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Consultant: General Hand - Electrician

Duration: The assignment will be for 11 months with possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

1. Background

UNICEF Country Office hosts over 150 staff members who use various office equipment powered by electricity. The constant power outages interrupt the smooth flow of work and requires maintained and serviced electricity distribution channels and power back up systems. In addition, the expansion of offices requires special projects to install power to new structures. It is against this background that the services of a General Hand – Electrician are required.

Objective(s) of the consultancy:

Under the general supervision of the Administrative Officer, assists in ensuring efficient running and maintenance of electrical system within the UNICEF complex.

Specifically the Consultant will be responsible for:

The consultancy will be working in the Administration Unit to implement activities and the following outputs;

1. Undertakes scheduling and completion of UNICEF premises Preventative Maintenance Program.

2. Recommends and attends to electrical requests from HelpDesk to ensure smooth operations of the office.

3. Ensures that standby generators at the office are functional at all times.

4. Ensures generators are serviced on schedule, logbooks maintained and fuel utilized recorded.

5. Assists in coming up with specifications and obtaining quotations for spares and materials required for general and

specific electrical repairs, maintenance and projects.

6. Works with casuals who may be hired to assist in specific work.

7. Performs other general hand assigned duties and responsibilities.

Consultancy Requirements;

The consultancy requirements are as follows:

 Class one journeyman electrician.

 Minimum five years of professional work experience at national level in planning and executing electrical installation, maintenance and repairs work.

 Professional work experience in a technical expert position in electrical installations, maintenance, services and repairs.

 Ability to service generators.

 Ability to carry out other non-electrical repair work.


If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application letter together with curriculum vitae quoting consultancy notice number to the following address.

Human Resources Manager

(Consultancy Announcement No. Zim/2014:1)

UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue,

P O Box 1250

Belgravia, Harare

or email: hararevacancies@unicef.org

Applications should be received by 19 January 2014 .Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff.



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