Site Maintenance Assistant (Electrician) – WFP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleSite Maintenance Assistant (Electrician)
Requisition ID156824 
LocationSudan – Khartoum
Posted Date 06 February 2022
Closing date19 February 2022 

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity& gender balance and encourage qualified female candidates to apply.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Administration team and enable the delivery of professional, client-focused services? Are you ready to partner with managers to deliver effective administrative solutions that will change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for an experienced Site Maintenance Assistant (Electrician) to be based in Mukja, Sudan, to be hired on a Fixed Term Contract at the G3 Level.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food insecure people across Sudan – with a total of 7.8 millionpeople assisted in 2020. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally, is currentlyrolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance througha hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilienceand School Feeding).


To perform a variety of site maintenance tasks to support safe, comfortable and reliable working environment.    

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Install, regularly maintain, and repair all kinds of electrical equipment and appliances (water heaters, water pump, generators and air conditioners …etc.) in compliance with WFP electrical standards and safety measures
  2. Carry out works to WFP standards for all electricity services, ensure safety installation and repairs of the cabling system, switchgear, including wiring and distribution systems for all WFP offices and warehouses to ensure safe and reliable working environment.  
  3. Provide written requests for electrical materials and keep detailed reports on storage and usage of these materials.
  4. Co-ordinate – through the inventory unit, creating a Database for all existing and newly purchased electrical appliances and maintaining accurate inventory records through physical check and identified equipment and materials for disposal, strictly following WFP assets management guidelines.
  5. Coordinate with any required external contracting, servicing or intervention needed for any installations. Arrange for periodic, preventive, and corrective maintenance.


  1. Keep and maintain a logbook for all generators in the area office premises as well as national grid consumption monitoring.
  2. Support deployment of and provide technical supervision to external contractors to facilitate efficient and cost-effectiveness in services or intervention for any major electrical installations, maintenance, and repairs.
  3. Contribute to evaluation of required installations/Repairs work, compare prices of materials. Contribute to planning of future preventive maintenance work to support efficient and cost effectiveness of site maintenance services.
  4. Compile and provide accurate reports on works undertaken, services provided, materials procured and used for installations/repairs including accurate generators fuel logbook to support accurate accounting and enable efficient planning for future works/services.
  5. Perform any other related duties as required by direct supervisor, also to alternate as applicable and when need with admin staffs.



 Completion of secondary school education. Demonstrated qualification in electricity. Completion of technical/vocational school or electrical certification is desirable.


At least 2 years of progressively responsible and proven effective experience in planning and executing specialized electrical installations, maintenance and repair work.


 Fluency in both English and Arabic

Knowledge & Skills:

• Good knowledge of how to read and understand blue prints and technical diagrams.
• Knowledge of safety precautions.
• Ability to inspect and evaluate equipment/appliances and resolve malfunctioning quickly including ability to perform tests and use the results to diagnose problems.
• Ability to carry out installation of the equipment/appliances expertly and sometimes under difficult and awkward physical circumstances.
• Ability to use hand and power tools.
• Ability to multi-task and respond simultaneously and in a timely fashion to job requirements.
• Ability to maintain accurate and precise records.
• High sense of responsibility and punctuality.
• Honesty and integrity.
• Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing and draft various correspondence.
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
• Ability to work in a team and provide technical supervision to other staff.


To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at . If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.
In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicantswill undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and apanel interview.


We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. Wecommit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.
WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of  authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless ofgender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities byproviding an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeedingtime off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff,women, and men, with training and professional career development.


Closing date: 19 February 2022

Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals;
WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status;
WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruiting process;

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