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24 Jun 2022

Full-Time Jobs at Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (14 Positions)

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC, KenGen  was incorporated on 1 February 1954 under the Companies Act (Chapter 486 of the Laws of Kenya) as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda as well as to develop geothermal and other generating facilities in the country.

Property Officer

Job Summary

The jobholder is responsible for undertaking timely conveyance relating to acquisition and purchase of land. S/he is also responsible for the preparation and administration of leases and property management.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acquisition of land and registration of land titles and administration of leases.
  • Purchase of land or premises.
  • Negotiate and obtain leases.
  • Coordinate and administer all aspects of company property as per company policy and other requirements set by the National Land Commission, Ministry of Lands and the County Government laws
  • Process relevant documents and approvals from County Governments and Ministries.
  • Liaise with County Governments and Government institutions for statutory payments.
  • Facilitate the valuation of company property.
  • Identify and manage property boundaries.
  • Identify cost effective office accommodation.
  • Maintain an inventory of the company property

Person Specification 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Land Economics) or Real Estate
  • At least three (3) years in property management and administration
  • Full Member of Institute of Surveyors of Kenya

General Manager ,ICT 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Managing Director & CEO, the job holder is responsible for positioning ICT (Information Communication Technology) as the greatest business enabler and a transformation tool that will create an agile, efficient, and effective organization in the execution of its mandate of providing clean and affordable electric power.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing ICT strategies, policies, systems, and innovations to support the implementation of business plans.
  • Ensuring the development of a robust ICT networks infrastructure (hardware, software), networking components, operating systems (OS), and data storage required to operate and manage the enterprise IT environment which can be deployed within a cloud computing system or an internal system.
  • Developing and implementing ICT application technologies: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control System (DCS), Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) system, WorkflowGen, Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Website, Intranet, and mobile solutions to support the business processes.
  • Safeguarding ICT infrastructure by developing security strategy, standards, and governance systems as well as disaster recovery plans to ensure business continuity and mitigate against data loss, business disruption or breach of privacy of KenGen data, assets and information.
  • Advising on strategic global ICT trends and innovations that the business can leverage on.
  • Ensuring compliance with established Information Communication Technology standards, procedures, and regulations.
  • Developing and providing ICT technical support related to hardware and software as well as ensure user education on use of ICT applications, software and equipment.
  • Providing relevant and up to date ICT solutions to the business.
  • Preparing, implementing, and monitoring departmental budget.
  • Implementing procurement plans for the department.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and developing staff using relevant human resource tools.

Person specifications

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years experience in a relevant field, five (5) years as senior manager in a large organization.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Communication Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Member of good standing in relevant professional body.
  • Demonstrated high performance and leadership in previous roles.
  • Fulfill the requirements of chapter six (6) of the constitution.

General Manager Internal Audit

Job Summary

The General Manager is the Head of Internal Audit Department reporting functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board and administratively to the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer. The job holder is responsible for providing independent and objective assurance on the effectiveness of KenGen’s internal controls, governance processes and risk management. to support the achievement of the organization’s strategic objectives.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulating and coordinating the implementation of internal audit and risk management strategies, policies, and plans.
  • Providing internal audit reports  to the Board Audit committee
  • Assuring  on risk control effectiveness, efficiency, adequacy, and risk management processes.
  • Monitoring compliance with corporate governance and  various laws and regulations impacting on the Company’s operations.
  • Enhancing internal systems and controls.
  • Compiling and issuing  internal audit reports to Management
  • Advising the Board of Directors and Management on the adequacy of the internal control systems in relation to risk management.
  • Monitoring the implementations of audit recommendations and closure.
  • Providing an independent view during implementation of new projects , processes and systems to ensure their quality and compliance with the organization policy and procedures.
  • Testing the efficacy of the risk assessments systems and recommending improvements.
  • Monitoring, reporting and assuring on the Company overall risk profile.
  • Providing feedback and advice on effectiveness of risk assurance processes.
  • Facilitating stakeholder engagement on internal audit processes to Management and the Audit Committee of the Board.
  • Preparing, implementing, and monitoring departmental budget.
  • Implementing procurement plans for the department.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and developing staff using relevant human resource tools.

