Director Technical Regulation Job Vacancy at Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Department: Technical Regulation
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Background:  The Vision of ERA is “A well developed and sustainable electricity industry that meets the national and regional demand’. And the Mission is regulating the electricity industry for efficient and reliable supply at equitable prices.” ERA emphasizes the following core values/ guiding principles (i) Stakeholder Satisfaction (ii) Professionalism (iii) Integrity, Transparency & Accountability (IV) Team work (v) Equal & Fair Opportunity (VI) Sustainability.
Job Purpose:
  • Mentor & coach other staff in the department about operations of the department.
  • Enforce the compliance regime for licensees and permit holders to ensure reliable electricity supply
  • Support Management in developing amendments to policy, legislation and regulations.
Key Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Monitor compliance of Licensees and Permit Holders with regard to the technical parameters set out with licenses, regulations and the Electricity Act;
  • Coordinate the process of licensing investors in the Electricity Supply Industry;
  • Provide for the procedure for investment programmes by transmission and distribution companies;
  • Oversight of the Installation Permits Committee, to vet applicants and enforce compliance for permit holders;
  • Develop and enforce performance standards for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity;
  • Encourage the development of uniform electricity industry standards and codes of conduct;
  • Prepare industry reports and to gather information from generation, transmission and distribution companies;
  • Monitor and enforce environmental health and safety standards for the sector and conducting attendant audits of electricity utilities;
  • Monitor Licensee operations to ensure the appropriate quality of supply is being achieved in the industry;
  • Promote optimized network growth in the industry through effective coordination of the planning processes with the generation, transmission and distribution entities in the industry;
  • Provide assurance to the Authority that investments made by licensees comply with the requisite technical standards and are deployed to maximize benefits for the consumers;
  • Provide effective leadership to the staff in the department to ensure effective delivery of services and contribution to the institutional mandate;
  • Advise the CEO on matters pertaining to network growth and other installations to ensure efficient and reliable supply of electrical energy;
  • Represent ERA in designated industry fora at national regional and international levels.
Educational /Training Requirements:
Essential:
  • An Honors Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized university
  • A Maters Degree in a relevant engineering field.
  • Registered Engineer with Uganda Engineers registration Board.
Desirable:
  • Post Graduate training in Project Management or any other relevant field of management would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant training in Regulation
  • Conversant with the Electricity Supply Industry in Uganda
  • Experience and Additional Skills
  • Engineering design (including computer based design techniques).
  • Project management skills and a team player.
  • Skilled in Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects
  • Conversant with Electricity Sub-sector Policy of the Government of Uganda
  • Technical Innovation skills and good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • At least 5 years working in a technical/engineering environment of an electricity generation, transmission, distribution and sales utility or comparable organization at a senior management level
  • Should be 35 years and above.
Contract Period: 5 year Contract; renewable based on satisfactory performance
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit by recorded delivery their applications and enclose copies of:
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of the applicants
  • Address (including daytime telephone, fax of e-mail) of three referees
Addressed to:
The Director Financial & Administrative Services,
Electricity Regulatory Authority,
Plot 15 Shimon Road,
P.O.Box 10332, Kampala- Uganda
Applicants who do not meet the above minimum requirements need not to apply.
NB: Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or staff of ERA Secretariat shall not be accepted as referees.
Canvassing or any attempt at it will lead to immediate disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunities employer. If you do not hear from ERA within 2 months after the closing date, regard yourself as unsuccessful.
Deadline: 20th September, 2012

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