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The Rural Electrification Authority, a state Corporation within the Energy Sector seeks to fill the following positions:

Senior Engineer Design 
MG 7
2 Posts

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Collecting and collating data on the existing power system in the country in relation to proposed network expansion;
  • Designing and recommending locations for new substations
  • Preparing technical reports for various projects;
  • Ensuring conductor sagging from the survey profiles and preparing pole schedules as necessary;

  • Preparing plans pertaining to substation layout for new substations;
  • Preparing drawings for substations, high voltage, medium voltage and low voltage lines;
  • Preparing description of project works material schedules and cost estimates
  • Managing human, finance and material resources assigned to the section;
  • Supervising, appraising sectional staff and identifying their training and development needs;
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
  • Registered Engineer with ERB
  • Computer Literacy
  • Seven(7) years of relevant experience
Senior Engineer Renewable Energy 
MG 7
2 Posts

Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Implementing programmes on projects development covering construction of Renewable Energy projects
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance on matters pertaining to renewable energy as necessary;
  • Commissioning if completed isolated power stations
  • Participating in preparation of annual pre-qualification documents for purposes of pre-qualifying contractors for renewable energy projects;
  • Preparing tender committee documents;
  • Preparing contract award documents in liaison with the Legal Department;
  • Preparing implementation schedules of isolated power stations
  • Supervising implementation of isolated power stations;
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical or Chemical or civil engineering
  • Registered Engineer with ERB;
  • Seven (7 years) years relevant experience;
  • Computer Literacy;
  • Leadership course;
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
Senior Engineer Construction 
MG 7
1 Post

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Coordinating construction and maintenance of electricity distribution systems to ensure minimum power interruptions;
  • Ensuring Authority standards and procedures on system operations and maintenance and safety are adhered to;
  • Participating in the procurement of operations and maintenance materials and equipment;
  • Prepare and approve payments certificates & attend to contractors’ and technicians queries/concerns;
  • Liaise with KPLC for joint inspections, commissioning and maintenance of construction standards, and capitalize commissioned projects;
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Civil, Electrical, Electronic Engineering or related field;
  • Registration with the ERB/IEK;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Management Development Courses, or Leadership Course for at least one month; and
  • Seven (7) years relevant work experience in a similar position with 5 years in a supervisory position.
Chief Economist 
MG 6
1 Post

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Co-ordinate preparation/review of the strategic plan;
  • Prepare the Authority’s and departmental annual performance contract and work plans;
  • Prepare the Authority’s monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports;
  • Co-ordinate preparation/review of the rural electrification master plan;
  • Prepare annual project implementation reports;
  • Participate in preparation of the budget and;
  • Undertake socio-economic studies on rural electrification
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Arts (Economics), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science (Statistics) or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Management Development Courses, or Leadership Course for at least one month;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Nine (9) years work experience, three of which must be in a senior position; and,
  • A Masters Degree will be an added advantage
Economist 1 
MG 8
1 Post

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Participate in the preparation of the rural electrification master plan;
  • Participate in preparation/review of the strategic plan;
  • Monitor and evaluate departmental performance contracts;
  • Participate in preparation of annual project implementation plans;
  • Undertake socio-economic studies on rural electrification and;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of projects
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Arts (Economics), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science (Statistics) or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Management Development Courses, or Leadership Course for at least one month;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Relevant seven years (7) work experience, three of which must be in a senior position and;
  • A Masters Degree will be an added advantage
3rd Assistant Engineer (Electrical System Protection) 
MG 10
1 Post

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Preparation and evaluation of tenders for civil works;
  • Validation of civil works drawings;
  • Supervision of civil engineering works;
  • Valuation and capitalization of civil and mechanical assets.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Civil and Construction Engineering or Higher National Diploma in Civil and Construction Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Registered graduate engineer or graduate technician engineer as the case may be with the Kenya Engineers Registration Board (KERB);
  • Degree holders to have served for at least three (3) years in the supervision of civil engineering projects or other related function;
  • For Higher Diploma to have served for at least four (4) years in the supervision of civil engineering projects or other related function;
  • Attained a performance rating of at least good in the last three (3) performance periods;
  • Computer literacy;
Environmental Scientist 
MG 12
1 Post

Job Specifications (Requirements)
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Sciences or equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Registered with National Environmental Management Authority;
  • At least two years experience with demonstrated capacity in undertaking environmental and social impacts/Audits;
  • Computer literacy;
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Preparation and evaluation of tenders for environmental impact assessments for projects;
  • Carrying out environmental audits for existing projects (off-grid power stations as well as long grid lines);
  • Preparation of CDM projects as well as proposals for sale of carbon credits;
  • Participate in carbon trading negotiations
Administrative Officer 
MG 13
4 Posts

Key duties and responsibilities
  • In charge of all HR and Administrative issues at the Regional office;
  • Ensure that all the Motor vehicles within the Region are in excellent running service by coordinating motor vehicles, service and maintenance as well as motor insurance;
  • Oversee registry operations, mailroom operations, courier services and other auxiliary services
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration or Business Management or equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Diploma in Business Management or Human Resource Management or equivalent;
  • Three (3) years practical experience in HR/ Administrative duties in a busy HR department and;
  • Computer literacy;
Transport Officer 
MG 10
1 Post

