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Senior Gender Officer

CS/HRM/11/01/2024

Job Summary

Reporting to Manager-Human Resource Management, the jobholder is responsible for developing gender mainstreaming strategies, policies and creating gender awareness while developing gender initiatives that would position KenGen as a gender friendly environment.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities: –

  • Ensuring the company has policies that provide for equal opportunities for all genders in areas of recruitment, training, promotions, remuneration, participation in committees, travel etc. without any discrimination.
  • Developing affirmative action plans that ensures KenGen is a leading public institution is fulling Kenya’s constitutional requirement in matters of gender representation.
  • Ensuring the company has policies that create an enabling working environment for all genders taking care of special needs of any group.
  • Planning, Developing and implementing programs and activities that promote gender affairs in the company.
  • Developing monitoring and evaluation tools for measuring the success and effectiveness of gender initiatives and compliance levels with statutory requirements on gender affairs in the company.
  • Collecting data and maintaining a database on various matters of interest on gender affairs companywide.
  • Sourcing external financing for gender activities and programs.
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with governmental agencies on gender affairs, NGOs and other organization’s that promote gender affairs.
  • Offering advice on gender affairs to management.

Person Specifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Social-work, Sociology, or other related disciplines.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • At least 4 years relevant working experience.
  • Practical experience in writing business plans, proposals and report writing.

Additional Information

  • Minimum Years of Working Experience : 4
  • Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

Economist

Job Summary

Reporting to Assistant Manager, Capital & Energy Planning, the job holder is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: –

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Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Carry out financial and economic analysis of KenGen’s proposed projects for redevelopment and/or new capacity expansion and advise on economic and financial viability using internationally acceptable measures and standards.
  • Actively participate in the power planning function, both at the Company and the Energy Sector Level, supporting the teams with critical data and information inputs at micro and macro level.
  • Prepare projects proposals/concepts for identified investment projects suitable for implementation.
  • Actively participate in the Corporate strategic and business planning function while providing critical data and information on the macro-economic environment.
  • In liaison with ICT Division, maintain statistical (technical, economic and financial) database for the company.
  • Carry out data collection, collation and analysis using statistical/mathematical techniques and models.
  • Monitor and carry out trend analysis and report on performance using Key Performance Indicators (KPIS) and other ratios to assist the management in making critical decisions in a competitive business environment.
  • Provide support towards development, analysis and review of company and sector policies in the company and in the Energy Sector.
  • Preparing the Division Monthly Report, and balance score card, tracking and monitoring the performance of the Division targets on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare, monitor and evaluate divisional budget proposals for recurrent and identified projects initiatives, ensuring that the budget is maintained within acceptable limits.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • CPA (K) will be an added advantage
  • ICT certification will be an added advantage
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of Constitution.

Additional Information

  • Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

Manager, Civil Infrastructure

Job Summary

Reporting to General Manager, Geothermal Development, the job holder is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: –

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development, repair and maintenance of civil structures and infrastructures
  • Facilitating design of civil structures and infrastructure, contract management and administration
  • Initiation of project activities, such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, and evaluation of field conditions.
  • Overseeing inspection of projects, feasibility studies and supervision of external consultants and contractors to ensure conformance to design specifications and applicable codes
  • Maintenance of civil works in power plant facilities.
  • Coordinate construction of well pads
  • Supervise construction of access roads within business areas and maintenance of the same
  • Contract negotiation and participation during design and commissioning of new projects
  • Monitor and control availability of plant and equipment.

Person Specifications

  • Minimum relevant experience of twelve (12) years with at least four (4) years in a management role
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering/construction management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
  • Certificate in Leadership
  • Membership of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK)
  • Registered with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) as a Professional Engineer
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution
  • Post Graduate diploma/ MSc. in engineering or Management will be an advantage;
  • Must possess –Leadership, teamwork and motivational skills.

Additional Information

  • Minimum Years of Working Experience : 12
  • Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

Manager, Lands

Job Summary

Reporting to General Manager, Corporate Services, the job holder is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: –

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acquisition of land for energy infrastructure, logistical and related uses through allocation, outright purchase, or leasing. 
  • Implementing strategies on management of corporate real estate portfolio for effective execution of company’s objectives and provision of suitable facilities. 
  • Facilitating land management and lease administration towards securing company’s rights and interests and managing the obligation of the various land tenures. 
  • Administering land use plans and space plans and facilitating sustainable use of company property 
  • Diversification of income through letting of surplus real estate and co-locating. 
  • Facilitating tenant management, rent collection, and management of common areas.
  • Providing guidance and advice on policy, technical and operational issues regarding real estate and construction. 
  • Safe custody of property documents and records.
  • Processing and managing title deeds.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Minimum relevant experience of twelve (12) years with at least five (4) years in a management role
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Estate Management, Property Management and Valuation, Facilities Management, Construction Management, Building or equivalent qualification from recognized institution. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Land Economics, Real Estate or equivalent qualification from recognized institution. 
  • Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks.
  • Membership of the Institute of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), or Kenya Institute of Planners/Town and County Planners of Kenya.
  • Registered Valuer / Estate Agent / Physical Planner.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Additional Information

