UNHCR – Electrician, Goma

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UNHCR – Electrician, Goma

Job Summary:

Closing Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
Hardship Level: D
Family Type: Non-Family with Residential Location
Grade: GS6
Staff Member / Affiliate Type: General Service
Reason: Regular > Regular Assignment
Remote Work Accepted: No
Target Start Date: November 1, 2023

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The incumbent is responsible for maintenance, repair, overhaul, and rebuilding of diesel generators and other electrical appliances within the premises of UNHCR. S/he is also expected to apply and ensure adherence to safety programs related to the safe operation of air-conditioning and refrigeration installations, electrical systems, generating sets, or power tools and equipment of the building and maintenance trade. Identify resource requirements for his/her area of responsibility in connection with budget preparations.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional, and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity, and respect for diversity.


  1. Install, service, maintain, and repair, in compliance with recognized standards and regulations pertaining to safety and installation codes, generating sets.
  2. Diagnose technical faults and carry-out remedy for malfunctioning or defective generators, including installations.
  3. Operate a wide variety of tools and power equipment including saws, drills, common workshop machinery, voltage testers, ohmmeters, oscilloscopes, welding/soldering equipment, and other tools and equipment.
  4. Perform diagnostics and preventive maintenance of generators and other electronic appliances.
  5. Perform technical or other assessments of electronic equipment or buildings and prepare technical or other reports.
  6. Apply and ensure adherence to safety programs related to the safe operation of electronic equipment or power tools and equipment of UNHCR building and other structures.
  7. Review and recommend for improvement of UNHCR structures and assign day-to-day repair and maintenance tasks to maintenance assistants.
  8. Inspect and report on maintenance work carried out either by contractors and ensure proper utilization of available resources.
  9. Read and interpret specifications and technical drawings, schedules, manuals for construction projects, installations, and upgrade repair of infrastructure.
  10. On-call basis respond to maintenance issues faced by staff members of UNHCR related to generator or other electronic equipment and structures.
  11. Resolve problems; inspect quality of work and work performance.
  12. Train co-workers to perform preventive maintenance, produce monthly reports, and repair equipment.
  13. Carry out the physical inventory check.
  14. Inspect, test, evaluate, calibrate, and update generator systems and wiring to improve reliability and to assure dependability and safety and compliance.
  15. Work out maintenance schedules and follow up maintenance on the electrical installations.
  16. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

  • For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with a Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Certificates and/or Licenses

  • Electrical Studies
  • Electricity
  • Electronics/Electro-Mechanics

Relevant Job Experience

  • Essential: Experience in Generator Mechanic/Electrician/Maintenance Administrator role. Minimum three years of direct work experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of generators. Experienced and competent in the use of mechanical tools pertaining to maintenance of generators. Demonstrable ability to work with a multi-national workforce.
  • Desirable: Experience in UN and INGO environment

Functional Skills

  • GB-Electrical equipment installation and maintenance

Language Requirements

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively contribute to a working environment where each person feels safe and empowered to perform their duties. This includes demonstrating zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment, including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, and abuse of power.

As individuals and managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters, and speak up and seek guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting, and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering (A2)
  • Proficiency in the operational context
  • At least 5 years of professional experience

Required Languages

  • Overall ability is at least B2 level: French

Desired Languages

  • English

Operational Context:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Considerations
  • Nature of Position
  • Living and Working Conditions
  • Additional Qualifications


  • GB-Electrical equipment installation and maintenance


  • High School: Electrical Engineering (Required)


  • Electrical Studies – Other
  • Electricity – Other
  • Electronics/Electro_Mechanics – Other

Work Experience


  • Accountability
  • Analytical thinking
  • Client & results orientation
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Communication
  • Empowering & building trust
  • Judgement & decision making
  • Organizational awareness
  • Teamwork & collaboration
  • Technological awareness

Additional Information:

Functional clearance: This position doesn’t require a functional clearance.

Deadline for Receiving Applications: 22 October, 2023

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