Mechanic, Fixed Term-G4, based in Addis Ababa

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Job Title: Mechanic   
Admin Associate (Fleet Manager)
Duty Station:
 Addis Ababa    
Contract Type/Grade:
Fixed Term-G4
Duration of the assignment:
1 year with possibility of extensions


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


This job is found in Addis Ababa Country Office. Job holders typically report to the Admin Associate (Fleet Manager) responsible for the overall activity supervision or the designate. They may work as Team Leaders and assign tasks and coordinate work of other Mechanics. These jobs require a good physical fit to lift and handle heavy items. It is obligatory to wear protective clothing at work.


To provide maintenance and repair works of WFP vehicles, generators or other means of transport or equipment including support in planning and organization of work in the workshop.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute to planning and organization of work in the workshop, to support efficient and timely delivery of services.
  • Responsible for efficient routine and ad hoc maintenance and repair of WFP vehicles and other means of transport or equipment following manufacturer’s standards and in compliance with established schedules and WFP safety procedures.
  • Perform regular checks of vehicles, generators or other means of transport or equipment to assess mechanical conditions and fitness using diagnostic techniques and computerized workshop equipment and make cost-efficient recommendations, to ensure compliance with safety procedures and technical standards.
  • Recover and repair broken down means of transport or equipment using appropriate techniques including WFP vehicles broken while on field missions to minimize the risk of additional damage and accidents to support safe operations.
  • Install and maintain sophisticated equipment in WFP vehicles such as VHS, radios, satellite tracking systems, etc., to support enhanced and/or updated communication tools and their efficient functioning.
  • Report accurately and timely on the mechanical works carried out including any workmanship failure that may occur during repairs, to enable efficient and informed planning and decision-making.
  • Keep in a good order and maintain inventory lists of all repair tools and equipment to support safe, healthy and clean working environment.
  • Provide guidance on technical matters to Drivers and on-the-job training to other Mechanics to build their capacity.
  • Perform any other duties as required.


Education: Completion of secondary school education, supplemented by vocational training programme in automotive service technology or relevant mechanical/technical trainings. Driver’s license/certification to operate commercial or light vehicles following local rules and regulations.

Experience: Four or more years of progressively responsible experience in maintenance and repair of commercial, light vehicle, other means of transport, generators or other equipment.

Knowledge & Skills:

• Knowledge and ability to read technical manuals and follow instructions/technical guidance required to maintain and repair means of transport/equipment.
• Willingness to follow and update knowledge of new developments in the field.
• Ability to work with electronic diagnostic equipment, digital manuals and reference materials.
• Ability to identify mechanical/electronic faults and provide efficient repair services.
• Ability to multi-task and meet job requirements.
• Ability to analyze and determine complex damages to the vehicles/generators etc. and communicate repair recommendations clearly.
• Ability to handle a large volume of work quickly and accurately under time constraints.
• Ability to maintain accurate and precise records.
• Ability to work as a team leader, prioritize and organize work.
Language: Fluency in English and Amharic languages both oral and written. Knowledge of other local languages is an added advantage.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  •  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  •  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.


02 August 2022