Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya – KETRACO

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a 100% state-owned corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under the Company's Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy. 

The Mandate of the Company is to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain high voltage electricity transmission infrastructure, the National Electricity Transmission Grid and Regional Interconnectors.
 
KETRACO’s Vision is to be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading inter-connector in Africa. 

The Mission of the Company is to build and operate a national electricity transmission network that is reliable, efficient, effective, safe and environment-friendly through innovative and best practices; and to promote regional power trade for socio-economic development.

To achieve the above mandate, KETRACO has so far completed and commissioned 756km of transmission lines with 5000km committed and on-going projects. 

The company has a capital base of over Kshs. 77 Billion. In addition; and to increase access to electricity, KETRACO plans to construct additional 7000km of transmission lines in the next five years.

In order to meet the planned growth and improve access to electricity in Kenya, KETRACO wishes to identify and recruit capable officers to fill the following position:

Assistant Environmentalists 

(3 Posts)

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/78/VOL I -B
 
Reporting to: Senior Environmentalist
 
Terms: 2 year contract or the duration of the identified Transmission infrastructure project;
 
Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Environmentalist will perform the following functions related to specific projects;-
  • Sensitize community on environmental issues
  • Collection of environmental baseline data within the project area
  • Liaising with KFS and KWS in way leave acquisition in gazetted protected areas such as forests, national parks and game reserves
  • Ensure contractor compliance with ESMP
  • Preparation of monthly reports
  • Preparation of quarterly reports
  • Handling and documentation of environmental concerns from the project area
  • Conduct safety checks
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental studies
  • Registration with NEMA as an EIA associate expert
Working Conditions: For Assistant Environmentalists, the job involves continuous travelling to the field sometimes even over the weekends and public holidays, communicating with contractors, the Project Implementation Teams and the Project Affected Persons (PAPS) as well as travelling on very short notices which one has to be prepared for all the time.

Safety and Health Officer 

(1 Post)

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/9/VOL II -B

Reporting to:
 Senior Safety & Health Officer
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Carry out safety and health inspections for identification of hazards, unsafe acts, unsafe conditions and suggest actions for improvement;
  • Carry out safety and health audits;
  • Carry out safety and health risk assessments;
  • Undertake incident investigations and compile reports;
  • Ensure that firefighting and detection equipment owned by KETRACO are regularly maintained and records kept;
  • Ensure that first aid boxes are regularly maintained;
  • Monitoring safety and health performance of contractors through analysis of monthly report forms received from the contractors;
  • Maintain data base of all safety incidents reported;
  • Provide safety and health services in Project Implementation Teams;
  • Participate in carrying out regular staff sensitization workshops/training sessions on safety, health and emergency preparedness;
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual safety and health reports.
Education / Professional Qualification
  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree preferably in science or engineering
  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health or a higher safety and health qualification will be an added advantage
  • At least five (5) years working experience in occupational safety and health
  • Experience in workplace safety and health audits will be an added advantage
  • Be computer literate
Skills and personal attributes
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills both written and oral;
  • Possess safety and health risk assessment skills;
  • Ability to provide problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to provide sound decision making and judgment skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain high work standards; and
  • Willingness to work odd hours when necessary
  • Be a team player;

Systems Analysts / Programmers

(4 Posts) 

2 Years Renewable Contract
 
(i) Systems Analysts / Programmer  – Functional Consultant 

(1 Post)

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/79/VOL I –B
 
Reporting to: Chief Manager, ICT
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Facilitate the implementation and support of SAP modules to enhance the business functionality and overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of user satisfaction.
  • Design, configuration, testing and support of various SAP Modules: MM, SRM, SLC,
  • Analyze the current business processes and scenarios of the client and recommend/develop solutions to meet the need
  • Responsible primarily for successful implementation of SAP, providing functional expertise, guidance, presentation, and instruction on SAP products.
  • Carry out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved procedures
  • Provide detailed knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Manage or participate in SAP ECC implementations
  • Acts as liaison with users for troubleshooting: investigate, analyse, and solve software problems and map user business requirements, processes and objectives; develop necessary product modifications to satisfy users' needs.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organization and adhere to all organizational standards
Education / Professional Qualification
  • Degree in ICT or related field
  • Professional Qualifications
  • SAP MM certification
  • 2 years in a busy environment
Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Extensive technical SAP MM knowledge
  • Knowledge of SRM and SLC would be an added advantage
  • An ability to explain technical information to non-technical people
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Good project management skills
  • Good organization and problem-solving skills
  • A methodical and analytical approach
  • SAP configuration experience
  • Experience and knowledge of key integration points between SAP modules
  • Business knowledge and process design skills
  • Ability to analyse problems and provide clear recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to collaborate with users, and have a strong desire to excel.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently as well as be a team player with the ability to manage own workload
  • Able to Multi-task and work under tight deadlines
  • Must be an effective problem solver
  • At least one full lifecycle SAP R/3 implementation experience (Project Preparation till Go-Live);
(ii) Systems Analysts / Programmer - ABAP/4 