  • Minimum Years of Working Experience : 12
  • Minimum Education Level : Masters

Projects M&E Officer, Financial Analysis

Job Summary

Reporting to Assistant Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation, the job holder is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: –

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitoring projects/studies progress in terms of payments and other costs/expenditure including project administration costs.
  • Analysing projects costing performance.
  • Participating in assessment of contract variations.
  • Tracking project payments processes and other projects documents.
  • Preparing projects expenditure report for reporting.
  • Participating in periodical appraisal and incorporating lessons learnt from previous projects.
  • Reviewing Contractors Statements for conformity with contract provisions and Bill of Quantities and Schedule of Prices.
  • Maintaining an updated log detailing the financing mix for projects.
  • Participating in valuation of works.
  • Participating in preparation and compilation of Departmental Budget as per the Guidelines.
  • Participating in preparation of Projects Final accounts and completion reports.
  • Participating in preparation and updating of financial risks in all projects.
  • Participating in implementation of standardized process templates (payment certificate, payment memo, progress report, final accounts, scoring matrix).
  • Loading and distributing projects Budget in the project structure.
  • Creating projects and projects definitions in the WBS structure.
  • Creating Appropriation Requests, Purchase Requisition and Service Entry sheets for processing of Projects payments.
  • Raising Capital works authority for projects budget release
  • Raising Service Entry sheets for processing of Projects payments.
  • Preparing project costing report.

Person Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Project Management from a recognized institution or any other relevant equivalent qualification.
  • Exposure in relevant work experience in a Project Management Environment will be added advantage.
  • Minimum of Graduate Registration with a relevant professional body.
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA-K)  or relevant professional certification in the field of  Project Management Certification.
  • Masters degree in Finance or Project Management will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of SAP system.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of Constitution of Kenya

Additional Information

Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

Quantity Surveyor

Job Summary

Reporting to Assistant Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation, the job holder is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: –

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing all contractors’ statements for conformity with Contract provisions and bill of quantities.
  • Preparing project final accounts for payment.
  • Verifying quantities and costs on project variation proposals.
  • Coordinating Measurement of quantities
  • Verifying Payments
  • Coordinating costing and valuation of projects.
  • Involved in preparation of project budgets.
  • Ensuring proper documentation for all projects.
  • Preparing periodic technical reports.
  • Preparing tender specifications and tender documentation.

Person specification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying, Building Economics or Civil Engineering; or equivalent
  • Professional registration with Board of Registrations of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS)
  • Registered with Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya as Graduate Member; and
  • Proficiency in computer application
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Additional Information

Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

Manager, Business Process Re-Engineering & Innovation

Job Summary

Reporting to the General Manager, Business Development & Strategy, the job holder is responsible for providing independent critique of the company processes and procedures with the aim of causing improvements & innovations. The role conducts reviews on project implementation arising from originated process improvement to capture the quantity and value of the impact of the improvement and/or innovations.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Business Process Improvement & Innovation Strategy across the Organization.
  • Manage and set up a global governance framework for data driven cost and efficiency improvement initiatives across all regions, using strong data analytics, Six Sigma and tried & tested Lean methodologies. This includes analyzing and interpreting technical and operational data and metrics for problem solving and decision-making.
  • Coaching and supporting teams in identifying, verifying, analyzing, and seeking process improvement and process redesign opportunities with a view to improving efficiency, lowering costs, improving service delivery and quality.
  • Working with teams to perform operational project management analytics, checking rate at which milestones are met and deliverables achieved, to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Facilitating independent critique of proposed or implemented solutions, or of new/improved processes, process models, innovations, new technologies and new approaches.
  • Corresponding with teams to evaluate and quantify improvements and cost benefits arising from the improvements implemented.
  • Coordinating teams to track and maintain budgets of total costs of pertinent operational projects (e.g. breakdowns or planned annuals) which can be referenced to determine how to reduce the costs & rate in future.
  • Supporting process improvement initiatives that drive compliance, particularly those affecting stakeholder relationships including internal stakeholders.
  • Support operations with best practices in maintenance, using Reliability Centered Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance and other applicable models as per KenGen’s plant requirements.
  • Training and guiding teams in process improvement techniques, best practice and coach employees to optimize their capabilities and productivity.
  • Own & implement KenGen’s Innovation Pipeline to drive adoption, review and implementation of business viable ideas at regional and corporate levels, using available avenues.
  • Incubate internal innovation forums as the primary source of diversification ideas for internal & externally viable commercial ideas.
  • Set up a robust research & development framework that fosters viable & feasible solutions through modeling, prototyping, testing and system validation.
  • Manage the Knowledge Management (harvesting & transfer) for technical processes in KenGen.
  • Spearheading development of lessons learnt and application of the same to improve policies and procedures and execution.
  • Working with teams to develop case studies that show the status of actions taken in the company, particularly about business disruptions or projects to enable executives make better informed decisions in the future, on response and cost management.
  • The role will also act as the focal point for the KenGen Sustainability Strategy by taking an independent assessment of the Sustainability plans to ensure optimal return on all three dimensions: (economic, environmental, and social) within the reporting period.
  • Ensuring planning, budgeting, procurement, progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Minimum relevant experience of twelve (12) years with at least four (4) years in a management role.
  • Undergraduate degree in a Technical, Science, Business or Engineering-related field.
  • Possession of a master’s degree in a managerial, strategy or in a business-related field is an added advantage.
  • Certification in Six Sigma Green Belt, Kaizen, Lean or equivalent is required. Black/Master Black belt is an asset.
  • Relevant professional qualifications and membership in a related field from a recognized institution is mandatory.
  • A professional qualification in Project Management would be an added advantage.
  • Membership with Institution of Engineers of Kenya in good standing
  • Qualification in a Leadership Course from a recognized institution.
  • A proven track record in process improvement programs, improvement analytical experience from a similar role, including project management and business analysis.
  • Excellent understanding of continuous improvement concepts including Six Sigma, Lean and Kaizen.
  • Strong analytical, project and product management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into operational requirements.
  • Deep understanding of ISO 9001, its basic principles and requirements is an advantage.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of Partners, senior managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Relevant experience in the energy sector and familiarity with key sector stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership and competence in managing diverse teams. Proven experience in engaging top management teams, anticipating, filtering, and accelerating issues and problem resolution across divisions, departments, and teams.

Additional Information

  • Minimum Years of Working Experience : 12
  • Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

Financial Analyst, Capital & Energy Planning

Job Summary

Reporting to Assistant Manager, Capital & Energy Planning, the job holder is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: –

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducting financial analysis of existing KenGen plants earmarked for redevelopment and/or new projects proposed for capacity expansion.
  • Conducting financial appraisal for projects under feasibility studies.
  • Developing financial models to determine the outcomes of planned projects pipeline, with key financial and economic indicators such as NPV, IRR, EIRR and the indicative generation tariffs etc.
  • Providing input for new projects, feasibility studies and advice on viability and applicable tariffs.
  • Participating in the corporate finance forecasting model ensuring that the planned project pipeline is incorporated into the overall corporate financial model to ensure overall financial viability of the Company.
  • Understanding the field of project financing to effectively participate in the financial due diligence with the project financiers during the project appraisal process.
  • Supporting the Strategy Division in the development and monitoring of the Corporate Strategy ensuring the proposed project pipeline is aligned with the overall Corporate Strategy
  • Effectively participating in the preparation of the National Least Cost Power Development Plan, ensuring the KenGen projects earmarked for development are incorporated in the National Plan
  • Effectively participating in the development of projects under the public private partnership procurement model.
  • Preparing proposals and forwarding budgets for the Company on new investment projects.
  • Preparing and monitoring the Divisional budget.
  • Tracking and monitoring the performance of the division targets.

Person Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) or equivalent, from a recognized institution.
  • Masters in the field of Finance is an added advantage
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA) K or final ACCA certification or any other relevant professional membership in the field Finance
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of Constitution of Kenya
  • Experience in project appraisals, monitoring and evaluation and public private partnership is an added advantage.

Additional Information

Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

Manager, Geothermal Resource Assessment

Job Summary

Reporting to General Manager, Geothermal Development, the job holder is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: –

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Overseeing geoscientific surface exploration programs and conceptual models.
  • Directing resource assessment and development activities
  • Administering geophysical and geochemical monitoring of the geothermal reservoir.
  • Overseeing the monitoring of steam quality and chemical treatment programs for power plants
  • Responsible for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cadastral, cartographic surveys, and related activities
  • Managing the development and maintenance of Geo-databases
  • Facilitating geoscientific research projects

