Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Windhoek
Position Title:
Trades Helper
Open Period:
07/08/2021 - 07/23/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 3
NAD N$125,621 - NAD N$125,621
Work Schedule:
Full-time - .
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Windhoek, WA
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary
About the Agency

Full time (40 numbers of hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Position is located in the Facilities Maintenance Office.  Under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent’s primary duties are the maintenance and repair of various facility systems and trades, including: electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and painting activities located in the Chancery building, residential housing, and other operational buildings, both U.S. Government-Owned and leased.

Assists Technicians:  Performs tasks on site under the direction of Maintenance Supervisor. Assists several different maintenance technicians of different trades to complete Work Order requests. Organizes materials or tools needed for the job at hand. Must be able to identify different tool of different trades. Cleans sites upon completion of work.

Painter: Paints internal and external walls, ceiling, and floors, for both offices and residences as needed.   Performs minor paint jobs, including interior and exterior painting of buildings, offices, and residences. Prepares surfaces by scraping off old paint and applying primer. Responsible for ensuring that furniture, glass and other surfaces are protected and that the overall paint job is professional and attractive, with no unsightly drips or bleeding. Performs touch-up work on a variety of surfaces (metals, wood and masonry) to include taping, spackling and repainting.

Other tasks as assigned; E.g. escorting contractors at non classified space.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Minimum three years’ experience is required in the maintenance field doing repairs and improvements. Painting included.
Education Requirements:
Completion of Secondary School (Grade 12) and NTC 3 qualification (Vocational Training Certificate)is required.


Level II English ability (limited written, spoken and reading) is required. This will be tested. 

Valid Code 8 or B Driver’s license required. Must know how to operate power tools and use tools and equipment standard to carpentry trade. Able to operate miter saw, drilling, milling and various kind of fabricating machineries. Must be able to lift 40 kg. Basic Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and Outlook) Good customer service skills is needed.



All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certification.

Benefits and Other Info

The U.S. Embassy Namibia offers a competitive salary package, pension fund -, medical fund - and social security membership.
Agency Benefits:

Fast paced working environment related to international development.



Other Information:
The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
 The full position description and application form are available on the U.S. Embassy website at:   All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered.  Log onto the ERA system to register as an Applicant, and follow the instructions to submit your application and upload your required documents.
Required Documents:

Proof of qualifications, proof of citizenship and valid Namibian Driver's licence.

Next Steps:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take a language and/or skill test.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working for the U.S. Mission Windhoek, Namibia.