KETRACO General Manager (Strategy, Research & Compliance) Job in Kenya

Job Title: General Manager (Strategy, Research & Compliance)

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/40/125/VOL I – B


Reporting to the Managing Director & CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and coordination of Strategy & Corporate Planning, Research & Knowledge Management, Business Development, Quality Assurance, IT & Innovation and Risk Management in the Company.

Key Responsibilities;

i. Providing leadership to Staff in the Directorate;

ii. Coordinating development and review of the Company’s Strategic Plan, Transmission Master Plan, Performance Contract, Annual Work Plan in line with regional, national and sectoral plans;

iii. Overseeing formulation of electricity transmission tariffs and wheeling charges in line with national and regional regulatory guidelines and frameworks;

iv. Coordinating monitoring and evaluation of Transmission Master Plan, Strategic Plan, Performance Contract, Annual work plan implementation and preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual performance progress reports to Management and the Board;

v. Overseeing economic and financial analysis of proposed electricity transmission projects during feasibility studies in the Company;

vi. Overseeing formulation and review of electricity trade and open access frameworks for the Company in liaison with other sector utilities and regional power entities;

vii. Coordinating development, review and implementation of financing & investment and Business Development strategies for the Company;

viii. Coordinating Research and Development, Innovations and Knowledge Management policies and strategies for the Company;

ix. Directing implementation and monitoring of Quality Assurance and Risk Management frameworks in the Company and regularly updating Management and the Board;

x. Overseeing development and implementation of Management Information System and other business reengineering process initiatives;

xi. Overseeing development, deployment and maintenance of appropriate ICT infrastructure and connectivity solutions for secure, efficient and effective flow of Company data and information;

xii. Providing operational linkages with other Directorate/Departments within the Company;

xiii. Ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory obligations;

xiv. Reviewing and updating the Company’s Strategic Plan and Transmission Master Plan in line with national and sector development plans and priorities;

xv. Preparing the Company’s annual Performance Contract and facilitating negotiation, vetting and evaluation of the contract in line with Government guidelines;

xvi. Providing inputs into the sector’s Least Cost Power Development Plan and Integrated National Energy Plan

xvii. Undertaking economic and financial analysis of electricity transmission projects during feasibility studies and projects appraisal;

xviii. Developing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans and strategies for the Company’s plans, ongoing and completed programmes and projects;

xix. Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual performance progress reports and submitting to Management, Board and Government Ministries and Agencies;

xx. Reviewing and approving Directorates/Departments performance contracts and annual work plans;

xxi. Computing the Company’s Annual Revenue Requirements and submitting to the Regulator for setting electricity transmission wheeling charges/tariffs;

xxii. Computing annual fees and submitting to the Regulator for renewal of the Company’s Transmission Licence;

xxiii. Providing support during Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects preparation, evaluation and monitoring;

xxiv. Participating in Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) and East African Community (EAC) and other regional bodies Power Market and Power Planning Committees;

xxv. Collecting relevant industry and national statistics, collating and analysing the data for electricity transmission system planning and research purposes;

xxvi. Developing and implementation Research and Knowledge Management policies and strategies;

xxvii. Developing, implementation and monitoring Quality Assurance and Risk Management frameworks in the company;

xxviii. Deploying appropriate IT hardware and software to enhance communication, automation, business applications and solutions/innovations, business continuity and
providing user support while ensuring availability, confidentiality and integrity of the Company data and information;

xxix. Providing advisory services to Management and Board on matters related to the Directorate;

xxx. Chairing Strategic Plan, Master Plan, Transmission Tariff, M&E Steering and R&D committees in the Company;

xxxi. Managing Performance and capacity building of the staff in the Directorate

xxxii. Identifying and implementing investment and business development opportunities and strategies for the Company.

xxxiii. Reviewing and presenting the Directorate’s board papers to the Board of Directors;

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

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

xxxvi. Authorising the Directorate’s expenditures and budget utilization;

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 Commerce, Business, Economics, Information Technology or relevant field;

iii) Membership to a relevant professional institution;

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

v) Fulfils the requirements of the provision of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

vi) 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.

Business Administration, Economics and Statistics, ICT and Technology
Updated: December 13, 2020 — 8:18 pm