Person specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years in a relevant field, five (5) of which are at Management senior management level or equivalent in large organization.
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)(K) qualification
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualification
  • Certified Internal System Auditor ( CISA) qualification will be an added advantage
  • Membership to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or other relevant professional bodies.
  • Demonstrated high performance and leadership in previous roles.
  • Fulfill the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

Mechanical Engineer (Entry Level)

Job Summary

An Engineer at this level will work under guidance and supervision of a Senior Engineer. They will be deployed in the following sections: operation and maintenance, projects, dispatch center, geothermal, electrical and plant automation, capital and energy planning, quality and safety, power purchase and transport.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Operation, repair and maintenance of power plants, equipment, workshop equipment, tools, pipeline, steam-gathering system, earthmovers, drilling rigs and measurement of geothermal well parameters and building services Equipment/systems.
  • Supervision of construction, installation and commissioning of power plant, machinery, equipment and pipeline.
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on maintenance programs, energy generation, projects implementation schedule, efficiency of machines, equipment performance and geothermal wells data.
  • Collection of data for maintenance, projects and energy planning
  • Scheduling of calibration program for equipment, tools and instruments
  • Contract management and administration
  • Geothermal wells drilling, steam-field management and reservoir monitoring
  • Adherence to quality, occupational health and safety standards

Person Specifications

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical, Mechatronic Engineering from a recognized institution and accredited by EBK
  • Registered Graduate Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya in good standing
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Electrical Engineers (Entry Level) 

Job Summary

An Engineer at this level will work under guidance and supervision of a Senior Engineer and is responsible for planning and supervision of machines attending to breakdowns ,assist in planning and installation and commissioning of new equipment as well as reviewing of project documents

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Operation, repair and maintenance of power plants, instrumentation, power system protection, switchgear, generators, transformers, motors, compressors, workshops equipment, tools, drilling rigs and building services equipment/systems.
  • Supervision of construction, installation and commissioning of power plant, plant automation and electrical equipment.
  • Test and calibration of electrical equipment
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on maintenance programs, energy generation, projects implementation schedule and equipment performance.
  • Collection of data for maintenance, projects and energy planning
  • Contract management and administration
  • Geothermal wells, steam-field management and reservoir monitoring
  • Adherence to quality, occupational health and safety standards

Person Specifications

  • Bachelors of Science/Technology Degree in Electrical and Electronics, Instrumentation Engineering from a recognized institution and accredited by EBK
  • Registered Graduate Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya in good standing
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Legal Officer 

Job Summary

The job holder, under the general guidance of the Chief Legal Officers shall be responsible for providing legal advice to management, business units, corporate departments and employees of KenGen to promote and protect the company’s best interest and to ensure company’s legal and contract risks are properly managed.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Prepare and file legal documents at court registries, such as plaints, statements of defenses, response to claims, appeals, list of documents and witnesses, witness statements, bundle of documents, applications, etc.
  • Represent the Company in courts , tribunals, and before government agencies.
  • Conduct pre-trial briefings and site visits.
  • Conduct research and analysis of legal matters they are handling.
  • Communicate with colleagues, judges and others involved in the court case.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and proffer legal opinions.
  • Prepare letters and general correspondences as regards matters they are handling.
  • Present facts in writing and verbally to their clients or others, and argue on behalf of their clients
  • Engage in amicable settlement of disputes.
  • Provide guidance, advice, and/or training and educational programs, to improve business understanding of related laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide legal advice to all Departments of the Company in various areas including but not limited to commercial and corporate transactions for protection of the Company’s interests.
  • Liaise with Company advocates and ensure efficient and proper provision of legal advice and consultancy services.
  • Draw, negotiate, vet and ensure execution of contracts and agreements emanating from all departments of the Company.
  • Advice on legal soundness of each contract.
  • Ensure conditions under the contract are strictly adhered to.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis on various areas of law as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Draw leases and other conveyancing documents relating to properties in the Company.
  • Assist the Company to recover its’ debts from both the large and small power consumers.
  • Making claims from the banks of those debtors who are large power consumers and have valid guarantees.
  • Instructing external lawyers to sue for recovery of debts from the consumers.
  • Follow up in consultation with external lawyers to ensure that debt recovery cases in courts are concluded and judgments enforced.
  • Carry out the responsibility of all secretarial functions and provide the guidance required for compliance with statutory legislation and regulatory issues as may be appropriate to the Company’s business.

Person Specification 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized Institution.
  • Atleast three (3) years working experience in a large corporation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya .
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya

Senior Engineer/Officer (Quality/Safety)

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for implementing and maintaining the quality and environmental management systems and coordinate health and safety systems in all the business installations.

Job Description

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and implement both the quality, health safety and environmental management systems in line with ISO 9001and 14001 standards
  • Initiate and coordinate corrective action process for all business process noncompliance emanating for system audits, process failures as well as areas recommended for improvement by the Area management based on previous performance
  • Maintain, analyze and trend  quality , health safety & environmental management systems’ records to determine the level of the systems performance
  • Report to the management on the system’s performance on a monthly basis and during the planned management reviews.
  • Conduct periodic audits of work practices to check compliance with established operational standards.
  • Liaise with the local authorities on mitigation of impacts of actual and potential emergency situations in  the areas installations
  • situations and report regularly on Compliance to Legal requirements
  • Co-ordinate the documentation, implementation and continual improvement of KenGen’s quality , health safety and environment management procedures, work instructions and record forms.

