UN World Food Programme Electrician - Bahir Dar Jobs in Ethiopia

UN World Food Programme Electrician - Bahir Dar Jobs in Ethiopia

About WFP

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.

Organizational Context

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.

Job Purpose

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.

Key Accountabilities

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:

  • Provide, installation and maintenance of electrical services operations, be it installation or supervision of installation;

  • Carry out works to WFP and IEC standards for all electricity services, including wiring and sizing standards and maintenance services;

  • 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;

  • Troubleshoot and resolve electrical outages.

  • Provide written requests for materials and keep detailed reports on storage and usage of these materials.

  • UPS, voltage stabilizer, automatic transfer switch and Air-condition (AC) installation and maintenance

  • Perform other related duties as required

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Experience: At least three 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.

    Desirable 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.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.

  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.

  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.

  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.

  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

    How to Apply

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