ERC Director General Job in Kenya

Recruitment of a Director General  
(Ref. DG/ERC/001)

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is a State Corporation established under the Energy Act, 2006. 
The Commission is the sector regulatory agency responsible for economic and technical regulation of electric power, renewable energy and downstream petroleum subsectors.

This includes tariff setting and review, licensing, enforcement of standards, dispute settlement and approval of power purchase and network service contracts for the benefit of all stakeholders.

The Commission would like to recruit a visionary dynamic leader for the position of Director General/Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 
Reporting to the Commission (Board), the CEO will be responsible for the day to day management of the Commission and implementation of the Commission’s decisions in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Commission’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

As the CEO, the Director General’s key responsibilities will be to:
  • Develop and recommend to the Commission the long term strategic plans, annual operating plans and budgets; and to establish proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures;
  • Provide prudent Energy Sector regulation consistent with the Government energy policy as articulated in Sessional paper No. 4 on Energy and as may be updated from time to time;
  • Ensure continuous achievement of the Commission’s financial and operating goals and objectives;
  • Coordinate and prepare business related proposals, reports and other submissions for consideration by the Commission;
  • Ensure continuous improvement in the quality and value of the services and products provided by the Commission;
  • Ensure prudent management of resources, assets and safe custody of records;
  • Act as the principal spokesperson of the Commission;
  • Ensure appropriate public relations’ strategies are designed and implemented to promote the Commission’s image and relations with all stakeholders;
  • Negotiate, execute and regularly monitor the performance contracts and implementation of agreed targets;
  • Provide leadership to employees and maintain a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees; and
  • Foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship.
The ideal candidate will hold a 
  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Engineering, Physical Science, Law, Finance, Economics, Energy or a related field. 
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage. 
  • Where applicable, the applicant must be a registered member of the relevant professional body. 
  • The candidate will possess at least ten (10) years relevant experience, five of which must be in a relevant senior management role. 
  • He/she will have an excellent understanding of the energy sector and of the Public Service sector. 
  • He/she must also have excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to maintain good working relationships with all stakeholders. 
  • The candidate must also meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your application in confidence to the postal address below or via email by 5pm, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. 
In addition, please provide your curriculum vitae containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/academic certificates. 
Include your day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Chairperson
Ref. DG/ERC/001
Energy Regulatory Commission
Eagle Africa Centre, 1st Floor
Longonot Road – Upper Hill
P.O. Box 42681 – 00100