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Job Title:
Specialized Technician (Electrician)

Starting salary – 37,190 GHS + benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Indeterminate full time contract – This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Ghana.

General Support


42 Independence Avenue, Accra, Ghana

Closing date for applications:
05-05-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the Common Services Property Officer, the Specialized Technician is responsible for:
• Undertaking repairs or maintenance on crown assets, leases and crown equipment, in accordance with safety and security regulations, standards and procedures which includes attending to emergency problems and long term maintenance projects;
• Assisting with maintenance projects in several functional areas such electrical, HVAC, refrigeration and boiler operations;
• Assisting with lifecycle maintenance and repair planning for the refurbishments of the accommodations during the summer rotation period, including providing input on building conditions, local conditions and/or history of property or building;
• Performing troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs related to emergency or non-emergency work orders from staff.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• A diploma or certificate from a technical or vocational school in the field of electrical or electrical engineering technology.

• Proficiency in English (oral and written).

• At least two (2) years of relevant experience in a similar technician position conducting electrical repairs;
• Experience managing projects for small construction;
• Experience supervising contractors to ensure repairs and maintenance are properly completed.

Rated Requirements

The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.

• Knowledge of repair techniques in the following areas: electricity and electro technics;
• Knowledge in occupational health and safety codes;
• Knowledge in industry CE/BS codes.

• Basic computer skills ;
• Ability to problem solve;
• Ability to follow instructions;
• Ability to work under pressure;
• Ability to prioritize workload, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines;
• Effective Interpersonal Skills;
• Integrity;
• Judgement;
• Team player;
• Effective interactive communication (oral and written);
• Attention to detail.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Experience working in a diplomatic mission;
• Experience in HVCA and generators repairs.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Overtime may be required.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• The successful candidates must be able to legally work in Ghana.
• Applicants must hold a valid working authorization covering the period of employment. If the employment is of an indeterminate nature, or becomes indeterminate, then the work authorization should be permanent or lead by itself to permanent work authorization. The Government of Canada cannot sponsor a candidate to obtain work authorization documents.
• Applicants must hold a valid Ghanaian driver’s license and be capable to drive in Ghana.
• The appointment of the successful candidates will be subject to Medical Clearance and Reliability Check (RC). Reliability status must be maintained throughout employment – failure to do so may result in dismissal.

Area of selection:
This selection process is open to locally engaged staff at the High Commission of Canada in Accra and to all people who have the right to legally reside and work in Ghana, who meet all of the essential qualifications and employment conditions and whose applications are received before the closing date. Please note that the High Commission of Canada in Accra does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our online portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Proof of educational qualifications will be required during the process.
• The High Commission of Canada in Accra does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings with the same or with different durations at the High Commission of Canada in Accra which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:
• Due to COVID-19, some delays may occur in the progress of this recruitment process. We are working hard to minimize any disruption.

How to apply

• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

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