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Electrician - Yumbe, West Nile

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

Position: Electrician

Report to: Reception Center manager

Location: West Nile – Yumbe District

Purpose of the position:

WVU received a grand from UNHCR for the year 2019 to implement Reception center management, Child protection, and NFI response in Imvepi Omugo, Ocea, Bidi-Bidi, Ariwa and Goboro. To enhance effective reception Centre and Base camp management, we seek to recruit a qualified and self-motivated electrician to provide consistent and quality power supply in Omugo Reception Centre/Base camp, Ocea Reception Centre and base camp and Imvepi Reception Centre and base camp. Under the supervision of the Reception Centre manager, s/he will work hand in hand with generator attendants in different sites, AAH, AIRD and UNHCR technical team to ensure that power supply is consistent and sufficient to the users.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.

  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.

  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.

  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.

  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.

  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.

  • Maintain current electrician's license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.

  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.

  • Direct and train Generator attendants to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.

  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.

  • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment including oscilloscopes, ammeters, and test lamps.

  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.

  • Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment.

  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.

  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.

  • Place conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.

  • Construct and fabricate parts, using hand tools and specifications.

  • Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets.

  • Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit and moving and lifting heavy objects.

  • Provide preliminary sketches and cost estimates for materials and services.

  • Provide assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights and generators, placing flares, and driving needed vehicles.

  • Provide supervisory role to Generator attendants in all project site to ensure compliance to quality service provision and.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Advance certificate (craft) in electrical installation and repair

  • At least two years’ experience in generator management and electrical installation with reputable NGO or UN agency.

Additional qualities

  • Ability to conduct work in a very professional and mature manner.

  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and to meet deadlines

  • Very good general administration, organization and management skills.

  • Willingness to work within team and respect the rules of collective functioning.