Person Specifications

  • A minimum period of eight (8) years in relevant work experience and at least three (3) years in supervisory role
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science or related equivalent field from a recognized institution
  • Diploma in Occupational health and safety is an added advantage
  • Lead Auditors training in quality, environment and Safety is an added advantage
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the constitution

Chief Engineer/Officer (Quality)

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for Establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of Quality Management Systems, conducting capacity building/awareness of employees on quality, environment systems and documentation of quality management activities and processes

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the documentation, implementation, and continual improvement of quality and environmental management (QMS/EMS) procedures, work instructions and records.
  • Ensuring all incidents/accidents are investigated and reported effectively.
  • Identifying and coordinating relevant statutory health and safety training needs.
  • Providing technical advice to area management review committees.
  • Providing technical advice to workplace quality management committees.
  • Ensuring effective commissioning of power stations plant/machinery
  • Implementing Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity programs
  • Reviewing emergency response and evacuation plans.
  • Ensuring compliance with QMS/EMS, Safety, statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitoring and evaluating employees performance in the section
  • Preparing sectional annual budget & procurement plan and ensuring prudent fund management, Preparing the sectional procurement plan and budget; and ensuring optimal expenditure as well as monitoring and evaluating employee performance.

Person Specifications

  • A minimum period of ten (10) years in a relevant field, four (4) of which are at Management Role
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering,  Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science or related equivalent field from a recognized institution
  • Masters degree in Occupational Safety ,Environmental Science or any other relevant qualifications is an added advantage
  • Lead Auditors qualifications is mandatory
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the constitution

Senior Communications Officer 

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for developing and implementing a Communication Strategy that raises the company’s profile and creates goodwill among different publics through Media Relations, Internal and External Communications, Publications, Events and Protocol, Corporate Identity custody and Branding.

Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To undertake effective and efficient delivery of KenGen’s internal and external communications.
  • Implement the company’s Brand Management strategy.
  • Implement the department’s Communication Strategy.
  • Prepare speeches and talking points to further public relations objectives.
  • Day-to-day management of the company’s website.
  • Coordinate the production of internal and external publications including KenGen Weekly newsletter, Energy Post Magazine, and the Annual Report.
  • Media Monitoring of the coverage of the company.
  • Implement and maintain corporate identity in all written communications.
  • Manage corporate events such as launches, conferences and exhibitions.
  • Represent the company at external engagements as may be required.
  • Liaise with the various stakeholders to enhance the efficient delivery of tasks.
  • Enhance working relations between the company and its key stakeholders such as players in the energy sector.
  • Coordinate the marketing and advertising initiatives of the company as may be required.
  • Manage photography sessions for effective internal and stakeholder communications.
  • Coordinate in-house dissemination of company-related news through the website and the intranet daily and manage the company’s website.
  • Participate in procurement planning and budget preparation and monitoring in line with overall corporate procurement plans and budgets.
  • Liaise with the consultant PR Company to ensure that KenGen’s communication to the public through the media enhances the brand.

Person Specification

  • Experience of eight (8) years in a relevant field, three (3) of which at Supervisory position
  • Bachelors degree in Communications/Public Relations/ Journalism or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Member of Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) in good standing
  • Diploma in Communication and Media Studies is an added advantage
  • Diploma in Public Relations is an added advantage
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

 

Communication Officer (Graphics Design)

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for coordinating and implementing a proactive public relations and public affairs strategy with a focus on creative content development, design, layout, copywriting, and editing.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Planning design concepts, developing graphics, and layouts, designing samples, and submitting for approval.
  • Customizing designs and artwork to fit target audience needs.
  • Design/layout content for internal and external audiences and customize content to run on various platforms including traditional and digital media.
  • Designing infographics to inform audiences about specific topics.
  • Develop illustrations, logos, and other designs using design and editing software.
  • Organize events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days, and press tours.
  • Manage and direct outside suppliers and agencies in the delivery of communications campaigns, materials, and events.
  • Maintaining good stakeholder relations and maintaining a database of key players in the industry and other individuals and organizations which deal with KenGen.
  • Participate in branding activities, and production of corporate giveaways.
  • To assist in the writing, development, and production of internal and external publicity materials
  1. Participate in procurement planning, and budgeting for the Division.

Person Specifications

  • Bachelors degree in Communications/Public Relations/ Journalism or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Member of Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) in good standing
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Draw, Photoshop, InDesign and printing process
  • Experience working in a large, dynamic Communications/Corporate Affairs/Public Relations Office
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Communication Officer (Photography/Video)

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for managing all photography and videography for the company both in studio and on location,

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning of and arrangements for KenGen events.
  • Provide coverage for internal and external events.
  • Edit photos, and videos, and maintain up-to-date storage of pictures and videos.
  • Plan for and produce corporate video productions for various platforms including traditional and digital media.
  • Plan for, attend and set up exhibitions, conferences, and project launches.
  • Organize events including press conferences, open days, and plant tours.
  • Create strategic and informative photos and videos for the company’s special events to cover, website, social media platforms, email communications, meetings/presentations, and other media as needs arise.
  • Work with internal and external partners to produce video content for the company
  • Coordinate and manage photo and video shoots .
  • Manage Photo shooting and editing:
  • Create expertly edited videos that showcase our operations
  • Generate ideas for new videos, storyboard concepts, film and conduct interviews, edit videos to meet the company’s communication standards and needs.

