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The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is a 100% state-owned company with the mandate to among others, fast track the development of geothermal resources.
 
The Company’s vision is to be a world leader in the development of geothermal resources and a mission of developing 5000Mw from geothermal resources by 2030.

Towards this end, GDC has harnessed 409Mw of steam from Olkaria and another 135Mw from its pilot project in Menengai - Nakuru. 

Out of the 409Mw of steam, 320 Mw has been converted into electricity to achieve the Company’s objectives. 


GDC’s Board of Directors is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individuals with excellent leadership and technical skills, who are strategic thinkers, team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high pressure environment.

Company Secretary
 
Ref: GDC/HPS/08/16/CS
 
Overall Purpose: The Company Secretary will be responsible to the Managing Director & CEO to provide guidance on the day to day management of the company including compliance with legal and statutory requirements.
 
Key Responsibilities:-
  • Act as Legal advisor to the Managing Director and the Board on legal and corporate communications matters affecting the Company:
  • Provide company secretarial services to the Company:
  • Participate in the formulation and development of the Company’s Strategic Plan:
  • Monitor all aspects of the
1.    Board Secretariat Department
2.    Insurance Department:
3.    Legal Services Department and
4.    Corporate Communications Department with the aim of developing a robust and facilitative legal and regulatory framework for enhancing organizational effectiveness and improving the Company’s image:
  • Provide advice on good corporate governance practices:
  • Attend Board meetings, take minutes of proceedings and disseminate the decisions of the Board of Directors to relevant Divisional heads for implementation:
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness
  • Develop and implement the Company’s communication strategy and the protection of the GDC brand among its critical stakeholders
  • Perform any other duties as may be required from time to time
Key Qualifications & Experience (Mandatory):
  • Master’s degree in e relevant field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university
  • Be a holder of CPS (K)
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
  • Membership to relevant professional body - LSK & ICPS (K)
  • At least Twelve (12) years working experience in a similar position five (S) of which must be in a managerial/senior position.
Key Competencies:
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in determining and handling Company Secretarial duties, Legal Services, and Corporate Communications issues:
  • Demonstrated expertise in Board and Legal matters and an understanding of corporate communication matters:
  • Well-developed, written and verbal, communication and interpersonal skills:
  • Sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way:
  • Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiations skills:
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
Terms of service and remuneration: The appointments 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 position will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the State Corporations guidelines

General Manager – Finance
 
Ref: GDC/HPS/07/16/GM-F/
 
Overall Purpose: The General Manager - Finance will be responsible to the Managing Director & CEO to provide technical and professional leadership in financial planning, accounting as well as Information, Communication & Technology management
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and install sound accounting and financial management including procurement systems and procedures aimed at improving financial performance and effective control and custody of the company’s assets:
  • Advise the Managing Director & CEO on all financial matters affecting the company
  • Ensure compliance with tax, financial and other reporting and other statutory requirements:
  • Develop financial models on tariffs and pricing strategies for the company’s steam and drive all business development initiatives:
  • Ensure proper and timely coordination f the company’s budget, compilation of the company’s annual budget:
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of Company’s financial performance:
  • Ensure appropriate modern and reliable Information Communication &Technology operations are in place to support company operations.
  • Provide professional leadership in the development and implementation of Financial and Corporate plans and budgets in order to ensure efficient and cost effective provision of services;
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices:
  • Coordinate and ensure understanding of the Company’s communication strategy and the protection of the GDC brand among its critical stakeholders:
  • Perform any other duties as may be required from time to time.
Key Qualifications & Experience (Mandatory):
  • Masters degree in a relevant field:
  • Bachelors degree in Business Studies or its equivalent from a recognized university:
  • Full professional qualifications in Finance such as CPA, ACÁ, ACCA, ACMA or equivalent and membership to relevant professional bodies:
  • At least Twelve (12) years working experience in a similar position five (5) of which must be in a managerial/senior position,
Key Competencies:
  • Considerable knowledge of economics, financial & management accounting:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international accounting standards including financial forecasting and monitoring of budgets:
  • High level of integrity, ethics and self-discipline:
  • Research and analytical skills:
  • Strong administrative and business acumen:
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in building and sustaining relationships with a particular focus on the integration and leading as well as being a part of a team:
  • Strong commitment to the principles underpinning good governance and sound financial management:
  • Excellent decision making skills:
  • Team Leadership and supervisory skills:
  • Planning and organizational skills.
Terms of service and remuneration: The appointments 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 position will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the State Corporations guidelines

