Apply: AfDB Facility Support Assistant

Deadline: 09 July, 2020

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

African Development Bank (AfDB) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Facility Support Assistant.

AfDB’s mission is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in African countries, thus contributing to poverty reduction.


Under the overall guidance of the Senior Director and direct supervision of the Principal Office Administration and Government Relations Coordinator, the Facility Support Assistant will work closely with the Facility Officer to perform the following:

  • Analyse the state of structural defects and deteriorations, evaluate the works, do an estimate of the required resources and follow up for their approval
  • Support renovation or restructuring projects, identify operations that require restoration activities
  • Establish work plans and drawings in line with identified needs, estimate the required resources and follow up for their approval
  • For new projects (of renovation or restructuring as the case may be), prepare drawings as needed
  • Participate as member of technical evaluation committees for structural renovation and repairs and participate in related discussions
  • Undertake site technical supervisions, draft minutes for meetings held with contractors in charge of project implementation
  • Follow-ups and verification of maintenance works in the premises of the AfDB
  • As requested, replenishments of materials and supplies as part of maintenance activities
  • Monitor and restock countertop items in restrooms as needed
  • Support inventory of assets
  • Supervise the technical procedures, for all types of repairs on concrete materials, stainless steel, gypsum, finishing materials, waterproofing and carpentry
  • Perform regular maintenance as needed and ensure replacement of light bulbs, water filters and other appliances where necessary
  • Monitor all the works executed under service contracts
  • On a weekly basis, inspect and maintain the exterior premises (grounds, building, and parking garage), including removal of debris
  • Receive all grievances and client’s requests
  • Support team to develop and implement methods to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and the quality of products and services provided to internal and external clients of the department
  • Constitute a database and a system of archiving the ground plans of the AfDB’s premises both in hard copy and in electronic formats. Prepare a leaflet that allows the easy identification/use of the ground plans
  • Supervise the unloading of containers and the distribution of the AfDB’s materials
  • Daily supervision of the functional status of sanitary installations in the premises occupied by the AfDB
  • Responsible for the follow up and the supervision of janitorial service contracts and disinfestation services in the premises occupied by the AfDB
  • Support in following up on the environment (recycling of paper, implementation of water saving mechanisms, etc.)
  • Carry out other duties as required by the position and/or by superior


  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Mechanical, Structural/Manufacturing Engineering with experience facility management or a related field
  • Have a minimum of relevant experience in Facility Management in an international organisation
  • Proof of citizenship or evidence of permanent residency or work authorisation in Nigeria
  • Possess problem solving skills, troubleshooting, verbal and written communications
  • Possess EPA Certification, or professional engineer license or HSE Competency Development
  • Ability to manage a varied and complex workload and have technical knowledge of building services
  • Must be a self-starter, proactive, flexible, and deadline-focused
  • Ability to pay attention to details is a must
  • Skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will be a plus
  • Proficient in CAD software and Microsoft Office Suite (Access, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Explorer and Visio)
  • Good written and oral skills in French or English with a good working knowledge of the other language

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