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Government Jobs in Kenya – KETRACO

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a 100% state-owned corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under the Company's Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy. 

The Mandate of the Company is to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain high voltage electricity transmission infrastructure, the National Electricity Transmission Grid and Regional Interconnectors.
 
KETRACO’s Vision is to be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading inter-connector in Africa.


The Mission of the Company is to build and operate a national electricity transmission network that is reliable, efficient, effective, safe and environment-friendly through innovative and best practices; and to promote regional power trade for socio-economic development.
 
To achieve the above mandate, KETRACO has so far completed and commissioned 1,115.5km of transmission lines with 5000km committed and on-going projects. 

The Company has an asset base of over Kshs. 77 Billion. In addition, and to increase access to electricity, KETRACO plans to construct additional 7000km of transmission lines in the next five years.
 
In order to meet the planned growth and improve access to electricity in Kenya, the Board of Directors of KETRACO now wish to identify and recruit a capable officer to fill the following Management position:

Senior Manager – Wayleave Acquisition 

(1 Post)

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/91/Vol I - B
 
Job Description: The Senior Manager will be responsible to the General Manager Technical Services for effective coordination and implementation of Land Survey, Land Economist, Environmentalists and Social Economists functions to ensure effective acquisition of wayleave corridor.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-
  • Participating in the development of section plans, objectives, strategies, policies, norms and procedures;
  • Liaising with local communities to ensure success of resettlement programmes;
  • Overseeing implementation of Land Survey, environmental management, and Land Economic policies, strategies, plans and other relevant statutes to ensure compliance with relevant policies and guidelines on wayleave acquisition;
  • Overseeing the conduct of feasibility studies and socio impact assessment on all KETRACO projects to confirm viability of projects on key requirements such as environmental and regulatory issues, project structuring, estimation of project costs and the development of an economic and financial model in line with KETRACO goals and objectives;
  • Overseeing inspection, audit and system studies on KETRACO projects and facilities for viability and compliance with relevant policies, guidelines, goals and objectives on power safety;
  • Analysing project performance reports and prepare action plans;
  • Liaising with other departments/divisions/sections to ensure timely response to queries and issues affecting projects;
  • Overseeing supervision of contracted services on KETRACO projects;
  • Ensuring all communities affected by KETRACO projects are compensated; and
  • Managing section resources, supervising, appraising and identifying staff training and development needs.
Job Specifications:
  • The right candidate must have served as a Land Surveyor or Land Economist for a minimum of ten (10) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private sector, six (6) of which must have been in a Senior Management level;
  • He/she will have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Land Surveying and Potogrammetry, Geometrics, Geomatic Engineering, Technology in Geo-informatic, Geo-spatial Engineering, Philosophy in Technology Survey, Land Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  • Practical working knowledge of an ERP such as SAP is essential. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Must be a member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) or be registered by a relevant professional body;
  • Have attended a Project Development and Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
 
The appointment for this position will be permanent and pensionable. 

The successful candidate for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.



Senior Manager - Project Management & Construction 

(1 Post)

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/91/Vol I - B
 
Job Description: The Senior Manager will be responsible to the General Manager Technical Services for coordination and implementation of Projects.
 
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of design and construction strategies and design of transmission network;
  • Co-ordinating and supervising design of major projects in liaison with the other relevant departments/divisions and stakeholders;
  • Formulating power system design standards in liaison with other divisions and enforcing compliance;
  • Sourcing and managing design contractual services as per approved procedures and policies;
  • Liaising with external contractors to ensure that designs conform to Company standards;
  • Budgeting and budgetary control for the department;
  • Maintaining a supportive working environment to foster optimum performance;
  • Monitoring the performance management of the department;
  • Implementing management and technological innovations to enhance efficiency in the department;
  • Creating and maintaining detailed project schedules as per approved policies and procedures;
  • Working closely with the project site managers during construction phase to ensure that the drawings, material and equipment are within the defined parameters;
  • Providing technical information to staff and subcontractors to ensure projects comply with all engineering standards, codes, specifications and design instructions;
  • Researching and recommending solutions to problems, including conflict, interferences and error or omissions;
  • Ensuring continuous updating and accurate generation of construction documents;
  • Participating in the preparation of field change requests to resolve the design and engineering issues.
Job Specifications:
  • The right candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years in Engineering Project Management in the Public or Private Sector, six (6) of which must have been in a Senior Management level and must have a proven track record of Project Design and Construction;
  • Must have at least seven (7) years post registration experience in management of construction projects worth one billion and above, preferably in projects financed by multilateral agencies;
  • He/she will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, with relevant certification in project management, practical working knowledge of an ERP such as SAP is essential. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Must be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and registered by the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Must have a valid Practicing License from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Have a certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution.
 Terms of Service and Remuneration
 
The appointment for this position will be permanent and pensionable. 

The successful candidate for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.


