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, assist in implementing the integration of solar into the existing framework of diesel-powered generators; and to assist the project manager, project engineers and electricians with the project. The solar project consists of a 300 kW solar array in the energy production system: generators, inverters, batteries. It will be one of the largest solar arrays in the country of Haiti when completed. Currently, the solar project is nearing the completion of the design phase. The next phase is installation in 2022.
Additionally, this fellow will assist with other ongoing and developing facilities projects at the factory.
The role of the fellow is to work collaboratively with Haitian staff 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:
Specific Major Systems at the Factory
With this in mind, we expect:
This position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer. However, this fellow would work in tandem with, and be supervised by, personnel involved in the factory's facilities and in the solar project, as needed, including: The Solar Project Manager and Engineer; the Facilities Committee Chair; the factory General Manager, Maintenance Manager, Manufacturing Operations Director, and Manufacturing Maintenance Supervisor.
Fellow will be provided shared, secure housing in a Cap-Haitien house; health and medical evacuation insurance; a round-trip plane ticket from country of residence to Haiti for each six month contract period; two weeks of vacation during a 6-month contract; five weeks of vacation during a 12-month contract; a monthly stipend to cover food and personal items; reasonable access to a shared vehicle for transportation in and around the Cap-Haitien area.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV or resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org please put "Engineering Fellowship" in the subject line.