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Government Jobs in Kenya – Rural Electrification Authority

The Rural Electrification Authority, a State Corporation established under the Energy Act No. 12 of 2006, is mandated to enhance provision of electricity in the rural areas of Kenya. It is also the lead agency in the development and promotion of renewable energy in Kenya.
Through its mandate, the Authority seeks to improve the socio-economic well-being of Kenyans living in rural areas. Since commencing operations in the 2008/09 financial year, the Authority has endeavoured to realize this objective and through its efforts, 70% of all the public facilities now have electricity.
Moving forward, the Authority will put more focus on renewable energy to provide electricity to areas far away from the national grid network.

The Authority is looking for experienced, highly motivated and results oriented individuals to fill vacancies in the organization. The applicants must be self-driven individuals who are focused and committed to driving the REA mandate.
They will work with their departmental teams in spearheading/embracing innovations, work ethics and must possess high level of integrity.
Applications are invited from professionals who meet ALL the minimum qualifications for the following position:
Principal Engineer, Design
REA 4
One (1) Post on Permanent and Pensionable Terms Service
Duties and responsibilities:
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sectional reports;
·         Mentor and coach staff;
·         Participate in the implementation of the performance management system in the section;
·         Oversees the implementation of REA grid extension projects;
·         Participate in formulation of power system design standards and ensure they are adhered to;
·         Provide technical leadership and guidance on matters pertaining to design of distribution and transmission lines as necessary;
·         Participate in the formulation of power system design standards and ensure they are adhered to;
·         Implement policies and programmes on power system design;
·         Design, supervise and commission projects;
·         Prepare tenders documents ;
·         Evaluate tenders and presentation to tender committee ;
·         Factory acceptance test, supervision and commissioning ;
·         Technical advisory;
·         And any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Renewable Energy 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 /Management course lasting not less than four weeks is an added advantage;
Experience and Competencies:
·         At least 5 years of relevant work experience with at least 3 years of supervisory experience;
·         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.


Principal Engineer, Construction
REA 4
One (1) Post on Permanent and Pensionable Terms of Service
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Oversees the implementation of REA grid extension projects;
·         Provide technical leadership and guidance on matters pertaining to construction of power lines standards and ensure they are adhered to;
·         Implement policies and programmes on constructions of power lines;
·         Prepare tenders documents;
·         Factory acceptance test, supervision and commissioning of projects;
·         Prepare project accounts and payments;
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sectional reports;
·         Mentor and coach staff;
·         Participate in the implementation of the performance management system in the section;
·         Provide Technical advisory;
·         Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Power option) or in any other relevant field;
·         Master’s Degree in a related field from a recognized institution;
·         Registered Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya ;
·         Member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya;
·         Leadership or Management course is an added an advantage.
Experience and Competencies
·         At least 5 years of relevant work experience with at least 3 years of supervisory experience;
·         Compliance with values and Principles of Public service;
·         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.


Principal Engineer, Renewable Energy
REA 4 
One (1) Post on Permanent and Pensionable Terms of Service
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Oversees the implementation of REA renewable energy projects;
·         Participate in the formulation of power system design standards and ensure they are adhered to;
·         Provide technical leadership and guidance on matters pertaining to the design of distribution and transmission lines as necessary;
·         Implement policies and programmes on Renewable Energy;
·         Identify renewable energy projects including those sponsored by development partners;
·         Design, supervise and commission renewable energy projects;
·         Prepare tenders documents;
·         Factory acceptance test, supervision and commissioning of projects ;
·         Provide technical advisory;
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sectional reports;
·         Mentor and coach staff;
·         Participate in the implementation of the performance management system in the section;
·         Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering ( Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Construction) or Renewable Energy or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s Degree in a related field from a recognized institution;
·         Registered with Engineers Board of Kenya or any other relevant professional body;
·         Member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya; or any other professional body;
·         Leadership or Management course is an added advantage.
Experience and Competencies:
·         At least five (5) years of relevant work experience with at least 3 years of supervisory experience;
·         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.


