KETRACO Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

The 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, the Board of Directors of KETRACO now wish to identify and recruit capable officers to fill the following position:-
Chief Executive Officer
Job Ref No. KETRACO/5/1C/40/74
Job Summary: The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible to the Board of Directors for the broad responsibilities of the implementation of KETRACO’s strategic goals and the management of its resources; including giving direction and leadership towards the achievement of KETRACO’s Mission, implementing Board decisions efficiently and effectively and keeping the Board informed in all strategic aspects of the business.
He/she will be responsible for the development of short, medium and long term business and asset planning, execution of strategy, risk management and compliance, and assurance that all physical assets are effectively identified, prioritized, planned, organized and utilised whilst human capital is high performing, engaged, developed, motivated and rewarded.
In carrying out the above job, the Chief Executive will be expected to ensure and uphold best practice Corporate Governance structures and systems in line with KETRACO’s core values, establish effective internal monitoring and control systems in executing the strategy and develop and nurture a dynamic and competent workforce through a robust performance-driven culture.

Academic and Professional Qualifications
Candidates must:-
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Law, Land Economics, Business Management or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Master’s degree in any of the above mentioned fields from a recognized institution;
  • Be a registered Member of a reputable Professional Body and must be in good standing;
  • Demonstrate complete understanding of public service values set under Article 232; and
  • Demonstrate distinguished leadership and people skills with a track record of achievements in the Public and/or Private sector.
Related Job Experience
  • • At least a minimum of 15 years’ experience out of which 10 years must have been in Senior Management roles.
Skills and Competencies
The candidate must possess the following skills and competencies:-
  • Strategic mind-set and ability to put emerging issues in the context of the power transmission company’s mission, vision and strategy;
  • Ability to oversee the conceptualization, design, development of and undertake structured evaluation and review of projects and programmes;
  • Effective initiative facilitation and team leadership skills;
  • Ability to continuously monitor and acquire knowledge/market intelligence on relevant industry trends and developments;
  • Good leadership, coordination, planning and organizational skills;
  • Proactive, initiative, with good networking, negotiation and collaborative skills;
  • Have ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • An understanding of financial management and wider management principles and techniques;
  • Political and presentational skills with an appreciation of the demands of conflicting interests and of meeting statutory requirements;
  • A high level of commercial awareness;
  • Keen on detail and strict deadlines with undisputable respect and integrity; and
  • Excellent analytical and structured problem solving skills.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
The appointment will be for a contractual period of three (3) years renewable once for a similar period of time subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

The successful candidate for the position will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the State Corporation guidelines.
How to Apply

Candidates interested in the above position are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations:-
  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct).
Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the address shown below (clearly stating the reference in the letter and on the envelope) by close of business on 27th January, 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.
The Chairman,
Board of Directors,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI COMPLEX, 4th Floor,
Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road,
P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,
Or emailed to:

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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