Company Secretary / Senior Manager, Legal Services 

(1 Post)

Ref: 
KETRACO/5/1C/40/90/Vol I – B
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Company Secretary/Senior Manager Legal Services is responsible for ensuring that KETRACO complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of Corporate Governance.

The jobholder will act as a link between the Board of Directors and the principal shareholder (Government), reporting in a timely and accurate manner on statutory procedures and developments.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-
  • Overseeing the formulation, implementation and review of the Organization’s laws, by-laws, strategies on litigation and other relevant regulations and risk management, records and property management;
  • Ensuring that the Company complies with statutory obligations and other regulatory requirements;
  • Liaising with the Attorney General on all litigation matters;
  • Ensuring effective and efficient management of agreements and contracts;
  • Carrying out investigation on legal issues affecting the Organization;
  • Overseeing drawing, designing and implementation of legal agreements and contracts in liaison with relevant divisions/departments;
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with legal framework, agreements and contracts;
  • Coordinating the preparation and processing of legal opinion, legal notices and other gazettements;
  • Vetting and recommending legal fees payable to external advocates;
  • Taking custody of the Company’s seal and security documents including land title documents and other vital legal records and documents;
  • Overseeing the drafting and vetting of contracts;
  • Overseeing filing of statutory annual returns with the registrar of companies including changes in directorship;
  • Monitoring the performance of the legal unit including achievement of performance targets;
  • Advising staff disciplinary committee on prosecution procedures and legal requirements;
  • Overseeing the research on emerging legal issues and advising the Organization accordingly;
  • Ensuring awareness creation to company staff on the requirements of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with legal statutes/legislators; and
  • Overseeing supervision, staff development and performance management.
Job Specifications:
  • The right candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible working experience with at least 6 years in a senior management/leadership position leading and managing Company Secretarial and Legal responsibilities of a large organization in the public or private sector;
  • He /she must have a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  • Have a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and must have a current Law Practicing Certificate;
  • Have a Certified Public Secretaries (K) certificate offered by KASNEB;
  • Certificate in Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) Weeks from a recognized institution.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
 
The appointment for this position will be for a contractual period of four (4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

The successful candidate for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.


Senior Manager, Supply Chain 

(1 Post) 

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/89/Vol I - B
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Senior Manager Supply Chain is responsible and accountable for managing and coordinating all aspects of procurement, inventory management and logistics, adding value to the activities of the Company by making sure procurement process is timely and based on value for money, quality and is fully compliant to all relevant public procurement regulations and guidelines.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-
  • Overseeing the development, implementation and review of organization procurement manual, policies, plans, regulations and procedures;
  • Ensuring compliance with established and internationally recognised procurement procedures, laws, regulations and guidelines applicable in all procurement transactions;
  • Overseeing monitoring and evaluation of procured goods and services;
  • Overseeing evaluation of the performance of suppliers and contractors;
  • Overseeing supply chain management activities in such areas as fleet management, inventory and stock control, disposal of stores and equipment, evaluation of tender documents and presentation to tender committee for adjudication;
  • Ensuring payment of suppliers of goods and services;
  • Overseeing the conduct of procurement market research; and
  • Overseeing supervision, staff development and performance appraisal.
Job Specifications:
  • The right candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible working experience with at least 6 years in a senior management/leadership position leading and managing procurement and logistics responsibilities of a large organization in the public or private sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Commerce/Business Administration (Supplies Management option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning. The desired candidate should have a professional purchasing qualification such as CIPS and must be registered with and have a current Supplies Practitioners License from, the Kenya Institute of Supply Management;
  • Practical working knowledge and competence with purchasing management software and/or automated procurement systems, such as SAP is mandatory. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) Weeks from a recognized institution.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
 
The appointment for this position will be for a contractual period of four (4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

The successful candidate for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.



Senior Manager, Human Resource and Administration 

1 Post

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/88/Vol I - B
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Senior HR&ADM Manager is responsible and accountable for planning, directing and executing all human resources strategies, policies and activities, including: talent acquisition and retention, remuneration, employee engagement and labour relations, learning and development, performance management, change management and security services.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-
  • overseeing the formulation and interpretation of human resource management policies, rules and regulations including those relating to pensions, salary administration, labour laws and other statutes that impact on the human resource;
  • Identify, attract, deploy and retain qualified and skilled personnel;
  • Maintain a robust remuneration strategy and appropriate terms and conditions of employment;
  • Ensure efficient and effective administration of services including maintenance of KETRACO property, offices, substations and provision of transport services and security services;
  • Ensure continuous development and maintenance of effective performance management systems;
  • Coordinating training needs assessments for KETRACO staff;
  • Guiding on all matters related to appointments and placement, discipline, promotions and confirmation of staff; and
  • Coordinating human resource annual budget and work plans.
Job Specifications:
  • The right candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience in the Public or Private Sector, six (6) years gained in a senior managerial level and a proven track record in development and management of the human resource function in a high performing results –oriented, growth organization;
  • He/she must have Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource or related field with a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from an accredited institution of learning;
  • He/she must be registered with and have a current practicing certificate from the institute of Human Resource Management, Kenya. Practical working knowledge and competence with human resource information system/ERP such as SAP is mandatory. A Master’s level qualification is desirable.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
 
The appointment for this position will be for a contractual period of four (4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

The successful candidate for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.


