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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Principal Connection Initiatives Officer Job at Rural Electrification Agency ( REA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

vacancy title:
Principal Connection Initiatives Officer
Jobs at:
Rural Electrification Agency ( REA )

Deadline of this Job:
4.00pm on 6th June 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
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 Rural Electrification projects under several sources of funding (i.e. Government of Uganda, World Bank under Energy for Rural Transformation, (ERT) project, SIDA, JICA, NORAD, BADEA, SFD, ADB, etc.)
Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is implementing a number of electricity connection initiatives in line with its Electrification Strategy and Plan (RESP) 2013 — 2022, are aimed at increasing access to electricity to households throughout Uganda. Accordingly, REA is seeking to recruit Ugandan nationals suitably qualified to fill the following vacancies:
Position: Principal Connection Initiatives Officer
Reports to: Manager, Service Territory Development Operations
Grade: REA 4
Job Purpose: To provide project management services for planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and control for all connection initiatives.
Key responsibilities:
  • Plan and manage consolidated project implementation including monitoring and reporting of all activities being implemented under the Connection initiatives Unit.
  • Receive and review quarterly reports from the electricity service provider and all technical support consultancies with a view of ensuring completeness and compliance with agreed reporting arrangements.
  • Convene quarterly review meetings with all participating stakeholders’ i.e. SPs consultancies and donors.
  •  Provide summarized reports for management and other stakeholders.
  •  Propose sources of funding for connection initiatives to management.
  • Prepare consolidated quarterly and annual reports as well as other reports that will be require .
  • Regularly interact with implementing electricity service providers, technical consultancies, donors to ensure up-to-date knowledge on project activities, schedules, and issues
  • Explicitly ensures that electricity service providers and technical support consultancies are in compliance with relevant connection initiatives’ safeguard, fiduciary and other requirements.
  • Generate, compile and provide feedback to management, electricity service providers, technical support consultancies and other stakeholders’ information on progress and achievements. This information will be in a form that will enable all the participants to see the overall implementation of connection initiatives. This is separate from the consolidated reports that are necessary for more formal reporting.
  •  identify implementation issues and bottlenecks and in consultation with the development partners, the ED, other departments and electricity service providers, actively and creatively seek solutions. Advise accordingly.
  •  Co-ordinate support supervision of management, REB, MEMD and development partners for project activities.
  • Coordinate the activities of the electricity service providers and technical support consultancies for the mid-term and full-term reviews of the different connection initiatives.
Qualifications and Experience required:
  •  A bachelor's degree in Economics, Management or Statistics.
  •  Master's Degree in Management will be an added advantage.
  • 8 years practical working experience in management and monitoring of projects in a reputable organization.
  • Experience working with the energy sector and donor funded projects is a prerequisite
  • A Postgraduate qualification in Project Management or Monitoring
Terms and conditions of service:
  • Six (6) months probationary period.
  • Four (4) years contract renewable upon satisfactory performance
  • An attractive remuneration package.
Job application procedure
A typed cover letter, together with a current CV, copies of academic transcripts and certificates plus names and addresses of 3 reputable referees should be submitted by 4.00pm on 6th June 2017 to: THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AGENCY, PLOT 10 WINDSOR LOOP KOLOLO 2nd FLOOR, HOUSE OF HOPE, P.O BOX 7317, KAMPALA.
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