Person Specifications

  • For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –
  • Minimum relevant experience of twelve (12) years with at least five (4) years in a management role
  • Master’s degree in Geology/Geochemistry/Geophysics /Physics/GIS/Geospatial Engineering or equivalent from are recognized institution
  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology /Geochemistry /Geophysics /Physics/Chemistry/ Geomatics/Geospatial Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Post graduate Diploma in Geothermal Energy Technology 
  • Certification in Leadership from a recognized institution;
  • Professional qualification & membership where applicable
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Additional Information

  • Minimum Years of Working Experience : 12
  • Minimum Education Level : Masters

Manager, Project Monitoring & Evaluation

Job Summary

Reporting to General Manager, Business Development & Strategy, the job holder is responsible for overseeing monitoring & evaluation of projects; preparation of execution plans; projects risk assessment & management; stakeholder management framework; efficiency framework for tender documents, concepts & detailed designs; CAPEX optimization; employer’s variation & claim advisory and project reporting

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure projects delivery within Budget, Schedule, Specified Scope and quality by development and implementation of monitoring & evaluation framework that entails Ex-ante, formative and summative evaluations; Logical framework; Earned value analysis (Cost and schedule performance indices).
  • This ensures efficient utilization of project resources such as time, funds and human capital guided by the Key Performance Indicators.
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of contracts management framework that entails communication protocols between Employer, Contractors and Engineer; responsibility matrix; interface monitoring; works valuation; variations and claims management; Defects Liability Period Management.
  • Ensures optimization of capital expenditure in project design, project implementation and contract administration.
  • Interface with sectorial players in the energy sector for integrated projects monitoring and evaluation coordinated by the Government Agencies such MOE, TNT and PDU.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments in preparation of capital projects KenGen Projects Pipeline for both energy and non-energy projects
  • Develop and implement efficiency framework that entails review of concept and detailed designs; value engineering during projects planning phase; Risks assessment and monitoring; stakeholder management. To ensure efficiency entrenched during projects planning.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Surveying or Quantity Surveying from a recognized University.
  • Masters Degree in Project Management, Business Administration or Projects Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years in relevant work experience, five(5) of which in monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure projects.
  • Registration with relevant Professional Body.
  • Membership of relevant Professional Institution/Association in good standing
  • Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Additional Information

  • Minimum Years of Working Experience : 12
  • Minimum Education Level : Masters

Projects M&E Engineer/Officer (Contract & Claims)

Job Summary

Reporting to Assistant Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation, the job holder is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: –

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Tracking contractual performance of construction contracts, and reporting compliances and deviations  
  • Collecting and processing M&E data for performance monitoring of capital projects.
  • Drafting M&E Frameworks for KenGen Projects and participating in review /evaluation of the performance indicators.
  • Updating project risk matrices and flagging out any risks that require urgent attention of the management.  
  • Reviewing contractors’ statements and valuation of works for conformity with Contract provisions and bill of quantities.
  • Supporting M&E section on tecno-commercial issues such as measurement of works, and contractual matters including drafting of contractual correspondence.
  • Preparing project closure accounts and end term reports.
  • Involved in preparation and monitoring of project budget utilization.
  • Ensuring proper documentation for all projects.
  • Preparing technical monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Preparing tender specifications and tender documentation.

Person specification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying, engineering surveying, Building Economics, Civil Engineering, Construction Management; or equivalent
  • Graduate registration with relevant professional regulatory body
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Additional Information

Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

Senior Engineer, Technical Assurance

Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Quality & Safety, the job holder is responsible for ensuring that the company implements technical assurance and energy management systems & standards to improve operations, maintenance, and overall business performance.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities: –

  • Planning, conducting and preparing reports on total productive maintenance (TPM) and energy management.
  • Liaising with plant engineers to develop engineering solutions for repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant performance technical parameters such as capacity availability, quality, cost and/or regulatory compliance.
  • Conducting root-course analyses to provide technical solutions to business performance challenges.
  • Collecting, collating and analyzing process performance data to create useful information trends for decision-making.
  • Coordinating periodic audits of works to check compliance with established operational standards.
  • Establishing and maintaining the operations performance database.
  • Formulating technical assurance & energy management policy, programs and relevant procedures.
  • Creating awareness and monitoring the implementation of approved technical assurance and energy management policies and programs.
  • Conducting timely energy audits and submitting reports to ERC as per the regulations.

Person Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology. 
  • At least one full professional certification in a relevant field e.g. Registered Engineer/ Licensed Energy Auditor/ Certified Measurement and Verification Professional or equivalent.
  • Experience in Plant operations, Energy Auditing and Quality Systems Audit is an added advantage.
  • MS Office and general computer literacy.
  • At least 4 years relevant working experience.

Additional Information

  • Minimum Years of Working Experience : 4
  • Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

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