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Recruiter / Employer: Kenya Power
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired


Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1172

Kenya Power seeks to recruit an exceptional, visionary and results-oriented leader of high integrity to drive its transformation and turnaround strategy to become a leading power distributor.

The MD & CEO will provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the Company, articulate the Board of Directors’ vision, steer day-to-day management and co-ordinate activities that increase the return on shareholders’ investment.

Key Tasks:

  • Ensure the commercially-viable and socially-responsible distribution and sale of quality, reliable and cost-efficient electricity across the country, in a manner which provides value to shareholders.
  • Reorient the Company to become a customer-centric organisation with a drive to expand and serve its consumer base.
  • Provide strategic direction and dynamic, visionary leadership in the preparation and implementation of the corporate business plan and strategy for execution of the Company’s mission and achievement of corporate goals, with a specific focus on the commercial turnaround of the business.
  • Onboard technological and ecological innovations to enhance organisational efficiency, productivity and sustainability, with regard to global energy trends.
  • Spearhead tactical linkages with the corporate world, business community, government agencies and other social and development partners for the benefit of the Company.
  • Oversee financial and risk management and investment undertakings by ensuring that sound policies and practices are adopted for optimal utilisation of secured funds from balance sheet funding, development partners, and commercial banks.
  • Identify and implement ways to reduce power purchase costs, reduce losses in transmission (whether technical in nature or due to theft), direct effective management of physical material assets, and improve operational efficiency, in order to reduce the cost of power supply to consumers.
  • Execute all company business processes and operations to ensure that various organs of the company operate harmoniously and in conformity with the overall operational plans and performance targets.
  • Ensure corporate compliance with all statutory, legal, social and regulatory requirements in the execution of business strategies.
  • Adopt and implement proper human resource and change management practices in relation to organisational structure, fair people management policies, and genderbalanced and inclusive hiring and promotion practices, which are designed to attract, optimise, and retain qualified and competent staff.
  • Represent the Company in external forums including vis-à-vis arms of Government, stakeholders and the public.
  • Protect and promote the Company’s image, including through corporate social responsibility initiatives.
  • Co-ordinate the operation and administration of the Board of Directors, serve as an interface between the Board and staff, and provide strategic advice and support.
  • Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised Institution.
  • Master’s Degree from a recognised Institution.
  • At least fifteen (15) years proven experience in a large or complex organisation and/ or in the energy sector, five (5) years of which should have been at the level of Senior Management.
  • Must be a registered member of a relevant Professional body and in good standing.
  • Experience in working with Government, shareholders and/or stakeholders and donors.
  • Leadership or corporate governance course from a recognised institution.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Key Competencies and Skills:

  • Strategic Leadership and Direction
  • Commercial Drive and Business Acumen
  • Customer Centricity
  • Finance and Operations Management
  • Business Transformation and Turnaround
  • New Utility Investment Ventures and Collaborations
  • Financial and Investment Risk
  • Strategic Partnerships, Networks and Stakeholder Management
  • People, Culture and Change Management
  • Only candidates offered employment shall present the following clearance certificates:

  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Current Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • The position of MD & CEO is on three-year contract, renewable once based on performance. The grade for the position is MG-01. A competitive remuneration will be offered commensurate to the position and in line with SRC guidelines as applicable to the organisation.

    Qualified and interested applicants should register and thereafter apply online 

    Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1172 

    on the KPLC e-recruitment platform 

    by midnight EAT on 

    Friday, 24th February 2023.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. 

    Kenya Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Kenya Power does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting, interviewing, and/or offer).

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