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Job Title:
Maintenance Technician

NGN 878.43 per hour

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Nigeria.

General Support


Lagos, Nigeria

Closing date for applications:
29-06-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Property Assistant, maintains, installs and repairs basic plumbing and electrical equipment, systems and appliances; actions work orders; maintains working relations with appropriate suppliers; assesses and supply gas and water inventory; collect and deliver goods (such as mail, gas, water) and performs other duties as required.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.
• Secondary education certificate
• Technical and/or professional diploma, or combination of acceptable experiences (3 years at least) in these following fields; plumbing, electricity, carpentry, masonry
• Working level in English (oral and written)

• Recent* experience working as a handyman position in a diplomatic mission, government agency or multinational company
• Recent experience working with Air Conditioning units
• Recent experience working with generators
• Recent experience working in electrical repairs

*Recent is defined as the last 3 years

Rated Requirements
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.


• Knowledge of plumbing, electricity, carpentry, masonry
• Knowledge of computer literacy (Outlook, Word, Excel)
• Knowledge of health and safety regulations

• Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English
• Able to complete and relay facts related to incidents (flooding, breakages, etc)
• Ability to plan and organise work, co-ordinate conflicting priorities, perform to tight deadlines and prioritize work
• Able to analyze and interpret new information quickly
• Integrity
• Judgement
• Flexibility
• Teamwork

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.
• Relevant training in plumbing, electricity, carpentry, masonry
• French (oral and written)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Required to be in good health
• Overtime will be required depending on operational needs

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening (including a criminal record and credit check)
• A medical examination (paid for by the High Commission) will be part of the final selection process
• Applicants must be eligible to work legally in Nigeria

Area of selection:
Open to external applicants and to all mission’s employees occupying an indeterminate or term position who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Deputy High Commission of Canada in Lagos does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
How to apply
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Deputy High Commission of Canada in Lagos does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Please note that the Deputy High Commission of Canada in Lagos, Nigeria does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Deputy High Commission of Canada in Lagos which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:

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