Principal Accountant
REA 4
One (1) Post on Permanent and Pensionable Terms of Service
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Preparing financial management reports ;
·         Ensuring financial processes and procedures are adhered to;
·         Complying with regulations pertaining to financial management and controls;

·         Verifying that expenditures are within project budgets;
Ensuring projects budgets overheads are remitted;
·         Analysing payments and carrying out data analysis to support preparation of accounting reports;
·         Extracting and providing cash liquidity analysis ;
·         Balancing and ruling of the cashbooks on a daily basis;
·         Oversee planning and budgeting processes;
·         Ensuring correct maintenance of customers and suppliers records for the purpose of payment;
·         Ensuring financial processes and procedures are adhered to;
·         Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Commerce (Accounting option); Commerce (Finance option); Business Administration (Accounting option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Certified Public Accountant (CPA,K) or Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA);
·         Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Business Administration (Finance); Business Administration (Accounting); Master of Science in Finance or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Membership to ICPAK or equivalent.
·         Be proficient in accounting packages;
·         Leadership or Management Course is an added advantage ;
·         Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.
Experience and Competencies:
·         Five (5) years working experience, three (3) of which must be in supervisory level;
·         Decision making and problem solving skills;
·         Leadership skills;
·         Communication skills;
·         Analytical Skills;
·         Demonstrated Integrity;
·         Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.


Principal Security Officer
REA 4
One (1) Post on Permanent and Pensionable Terms of Service
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Formulate, interpret and implement security policies and other procedures appertaining to security;
·         Carrying out prevention and investigations on fraud and theft cases;
·         Conduct investigations on criminal cases and presenting them to the police for appropriate action;
·         Safeguarding Authority assets against theft, pilferage, damage ,misuse, or sabotage;
·         Conduct investigations of motor vehicle accidents involving REA staff;
·         Liaising with other law enforcing agencies to ensure effective execution of security;
·         Representing the Authority in external investigations on matters of security;
·         Prepare timely and accurate investigation reports;
·         Prepare and implement the security budget;
·         Supervise all contracted security guards deployed in various assignments of the Authority;
·         Implement all security measures in all Authority premises-installing equipment’s, CCTV, access control systems and servicing ;
·         Conduct fire drills and other security drills within the work place;
·         Supervise and appraise officers in security department;
·         Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, Security Management or any Social Science from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s Degree in relate field from a recognized institution;
·         Membership to professional bodies Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE),Certified Forensic Investigation Practitioner/Professional (CFIP)
·         Police senior supervisory course;;
·         Attained the rank of Chief Inspector of police or Captain in the armed forces ;
·         Diploma in security Management or leadership skills is added an administration;
·         Leadership or Management Course is an added advantage.
Experience and Competencies:
·         Five (5 )years’ relevant experience with at least 3 years in a supervisory role,
·         Investigative skills;
·         Defensive driving skills ;
·         First Aid skills;
·         Fire Fighting skills.
·         Leadership skills;
·         Interpersonal skills;
·         Discreteness;
·         Communication skills;
·         Decision making and problem solving skills;
·         Communication skills;
·         Analytical Skills;
·         Demonstrated Integrity;
·         Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.


Principal Human Resource Officer
REA 4
One (1) Post on Permanent and Pensionable Terms of Service
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Overseeing the development and review of human resource policies, rules and regulations;
·         Overseeing the development of human resource plans and strategies;
·         Monitoring and coordinating the implementation of human resource management policies, rules and regulations;
·         Monitoring and Coordinating staff training and development;
·         Developing and institutionalizing performance appraisal process;
·         Advising on career development and review of Career Progression Guidelines;
·         Coordinating industrial relations and staff welfare;
·         Spearheading the development and implementation of human resource management system;
·         Overseeing budgeting, allocation and optimal utilization of training resources and opportunities;
·         Reviewing of terms and conditions of service;
·         Ensuring proper utilization of human resources on board and advising on proper deployment;
·         Ensuring compliance with all the statutory and regulatory requirements relating to Human Resource;
·         Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
·         A degree from a recognized University in Human Resources Management or Social science or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s degree in a related field from a recognized institution;
·         Full membership to a professional body in the Human Resource field;
·         Leadership or Management course is an added advantage.
Experience and Competencies:
·         Five (5) years working experience, three (3) of which must be in supervisory level;
·         Demonstrated outstanding professional competence as reflected in work performance and results;
·         Decision making and problem solving skills;
·         Leadership skills;
·         Demonstrated Integrity;
·         Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.


