View Vacancy – Electrician (01/21 DKR) A1

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)


Main Purpose of Job

To carry out electrical installation, inspect, isolate, troubleshoot and repair electrical malfunctions using various test instruments; maintain and repair fire, alarm, test electrical equipment for safety and efficiency to BS7671:2008

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, maintain repair and overhaul electromechanical and solid state electrical equipment, using a variety of electrical test equipment, meters, powered and non-powered tools and equipment.

  • Carry out electrical work in residential, office and workshop buildings, including consumer unit changes, electrical rewires, wiring upgrades, minor works repairs and fault finding,

  • Install new electrical and electronic equipment and electrical wiring according to Wiring Regulations and FCDO electrical standards.

  • Carry out periodic inspection, testing, and completing of the necessary test certification in accordance with FCDO Regulations. Also to complete other electrical certification where required.

  • To undertake testing of all portable and fixed electrical equipment (PAT Testing).

  • Carry out and complete all works to high quality, in a competent manner

  •  Maintain and repair electrical and electronic systems for Project facilities and equipment.

  • Troubleshoots repairs and maintains electrical distribution systems including electric motors, electric.

  • Ensures compound/residence fire alarms and emergency electrical systems are operational; performs certification testing on alarm system.

  • Comply with and practice proper equipment clearance procedures.

  • Perform all work in compliance with applicable codes, standards, safety and environment regulations.

  • Supervise maintenance of stand by generators keep records on log books.

  • Assist Estates manager to Prepare orders of supplies electrical materials.

  • Liaise with Eth. Electric Power Company as required.

  • To carry out any other tasks or instructions given by the line manager.

  • Monitors work done by outside contractors for adherence to FCDO Requirements and reports back to line manager/ TWS.

  • Work safely and cooperatively with co-workers and the public.

  • Lead a work party in performing maintenance or repair work.

  • To liaise with other staff and contractors as necessary to ensure the timely completion of works within agreed contract.

  • Baccalaureate level with a Certificate in Electricity with proven working experience 

  • Language Proficiency : French and English

  • Technical skills in civil works

  • Driving Licence

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally

3 February 2021

A1 (L)

Fixed Term


12 months




British Embassy


XOF 557,399

15 March 2021

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Senegal with the correct visa/status or work permit.

  • The successful applicant will demonstrate that they meet the requirements under Senegal law to work in Senegal.

  • The British Embassy in Dakar is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.

  • Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Dakar is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Senegalese employment law.

  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.

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