General Manager, Corporate Services
 
Ref: GDC/HPS/06/16/GM-CS/:
 
Overall Purpose: The General Manager - Corporate Services will be responsible to the Managing Director & CEO in offering strategic guidance that support the delivery of quality corporate services and ensure best practice service delivery standards for continual organizational performance improvement.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maximizing the organization’s ability to achieve its strategic goals, the General Manager, Corporate Services translates the Corporate Strategy into a set of measurable annual targets, developing and negotiating the Company’s Performance Contract and aligning the entire organization in pursuit of these targets:
  • Responsible for development of organizational strategies, policies and systems that help deliver value in the areas of:
1.    Projects Performance:
2.    Systems Performance:
3.    Work performance:
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that ensure Safety & Quality compliance
  • Quality Assurance in the design, acquisition, delivery and processing of GDC products:
  • Building a sustainable positive work environment and culture that promotes performance accountability and success in all divisions:
  • Determine and efficiently manage operational and administrative practices in GDC’s regional offices:
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices:
  • Establish and maintain appropriate community relations with various groups end stakeholders relevant to the Company’s project activities:
  • Efficiently manage the Company’s property including but not limited to land and buildings:
  • Ensure efficient management of the Company’s fleet of vehicles.
  • Ensure provision of Security and Guarding Services for all Company properties and installations;
  • Coordinate and ensure understanding of the Company’s communication strategy and the protection of the GDC brand among its critical stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duties as may be required from time to time.
Key Qualifications & Experience (Mandatory):
  • Masters degree in a relevant field:
  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university:
  • Post graduate diploma in Human Resources Management, Quality Management Systems, or its equivalent
  • Member of a relevant professional body:
  • At least Twelve (12) years working experience in a similar position five (5) of which must be in a managerial/senior position.
Key Competencies:
  • An all-round experience, exposure and proven track record in managing diverse range of functions of a corporate nature including Business Process Improvement or project monitoring & evaluation:
  • Community Engagement, safety & performance systems or its relevant equivalent in order to effectively manage the specialist functional managers:
  • Extensive experience in providing strategic leadership, influencing and leading change in complex organizations:
  • High level of integrity, ethics and self-discipline:
  • Research and analytical skills:
  • Strong administrative and business acumen:
  • Team Leadership and supervisory skills.
Terms of service and remuneration: The appointments 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 position will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the State Corporations guidelines

General Manager - Drilling & Infrastructure
 
Ref: GDC/HPS/05/16/GM-DI/
 
Overall Purpose: The General Manager - Drilling and Infrastructure will be responsible to the Managing Director & CEO in overseeing the drilling services’ and infrastructure functions and ensure the geothermal wells are drilled successfully, safely, within the planned time: and proper infrastructure in all the projects area as required.


