• Job Opportunities at Rural Electrification Authority - 7 Positions

  • Posted on: 2 August, 2017 Deadline: 18 August, 2017
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  • The Rural Electrification Authority was established under Section 66 of the Energy Act, 2006 (No 12 of 2006) as a body corporate. It was created in order to accelerate the pace of rural electrification in the country, a function which was previously undertaken by the Ministry of Energy.

    Technical Services Manager

     

    Duties for the Technical Services Manager Job

    • Ensure that all the designs and construction of grid extension projects are done efficiently and timely, within the acceptable industry standards;
    • Provide advisory functions to the top management on all technical matters in the Authority;
    • Be responsible for undertaking capacity building with other relevant institutions; partnering with relevant institutions in scaling the use of renewable energy and conducting research, development and dissemination of renewable energy technologies in collaboration with various institutions including adoption of best practices;
    • Provide advisory to management on all matters relating to the development of renewable energy sources;
    • Be responsible for carrying out of preliminary cost estimates for projects to be implemented, survey of projects being implemented; acquisition of way leave consents and preparation of technical design reports to be used during the construction phase of all projects;
    • Oversee project implementation through to commissioning;
    • Ensure the promotion of the use of renewable energy sources including but not limited to small hydro, wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hybrid systems.

    Technical Services Manager Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Civil, Electronics Engineering, or Renewable Energy or any other relevant Engineering Degree from a recognized Institution;
    • Master’s Degree in a related field from a recognized Institution;
    • Registered with Engineers Board of Kenya;
    • Member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya;
    • Leadership or Management course is an added advantage;

    Experience and Competencies:

    • At least twelve (12) years’ of relevant work experience with at least 6 years at senior management level in a busy environment;
    • Knowledge of the industry and energy sector;
    • Decision making and problem solving skills;
    • Leadership skills;
    • Communication skills;
    • Analytical Skills;
    • Demonstrated Integrity;
    • Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.

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    Business Development Manager

     

    The Job Holder will be responsible for Authority’s business development including sourcing for funds for undertaking the Authority’s projects and will report to General Manager, Corporate Research, Strategy and Planning.

    Duties for the Business Development Manager Job

    • Ensure that the fund is operated in accordance to the laws and regulations;
    • Develop fund policies and regulations;
    • Make returns as required;
    • Protect the rural electrification programme funds;
    • Manage the rural electrification programme funds risks;
    • Allocate and monitor the funds budget;
    • Transfer of resources;
    • Control over-spending;
    • Seek for alternate fund source;
    • Prioritize funding proposals.

    Business Development Manager Job Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies, Management Statistics, Finance, Mathematics, Accounting, Economic or any other relevant field;
    • Master of Business Administration degree in relevant field;
    • Leadership or Management course is an added advantage.

    Experience and Competencies

    • At least eight (8) years’ relevant working experience, three (3) of which must be at management level;
    • Keen in understanding financial markets;
    • Demonstrate values of governance as provided in the Constitution of Kenya;
    • Have full membership of a relevant professional body;
    • Understanding of national goals, policies and standards and objectives of the Authority;
    • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution.

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    HR Manager

     

    The Job holder will be responsible for managing the Human Resource Department. He/she will be responsible for the development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures to ensure the organization delivers its mandate and will be answerable to the General Manager, Corporate Services.

    Duties for the HR Manager Job

    • Formulate and implement Human Resource Policies, strategies and evaluate their effectiveness;
    • Advise line Managers and staff on areas of recruitment, transfers, pay, pension schemes, administering and processing of the payroll/ Human Resources database;
    • Advise on organizational and Human Resources planning issues and other matters, including staff career development , employee relations and welfare and disciplinary matters;
    • Ensure effective staff recruitment, training and development;
    • Provide advice on strategies regarding training and development;
    • Develop and ensure implementation of reward systems, remuneration policies and strategies;
    • Develop and ensure effectiveness of performance Management systems;
    • Review organizational structures and analyze workload from time to time;
    • Provide employees counseling services;
    • Coordinate staff pension scheme and medical scheme;
    • Develop, prepare and present Board papers to the Human Resource Committee of the Board;
    • Manage human, financial and material resources assigned to the department;
    • Ensure implementation of Human Resources related programs;
    • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

    HR Manager Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or Social Science, or any other relevant and related qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • Master’s degree in any other relevant and related field;
    • Diploma in human resource management;
    • Have full membership of a professional body in the Human Resource field;
    • Leadership or Management course is an added advantage.

