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Job Title:
Senior Maintenance Technician

Starting at 105.79 ETB gross 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 Ethiopia

General Support


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Closing date for applications:
07-12-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the Property and Material Manager, the Senior Maintenance Technician troubleshoots, installs, modifies or replaces minor electrical equipment and systems and ensures all installations follow appropriate standards regarding electrical work. The Senior Maintenance Technician also oversees/actions the installation, preventative maintenance and repairs of the Mission’s generators. The incumbent will be required to supervise a team of maintenance technicians and supervise and inspect work performed by contractors to ensure compliance with manufacturer’s specifications. The incumbent plans and prepares preventive maintenance programs including costs, develops plans for repairs, monitors expenditures, and assists other Maintenance Team members in the completion of various projects.

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.

• Diploma(s) from Technical Vocational College in mechanical, electrical or related field (equivalent of 3 years’ full time training) or Degree in a related Engineering field

• Fluency in oral English and fair written English
• Fluency in oral Amharic and excellent written Amharic

• At least 5 years of maintenance experience in an expert/senior position
• At least two years of experience supervising / managing a team.
Experience should have been obtained within the past 10 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 generators;
• Knowledge of electrical installations, repairs, etc.;
• Knowledge of general maintenance works;
• Knowledge of health and safety regulations, construction codes and standards;
• Knowledge of preparing scopes of work and estimates for maintenance and repair projects;
• Knowledge of procurement by developing and using appropriate statements of work/specifications to solicit quotes; and
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook Mail);

• Ability to coordinate conflicting priorities within tight deadlines while meeting work targets;
• Effective oral interactive communication;
• Teamwork and cooperation;
• Initiative and sound judgement;
• Supervisory skills including work planning, delegation and monitoring;
• Adaptability and flexibility;
• Reliability;
• Client focus; and
• Discretion and professional integrity

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.

• Previous experience working in a diplomatic mission, in a Canadian Government or Public Sector Environment or in an international organization;
• Basic budgeting skills such as forecasting, monitoring and reporting;
• Documented good organizational and time management skills to prioritize workloads;
• Experience in soliciting and analyzing quotations for building renovations, maintenance, etc.’
• Knowledge of project management/project tracking
• Knowledge of local and/or Canadian health and safety standards; and
• Fluency in Canada’s other official language (French).

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime;
• Leave may be restricted due to operational requirements.
• A driving licence is a necessary requirement of the job role

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to a reliability security screening (including a criminal record and credit check).
• Proof of right to work in Ethiopia and copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to work in Ethiopia, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit.

Important Notes:
• 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 Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• 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 Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa 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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