Chief Executive Officer – Electricity Regulatory Authority

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
JOB PURPOSE
To provide strategic leadership
through working with the Authority and staff to ensure fulfillment of
ERA’S mandate.
KEY DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES
Stewardship
a.   Work with the
Authority and staff to define and execute ERA’s mission, communicate it
effectively within the Authority, and ensure that it serves continuously as an
inspiration and guide.
b.   Develop and
recommend short and long-term goals, strategies and objectives to the Authority
to ensure the maximization of stakeholder values and the long-term success of
the Authority.
c.   Work with, and
provide accountability to the Authority and ensure that the Authority is fully
informed about the ongoing business at the Secretariat.
d.   Review and report
regularly to the Authority matters concerning the Authority’s progress towards
the achievement of its goals and all material deviations from the said goals.
e.   Work with the
Authority to ensure that it is properly constituted and trained to conduct
effective governance.
Staff Management, Motivation
and Development
a.     
Provide leadership and motivate staff towards fulfillment of the mission of
ERA.
b.   Initiate changes
and innovations at ERA.
c.   Create a work
environment that is conducive to attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse
group of top quality employees at all levels and ensure that effective
delegation is observed.
Develop and maintain a sound and
effective organizational structure and ensure that personnel and
a.   systems are in
place to appropriately manage the affairs of the Authority.
b.   Ensure that there
are clear roles and responsibilities and that there is an effective succession
plan for all senior positions.
Ethical Standards and
Accountability
a.   Work with the
Authority to ensure adherence to ERA’S ethical standards and encourage a
transparent culture in which ethical policies are understood. Prevent and
manage ethical breaches as they arise including conflict of interest problems.
b.   Identify the
principal risks of the Authority and ensure the implementation of appropriate
systems to mitigate/ manage them.
c.   Work with the
Authority and staff to ensure adherence to accountability standards.
Partnership, Regional
Cooperation and Corporate Leadership
a.   Work closely with
other energy agencies in the region for efficient and reliable supply of
electricity at equitable prices and identify potential collaboration areas in
the region.
b.   Ensure a smooth
working relationship with Government Ministries and Agencies to properly
coordinate, interpret and implement government policies and programs.
c.   Ensure that
effective communication and appropriate relationships are maintained between
the Authority, stakeholders and the public.
Financial Leadership
a.   Ensure that the
ERA budget is developed in a timely manner for consideration by the Authority.
Authorize the commitment of
funds to capital projects included in the budgets approved by the Authority
a.   Authorize
commitment of corporate resources including contracts, transactions and
Authority’s strategies, corporate plans and objectives.
b.   Take reasonable
steps to ensure that the Authority’s assets are adequately safeguarded and
optimized in the best interest of all stakeholders.
Compliance Leadership
a.   Ensure strict
adherence to the provisions of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets
Authority (PPDA) Act in procurement processes.
b.   Ensure that all
operations and activities of the Authority are conducted in accordance with
applicable laws, regulations, good corporate governance principles and
practices and any other policies and practices approved by the Authority.
c.   Ensure the safe and
efficient operation of the Authority and compliance with the Authority’s
environmental, health and safety policies, procedures and practices.
COMPETENCIES
  • Effective communication
  • Collaboration/partnership
  • Decision making
  • Management and vision setting
  • Problem solving
  • Planning; Leadership and Considerable IT competencies
Minimum Education & Years
of Experience
  • The applicant must hold at least a Master’s degree in
    Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Law, Management or
    Engineering.
  • Membership of a recognized professional body will be
    an added advantage. Candidates with engineering degrees must be registered
    with the Engineer’s Registration Board.
Experience:
Candidates must have at least 15
years of working experience, seven of which must be at a senior management
level in a similar/equivalent organization. Knowledge of the electricity sector
is required. Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge they possess as
well as their contribution, if any, to the electricity industry.
Age: Above 40 years
and below 55 years
How to apply:
Application together with
relevant curriculum Vitae and names of 3 referees in sealed envelope marked
“Post of Chief Executive Officer ERA” should be addressed to:
The Chairman, Electricity
Regulatory Authority Plot No 15, Shimoni Road, P.O. Box 10332, Kampala, Uganda.
Closing Date: 10th April 2012

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