Médecins Sans Frontières is an international organization, which provides assistance, to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and victims of armed conflict, doing so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

Our ultimate purpose is providing emergency medical aid to populations in danger. Our programs are based in Somalia with the support office being based in Nairobi, Kenya.

MSF-Holland, Somalia is recruiting Capital Electrician, to be based at the Nairobi but extensive travels to Somalia are required to support our projects in Somalia.

S/he will report directly to the Technical Logistician hierarchically & to the Logistic Coordinator Functionally, and will be expected to efficiently and effectively manage analyzing the current Electrical situation in the field and designing as well as installing improved systems where needed, Support local Electrician capacity by providing on the job training.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Assess electrical systems in MSF projects (single and three phase; battery, generator, city electricity) on safety, reliability, availability and costs according to MSF standards
  • Assess local suppliers for quality of electrical materials
  • Assess local (sub-)contractors for quality of installed electrical systems
  • Design new systems and make the related drawings, planning, floor plans, order list and budget
  • Write improvement plans with the related drawing , planning, floor plans, order list and budget
  • In collaboration with the mission Technical Logistician put in place maintenance plans for all electrical systems and devices.
  • Supervise established and on-going electrical work
  • Help selecting local electricians
  • Train local electricians on-the-job
  • Assist headquarter office in improving field tools based on experience gained in this job
  • Produce a Quarterly report.
  • Produce assessments reports.
  • Produce floor plans of MSF Holland, Somalia buildings and electrical systems
  • Electrical Engineer or professional in related fields with minimum 2 years practical working experience in the field or a qualified electrician with at least 10 years of experience on implementing electrical systems. Both, preferably with an International organisation.
  • Proven electrical skills and knowledge.
  • Proven training & coaching skills and knowledge.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to spend approximately 90% of his/her time in the field on assignments & Willingness to travel to Somalia.
  • A high degree of work autonomy is required
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken); very good working knowledge of Somali.
  • Willingness to travel and work with different field teams
  • Proven record in planning and optimizing needs.
  • Ability to act as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to organize and priorities workload, using initiative when appropriate.
  • Proven computer skills in Excel and floor plans software
  • Valid passport.
Please indicate, “Application for Capital Electrician” on the envelope and send all applications with CV with three referees (no copies of certificates need to be attached) to:

HR Officer,
MSF-Holland, Somalia,
P.O. Box 40643,
Nairobi, Kenya

OR Email to

All applications should be received by COB on 22nd Aug 2011.

Please note that any application not received at our post box or email box on or before this date shall not be considered.