Chief Executive Officer Employment Opportunity – Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

Job Title:         Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: Electricity
Regulatory Authority (ERA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Board of
About Us:
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 Chief
Executive Officer will provide strategic leadership through working with the
Authority and staff to ensure fulfillment of ERA’s mandate.
Key Duties and
  • Work with Authority and Staff to define
    and execute ERA’s mission, communicate it effectively, and ensure it
    serves continuously as an inspiration and guide.
  • Develop and recommend short and long term
    goals, strategies and objectives to the Authority to ensure maximization
    of stakeholder values and the long term success of the Authority.
  • Work closely with and provide
    accountability to the Authority , and ensure that the Authority is fully
    informed about the ongoing business at the Secretariat.
  • Keenly review and report regularly to the
    Authority matters concerning the Authority’s progress towards achieving
    its goals and any material deviations from the said goals.
  • Work with the Authority to ensure that it
    is properly constituted and trained to conduct effective governance.
Staff Management, Motivation and Development:
  • Provide leadership and motivate staff
    towards fulfilling the mission of ERA.
  • Initiate changes and innovations at ERA.
  • 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
  • Develop and maintain a sound and effective
    organizational structure and ensure that personnel systems are in place to
    appropriately manage the affairs of the Authority.
  • Ensure that there are clear roles and
    responsibilities and that there is an effective succession plan for all
    senior positions.
Ethical Standards and Accountability:
  • Work in liaison with the Authority to
    ensure adherence to ERA’s ethical standards and encourage transparent
    culture in which ethical policies are understood, prevent and manage
    ethical breaches including conflict of interest.
  • Identify the principle risks of the
    Authority and ensure the implementation of appropriate systems to
    mitigate/manage them.
  • Work closely with the Authority and staff
    to ensure adherence to accountability standards.
  • Facilitate the Board to effectively
    fulfill its functions as well as the various Board Committees and
    individual Board members.
  • Facilitate the Board to undertake periodic
    Board evaluation.
  • Work closely with the Board Chairman to
    ensure and enable the Board to fulfill its governance  and oversight function.
Partnership, Regional Cooperation and Corporate Leadership:
  • Work closely with other agencies in the
    region for efficient and reliable supply of electricity and identify
    potential collaboration areas in the region.
  • Ensure a smooth working relationship with
    Government Ministries and Agencies to properly coordinate, interpret and
    implement government policies and programs.
  • Ensure that effective Communication and
    appropriate relationships are maintained between the Authority,
    stakeholders and the public.
Financial Leadership:
  • Ensure that ERA’s budget is developed in a
    timely manner for consideration by the Authority. Ensure prudent financial
    management of ERA’s resources and adherence to prudent internal control
  • Authorize commitments of corporate
    resources including contracts, transactions and Authority’s strategies,
    corporate plans and objectives.
  • Take reasonable steps to ensure that the
    Authority’s assets are adequately safeguarded and optimized in the best
    interest of all stakeholders.
Compliance Leadership:
  • Ensure strict adherence to the provisions
    of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) Act in
    the procurement processes.
  • 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.
  • Ensure safe and efficient operation of the
    Authority and compliance with the Authority’s environmental, health and
    safety policies, procedures and practices.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in Engineering,
    Economics, Law, Business Administration, Finance, or Management.
  • Membership
    of a recognized professional body will be an added advantage.
  • Candidates
    with engineering degrees must be registered with the Engineers
    Registration Board.
  • A
    minimum of fifteen (15) years of working experience seven (7) of
    which must be at a Senior Management level in a credible organization.
  • Extensive
    knowledge about the Electricity Supply Industry.
  • Be
    result oriented with very good communication skills.
  • Good
    research and analytical skills.
  • Good
    leadership skills, mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Age: 
    Between 40 – 55 years.
How to Apply:
All applicants should submit their written applications in a sealed
envelope marked at the top right hand corner “Application for the position of
Chief Executive Officer.”
The applications should be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae and relevant certificates and
testimonials, including a daytime telephone contact, e-mail and postal
addresses of the Applicant (including daytime telephone and e-mail) of three
Address them to:
The Chairman,
Electricity Regulatory Authority,
Plot 15 Shimoni Road,
P.O. Box 10332, Kampala – Uganda
Hand Deliver them to:
Office of the Secretary to the Authority,
Electricity Regulatory Authority,
Plot 15 Shimoni Road P. O. Box 10332, Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 27th
February, 2017 by 5:00 PM

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