Manager, Service Territory Development Operations Job Placement – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organisation: Rural Electrification
Agency (REA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Executive
Director for Technical Operations
About US:
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural
Electrification Board (REB) as established by Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 75.
The REB’s main function is to oversee the management of the Rural
Electrification Fund (REF) and facilitate the development and implementation of
the Government’s Rural Electrification Programme.
Job Summary: The Manager,
Service Territory Development Operations will oversee the Service Territories
to ensure that they operate efficiently and effectively to achieve set
electricity access targets.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Head the department and supervise staff of
    the Service Territory Development Operations Department
  • Ensure that the Service Providers are
    compliant with the provisions of the Lease Agreements and prudent utility
    practice
  • Oversee the proper maintenance of the
    network facilities
  • The incumbent will identify challenges and
    offer technical support to the Service Providers
  • Implement all the initiatives for
    connections and ensure that targeted connections are being achieved both
    on-grid and off-grid within the Service Territories
  • Coordinate and guide network expansion, in
    the service territory
  • The jobholder will also represent REA in
    meetings convened by the Service Providers
  • Oversee and provide technical backstopping
    to the Service Providers in areas of metering and network operations
  • Ensure that the Service Providers maintain
    an up to date database that is integrated with the National Rural
    Electrification Database at REA
  • Plan and execute mobilization activities
    to enhance connections in Service Territories.
  • Set annual performance targets for the
    Service Providers.
  • Prepare the annual report on the
    connections against the set targets and make projections for subsequent
    years in line with Government set goals for increasing electricity access.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a degree in
    any of the following fields: – Engineering, Economics, Finance, Business
    Studies and Commerce.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in
    Management is a must.
  • The applicant should be a registered
    practitioner or affiliated to a recognised professional body.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience at
    senior level of management.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience
    working in electricity planning, policy making, regulation or utility
    operation.
  • Significant experience in managing complex
    processes and a proven track record in designing and managing projects.
  • Good track record of professional and
    strategic leadership, highly motivated and a committed team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills.
How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandans should send their applications
including; a cover letter, detailed CV, names and addresses of three referees
and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials addressed and delivered
to: The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop,
Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope, P.O. Box 7317, Kampala – Uganda.
NB: Only short listed
applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 6th June
2017 by 5.00PM.

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