General Manager, Finance & Strategy 
(1 Post) 
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/87/Vol I - B

The General Manager is accountable to the Managing Director and will be responsible for prudent management of financial resources, Corporate Planning Services, identifying new business opportunities and management of ICT in the organization.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-
  • Ensuring compliance of financial transactions to approved policies, procedures and control systems;
  • Providing strategic leadership and management of Corporate Strategy;
  • Engaging and influencing Stakeholders and partners in securing funding for various businesses at KETRACO;
  • Providing guidance and coordinating the development, review and implementation of ICT policies, strategies, guidelines, procedures and standards;
  • Coordinating the development, implementation and review of the corporate business plan, objectives, policies, budgets and performance;
  • Advising and guiding other divisions/departments on corporate strategy matters, economic analysis, performance monitoring, evaluation and research;
  • Developing, deploying and maintaining appropriate ICT infrastructure and connectivity solutions for secure, efficient and effective flow of information to facilitate operations and decision making;
  • Coordinating debt collection, credit control and maintenance of debtors ledgers as per approved policies and procedure;
  • Ensuring preparation of variance analysis and other cost control reports;
  • Responding to both internal and external queries;
  • Overseeing staff performance management, development and capacity building; and
  • Diversification of the Company’s revenue streams.
Job Specifications:
  • The right candidate will have twelve (12) years of progressively responsible working experience with at least (6) years in a senior management/leadership position leading and managing financial responsibilities, corporate strategy, business development and ICT infrastructure;
  • He/she must be a CPA (K) in good standing and have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning. Practical working knowledge and competence with a financial information system/ERP such as SAP is mandatory. A Masters level qualification is desirable;
  • Certificate in Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution.
 Terms of Service and Remuneration
 
The appointment for this position will be for a contractual period of four (4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

The successful candidate for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.


General Manager - Technical Services
(1 Post)
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/86/Vol I - B

The General Manager Technical Services is accountable to the Managing Director and will guide in the delivery of the entire spectrum of the respective departmental strategies. 

A key part of this role will be to provide leadership in project management while ensuring utmost respect for people, property and environment.

Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-
1.    Providing guidance in the development and implementation of strategies, policies, plans, standards and procedures pertaining to system planning, development, system operations and project management, and wayleave acquisition for high voltage power transmission lines and sub-stations projects;
2.    Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organization effectiveness;
3.    Coordinating a multi-disciplinary team to develop efficient and reliable power design packages for the high voltage substations;
4.    Coordinating quality design activities to maintain project schedules and successful projects implementation;
5.    Overseeing the enforcement of the Organization’s environmental and safety standards and national environmental, safety and health statutes in liaison with relevant stakeholders;
6.    Coordinating the preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Studies (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) reports;
7.    Ensuring compliance of all KETRACO projects with local and international legal regulations and standards on environmental protection and conservation including donor requirements;
8.    Overseeing construction works, cadastral, topographical and engineering surveying for the proposed transmission lines and substations including contracted services;
9.    Overseeing all engineering designs, installation and maintenance of protection and control equipment in the transmission system;
10.  Coordinating the identification and upgrading of protection and control equipment in the transmission system;
11.  Managing divisional resources, staff development, and capacity building and performance appraisal.
Job Specifications:
1.    The right candidate will have a minimum of twelve (12) years in Engineering Project Management in the Public or Private Sector, six (6) of which must have been in a Senior Management level and must have a proven track record of managing delivering large-scale and multi-year infrastructure and capital projects with various stakeholders, partners and service providers within a scope, on time and within budget;
2.    He/she will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, with relevant certification in project management, practical working knowledge of an ERP such as SAP is essential. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
3.    Must be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and registered by the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
4.    Must have a Valid Practicing License from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
5.    Have a certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
 
The appointment for this position will be for a contractual period of four (4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

The successful candidate for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.

Candidates interested in the above positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya. 

Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations: -
  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct);
  • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the address shown below (clearly stating the reference in the letter and on the envelope) by close of business on 5th August, 2016 at 5.00pm.

Applications to include CVs with details of day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, names and contacts of three referees. 

Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials, and copy of National ID/Passport.
 
The Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI Complex, 4th Floor,
Popo Lane, South C, off Red Cross Road,
P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,
Nairobi.

Or emailed to: HR_Recruitment@ketraco.co.ke

KETRACO is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documents/details as sought for will not be considered. 

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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