(1 Post)

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/80/VOL I –B
 
Reporting to: Chief Manager, ICT
 

Duties and responsibilities
  • Technical design, development, testing, & deployment of various SAP: ABAP/4, Workflows, EP, XI, Java, Reports; Interfaces; Conversions; Enhancements and Forms development (WRICEF) to ensure overall deliverables adhere to quality standards (consistent with application architecture) and meet established timelines.
  • Analyse the current business processes and scenarios of the users and recommend/develop solutions to meet the need
  • Carry out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved procedures
  • Provide detailed knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Participate in SAP new modules implementations
  • Act as liaison with users for troubleshooting: investigate, analyse, and solve software problems and map user business requirements, processes and objectives; develop necessary product modifications to satisfy users' needs.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organization and adhere to all organizational standards
Education / Professional Qualification
  • Degree in ICT or related field
  • Professional Qualifications
  • SAP ABAP/4 on HANA certification
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of relevant ABAP experience in a busy environment.
Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Experience in SAP ABAP programming tools including Report and Transaction creation, Enhancements, Conversion Programs, Interfaces, SAP script, and Smart Forms, Screen Painter BDC, LSMW, User Exits, Menu Exits, Function Exit, Screen Exit, Interactive ALV Reports, Dialog Programming, Module pool programming, Data Dictionary, RFC, ABAP Query, ALE/IDOC, BAPI, and BADI
  • Experience in ABAP optimization techniques for HANA, Performance Tuning
  • Experience in handling Code Inspector, SQL Monitor, SQL performance tuning, and ABAP test cockpit.
  • Experience in ABAP Webdynpro, Workflow, BSP
  • Application of OSS notes and ASAP methodology.
  • Skilled with adobe interactive forms
  • Knowledge of Data Medium Exchange Engine (DME)
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Proven ability to challenge and identify areas of concern
  • An ability to explain technical information to non-technical people
  • Team-working and team management experience
  • Good project management skills
  • Good organizational and problem-solving skills
  • A methodical and analytical approach
  • Experience and knowledge of key integration points between SAP modules
  • Able to Multi-task and work under tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently with little to no supervision
  • Must be an effective problem solver
  • At least 2 full lifecycles SAP R/3 implementation experience (Project Preparation till Go-Live)
(iii) Systems Analysts / Programmer - HCM & Payroll 

(1 Post) 

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/81/VOL I – B
 
Reporting to: Chief Manager, ICT
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Facilitate the implementation and support of SAP modules to enhance the business functionality and overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of user satisfaction.
  • Design, configuration and testing of various SAP Modules: HCM, Payroll, ESS/MSS, e-Recruitment
  • Analyse the current business processes and scenarios of the client and recommend/develop solutions to meet the need
  • Responsible primarily for successful implementation of SAP, providing functional expertise, guidance, presentation, and instruction on SAP products.
  • Carry out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved procedures
  • Provide detailed knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Participate in SAP new modules implementations
  • Acts as liaison with users for troubleshooting: investigate, analyse, and solve software problems and map user business requirements, processes and objectives; develop necessary product modifications to satisfy users' needs.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organization and adhere to all organizational standards
Education / Professional Qualification
  • Degree in ICT or related field
  • Professional Qualifications
  • SAP HCM & Payroll certification
  • 2 years in a busy environment
Skills and personal attributes
  • Extensive technical SAP HCM, Payroll, ESS/MSS, e-Recruitment knowledge
  • An ability to explain technical information to non-technical people
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Team-working and team management experience
  • Good project management skills
  • Good organization and problem-solving skills
  • A methodical and analytical approach
  • Experience and knowledge of key integration points between SAP modules
  • Business knowledge and process design skills
  • Ability to analyse problems and provide clear recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to collaborate with users, and have a strong desire to excel.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently as well as be a team player with the ability to manage own workload
  • Able to Multi-task and work under tight deadlines
  • Must be an effective problem solver
  • At least 2 full lifecycles SAP R/3 implementation experience (Project Preparation till Go-Live);
(iv) Systems Analysts / Programmer 

SAP FICO (1) 
 
