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02 June 2017

Risk Manager Job Placement - Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Job Title:     Risk Manager
Organization: Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Officer

About Us:
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the Companies Act, 2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and Electricity Act, Cap 145 respectively. UEGCL is wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is to - carry on the business of electric power generation and sale within Uganda or for export to neighbouring countries; build, operate and maintain Electricity Generation Plants; monitor the operation and maintenance of its Concessioned Assets - Nalubaale and Kiira Power Stations; provide Technical Support as and when required by the Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development; organize, support, encourage and maintain training facilities in technical and related fields, amongst others.

Job Summary: The Risk Manager will effectively and efficiently coordinate the development and implementation of UEGCL’s Risk Management Strategy and comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management initiatives and programs across the Company. The incumbent is accountable for the identification, measurement, monitoring and control of risks and to coordinate development and update of risk strategy, policy, processes, controls and tools.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the risk management policy and strategy towards fullfilment of the Company’s mission and strategic goals.
  • Develop and implement risk management programs, systems and procedures for the identification, assessment and management of potential risks in liaison with the key risk owners/process owners in compliance with applicable risk management standards.
  • Ensure that all possible risks (policy, strategy, compliance, operational e.t.c.) are identified, analyzed, assessed in a timely manner and appropriate risk responses formulated and implemented.
  • Formulate and implement an effective and cost efficient risk monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework and report to Management and the appropriate Board Committee (through the appropriate function head) on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as appropriate
  • Ensure that management and staff are continuously trained and sensitized on risk management and their respective roles and responsibilities in risk management.
  • Keep abreast with, monitor and report new trends and developments in risk management to improve risk programs and keep management appraised of the developments and their effects.
  • Effectively coordinate the implementation of the risk mitigation actions by the respective risk powers/business units.
  • Perform any other assignments by management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for this placement must hold a Bachelor‘s degree in Engineering, Business Management, Economics, or related
  • Possession of an MBA or other post graduate qualification with a bias towards strategic planning, risk management, or project management is an added advantage.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body such as ACCA, UIPE/ERB, PRM.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience of which five should be at a senior level.
  • Strong professional skills and demonstrated experience in Risk Management and working with Risk Management Systems and tools.
  • Previous experience in infrastructure/plant operations management and knowledge of the electricity sub-sector will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and high level of integrity
  • Self drive and resilience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Keen attention to detail and highly organized
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team of multi-disciplinary professionals
  • Computer & IT competencies
  • Age: Above 35 years

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with copies of their academic documents and detailed CVs indicating two referees and their full addresses physically to:

The Chief Human Resource Officer,
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
Block C, Plot 6-9 Victoria Office park, Okot Close, Bukoto,
P.O. Box 75831, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 20th June 2017


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