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Electrician _Fixed Term,G6_Based in Jigjiga Area Office

Addis Ababa

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
  • Closing Date: Closed


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


Title:                        Electrician 

Contract Type:       Fixed Term, G6

Duty Station:         Jijiga Area Office

Position:                One


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


These jobs are found in Ethiopia Country Office, Jijiga AO. The Job holders report to the Unit Head,  Senior IT Operation Associate and delegate.
At this level job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate a team of support staff.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Prepare electrical bill of quantities for new or refurbishment projects and work with engineering and procurement to evaluate vendor quotations at technical level as required as per the WFP procurement manual. 
  2. Provide, installation and maintenance of electrical services schedule, be involved in the installation or supervision of installation. 
  3. Carry out works to WFP and IEC standards for all electrical services, including wiring and sizing standards and maintenance services. 
  4. Carry out the installation and maintenance of the electricity wiring and distribution systems for all WFP offices and warehouses in any WFP operation as required, ensuring a safe and reliable working environment according to the WFP and IEC electrical standards. 
  5. Provide written requests for electrical materials order (BOQ) and keep detailed reports on storage and usage of these materials: new installation, modification installation, UPS, voltage stabilizer, automatic transfer switch and Air-condition (AC) installation and maintenance 
  6. The work shall involve the provision of electrical and mechanical solutions at all WFP offices.
  7. Assist in designing, providing sketch diagram, and installing electrical distribution equipment layouts used for WFP Ethiopia.
  8. Maintain knowledge of WFP requirements such as new and modified electrical installation, knowledge of gasoline and gasoil generators, stabilizer, UPS, ATS, split type AC’s cassette type ACs for electrical installations.
  9. Installing solar/battery inverter systems as per WFP and IEC standard. 
  10. Repair and replace defective components in motors, generators, controllers, storage batteries, switchboards, switches and various electrical fixtures.
  11. Install, maintain and repair electrical, electromechanical, and electronic parts of machinery and equipment.
  12. Test solid-state circuitry to determine defective components in analog and digital equipment along with the replacement of defective parts.
  13. Install improvements and major upgrades to electrical system and subsystems.
  14. Perform preventative maintenance inspections and repairs on base facilities: including, generator, stabilizer, UPS and ACs, distribution boards.
  15. Follow up and update the inventory list at the store, keep the fixed assets registerd in your responsible area and order the missing electrical items in advance if necessary.
  16. Plan before hand how the work process should be implemented and the preventive maintenance schedule should be made as planned.


Education:   Satisfactory completion of secondary school education, diploma, BA Degree or certificate level in electrical studies particularly in relation to electrical installation.

Experience:   5 or more years of progressively responsible and proven hands-on electrical and electro-mechanical experience in single and three phases. Experience working in an international organization or multicultural environment is an added advantage. 

Language:     Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.


27th November 2022


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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