KETRACO Senior Manager (Wayleave Acquisition) 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.

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.
achieve the above mandate, KETRACO has so far completed and
commissioned 1,115.5km of transmission lines with 5000km committed and
on-going projects. 
The Company has an asset 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 a capable officer to fill the
following Management position:
Senior Manager – Wayleave Acquisition 
(1 Post)
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/91/Vol I – B
Job Description: The Senior Manager will be responsible to the General Manager Technical Services for effective coordination and implementation of Land Survey, Land Economist, Environmentalists and Social Economists functions to ensure effective acquisition of wayleave corridor.
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-
  • Participating in the development of section plans, objectives, strategies, policies, norms and procedures;
  • Liaising with local communities to ensure success of resettlement programmes;
  • Overseeing implementation of Land Survey, environmental management, and Land Economic policies, strategies, plans and other relevant statutes to ensure compliance with relevant policies and guidelines on wayleave acquisition;
  • Overseeing the conduct of feasibility studies and socio impact assessment on all KETRACO projects to confirm viability of projects on key requirements such as environmental and regulatory issues, project structuring, estimation of project costs and the development of an economic and financial model in line with KETRACO goals and objectives;
  • Overseeing inspection, audit and system studies on KETRACO projects and facilities for viability and compliance with relevant policies, guidelines, goals and objectives on power safety;
  • Analysing project performance reports and prepare action plans;
  • Liaising with other departments/divisions/sections to ensure timely response to queries and issues affecting projects;
  • Overseeing supervision of contracted services on KETRACO projects;
  • Ensuring all communities affected by KETRACO projects are compensated; and
  • Managing section resources, supervising, appraising and identifying staff training and development needs.
Job Specifications:
  • The right candidate must have served as a Land Surveyor or Land Economist for a minimum of ten (10) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private sector, six (6) of which must have been in a Senior Management level;
  • He/she will have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Land Surveying and Potogrammetry, Geometrics, Geomatic Engineering, Technology in Geo-informatic, Geo-spatial Engineering, Philosophy in Technology Survey, Land Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  • Practical working knowledge of an ERP such as SAP is essential. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Must be a member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) or be registered by a relevant professional body;
  • Have attended a Project Development and Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
appointment for this position will
be permanent and pensionable. 
The successful candidate
for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in
accordance with the Company guidelines.

Candidates interested in the above positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya. 
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);
  • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
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 5th August, 2016 at
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 Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI Complex, 4th Floor,
Popo Lane, South C, off 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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Updated: July 19, 2016 — 7:58 am