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/80/VOL I –B
 
Reporting to: Chief Manager, ICT
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Facilitate the implementation and support of SAP modules to enhance the business functionality and overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of user satisfaction.
  • Design, configuration and testing of various SAP Modules: PS, FICO, Funds Management, Asset Management
  • Analyse the current business processes and scenarios of the client and recommend/develop solutions to meet the need
  • Responsible primarily for successful implementation of SAP, providing functional expertise, guidance, presentation, and instruction on SAP products.
  • Carry out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved procedures
  • Provide detailed knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Participate in SAP new modules implementations
  • Acts as liaison with users for troubleshooting: investigate, analyse, and solve software problems and map user business requirements, processes and objectives; develop necessary product modifications to satisfy users' needs.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organization and adhere to all organizational standards
Education / Professional Qualification
  • Degree in ICT or B Com in Accounting/Finance or CPA/ACCA
  • SAP FICO certification
  • 2 years in a busy environment
Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Extensive technical SAP FICO, Asset Management, Funds Management, Project Systems, knowledge
  • An ability to explain technical information to non-technical people
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Team-working and team management experience
  • Good project management skills
  • Good organization and problem-solving skills
  • A methodical and analytical approach
  • SAP configuration experience
  • Experience and knowledge of key integration points between SAP modules
  • Business knowledge and process design skills
  • Ability to analyse problems and provide clear recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to collaborate with users, and have a strong desire to excel.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently as well as be a team player with the ability to manage own workload
  • Able to Multi-task and work under tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently with little to no supervision
  • Must be an effective problem solver
  • At least one full lifecycle SAP R/3 implementation experience (Project Preparation till Go-Live);

Legal Officer 

(1 Post)

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/23/VOL II -B
 
Reporting to: Manager, Legal Services
 
Terms: 2 years renewable contract
 
Overall Responsibility: The Legal Officer will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of the company’s contract and litigation portfolios.
 
Education / Professional Qualification
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree.
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Law.
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Be a member of the Law Society of Kenya.
  • 5 years relevant work experience (post bar admission). Emphasis is on experience in litigation and contract drafting, negotiation and management. Experience in international contract management and dispute resolution shall be an added advantage.
  • IT User and report writing skills
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal & communication skills.

Senior Insurance Officer 

(1 Post)

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/23/VOL III -B
 
Reporting to: Company Secretary/ Chief Manager Legal Services
 
Terms: Permanent & Pensionable
 
Overall Responsibility: To ensure optimum and cost-effective risk and insurance coverage for company assets and legal liabilities arising out of the company’s operations.
 
Education / Professional Qualification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or in any Social Science with a bias to in Insurance;
  • Registered Member, Chartered Insurance Institute or Registered Member, Insurance Institute of Kenya;
  • At least 7 years relevant experience;
  • Good leadership, Communications, problem solving & negotiation skills.
Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills both written and oral;
  • Possess Insurance & risk management skills;
  • Ability to provide problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to provide sound decision making and judgment skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain high work standards; and
  • Willingness to work odd hours when necessary
  • Be a team player;

Project Engineers 

7 Posts

Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/64/4/Vol IV -B
 
Reporting to: The Chief Manager (Planning & Development)
 
Terms: 2 year contract or the duration of the identified Transmission infrastructure project;
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Engineer will perform the following functions related to specific projects;-
  • Supervise transmission development works including planning, design and construction of lines and substations;
  • Agree on the timescales, costs and resources needed to plan design and construct transmission lines and associated substations;
  • Draw up a detailed plan on how to achieve each stage of the project so as to minimize exposure and risk to delay;
  • Make sure that each stage of the project is progressing on time and on budget;
  • Lead and supervise the project implementation team and manage day-to-day project implementation operation aspects;
  • Prepare periodical reports on project status and Report regularly on progress to the financiers and senior managers;
  • Participate in transmission line survey, route and substation site selection prior to commencement of the construction works;
  • Participate in transmission lines specification;
  • Participate in preparation and evaluation of tender documents for the construction of transmission lines and sub-stations;
  • Review and recommend for approval design proposals or any variation and/or changes during the project implementation process;
  • Track and supervise contractors undertaking all works related to construction of the transmission line and related sub-stations; and
  • Any other duties assigned from time to time.
Education / Professional Qualifications
  • Must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering from a recognized University. A Master degree will be an added advantage;
  • Must be a Registered Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK);
  • Must be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (MIEK);
  • At least 5 years post registration experience in management of construction projects worth 50 million and above, preferably in projects financed by multilateral agencies
  • Must have proficiency in MS Office and MS Project;
Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Good communication skills both written and oral;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; and
  • Willingness to work odd hours when necessary
How to Apply

Candidates who meet the requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the address shown below (clearly stating the reference no. in the letter and on the envelope) by close of business on 24th March, 2016 at 5.00pm. 

Applications to include CVs with details of day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, names and contacts of three referees. 

Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates / Testimonials, and copy of National ID / Passport.
 
Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI Complex, 4th Floor,
Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road,
P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,
Nairobi.

KETRACO is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documents / details as sought for will not be considered. 

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

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