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Electrician, Service Contract-Level 4, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - Re-Advertised

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2023


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.


JOB TITLE : Electrician

CONTRACTUAL TYPE : Service Contract



DURATION: 12 months


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.


This job is found in the WFP Ethiopia Country office based in Bahir Dar. The incumbents under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit, the Senior Electrician or the designate will be responsible for the accountabilities identified hereunder. The incumbent is expected to provide a full range of skillful electrical services including installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment/appliances to support safety, comfortable and reliable working environment.


Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit, the Senior Electrician or the designate, the incumbents will be responsible for the following duties in all WFP offices in ETHIOPIA:

  1. Provide, installation and maintenance of electrical services operations, be it installation or supervision of installation;
  2. Carry out works to WFP and IEC standards for all electricity services, including wiring and sizing standards and maintenance services;
  3. 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;
  4. Troubleshoot and resolve electrical outages.
  5. Provide written requests for materials and keep detailed reports on storage and usage of these materials.
  6. UPS, voltage stabilizer, automatic transfer switch and Air-condition (AC) installation and maintenance
  7. Perform other related duties as required


Education: Completion of secondary school education, plus demonstrated qualification in electricity. Completion of technical/vocational school or electrical certification is desirable.

Experience: At least four or more years of progressively responsible and proven effective, hands-on electrical experience in single and three-phase industrial and commercial electrical installations up to 1000V. Strong experience with International Electrical rule and regulation.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience working in an international organization or multicultural environment. Preferably hands-on experience in deploying, troubleshooting and maintaining single and three-phase generators, diesel or petrol-fueled, in the range from 2 KVA to 250 KVA;
  • Knowledge and experience in maintaining and troubleshooting the Air-conditioners is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience in deploying, troubleshooting and maintaining UPS and voltage regulator systems ranging from 0.5 to 160 KVA.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the Local language and English.


15 May 2023


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouragedto apply

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.