Principal Communication Officer
REA 4
One (1) Post on Permanent and Pensionable Terms of Service
Duties and responsibilities:
·         Write and edit in-house journals, newsletters, corporate and other related publications to enhance communication;
·         Manage public relations activities;
·         Implement corporate social responsibility programs;
·         Manage the Authority website;
·         Participate in the preparation of the departmental budget;
·         Participation in creating awareness through public barazas, shows and exhibitions
·         Complaints handling ;
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sectional reports;
·         Mentor and coach staff;
·         Participate in the implementation of the performance management system in the section;
·         Speech writing;
·         Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism or Public Relations or Social Sciences from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s Degree in Communication or any other relevant field from a recognized institution
·         Diploma in mass Communication or marketing;
·         Membership to Chartered Institute of Marketing Certification or relevant professional body;
·         Leadership or Management course is an added advantage.
Experience and Competencies
·         Five (5) years relevant working experience, with at least 3 years at Supervisory level;
·         Excellent Communication and marketing skills;
·         Speech and report writing skills;
·         Public relations and customer skills;
·         Analytical Skills;
·         Demonstrated Integrity;
·         Meet the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution.


Principal Internal Auditor
REA 4 
One (1) Post on Permanent and Pensionable Terms of Service
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Develop and update appropriate risk management and internal control framework for REA;
·         Review audit reports for all risk based audits conducted by Internal Audit staff and following up implementation of the audit recommendations;
·         Develop Audit Plan and schedules;
·         Summarize all the audit reports for presentation to the Audit Committee;
·         Prepare discussion papers on the recommendations of the Audit Committee for presentation at the Board meetings;
·         Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department;
·         Prepare draft Board management papers for the Manager Internal Audit approval Prepare the departmental service charter;
·         Prepare and monitor the annual budget and work plan of the Internal Audit department;
·         Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor of Commerce –Accounting or Finance Option or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s Degree in relevant field from a recognized institution;
·         CPA, ACCA, CA OR Registered Engineer ;
·         Qualification in CIA or CISA are an added advantage;
·         Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing. OR Member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) in good standing;
·         Leadership or Management course is an added advantage.
Experience and Competencies:
·         Five (5) years relevant working experience, with at least 3 years at management level;
·         Prior experience managing a unit in a busy environment;
·         High integrity and professional standards;
·         Outstanding professional competence in legal audit frame work as reflected in work performance and results
·         Strong leadership, planning and supervisory skills;
·         Communication skills;
·         Decision making and problem solving skills;
·         Communication skills;
·         Analytical Skills;
·         Meet the provisions of the chapter six of the constitution.
Application Procedure:
a) Apply for a position through a standard one-page letter, attaching a detailed CV and copies of certificates;
b) All applicants MUST
(i) Complete a BIO DATA form which can be obtained HERE from the REA website and send the same IN SOFT (NOT SCANNED) to the Chief Executive Officer on jobs@rea.co.ke.
(ii) In addition to the Bio Data form, submit HARD COPIES of their applications together with their updated Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of academic and professional certificates before or on the closing date.
c) 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).
e) Qualified persons including physically challenged, youth and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
f) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications should reach:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Rural Electrification Authority,
Kawi House, Block C/South C-Bellevue,
P.O Box 34585-00100,
Nairobi.
On/or before 31st January, 2018.

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