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Our client, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is a State Corporation established under the Energy Act 2006 that became operational on 7 July 2007.

A successor to the Electricity Regulatory Board (ERB), the Commission is the sector regulatory agency responsible for economic and technical regulation of Electric Power, Renewable Energy and Downstream Petroleum sub-sectors.


This includes tariff setting and review, licensing, enforcement, dispute settlement and approval of power purchase and network service contracts.


The Commission is seeking to fill the following positions with a view to enhancing its operational capacity.


1. Senior Manager, Consumer Affairs - ERC/CA/07.09

Reporting to the Director Electricity, the position holder will be responsible for protecting the interests of consumers by regulating the quality of services provided and maintaining the performance of utilities and electrical contractors.


Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, review and enforce regulations, standards, codes and customer charters relating to the use of electrical energy;
  • Plan and manage technical audits of the regulated utilities and follow up on corrective measures;
  • Provide technical input in the review of retail electricity tariffs;
  • Implement public education/awareness programmes for consumers;
  • Analyse customer satisfaction survey results and monitor customer satisfaction index (CSI);
  • Resolve complaints and disputes between and among electricity consumers, licensees and electrical contractors; and
  • Participate in licensing of electricians and registration of electrical contractors.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

A Bachelors degree in Engineering;

Must be a Registered Engineer by the Kenya Engineers Registration Board;

At least seven (7) years relevant experience, three (3) of which must be in a senior management position;

Understanding of the contemporary issues in the energy sector; and

A self motivated individual, with strong leadership, interpersonal, decision making, communication and presentation skills.



2. Manager, Information Technology - ERC/IT/07.09

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance and Strategic Planning, the position holder will be responsible for planning and managing the acquisition, development and maintenance of ICT systems, and providing technical solutions to management on the design and implementation of new information systems.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee maintenance of corporate website and ICT networks;
  • Oversee the provision of helpdesk services to ICT users;
  • Prepare ICT systems specifications and maintain an up to date inventory of resources;
  • Install new ICT systems; perform systems upgrades and troubleshoot;
  • Periodically review ICT systems and infrastructure and recommend areas of improvement.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or its equivalent;
  • At least five (5) years relevant experience, three (3) of which must be in a senior ICT position; and
  • Excellent team, interpersonal, communication and decision making skills are essential.



3. Manager, Internal Audit - ERC/IA/07.09


Reporting to the Commission's Audit Committee technically, and the Director General administratively, the position holder will provide value added services in controlling risks, monitoring compliance and continuously improving internal control systems and corporate governance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare annual audit plans and programmes, perform risk exposure assessments and formulates strategies to minimize the risks and safeguards Commission assets;
  • Ascertain the extent of compliance with compliance with government laws and regulations with respect to all Commission operations;
  • Oversee internal audits and appraise the adequacy and application of accounting, financial, procurement and other controls;
  • Institute follow-up audits and ensure implementation of approved audit recommendations;
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of audit reports including recommendations to management and Commission Audit Committee; and
  • Train all staff on risk management.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Commerce; Business Administration or their equivalent
  • Certified Public Accountant - CPA (K);
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK);
  • At least five (5) years relevant experience, three (3) of which must be in a senior audit position;
  • Be well versed with internationally accepted auditing standards and computerized accounting; and
  • Good decision making, analytical, report writing and communication skills.



4. Assistant Manager, Licensing & Compliance - ERC/LC/07.09

Reporting to the Director, Renewable Energy, the position holder will ensure licensing and compliance with set standards in the Renewable Energy sub sector country wide.

Key responsibilities:

  • Monitor licensing of renewable energy projects to ensure compliance with the Energy Act 2006;
  • Ensure compliance with environment, health and safety and environmental requirements through routine inspections;
  • Report on. Environment, Health and Safety compliance and recommend necessary corrective action;
  • Monitor energy utility audits and resolve consumer complaints; and
  • Contribute to the development of renewable energy plans/ strategies and research work.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or physical sciences;
  • Good knowledge of the renewable energy sub sector;
  • Sound analytical, communication and report writing skills; and
  • At least five (5) years relevant experience.



5. Technical Officer, Energy, Efficiency & Conservation - ERC/EE/07.09


Reporting to the Director Renewable Energy, the position holder will be responsible for setting and enforcing guidelines on energy efficiency and conservation country wide.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in formulation of regulations on energy efficiency and conservation;
  • Assist in research on energy efficiency and conservation in the country;
  • Carry out energy audits;
  • Ensure compliance with energy audit procedures;
  • Develop and maintain records of accredited energy auditors; and
  • Prepare energy audit reports and follows up on implementation of recommendations.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences;
  • Practical knowledge of energy efficiency and conservation;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving and report writing skills; and
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience.



6. Technical Officer, Petroleum (3 Positions) - ERC/PO/07.09

Reporting to the Senior Manager Petroleum, the position holder will assist in development of standards and inspections of petroleum facilities to ensure compliance with the Energy Act 2006.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in development, review and implementation of standards and codes of practice for the petroleum sub sector;
  • Inspect petroleum installations for compliance with regulations, licence conditions and standards;
  • Coordinate with other statutory authorities for joint facilities inspections;
  • Maintain an accurate register of licensed petroleum dealers; and
  • Receive and act on complaints and accident reports related to petroleum.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences;
  • At least three (3) years working experience in petroleum facilities or in manufacturing;
  • Good knowledge of the petroleum energy sub sector; and
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.


7. Technical Officer, Electricity (2 Positions) - ERC/EO/07.09

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Electricity, the position holder will be responsible for ensuring compliance with established standards in the electric power sub-sector and for resolving complaints.

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in the review of license and permit applications by interested parties in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity;
  • Inspect licensees and electrical contractors premises and equipment;
  • Process applications from electricians and electrical contractors;
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date register of electrical contractors and electricians;
  • Initiate certification of electrical energy meters; and
  • Report all consumer complaints and investigate accident reports relating to electrical energy.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering;
  • Good knowledge of the electricity energy sub sector;
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and report writing skills; and
  • At least three (3) years working experience in the Electrical Engineering field.


If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above named positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts, quoting the respective reference number for the position you would like to be considered for to reach us on or before 31 July 2009 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
"Kirungii",Ring Road.Westlands
P O Box 40092 00100 Nairobi

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