Key Responsibilities:-
  • Manage, design, develop, create and maintain small-scale to large-scale civil and engineering works including but not limited to construct ion of buildings, roads and well pads.
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient drilling, work-over and completion operations on all GDC operated and contracted rigs:
  • Provide technical support and leads Drilling Operations, Equipment Maintenance, Planning & Logistics and Infrastructure teams for smooth operations:
  • Oversee and manage GDC drilling and related projects including monitoring of drilling operations services providers in accordance with company authorized and agreed project objectives including but not limited safety, schedule, scope, quality and budget:
  • Coordinate internal resources arid third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects;
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget:
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility:
  • Manage & evaluate GDC’s project in terms of scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques:
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques;
  • Efficient budget management including coordination of all procurement and logistics for Drilling & Infrastructure development:
  • Manage heavy duty equipment in a project site such as Cranes, Excavators, Compressors among others:
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results, to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices;
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes:
  • Coordinate and ensure understanding of the Company’s communication strategy and the protection of the GDC brand among its critical stakeholders:
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Key Qualifications & Experience (Mandatory):
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field:
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related fields from a recognized university
  • Competencies in Drilling Engineering, Well Services and Operations Standards, Rig Pass Courses among others:
  • Member of the Engineering Board of Kenya or any other relevant professional body:
  • At least Twelve (12) years working experience in a similar position five (5) of which must be in a managerial position.
Key Competencies:
  • Drilling and Civil Engineering skills:
  • Excellent knowledge of design and visualizations software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D or equivalent
  • High level of integrity, ethics and self-discipline:
  • Research, analytical and report writing skills:
  • Communication skills:
  • Negotiation skills:
  • Excellent decision making skills.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
Terms of service and remuneration: The appointments 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 position will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the State Corporations guidelines

General Manager, Strategy Research & Innovation
 
Ref: GDC/HPS/04/16/GM-SRI/
 
Overall Purpose: The General Manager - Strategy Research and Innovation will be responsible to the Managing Director & CEO for overseeing the conceptualization of geothermal resource projects and drive the strategic aspects of the corporation including management of the Centre of Excellence, Research and Innovation

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop a master plan for the Center of Excellence for research and innovation in geothermal industry:
  • Efficient & effective management of the Geothermal Center of Excellence including organizing technical training seminars and coordination of local & international conferences:
  • Organizing and coordinating local and international Consultancy Services:
  • Identify and evaluate organizational risk exposure in all Geothermal Development Company’s projects and activities in order to devise appropriate strategies and methods aimed at reducing potential loss:
  • Develop strategies for resource mobilization and drive all business development initiatives:
  • Ensure proper and timely coordination of the company’s strategic plans:
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements:
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organizational effectiveness:
  • Provide professional leadership in the development and implementation of Corporate Strategic plans in order to ensure efficient and cost effective provision of services:
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices:
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes:
  • Coordinate and ensure understanding of the Company’s communication strategy and the protection of the GDC brand among its critical stakeholders:
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Key Qualifications & Experience (Mandatory):
  • Masters degree in a relevant field
  • Bachelors degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Engineering or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Member of the Engineering Board of Kenya/ other relevant professional body
  • At least Twelve (12) years working experience in a similar position five (5) of which must be in a managerial position.
Key Competencies:
  • Project Management skills:
  • Excellent communication & time management skills:
  • Research and Innovation skills:
  • Ability to create and maintain business networks / relationships
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of geothermal and industry requirements including broad knowledge of international trends:
  • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity, research and innovation.
Terms of service and remuneration: The appointments 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 position will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the State Corporations guidelines

