ICIPE Electrician Job in kenya


icipe—African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation funded by governmental aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics. 

icipe has approximately 350 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya and Ethiopia.

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Electrician who will be based at the icipe Duduville campus , Kasarani and will work with other Electricians in carrying out various functions.

A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.


Overall duties

  • Electrical installation works.
Specific duties
  • Carry out electrical repairs and maintenance of distribution lines.
  • Undertake installation of electrical fittings and accessories.
  • Carry out machine repairs and the maintenance of electrical appliances.
  • Carry out repairs of refrigerators, cold rooms and air conditioners.
  • Maintain a record of all metres, power fluctuations and water pump operations.
  • Maintain generator(s) operations.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned from time to time.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be a holder of a KCE or equivalent followed by diploma in electrical engineering or equivalent qualifications from a recognised institution.
  • Have two years hands-on experience doing similar tasks as those outlined above.
The candidate must also possess the following attributes:
  • Be able to work independently and with minimum supervision
  • Have good organisational skills to manage his/her time well.
  • Be prepared to work on weekends and public holidays when needed.
  • Be hard working and able to follow instructions.
Applications will be accepted up to 13 August 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Applications with detailed résumés including current salary details, names and addresses of three referees (with daytime telephone numbers), and e-mail address should be sent to:

The Human Resources Department,
icipe—African Insect Science for Food and Health
P.O Box 30772-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

icipe is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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Updated: August 2, 2012 — 7:20 am