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Director, Technical Regulation (RE-ADVERTISED)

Code: 00342017
Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 08 May 2017
Friday, 26 May 2017
Department: Technical Regulation
Job Type:
Permanent
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
Job Information:

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a statutory body established in accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999 (Chapter 145, Laws of Uganda).  The Act empowers ERA to regulate the Generation, Transmission, Sale, Export, Import and Distribution of electrical energy in Uganda.

The Authority seeks to recruit a competent and well-motivated person to fill a vacant position of Director, Technical Regulation. The position is contractual, running for an initial five (5) year period, subject to renewal upon satisfactory

Job Purpose:

Provide leadership to the department, set performance targets for licenses, monitor and enforce licensee’s technical and environmental compliance within the Law, regulations and licensing terms and conditions. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Head of department of Technical Regulation.
  2. Lead the licensing of power projects starting from feasibility study stage to commercial operations date including monitoring the development activities.
  3. Monitor and enforce the technical compliance of operating licensees in the generation, transmission, distribution segments and the entire electricity supply industry in accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999, Regulations and the licensing conditions.
  4. Integrate, Monitor and enforce environmental and social development requirements for licensed projects in the generation, transmission, distribution segments and the entire electricity supply industry in accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999, the National and international Environmental standards where applicable  in addition to compliance with  the licensing conditions.
  5. Lead the technical review and approval of licensee’s investment plan applications to ensure a harmonised power system network rollout in order to provide a robust grid infrastructure to cope with the national demand requirements and regional obligations.
  6. Lead the technical verification of completed grid investments by licensees to confirm compliance with standards, quality of works and to ensure value for money.
  7. Lead the System Planning Coordination committee activities including the least cost generation plan and advise Management on demand, supply and quality of supply situation among others.
  8. Lead the Authority Installation Permits committee activities.
  9. Lead the Authority Grid coordination committee activities.
  10. Maintain an up-to-date database of all ongoing projects and benchmarks to enhance compliance.
  11. Develop the departmental work plans in line with ERAs strategic plan and objectives.
  12. Develop, Implement and Control the departmental budget and procurement plans.
  13. Advise Management on appropriate areas for research in technology and other sectoral matters.
  14. Promote the strategic objectives of the Authority national, regionally and globally.
  15. Supervise, appraise, mentor, develop and train departmental staff in particular and ERA in general.
  16. Participate in sector stakeholder sensitization and education.
  17. Handle administrative activities of the department.
  18. Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Experience and Age Limit

  1. Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  2. An honor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  3. Registered Engineer with Uganda Engineers registration Board.
  4. Must have ten (10) years relevant working experience in a technical/engineering environment of an electricity generation, transmission, distribution and sales utility or comparable organization at a senior management level.
  5. Post Graduate training in Management would be an added advantage.
  6. Should be 35 years but not more than 55 years old.

Essential competencies and attributes

  1. Engineering design (including computer based design techniques and Technicallyinnovative).
  2. Conversant with the Electricity Supply Industry in Uganda
  3. Knowledge of power generation, particularly hydro-electricity systems
  4. Projects planning and management skills.
  5. Skilled in Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects
  6. Knowledge of environmental management policy of Uganda.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact not only with team members but also at all levels of the organization including the Board.
  8. Supervisory and Management skills.
  9. Should be a team player.
  10. Should be a person of high integrity.
  11. Should have strong analytical skills.
  12. Should be hard working and ready to work long working hours.
  13. Should be prepared to regularly travel to the field.
How to Apply:

Applicants should submit their application letters and enclose copies of:

  • Relevant transcripts and certificates.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (indicating daytime telephone number (s) and email address and daytime telephone numbers and email addresses of three Referees).

Applications should be delivered by recorded delivery, addressed to:

THE MANAGER, HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION
ELECTRICITY REGULATORY AUTHORITY
PLOT 15 SHIMONI ROAD
P. O. BOX 10332, KAMPALA – UGANDA

To reach the above address by 26th May 2017, 5.00 pm; Applicants who do not meet the stipulated minimum requirements need not to apply.

N. B. Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or Staff of the ERA Secretariat shall not be accepted as referees. Canvassing or any attempt thereof will lead to immediate disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunities employer.