General Manager - Human Resource & Administration
 
Ref: GDC/HPS/03/16/GM-HRA
 
Overall Purpose: The General Manager- Human Resource will be responsible to the Managing Director & CEO for the provision of strategic leadership and advise on human resource management matters: formulate and articulate the Human Resource & Administration Strategies, Policies, Rules, Regulations and Standards for Human Resource Management that are integrated with the Company’s Strategic Plan and reinforce appropriate Human Capital Management reforms that are in tandem with best global market practice.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop/review all Human Resources and Administration policies, standards and strategies:
  • Develop/implement secure, reliable and efficient procedures and staff capacity to meet the needs of GDC’s business plan:
  • Provide professional leadership in the development arid implementation of human resource and administration plans and budgets in performance management in order to ensure efficient and cost effective provision of services:
  • Maintain effective communication between staff of all cadres to provide the right working environment for achievement of the Company’s goals:
  • Ensure that the Company has the right staff in terms of skills mix and numbers and that they are motivated for maximum productivity:
  • Ensure that the Company has in place an internally equitable and externally competitive remuneration package
  • Ensure compliance with good human resource practices, labour laws and good labour relations with the trade union:
  • Ensure effective and efficient provision of customer services both at the front office (reception), hospitality (kitchen), messengerial (mail) and telephone operations
  • Ensure proper and professional management of contracts of outsourced services relevant to administrative duties
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices:
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Company’s employee performance management systems;
  • Coordinate and ensure understanding of the Company’s communication strategy and the protection of the GDC brand among its critical stakeholders:
  • Perform any other duties as may be required from time to time
Key Qualifications & Experience (Mandatory):
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized university
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Holder of a post graduate degree in Human Resources Management or its equivalent
  • Member of the Institute of Human Resource or its equivalent.
  • At east Twelve (12) years working experience in a similar position five (5) of which must be in a managerial position
Key Competencies:
  • In depth knowledge of human resources and administration policies, systems and procedures:
  • Ability to lead staff, including training and conflict management skills:
  • High level of Integrity, ethics and self-discipline:
  • Strong administrative arid business acumen.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in building and sustaining relationships with a particular focus on the integration and lead ng as well as being a part of a team:
  • Strong commitment to the principles underpinning good governance and sound financial management:
  • Excellent decision making skills:
  • Team leadership and supervisory skills;
  • Planning and organizational skills.
Terms of service and remuneration: The appointments 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 position will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the State Corporations guidelines


General Manager - Geothermal Resource Development
Ref:
 GDC/HPS/01/16/GM-GRD

Overall Purpose: The General Manager - Geothermal Resource Development will be responsible to the Managing Director & CEO for the provision of strategic leadership in the assessment, development and management of the company’s Geothermal Resource while ensuring innovation and its utilization.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Geothermal Resource Assessment which entails identification of sites for exploration by use of Geology, Geophysics, GIS and Geochemistry processes;
  • Geothermal Resource Management which entails reservoir management and engineering, steam status determination and steam quality audits:
  • Technical Review of surface studies and geothermal field data:
  • Efficient management of GDC’s Geothermal Laboratories for scientific simulation and other accredited methods;
  • Environmental Planning. Monitoring arid Management;
  • Efficient management of geothermal Direct Use activities;
  • Promotion and commercialization of geothermal Direct Use products, programs and projects:
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices:
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes:
  • Co-ordinate and ensure understanding of the Company’s communication strategy and the protection of the GDC brand among its critical stakeholders;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Key Qualifications and Experience (Mandatory):
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field from a recognized university:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Sciences/Engineering or related fields from a recognized university:
  • Reservoir Engineering Certificate/Diploma or equivalent:
  • Member of the Engineering Board of Kenya or any other relevant professional body:
  • At least Twelve (12) years working experience in a similar position, five (5) of which must be in a managerial position.
Key Competencies:
  • Reservoir engineering skills:
  • IT proficiency:
  • High level of integrity, ethics and self-discipline:
  • Research. analytical and report writing skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills:
  • Negotiation skills:
  • Team leadership and supervisory skills:
  • Planning and organizational skills.
Terms of service and remuneration: The appointments 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 position will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the State Corporations guidelines
 
Application requirements
 
NB: Candidates interested in the above position are expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya. 

Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of the following (Mandatory):
1.    Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA):
2.    Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
3.    Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC):
4.    Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation;
5.    Clearance from Credit reference bureau.
How to Apply

Suitably Qualified candidates should apply in confidence indicating the Job reference No. on both the application and envelop and send to the address below enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications and attach copies of certificates, relevant testimonials and National Identity Card.

Applications may be deposited at our head Office, Kawi House 4th Floor, Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road, in the Application Box. posted or emailed to:
 
The Managing Director & CEO,
Geothermal Development Company Limited,
P.O. Box 100746 - 00101, 
Nairobi, Kenya

E mail: gmpositions@gdc.co.ke

All applications should be received not later than 500pm on Monday 12th September 2016

GDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality

Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted”.

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification

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