KETRACO General Manager (Project Development Services) Job in Kenya

Job Title: General Manager (Project Development Services)

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, own, operate and maintain high voltage electricity transmission grid and regional power interconnectors.

KETRACO’s Vision is to be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading interconnector in Africa.

The Mission of the Company is to provide reliable, efficient and effective electricity transmission and promote power trade for sustainable socio-economic development.

The Company invites applications from suitable individuals to fill the following positions: –



REF: KETRACO/5/1C/40/122/VOL I – B


Reporting to the Managing Director & CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for power transmission system planning, project development, wayleave and land acquisition to ensure development of a robust, reliable, efficient and cost-effective power transmission system.

Key Responsibilities;

i. Providing leadership to Staff in the Directorate;

ii. Overseeing formulation of electricity transmission projects, power system planning, power system studies and development of projects;

iii. Overseeing the development and implementation of policies and strategies relating to Project Development Services;

iv. Guiding the execution of transmission planning, system studies, development of projects, Monitoring & Evaluation processes, to ensure a reliable and robust national grid in the short-term and long-term while ensuring stable regional interconnection;

v. Overseeing surveying, mapping and GIS, environmental safeguards and sustainability, social safeguards and resettlement, valuation, land and wayleave acquisition to facilitate construction of high voltage transmissions lines;

vi. Advising Management on matters relating to Project Development Services;

vii. Directing the formulation of technical guidelines and standards in power system studies, project development, transmission planning and M&E by the application of engineering principles;

viii. Advising Management on technical aspects of the Company’s Transmission Master Plan (TMP) to inform the capital expenditure requirements, timelines and sequencing of power transmission infrastructure;

ix. Articulating electricity transmission plans and interests in line with sectoral, national and regional transmission plans;

x. Mobilizing resources through Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and Public- Private Partnership;

xi. Coordinating the Company’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Private Initiated Investment Projects (PIIP);

xii. Representing the Company in technical committees of regional transmission planning Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) and East Africa Community (EAC) and national transmission planning (LCPDP) and Integrated National Energy Plan (INEP) and other sectoral committees;

xiii. Coordinating the Monitoring and Evaluation of the outcomes and impact of completed transmission infrastructure;

xiv. Overseeing internal processes and workflows for operational effectiveness;

xv. Proposing the Directorate’s annual budget, procurement and work plans;

xvi. Managing the implementation of risk mitigation measures and updating of the Directorate’s Enterprise Risk Register;

xvii. Managing staff job performance and evaluation, career development, capacity building and deployment of skills;

xviii. Accounting for resource use in line with prevailing laws, policies and regulation;

xix. Providing oversight in quality assurance for the Directorate;

xx. Ensuring compliance with national and international environmental, safety standards and social safeguards in implementation of high voltage transmission projects;

xxi. Preparing and implementing the Directorate’s annual budget, work plan and procurement plan;

xxii. Liaising with Ministry of Energy and National Treasury and Planning on the transmission infrastructure investment plan for resource mobilisation;

xxiii. Appointing the Directorate’s staff in Project Implementation Teams and nominate staff to local & regional energy sector committees;

xxiv. Reviewing and approving feasibility studies for high voltage transmission infrastructure;

xxv. Preparing and submitting board papers and periodic status reports;

xxvi. Reviewing and approving project monitoring and evaluation reports for submission to Management and Project Financiers;

xxvii. Identifying and recommending wayleave acquisition and purchase of substation land;

xxviii. Approving submission of Environmental Social Impact assessment (ESIA) study reports and periodic environmental compliance reports to National Environment Management Authority (NEMA);

xxix. Recommending for approval wayleave acquisition compensation payments;

xxx. Submitting Departmental periodic reports; xxxi. Reviewing and approving project Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) reports for submission to financiers and acquisition of wayleaves;

xxxii. Updating Management on pertinent issues regarding wayleave acquisition;

xxxiii. Coaching and Mentoring staff within the Directorate.

Qualifications & Skills Required

i) Knowledge and relevant experience of not less that twelve (12) years, with at least eight (8) years at senior management level;

ii) A Master’s Degree in a relevant field with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering.

iii) Registered Professional Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK);

iv) Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);

v) Undertaken a leadership development programme/training lasting not less than 4 (four) weeks from a recognized institution;

vi) Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

vii) Personal attributes such as; Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Critical thinking, Decision making skills, Entrepreneurial skills, Negotiation and mediation skills, Leadership skills, Interpersonal skills, Team player, Knowledge in office automation applications.

Decision Making – Strategic and Managerial Decisions

Working Conditions – Office Setting and field setting


Applicants MUST provide the following documents on application;

i) A Signed application letter;

ii) A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating current and previous employers, positions held, level of education, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment and names of at least three professional referees;

iii) Copies of academic and professional certificates

iv) Copy of National Identification Card or Passport

v) Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

vi) Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

vii) Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA); and

viii) Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

In addition to the above;

i) Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.

ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

iv) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates during interviews.

v) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.

vi) The Company is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

The successful candidates for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.

Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application to:

The Managing Director on by 31st DECEMBER 2020 a 5.00pm.

Please note that applications will ONLY be via email, hard copies shall not be considered.

Indicate the position reference number as the subject heading.

Engineering and Technical
Updated: December 13, 2020 — 8:08 pm