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Coordination of transport functions in the Authority;
  • Ensure that all the Motor vehicles in the Authority are in excellent running service by coordinating motor vehicle repairs, service and maintenance as well as motor insurance;
  • Coordinate execution of third party service contracts for repair and maintenance of REA vehicles;
  • Prepare budgets and ensure budgetary control for the Transport section
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or in Logistics or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Diploma in Transport Management Logistics or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Four (4) years practical experience in Transport duties in a busy Transport Organization;
  • Management or Leadership course;
  • Computer literacy and
  • Valid Driving Licence Free from Endorsement
Driver 
Job Group ‘H’
5 Posts

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Provide driving services;
  • Provide cleanliness and service of motor vehicle;
  • Drive staff when they are out on official duties;
  • Pick and drop Board members during meetings
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary School D Plain or its equivalent;
  • Clean Driving Licence;
  • Suitability test or its equivalent from recognized institution;
  • Certificate of Good Conduct;
  • First Aid Certificate;
  • Two years driving experience;
  • Adequate knowledge of the Highway code
Security Officer 
MG 10
3 Posts

Key duties and responsibilities
  • The security officer is responsible for safety and security of all Authority assets within the region and reports to the senior security officer;
  • Manage and coordinate operational activities including disaster management;
  • Prepare Regional security reports and supervise all the contracted security guards;
  • Conduct investigations on criminal cases and present them to the police for appropriate action.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree from a recognized University;
  • Diploma in criminal investigations and criminal justice;
  • Certificate in investigations and crime scene management from CID training school;
  • Management or Leadership certificate;
  • Five (5) years work experience in relevant field preferably at the rank of Inspector or equivalent
  • Five (5) years experience in criminal investigations and report writing and;
  • Computer literacy;
Chief Accountant Treasury 
MG 6
1 Post

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Preparation of cash flow statements;
  • Investment of surplus funds;
  • Sourcing of investment opportunities;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate reconciliation of accounts;
  • Preparing daily balances on outstanding letters of credit;
  • Managing bank balances as per approved procedures & limits;
  • Handling banking facilities
  • Timely revenue collection;
  • Budget and budgetary control;
  • Asset management and capitalization
  • Inventory costing
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • B. Com. (Accounting/Finance) or related degree
  • CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Management Development Courses or Leadership Course for at least one month;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Seven (7) years experience relevant to this position;
or
  • CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Nine (9) years working experience
  • The courses above
Project Accountant II 
MG 10
1 Post

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Financial management of the project funds;
  • Preparation of financial progress reports;
  • Prepare quarterly unaudited Interim Financial Reports (IFR) for the project accounts;
  • Prepare the projects annual accounts/financial statements as per World Bank requirements
  • Ensure timely payments of all project expenditures including suppliers and contractors.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • B. Com. (Accounting/Finance) or related degree
  • CPA II or ACCA II
  • Five (5) years experience relevant to this position
  • Computer literacy;
  • Treasury and supervisory certificate are added advantage
or
  • CPA (K), or ACCA
  • Seven years relevant working experience
  • All above certificates
Administrative Assistant 
Job Group “K”
1 Post

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Carrying out office administrative duties;
  • Providing clerical services;
  • Type correspondences, reports and other documents
  • Maintain office files and records
  • Perform any other duties as required
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education C+ or its equivalent;
  • Higher Diploma in Secretarial studies or its equivalent;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Public relation certificate or customer care certificate.
Messenger 
1 Post

Duties and responsibilities
  • Provide cleanliness and service to motor cycle;
  • Deliver mail in a timely way to various organizations;
  • Messengerial duties;
  • Dispatch and collection of letters to and from the Post Office;
  • Assist Waiters/Cooks in shopping activities.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education D minus or its equivalent;
  • Clean motor cycle riding licence;
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • First Aid certificate;
  • At least two (2) years experience riding motor cycles;
  • Adequate knowledge of the Highway Code.
Technician

Duties and Responsibility
  • Supervising implementation of contracted schemes;
  • Preparing tender documents as required;
  • Participating in analyzing of tender documents;
  • Carrying out planning for outages as required and as per approved policies and procedures;
  • Requisitioning for materials as required by contractors;
  • Preparing timely and accurate progress reports;
  • Co-coordinating inspection and handing over of completed schemes ;
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Ordinary Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Training in project management
  • Computer literacy
  • Ordinary Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Computer literacy
  • Training in project management
  • 3 years relevant work experience
REA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and candidates who have the above qualifications may submit their application enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and testimonials including daytime telephone contact and current remuneration quoting the job title on the envelop.

Applications should be sent to:

Chief Executive Officer
Rural Electrification Authority,
The Chancery, Valley Road,
P. O Box 34585-00100
Nairobi
So as to be received not later than 18th July 2011.

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