Generator Electrical Assistant

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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Background/IRC Summary:

The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Today, 13.4 million people in Syria - more than half of the country's population - are in need of humanitarian assistance with needs increasingly being exacerbated by economic decline. Of these, 6.8 million are refugees and asylum-seekers who have fled the country. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes, and infrastructure will take years to repair.

IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1000+ staff in Syria Country Program. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, early childhood development, education, women’s protection and empowerment, non-food items and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, protection and rule of law, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

Job Overview/Summary:

The generators` Electrical assistant will be responsible in general, for the Electrical status and readiness of generators installed at all IRC offices, guest houses, and pharma warehouses including all field locations. They will fix day-to-day Electrical issues making sure that all generators/Electrical Situations are functioning correctly. They will make and follow up on periodic Electrical service schedules for all generators under the supervision of the Fleet officer. In addition, the position holder will be responsible for fixing faults related to electrical wirings and addressing other maintenance issues at all IRC premises.


- The position holder will be responsible for: - disassembling, inspecting, cleaning, repairing, testing, and installing electrical devices, controls, contacts, switches, and other electrical equipment and components. Assists with installing conduits and pulls wire. - Work closely and in coordination with the Generator Mechanical assistant to ensure the proper operation of the IRC's generators to supply electricity to the IRC's buildings and all related work. - Knowledge of and ability to use electrical materials, tools, and test instruments. - Install and inspect panel boxes and breakers. - Assist IT in running wiring and setting up equipment as needed. - Ensure that logbooks for generators are maintained and information given in logbooks is correct. - Ensure electrical spares or materials lists are compiled in good time for work assigned (e) Ensure having adequate hand tools to carry out duties. - Implement and direct IRC standard and procedures with particular attention to safety and security issues. - Ensure required electricity is available to meet office/guest house premises needs. - Assist and participate in routine inspections and make modifications to IRC Generators and Facilities as required - Conduct automatic and manual transfer tests of simulated power outages to ensure generators are functioning properly. - Test batteries, fuel coolant, and oil, ship oil samples for analysis. - Ensure that all actions are considerate and compliant with the quality standards, health, and safety standards. - Ensure all identified problems and causes for concern are reported to Transport Officer immediately and recorded. - Responsible for applying good standards and practices in the installation and maintenance of generators. - Responsible for the safe and efficient use of tools and specialized equipment. - Ability to produce high quality work under pressure and cope with deadlines. Proficiency in the handling power tools and test equipment. - Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. - A complete and in-depth understanding of generator systems, diesel engines and maintenance problems encountered in power generating systems. - Conduct regular travel to all IRC locations in NES as requested under Sr Transport Fleet Officer supervision, to carry out generator installations and repairs and identify and solve electrical problems. - Generate and / or maintain comprehensive price list for electrical spare parts. - Provide support and advice to the Procurement and Program Section as needed. - Repairs electrical faults in generators, alternators, pumps, electric motors, and low voltage switchboards. - Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.


- University degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or any other related fields, or any advanced technical qualification. - Minimum 2 years’ experience in maintaining diesel engines electricity (Perkins) and training(s) in similar fields. - Experience of industrial electricity and related fields. - Experience in the general Facilities Electrical maintenance, Electrical servicing, and repair of diesel and gas engines. - Previous experience in an emergency or conflict-afflicted setting is required. - Electrical and mechanical safety procedures. - Strong sense of personal integrity. - Attention to details. - Ability to multi-task. - Ability to work independently. - Problem solving abilities. - Trustworthy, reliability, openness and ability respond rapidly to queries. - Flexible in dealing with all requirements - Willingness to travel regularly to all IRC locations in NE Syria, as and when required - Resistant to Stress. - Good knowledge of electrical, mechanical, thermal, and hydraulic principles and practices. - Troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical problems. - Maintaining records manually and electronically. - Team player and good communication skills.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

- A commitment to IRC’s mission, vision, values, and IRC Way – Professional Code of Conduct. - Credible written, presentation and verbal communication skills; ability to convey information effectively and solid experience providing training and staff development. - Validated sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to handle complex situations diplomatically and to effective resolution. - Excellent management and interpersonal skills and a solid ability to promote harmonious/cohesive teamwork, in a cross-cultural context. - Validated ability to plan long-term, organize priorities and work under administrative and programmatic pressures with detail orientation and professional patience. - Highly collaborative and resourceful; ability to establish positive working relationships with senior level management and all other partners to maximize cooperation and productivity. - Curiosity, a desire to continually learn and develop and a sense of humor is a must. - Analytical ability in creating effective solutions to complex matters while adhering to labor laws and internal policies.


Local Languages are required: Arabic/Kurdish while English will be a plus.

Travel: 15% to field sites in NES as well as attending regional and global workshops and meetings.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Transport Officer Position directly supervises: None.

Indirect Reporting (If applicable): None Key Internal Contacts: Logistics` staff

Key External Contacts: none

Professional Standards: IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and carries out policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Respect at Work Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Returning National Candidates: We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a citizen of the Country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the Middle East Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply. IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs.

Accountability to Clients: IRC staff must adhere to the commitment of contributing to the sustainability and development of its (CR) Client Responsiveness Mechanisms, preserving the culture of prioritizing the needs of our clients and affected communities by systematically listening to their perspectives and using their feedback to make programmatic decisions and give them greater influence over program design and delivery.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Diversity and Inclusion: at IRC MENA, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, nationality, and perspective are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe workspace environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So, bring your whole self to work.

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting. All IRC staff, wherever they are located, are accountable for creating an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation.

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