Person Specification

  • At least three (3) years previous experience working in a dynamic Communications/Corporate Affairs/Public Relations Office
  • Experience using photo and video hardware and software, including DSLR cameras, mobile phones, lenses, editing systems, lighting and sound-recording.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism Public Relations or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Diploma in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a relevant field  is an added advantage
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the constitution

Civil Engineers ( Entry Level)

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for technical design, construction supervision, rehabilitation works, project & contract management, arbitration, building services and management

Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, construction, monitoring and commissioning of civil structure and infrastructure
  • Repair and maintenance of dam, civil structures and roads
  • Supervision of construction, installation and commissioning of dam, civil structures and access roads
  • Schedule for test and calibration of civil equipment
  • Contract management and administration
  • Preparation of drilling site, waterline, well pads and cellar
  • Ensure adherence to quality, occupational health and safety standards

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution and accredited by EBK
  • Registered Graduate Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya in good standing
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitutio

 

Chief Community Relations Officer

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with local communities around company installations.

Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in the planning and coordinating implementation of CSR activities

Participate in the formation of stakeholder coordination committees and preparing/reviewing terms of reference

Coordinating the implementation of the stakeholder engagement plan

Coordinating implementation of the Resettlement Action Plans (RAP)

Coordinating, identifying and implementing Community Development Carbon Fund projects

Coordinating and facilitating stakeholder coordination committee meetings

Identifying and recommending appropriate means for stakeholders to raise concerns and grievances about company projects

Participate in reviewing project information and disseminate to stakeholders through appropriate communication channels

Participate in the planning and coordinating socio-economic baseline study reports

Participate in collecting and analyzing socio-economic data during Strategic Environmental Assessments, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and Audits and prepare report.

Preparing sectional annual budgets and subsequent management of approved budgets

Monitoring and evaluating performance of employees under his/her supervision

Preparing sectional procurement plans and ensuring execution of approved procurement plans

Handling stakeholder complaints and grievances

Preparing monthly and quarterly reports

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Experience of ten (10) years in a relevant field, four (4) of which are at supervisory role
  • Bachelors degree in any of the following fields: Social Studies/ Science, Anthropology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Diploma in community development and social work is an added advantage
  • Masters degree in any of the following: Social Studies/ Science or their equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution is an added advantage
  • Member of Kenya Institute of Social work and Community Development
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

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Chief Social Safeguards Officer

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for identifying and overseeing Social Safeguards issues for the company and be involved in implementing appropriately the resettlement action plan, support for grievance and redress mechanism during project implementation.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate the planning and development of KenGen’s safeguards policies on the environment, involuntary resettlement and/or local communities.
  • Provide operational coordination and specific inputs to KenGen projects to ensure compliance with safeguards policies during project preparation and implementation.
  • Contribute to the evaluation, improvement and dissemination of KenGen’s safeguards policies. Support KenGen’s goal of poverty reduction and sustainable development and provide assistance as needed for applying safeguards knowledge to the development of tasks.
  • Provide intensive on-site supervision of the consultancy firms and contractors working on the implementation of the various components of our projects, mediated/post relocation Action Plan.
  • Supervise the implementation of findings and recommendations of the vulnerability assessment report, including the targeted actions for sustainable livelihood restoration.
  • Assist in the development of sustainable consultation strategies that will see the strengthening of the existing local Grievance Redress Mechanisms to promote alternative dispute resolution strategies, and to ensure that complaints and grievances related to the project are promptly and effectively addressed.
  • Assist in Stakeholder management, and work with PAP representatives to negotiate with the local project affected community, to harness their support to the consultants and contractors to ensure successful implementation of the Action Plan.
  • Identify opportunities for institutional capacity building and promote KenGen capacity to manage resettlement and implementation of RAPs.
  • Preparation of monitoring and progress reports for the consumption of KenGen management and other stakeholders.

Person Specifications

  • A minimum of 10  years relevant operational experience and proven track record in working on projects covering a broad range of resettlement and social development issues.
  • A degree in Social Sciences including Sociology, Anthropology, Social Development, or other relevant field.
  • Additional Community Development training and experience will be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of the World Bank and other lenders’ operational policies, processes and procedures, especially the social safeguards policies.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of best practices in resettlement processes, land access and compensation in Kenya.

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