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Electrical Engineering fellow

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Meds & Food for Kids
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Cap-Haitien, Nord Department, Haiti
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Published 27 days ago

Meds & Food for Kids (MFK), a non-profit, operates a food processing facility, using electro-mechanical machinery, to produce Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), to treat severe acute malnutrition in Haiti’s children. This fellowship is located in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. This position’s primary goal is to, alongside Haitian technical staff, develop a plan for the integration of solar into the existing framework of diesel-powered generators; to project manage the solar power sizing and needs assessment and installation; to expand the circuit breaker capacity and flexibility for the MFK food processing facility, for its production equipment as well as for its other systems.


The role of the fellow is to work collaboratively with Haitian maintenance technicians to identify problems and find solutions. Often these solutions will be outside of Haiti and will require consultation with volunteer engineers in the U.S. and elsewhere. It is not expected that the fellow will know all the answers but it is expected that the fellow will know the questions to ask and will pursue the answers.  


Working with Haitian technical staff, other important objectives for this role are listed below.


·     Responsible for ensuring a smooth transition from primarily diesel-generated power to primarily solar-generated power at the factory

·     Responsible for properly sizing the electric circuit-breaker panel and developing the plan for expansion, as appropriate and needed

·     Assist and support maintenance staff in maintaining PMX tool to ensure that production machinery and other plant systems are on track

·     Participation in all management discussions among MFK staff to facilitate good communication and decision-making throughout the organization

·     Mentoring Haitian workers on all systems with the view toward Haitian self-sufficiency in the near future.


Specific Major Systems

·     Food Processing System for production and packaging of peanut-based RUTF

·     Agricultural peanut processing equipment for sorting, blanching, roasting of peanuts

·     Water purification system

·     Air conditioning and ventilating systems

·     Energy production system: generators, inverters, batteries

           

Anticipated Outputs

·     Plant successfully moves toward transiting from diesel-generated power to primarily solar generated power

·     Electric power panel is properly-sized and a plan is developed to support future use

·     Comprehensive and sustainable preventative maintenance plans are supported, with Haitian support and buy-in, for all major facility systems


With this in mind, we expect:


·     Collaboration with Haitian production, maintenance and quality assurance staff

·     Mentoring Haitian maintenance staff in trouble-shooting, installations and other techniques necessary for the smooth and professional workings of the factory

·     General duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Plan Operations in Haiti.


Qualifications:

·     Preferred four-year degree in electrical engineering OR certified electrician; MFK will consider other applicants with engineering degrees if they have some experience working with electric systems

·     Proven experience in successfully managing, influencing and leading others; project management experience is essential; international or cross-cultural experience a plus

·     Good problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, and demonstrated leadership capability

·     Willingness to do what it takes to produce results in an under-resourced, rapidly changing environment, where uncertainty and new obstacles are common

·     Must be willing to “get hands dirty”

·     Willing to live and work in Cap-Haitien, Haiti for either 6 or 12 months

·     Construction experience helpful

·     Food processing facility experience helpful

·     Ability to speak French or Haitian Creole a plus; must speak English (Willingness to learn Creole)


Fellow will be provided shared, secure housing in a Cap-Haitien house; health and medical evacuation insurance; two round-trip plane tickets from country of residence to Haiti; five weeks of vacation during the 12-month contract, a monthly stipend to cover food and personal items; access to two shared vehicles for transportation in and around the Cap-Haitien area


Interested candidates should submit cover letter and CV or resume to lplummer@mfkhaiti.org; please put "Engineering Fellowship" in subject line.

Meds & Food for Kids (MFK), a non-profit, operates a food processing facility, using electro-mechanical machinery, to produce Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), to treat severe acute malnutrition in Haiti’s children. This fellowship is…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    July 31, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate
Compensation
At least USD $750
/ month
see below

Benefits

Fellow will be provided shared, secure housing in a Cap-Haitien house; health and medical evacuation insurance; two round-trip plane tickets from country of residence to Haiti; five weeks of vacation during the 12-month contract, a monthly stipend to cover food and personal items; access to two shared vehicles for transportation in and around the Cap-Haitien area

Fellow will be provided shared, secure housing in a Cap-Haitien house; health and medical evacuation insurance; two round-trip plane tickets from country of residence to Haiti…

Level of Language Proficiency

French or Haitian Creole preferred. Strong English a must have.

French or Haitian Creole preferred. Strong English a must have.

Location

On-site
Cap-Haitien, Haiti

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and CV or resume to lplummer@mfkhaiti.org; please put "Engineering Fellowship" in subject line.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and CV or resume to lplummer@mfkhaiti.org; please put "Engineering Fellowship" in subject line.

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