Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer – UEGCL

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
Executive Officer
About UEGCL:
Uganda Electricity Generation
Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the Companies Act, 2012 on the
basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and
Electricity Act, Cap 145.  UEGCL is
wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is
to – carry on the business of electric power generation and sale within Uganda
or for export to neighbouring countries; build, operate and maintain
Electricity Generation Plants; monitor the operation and maintenance of its
Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira Power Stations; provide Technical
Support as and when required by the Government of the Republic of Uganda
through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development; Implement Flagship
Hydropower Plant Projects of Karuma (600MW) and Isimba (183MW; organize,
support, encourage and maintain training facilities in technical and related
fields, amongst others.
Job Summary: The Chief
Strategy and Business Development Officer will be responsible for establishing
the long-term strategic objectives of the business in conjunction with other
Division Heads. The incumbent will develop a strategic planning and business
development framework that supports business continuity, growth and
profitability, acquisition strategy, and drive New Business Initiatives. He
/she will also plan, direct, and manage business development activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop
    a comprehensive business development strategy that is aligned to the
    company’s Vision and Strategic Direction.
  • Works
    closely with other Division Heads to develop a comprehensive company
    strategic plan and implementation of the subsequent operational plans.
  • Steer
    and provide thought leadership in the development and implementation of
    new business development strategies, policies, and procedures to achieve
    UEGCL’s strategic objectives.
  • Develop
    a policy guideline/framework for new business acquisitions and
  • Steer
    the development of new business opportunities and concepts, ensuring that
    business proposals for the new ideas are developed, approved and executed.
  • Explore
    opportunities offered by partnering with other public and private
    organizations that could enhance the company’s business prospects.
  • Market
    the new ideas to potential investors and key stakeholders in the
    appropriate forums.
  • Technically
    support the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to
    ensure the company maximizes its short, medium, and long-term
    profitability and shareholder returns.
  • Manage
    capital planning and ensure that the supply and demand outlook is
    constantly updated, that planned capacity meets forecasted demand
    requirements and that alternative capital projects options are evaluated
    to mitigate against either delays or non-feasibility of main projects.
  • Ensure
    that potential capital projects are effectively screened, prioritized and
    fall within the National Development Plan (NDP) for electricity
  • Significantly
    contribute to the development of the NDP for electricity generation in
    collaboration with the National Planning Authority (NPA), ERA, MEMD, and
    other stakeholders.
  • Manage
    the implementation of Public Private Partnerships by identifying and
    negotiating new business partnerships for Business Development.
  • Responsible
    for the Implementation of New Business Initiatives in line with the
    corporate strategy which includes developing a policy and agenda for
    research and development and providing consultancy services to external
    parties through establishment of a Professional Services Unit (PSU).
  • Coordinate
    with the Human Resources Division to identify, develop, deploy and retain
    talented staff within the division including completing performance
    appraisals, personal development and succession plans effectively and on
    time in accordance with the established performance management system.
  • Prepare
    briefs for the Top Management meeting and prepare Board papers on new
    business initiatives.
  • Build
    strong relationships with financiers and gain buy-in on the feasibility
    and justification of new projects.
  • Lead
    the interdepartmental collaborative effort to secure the financing and
    drive the process.
  • Ensure
    that the UEGCL as a key stakeholder actively participates in the
    formulation and implementation of Government Policies, Planning and
    Budgeting processes.
  • Ensure
    preparation and effective implementation of short, medium and long term
    strategic investment plans and project proposals for UEGCL.
  • Conduct
    Financial and Economic modeling to establish the viability of investment
    projects and their impact on the financial sustainability of the Company.
  • Prepare
    Bankable projects for purposes of sourcing of Finance from different
    Funding agencies.
  • Identify
    and secure investment finance in line with the overall Company Strategy.
  • Ensure
    effective development and implementation of quality assurance and quality
    systems to enhance satisfaction of company customers and stakeholders.
  • Ensure
    that risk management is integrated and implemented in all UEGCL business
  • Develop
    a plan for UEGCL listing on the Uganda Securities Exchange to enhance the
    company’s ability to raise capital funds for projects and investor and
    public confidence.
  • Manage
    the preparation and implementation of Division budgets, plans and
    performance reports to support the company strategic objectives.
  • Perform
    any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    incumbent should possess a graduate Degree and Postgraduate qualification
    in Engineering, Business Management, Economics, Statistics or related
    discipline. Possession of a Post-graduate education in project management
    field is an added advantage
  • Affiliation
    to the relevant professional bodies will be an added advantage
  • At
    least ten (10) years’ of post qualification experience in a vibrant
    organization at senior management level in Business Development
  • Strategic
    and Financial planning, of which at least 5 should be in a Utility or
    Government Agency
  • Demonstrated
    leadership and negotiation skills
  • Possess
    excellent planning and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to
    execute projects on time and on budget.
  • Excellent
    analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strategic
    planning skills
  • Excellent
    communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Thorough
    understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, and standards
  • Proven
    ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships and
    partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and high level of integrity
  • Sound
    decision making and judgment skills
  • Excellent
    relationship management skills
  • High
    business acumen and commercial skills
  • Keen
    attention to detail and quality orientation skills
  • Self-drive,
    resilience and strong attention to detail and highly organized
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications with copies of their
academic documents and detailed CVs indicating two referees and their full
addresses physically to:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Uganda Electricity Generation
Company Ltd (UEGCL),
3rd Floor, UEDCL Tower,
Plot 37 Nakasero Road P.O. Box
75831, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 20th March, 2015 by 5.00 p.m.
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