a proven professional work record is required. Possession of certificate in gardening/landscaping or agriculture from a reputable institution will be an added advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of plant care and lawn maintenance including knowledge of sun, water and fertilizer requirements of different plants.
  • Basic working knowledge of building and equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to speak and understand English.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment with at least two years’ experience working for an international and multi-cultural organization.

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted by close of business (17 hours) December 22, 2021 .

Only email applications will be accepted and should be addressed to:

Email : [email protected] clearly stating your name and position applied for in the subject line of your email (E.g. John Doe, General Worker – Lusaka)

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and no telephone inquiries will be entertained.

The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]

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