    Experience and Competencies

    • At least eight (8) years’ relevant working experience, three (3) of which must be at management level;
    • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution;
    • Understanding of national goals, policies and standards and objectives of the Authority.

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    ICT Manager

     

    The Manager will oversee the acquisition, Design, Development, implementation and support of the ICT systems in Rural Electrification Authority and will report to General Manager Corporate Services.

    Duties for the ICT Manager Job

    • Develop and implement ICT Departmental plans, policies, systems, norms and procedures and coordinate preparation of annual Departmental Performance Contracts;
    • Monitor and evaluate implementation of ICT systems and staff performance Contracts;
    • Advise the management on ICT systems and infrastructure;
    • Approve technical specifications for all ICT equipment, ensuring standards for Voice, Radio, Video and Data communications/IT networks for all offices/stations of the Authority;
    • Provide technical leadership and guidance on matters pertaining to ICT as necessary and ensure timely delivery of projects;
    • Participate in formulation of ICT systems design standards and ensure that they are adhered to;
    • Supervise and provide guidance to procured ICT consultants, implementers and suppliers;
    • Manage human, financial and material resources assigned to the department;
    • Provide advisory functions to top management on all matters relating to the implementation ICT systems;
    • Ensure that the acquired systems support the authority’s core function of projects implementation, management and control and further support effective communication and information sharing;
    • Develop clear procedures on the distribution and issuance of ICT resources;
    • Ensure that standards for voice, radio, video and data communication/IT networks for all offices/stations of the Authority are met;
    • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

    ICT Manager Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or IT, Information Systems or related field;
    • Master of Science in Computer Science/IT or Information Systems or related field;
    • Member of the Computer Society of Kenya;
    • Leadership or Management course is an added advantage;
    • SAP Advance Business Applications Programming (ABAP/4).

    Experience and Competencies:

    • At least eight (8) years’ relevant working experience, three (3) of which must be at management level;
    • Prior experience in managing a department or department in a busy environment;
    • Decision making and problem solving skills;
    • Demonstrable ability to drive organizational value through the implementation of appropriate and diligent human resource management practices.

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    Legal Manager

     

    The Manager will be responsible for playing an advisory role to the Management on legal issues and will report to General Manger, Corporate services. The Job holder will also ensure that the Authority’s legal obligations are met in accordance with the Rural Electrification Authority mandate.

    Duties for the Legal Manager Job

    • Provide legal advice to management on all legal matters;
    • Develop a comprehensive legal framework for the Authority;
    • Identification of all compliance issues in all the departments;
    • Carry out annual legal audits prepare a report and present it to the Directors;
    • Negotiate, draft and review contracts, agreements and other legal instruments;
    • Draft legal opinions;
    • Develop the targets for staff of the department in consultation with the General Manager, Corporate Services;
    • Carry out insurance needs analysis for Authority staff, equipment and construction materials;
    • Manage insurances for the Authority staff and equipment;
    • Develop partnerships instruments between the Authority and other partners;
    • Preparation of the budget for the Directorate;
    • Preparing monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual performance report;
    • Ensuring that all staff meet their targets and submit their performance contract report as expected;
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Legal Manager Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (L L B ) and Postgraduate diploma in Law;
    • Master’s degree in Commercial Law, Master’s in Business Administration, Economics or related field;
    • Registered with Law Society of Kenya (LSK), and Qualified Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK);
    • An advocate of the high court;
    • Leadership or Management course is an added advantage.

    Experience and Competencies:

    • At least eight (8) years’ relevant working experience, three (3) of which must be at management level;
    • Prior experience at a managerial level in charge of a units and/or sections;
    • Specialized legal management Skills;
    • Decision making and problem solving skills;
    • Report and Minutes writing skills;
    • Litigation skills;
    • Strong leadership, planning and Supervisory skills;
    • Demonstrated integrity.

