Mechanic (2 positions)

at The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation
Location Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 6, 2021
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Ethiopia is looking to hire an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of Mechanic(1 year fixed term contract) based in Mekelle  .


  • Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct
  • Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times
  • Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers
  • Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC
  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary


  • Carries out repairs on trucks, light vehicles, generators, forklifts and other ICRC mechanical equipment and takes part in welding, body repairs and painting as required.
  • Carries out preventative maintenance on ICRC vehicles, pumps and generators, to internal and/or the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Ensures that all service and repair forms are correctly filled out and forwarded for all jobs carried out.
  • Ensures that spare parts and consumables stocks are kept at the agreed levels; takes part in placing orders for spare parts and equipment as required.
  • Ensures that technical and personal security standards are followed as regards their work.
  • Assists with fuelling and cleaning vehicles where required.
  • Is responsible for tools or other property issued to them by the ICRC.
  • Actively assists in keeping inventory for the workshop and its stores as required.
  • Supervises, trains and coaches the Mechanic's Helper.


  • Understands and supervises the Performance Management & Development (PMD) activities for employees under their supervision
  • Makes sure that deadlines for the PMD cycle are met
  • Engages in ongoing and continuous feedback and support, particularly for employees under their supervision, but also other staff members
  • Organizes regular meetings within their team to ensure optimal coordination of the work and proper flow of information
  • Ensures that job descriptions for employees under their supervision are up to date; seeks feedback and support from the HR Department if needed
  • Plans and coordinates the annual leave of the employees under their supervision ensuring continuity of the operations throughout the year and making sure that there are no outstanding holiday balances at the end of the year
  • Coordinates and supports the employees under their supervision in their personal development by coaching and advising them on internal and external training and development possibilities

Job Requirements

Minimum required knowledge & experience:

  • Technical school diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Good oral skills and basic reading and writing skills in English.
  • Good computer skills
  • Driving license Grade III or equivalent
  • Driving license IV and above is an asset

Professional Experience required

  • 3 years' work experience in a similar position.
  • Knowledge of welding and electricity is an asset
  • Experience working with generators is an asset
  • Very good knowledge of the local area and integration into a professional network.


Applying Instructions

Electronic application can be made ONLY through the website. Alternatively, you can submit application & CV with copies of relevant documents in person to the ICRC Delegation in Addis Ababa (Around Megenagna, in front of EIAR, around Egziabher ab church OR you can submit in Mekelle Sub delegation OR, send to the ICRC Delegation Addis Ababa, Human Resources Department, P.O.Box 5701, Addis Ababa.

Closing date: August13, 2021

Women and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted at all stages of the selection process

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