Somalia: Electrician

Vacancy reference no.: VAC-0129

Position: Electrician

Place of performance: Mogadishu, Somalia

Contract duration: up to 4 months

Starting date: 1-Jul-2016 **


CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Field Project Manager and overall supervision of the Chief Engineer, the Electrician is responsible for the installation of power generation and distribution system, electrical wirings and fittings in facilities at any assigned location in the mission area, and also for the supervision of a wide range of electrical installations in assigned Sectors and submits the progress reports to respective Engineering Project Managers/s on regular basis.

The incumbent will be based in Mogadishu and travels and stays frequently to assigned project sites as required to supervise or implement electrical works and report to respective Engineering Project Manager/s


Role objective:

The Electrician is responsible for the implementation of projects for Electrical works on general Power Supply Systems including Power Generation Plans, Distribution Systems; Electrical Systems and Installations, etc. at assigned project site/location. Duties shall include, but not limited, to the following:

Travel to assigned project sites/location and assess the electrical requirements for assigned facility

Supervise all contractor works related to Electrical Installations in the assigned facility/project

Expected output:

Plan and schedule for new electrical installations

Review, analyze Task Order Proposals on electrical works submitted by contractors and report to Project Manager regarding the accuracy of technical aspect of the proposal

Monitor/supervise the implementation of Task Orders on electrical works by local/international contractors in an assigned projects/locations

Ensure that all electrical installation meet all safety and environmental standards in accordance with international codes and regulations.

Install and maintain security and street lighting installation according to the method associated with such type of lighting

Install and carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on submersible and centrifugal pump, motors, vehicle lifts, car washers, water filtration and purification plants, alternators and general control panels

Carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all service lines and associated switch gears on buildings and outside installations including UN type kitchen equipment

Ensure safe and uninterrupted power supply in all areas under your responsibilities

Ensure the use of all electrical materials and spare in the most productive manner

Project reporting:

Perform surveys, prepare technical reports, read technical drawings and schematics, wiring diagrams and design electrical installations

Prepare specifications for electrical equipment, electrical fittings, fixtures, cables, switch gear, panels, electrical tools, and electrical spares

Initiate continuous dialogue with Electrical Supervisor for advice on electrical works, especially when associated with other engineering units

Perform other functions as assigned by the Project Manager or Representative

Team management:

Other Skills – proven ability to work with computer software such as Words, Excel, Internet, Emails, etc… Possession of a valid Driving License is preferable



§ Bachelor’s degree in Technology awareness.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Engineering – Electrical experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Mogadishu is an advantage.


§ Fluency in English is essential.

Key competencies:

Key Competencies

Professionalism – demonstrated experience as regards utilization, maintenance, and upkeep of wide range of Electrical equipment and systems and anticipated the next steps pertaining to electrical plans and requirements in the field mission. Ability to maintain accurate and specific records and inventories. Demonstrated ability to ensure continuous and uninterrupted power to camps and other mission premises on 24/7 basis.

Planning and Organizing – effective organizational skills and ability to independently plan and manage work in an efficient and timely manner with minimum supervision. Ability to produce quality output under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Technology Awareness – good electrical management skills and awareness of the latest technology related to the electrical field, including proficiency in fault finding using applicable test instruments; familiarity with and ability to use advanced electrical tools in a safe and efficient manner.

Teamwork – good interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with colleagues and subordinates

Communication – good oral and written skills, including ability to prepare and present concise oral and written documentation, correspondence, updates etc. Other and ability to successfully communicate with the clients and among staffs.

Language – fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of second official UN language is an advantage

Other relevant information:

To be advised

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