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    Procurement Manager

     

    The Job holder will ensure that Rural Electrification Authority adopts and implements effective strategies for sourcing and procurement of goods and services that deliver maximum value for the Authority.

    He/she will also ensure adherence to regulatory requirements including the Public Procurement Laws and provides advisory functions to the Authority on procurement. The Job Holder will report to Chief Executive Officer.

    Duties for the Procurement Manager Job

    • Ensure strict compliance with the prevailing procurement laws in the procurement of all goods and services in the Authority;
    • Oversee the preparation of the annual procurement plan as per the law;
    • Oversee the implementation of the annual procurement plan;
    • Liaise with the Procurement Oversight Authority on various issues regarding public procurement;
    • Review procurement needs of the organisation from time to time;
    • Providing professional opinions for all tenders;
    • Ensure compliance in all procurement activities in the organisation;
    • Prepare statutory reports to Public Procurement Oversight Authority;
    • Manage the performance of the procurement team;
    • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports on procurement activities;
    • Any other duties assigned by the CEO from time to time.

    Procurement Manager Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management; Purchasing and Supplies Management; Supply Chain Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management; Business Administration (Purchasing and Supplies) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Leadership or Management course is an added advantage;
    • Have Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.

    Experience and Competencies:

    • At least eight (8) years’ relevant working experience, three (3) of which must be at management level;
    • Have full membership in a professional body;
    • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence in supply chain management work;
    • Demonstrate values of governance as provided in the Constitution of Kenya.
     

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    Internal Audit Manager

     

    The Job Holder will be responsible for ensuring that the organization has proper internal controls and ensures that both financial and non-financial procedures and processes are put in place and complied with.

    The Manager will be responsible to the Board operationally and to the Chief Executive Officer Administratively. He/she will provide advisory functions to top management and the Audit Committee of the Board on matters relating to organizational Audits and risks.

    Duties for the Internal Audit Manager Job

    • Develop and review operational and management systems, policies and guidelines;
    • Oversee the development and implementation of fraud investigation strategy;
    • Develop and oversee implementation of risk assessment framework;
    • Develop and review audit techniques and procedures;
    • Develop and review internal controls;
    • Develop audit plans, setting targets and budgets;
    • Publish audit reports;
    • Interpret prevailing policies for sound auditing principles, practices and control;
    • Compile periodic management audit reports;
    • Prepare and submitting audit reports to the Board Audit Committee;
    • Report on implementation of annual audit work plans to the Board Audit Committee;
    • Provide secretariat services to the Board Audit Committee;
    • Develop and monitoring performance targets; Manage and developing staff in the Department;
    • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

    Internal Audit Manager Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting option); Commerce (Finance option);
    • Business Administration (Accounting option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Master’s degree in any relevant field; CPA (K), Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Be a Certified Information System Auditors (C.I.S.A.) from a recognised institution;
    • Be Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK);
    • Leadership or Management course is an added advantage;
    • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.

    Experience and Competencies

    • At least eight (8) years’ relevant working experience, three (3) of which must be at management level;
    • High integrity and professional standards;
    • Outstanding professional competence in legal audit frame work as reflected in work performance and results.

    Method of Application

    Visit the REA website for the full details of the job descriptions, minimum requirements and requisite work experience for each position. Apply for a position through a standard one-page letter, attaching a detailed CV and copies of certificates;

    All applicants MUST complete the BIO DATA (http://www.rea.co.ke/images/vacancies/REABioDataForm.docx) form which should be obtained in the REA website and send the same in soft not scanned to the Chief Executive Officer via Apply Now Button Candidates must submit Tax Compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance Certificates from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and Higher Education Loans Board; and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

    Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their applications together with their updated Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of academic and professional certificates. Qualified persons including physically challenged, youth and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Applications should reach:

    The Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Rural Electrification Authority, Kawi House, Block C/South C-Bellevue, P.O Box 34585-00100, NAIROBI.

    So as to reach on/or before 18th August, 2017.

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