Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) Jobs – Director, Financial and Administrative Services

Organization:
Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About ERA:
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.
Job Summary:
 The ERA Director, Financial and
Administrative Services will be responsible for;
  • Managing the Internal Financial Resources of ER
    A to .perform its functions.
  • Provision of financial compliance supervision
    to the utility companies.
  • Overseeing ERA’s Human Resource to achieve
    optimal organisational performance.
  • Manage the administrative activities of the
    organization.
Key Duties
and Responsibilities: 
1. Financial Management:
  • Initiate, develop and implement policies,
    strategies and procedures for the ERA’s internal financial management.
  • Prepare and send statutory financial reports
    and management accounts, budgets, and cash flow planning for the ERA.
  • Develop appropriate policies and oversee their
    implementation.
  • Initiate, develop, implement and maintain
    internal financial control procedures and supporting manuals.
  • Ensure necessary controls in the implementation
    of financial policies, procedures and practices so as to yield prudent
    financial management for the Authority.
  • Take lead in ERA Budget formulation,
    implementation; monitoring & its performance review.
  • Works closely with the Internal Auditors to
    upgrade the internal control systems as and when need arises.
  • Actively facilitate statutory audits by
    external independent Auditors (Auditor General).
  • Works closely with any donor agencies
    partnering with ERA with regard to finance and administrative matters.
  • Prepare ERA’s financial management and related
    reports and guide Management on decisions thereafter.
  • Mentor and supervise subordinate staff within
    the Department to ensure effective execution of commitments in their work
    plans.
2. Financial & Commercial Compliance by utilities:
  • Regularly review financial viability of
    projects before licensing.
  • Develop financial viability &
    sustainability assessment criteria, tools and guidelines for licensees.
  • Develop associated reporting schedules for
    Licensees.
  • Set financial targets and validate licensees’
    financial objectives for subsequent operational periods.
  • Intuitively analyse the financial performance
    of electricity utility companies.
  • Works closely with the Economic Regulation
    Department to determine electricity tariff structures’.
  • Conduct financial monitoring of the Electricity
    Supply Industry (ESI) including monitoring and verification of investments
    in the sector.
  • Provide financial input from budgets and
    contracts of licensees for tariff determination.
  • Establish the format in which licensees shall
    make financial and commercial reports to ERA and monitoring compliance by
    licensees.
3. Finance/ Assets: Ensure prudent & transparent
utilization of resources disbursed to the Department.
4. Resource Mobilization:
  • Steer the development of the annual work plan
    & budget for the Department.
  • Initiate resource mobilization &
    expenditure management to ensure institutional financial sustainability.
5. Staff Responsibility:
  • Serve as the Head of the Financial &
    Administrative Services Department.
  • Manage the entire staff complement in the
    Department & ensure it is accountable for their effective performance.
  • Facilitate staff team spirit and performance
    through mentoring and counseling.
  • Perform any other official duties as may be
    reasonably assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Master’s Degree in
    Business Administration/Finance and Accounting will be an added advantage.
  • The incumbent must also hold an Honours degree
    in Commerce (Accounting) or any other relevant degree or equivalent from a
    formally recognized institution.
  • The candidate must also be a Certified Public
    Accountant and Member of the ICPAU.
  • A minimum of ten or more years’ of relevant
    working experience, five of which should be at a managerial level.
  • Working knowledge about the Electricity Supply
    Industry in Uganda is desired
  • Working Knowledge about regulation is an added
    advantage
  • Possess excellent communication skills (written
    and oral).
  • The incumbent should possess good mentoring
    skills.
  • Be result oriented, a team player with a high
    degree of professionalism.
  • Computer literate especially in relevant
    accounting packages.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • The incumbent should exhibit impeccable
    dedication with the ability to work long hours and under pressure.
  • The applicant must be of high integrity and
    sensitive to meeting deadlines.
  • He/she must have the ability to read and
    research widely.
Age:
Between 35 – 50 years
NB:
Applicants who do not meet minimum requirements should not bother to Apply
How to
Apply: 
All candidates should send their application letters and enclose detailed
Curriculum Vita and relevant certificates including daytime telephone number
and/ or e-mail address of the applicant and addresses (including daytime
telephone or e-mail) of three referees.
The complete applications should be delivered preferably by recorded
delivery, addressed to:
The Secretary
Legal and Authority Affairs,
Electricity Regulatory Authority,
Plot 15, Shimoni Road,
P. O. Box 10332, Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 31st
March, 2015 by 5.00 pm;
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