Government Jobs in Kenya - Rural Electrification Authority

The Rural Electrification Authority, a state corporation established under the Energy Act No. 12 of 2006 is mandated to enhance provision of electricity in the rural areas of the country. It is also the lead agency in the development and promotion of renewable energy in Kenya. 

Through its mandate, the Authority seeks to improve the socio-economic well-being of Kenyans living in rural areas.

Since commencing operations in the 2008/09 financial year, the Authority has endeavoured to realize this objective and through its efforts, 70% of all public facilities now have electricity. 


Moving forward the Authority will put more focus on renewable energy to provide electricity to areas far away from the national grid network. 

The Authority is looking for experienced, highly motivated and results oriented individuals to fill vacancies in the organization. 

The applicants must be self-driven individuals who are focused and committed to driving the REA mandate. 

They will work with their Departmental teams in spearheading / embracing innovations, work ethics and must possess high level of integrity.

Applications are invited from professionals who meet ALL the Minimum qualifications for the following positions.
 
Chief Manager, Construction - REA 2 (Grid Network - 1 Post)
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Head the Construction Department of the Authority;
  • Manage implementation of projects – grid connection projects for Rural Electrification Authority in close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and Kenya Power.
  • Approve Purchase Requisitions (PR) for all purchases of equipment for the department and PRs for all projects in accordance with approved procedures.
  • Nurture departmental competencies and promoting a working environment that optimizes individual and team potential.
  • Promote management and technological innovations to enhance the department’s efficiency.
  • Authorize and approve accounting documents: Travel Allowance Claims, mileage return, stores requisition forms, company vehicle requests.
  • Authorize cancellation of awards for non-performing contractors.
Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Registered Engineer with EBK
Experience and competencies:
  • 12 years relevant working experience, with at least 6 years at senior management level in a department or division in a busy environment
  • IT proficiency
  • Experience in project management
  • Demonstrable ability to drive organizational value through the implementation of appropriate and diligent human resource management practices
  • Strong leadership, planning and Supervisory skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • People management skills
  • Excellent interaction and presentation skills
  • Project management skills
2. Manager, Renewable Energy - REA 3 (1 Post)
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Head the Renewable Energy Department
  • Manage implementation of projects – renewable energy projects for Rural Electrification Authority;
  • Undertake the promotion and Development of Renewable Energy;
  • Promote partnerships in Renewable Energy;
  • Approve Purchase Requisitions (PR) for all purchases of equipment for operations department and PRs for all projects in accordance with approved procedures.
  • Nurture departmental competencies and promoting a working environment that optimizes individual and team potential.
  • Promote management and technological innovations to enhance the department’s efficiency.
  • Authorize and approve accounting documents: Travel Allowance Claims, mileage return, stores requisition forms, company vehicle requests.
  • Authorize cancellation of awards for non-performing contractors.
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Registered Engineer EBK
Experience and competencies:
  • 9 years relevant working experience, with at least 3 years at management level in department or division in a busy environment
  • Experience in renewable energy technologies
  • IT proficiency
  • Experience in project management
  • Demonstrable ability to drive organizational value through the implementation of appropriate and diligent human resource management practices
  • Strong leadership, planning and Supervisory skills
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • People management skills
  • Excellent interaction and presentation skills
  • Project management skills
Application Procedure:
 
(i) All applicants MUST complete the BIO DATA form (from Information Centre) in the REA www.rea.co.ke website and send the same in MS-Word format not scanned to the HR Manager on jobs@rea.co.ke.
 
(ii) Candidates must submit Tax Compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance Certificates from Ethics and AntiCorruption Commission and Higher Education Loans Board; and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

(iii) Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their applications together with their updated Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of academic and professional certificates in hard copies.

(iv) Qualified persons including physically challenged, youth and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

(v) Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted
 
(vi) Previous most recent applicants who have not been contacted need not apply.
 
Applications should reach:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Rural Electrification Authority,
KAWI House,
P.O. Box 34585, 00100
Nairobi.

on or before 27th May , 2016.

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