icipe Electricians Jobs at Duduville and Mbita Campuses Kenya 2013

Electricians at Duduville and Mbita Campuses

Ref. No. NRS/04/022013

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 three (3) Electricians, two of whom will be based at our icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus (ITOC), Mbita Point and one at Duduville campus, Kasarani, Nairobi, and will work with a team of other electricians in carrying out various functions.

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


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 meters, 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 18th February 2013, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier.
Please quote the job reference number NRS/04/022013 on the envelope and application cover letter reference line, or email subject line.
Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Please send applications with detailed CV (including current salary details), names and addresses of 3 referees (with daytime telephone numbers) and e-mail address to:


Human Resources Department
icipe – African Insect Science for Food and Health
P.O. Box 30772-00100

icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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