Director, Technical Regulation Job Opportunity – Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

Organization: Electricity
Regulatory Authority (ERA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief Executive
About ERA:
The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a statutory body
established in 2000 in accordance with the Electricity Act 1999 to regulate the
generation, distribution, transmission, sale, export, import of electrical
energy in Uganda and to guide liberalization of the electricity industry,,
manage licensing, rates, safety and other matters concerning the industry.
Job Summary:   The Director, Technical Regulation will
provide leadership to the department, set performance targets for licenses,
monitor and enforce licensee’s technical and environmental compliance within
the Law, regulations and licensing terms and conditions.
Key Duties and
  • The jobholder will head the department of
    Technical Regulation.
  • Lead the licensing of power projects
    starting from feasibility study stage to commercial operations date
    including monitoring the development activities.
  • Keenly monitor and enforce the technical
    compliance of operating licensees in the generation, transmission,
    distribution segments and the entire electricity supply industry in
    accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999, Regulations and the licensing
  • Integrate, Monitor and enforce
    environmental and social development requirements for licensed projects in
    the generation, transmission, distribution segments and the entire
    electricity supply industry in accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999,
    the National and international Environmental standards where
    applicable  in addition to
    compliance with  the licensing
  • Manage the technical review and approval
    of licensee’s investment plan applications to ensure a harmonised power
    system network rollout in order to provide a robust grid infrastructure to
    cope with the national demand requirements and regional obligations.
  • Oversee the technical verification of
    completed grid investments by licensees to confirm compliance with
    standards, quality of works and to ensure value for money.
  • Lead the System Planning Coordination
    committee activities including the least cost generation plan and advise
    Management on demand, supply and quality of supply situation among others.
  • Lead the Authority Installation Permits
    committee activities.
  • Lead the Authority Grid coordination
    committee activities.
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of all
    ongoing projects and benchmarks to enhance compliance.
  • Develop the departmental work plans in
    line with ERAs strategic plan and objectives.
  • Develop, Implement and Control the
    departmental budget and procurement plans.
  • Advise Management on appropriate areas for
    research in technology and other sectoral matters.
  • Actively promote the strategic objectives
    of the Authority national, regionally and globally.
  • Supervise, appraise, mentor, develop and
    train departmental staff in particular and ERA in general.
  • Take part in sector stakeholder
    sensitization and education.
  • Handle administrative activities of the
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
    Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • An honor’s Degree in Electrical
  • Registered Engineer with Uganda Engineers
    registration Board.
  • At least ten years of relevant working
    experience in a technical/engineering environment of an electricity
    generation, transmission, distribution and sales utility or comparable
    organization at a senior management level.
  • Post Graduate training in Management would
    be an added advantage.
  • Engineering design (including computer
    based design techniques and Technically innovative).
  • Conversant with the Electricity Supply
    Industry in Uganda
  • Working knowledge of power generation,
    particularly hydro-electricity systems
  • Projects planning and management skills.
  • Skilled in Monitoring and Evaluation of
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental
    management policy of Uganda.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    skills with the ability to interact not only with team members but also at
    all levels of the organization including the Board.
  • Good supervisory and management skills.
  • Good team player.
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Highly analytical skills.
  • Be hard working and ready to work long
    working hours.
  • Should be prepared to regularly travel to
    the field.
  • Age: Between 35 – 55 years
How to Apply:     
All suitably qualified candidates are required to express their
interest by sending their application letters and enclosed copies of:
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (indicating
    daytime telephone number (s) and email address and daytime telephone
    numbers and email addresses of three Referees).
  • Relevant transcripts and certificates
Address to:

The Manager, Human Resources and Administration,
Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA),
Plot 15 Shimoni Road,
P. O. BOX 10332, Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 23rd June 2017 by 5:00pm

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