PKF in Eastern Africa

Where smart people go to grow




Nairobi, Kenya

Position Type


Experience Needed

Minimum of 10 years (preferably in the energy sector), with at least 5 years in a senior management position.

Applications Time

2022-09-27 - 2022-10-26

About the position

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for leading in planning, designing, constructing, owning, operating and maintaining high voltage electricity transmission grid and regional power inter-connectors.

The CEO is also responsible to the Board of Directors for strategic direction and implementation of the Company’s strategic goals, vision, mission and strategic objectives, mobilization and management of its resources, directing and providing leadership, in order for the Company to achieve its mandate as stated in Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy, energy Act No. 1of 2019 and as established under the State Corporation Act, Cap 446.


Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing planning, designing, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of high voltage electricity transmission grid and regional power interconnections.
  • Ensuring promotion of national and regional power trade for socio-economic development.
  • Overseeing implementation of all Government Directives, Administrative Circulars and Executive Orders issued and relevant to the Company’s mandate.
  • Forging strategic linkage within the business environment with Regulators, Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Development Partners and other stakeholders nationally and internationally.
  • Ensuring prudent use of Company finances and assets.
  • Mobilizing resources to support implementation of the Company’s Strategic Plan through the Exchequer, Development Finance Institutions, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and other alternative sources
  • Establishing and implementing human resource policies and organizational structure that is transparent, equitable and ensures that clear succession plan is put in place.
  • Overseeing management of the Company’s human resource planning, performance management, capacity building and staff welfare
  • Providing overall leadership to Senior Management and Staff, and administration of the Company under the guidance of the Board of Directors.
  • Ensuring compliance in formulation, development and implementation of corporate objectives, strategies, policies and plans.
  • Ensuring adherence to ethical and legal guidelines to promote good corporate governance practices. Overseeing procurement of goods, works, services, inventory management and disposal of assets in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations.
  • Overseeing implementation of alternative sources of revenue and business opportunities in the Company. Advising the Board of Directors on business opportunities to enhance the Company’s growth and sustainability
  • Managing corporate change through adaptation of new policies and strategies to conform to changing business environment that will ensure continued performance and business continuity.
  • Managing corporate intrinsic and extrinsic financial, commercial and technical risks identification and mechanisms and placement of monitoring mitigation measures.
  • Overseeing execution of all business processes within the set policies, procedures, guidelines and standards to achieve the Company’s mandate.
  • Advising the Board of Directors on policy, strategic, technical, financial and administrative matters, in line with the Company’s mandate.
  • Overseeing matters of compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, overseeing corruption prevention strategies through implementation of existing policies and submitting reports to Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
  • Promoting harmony and cohesiveness within the Company and with other partners. Serving as a link between the Board of Directors and the Management.  Ensuring execution and communication of the Board of Directors strategies, decisions and policies.
  • Overseeing implementation of corporate plans and strategies in line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Company’s business philosophy, mission, vision and core values and as approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Overseeing implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), research and innovation policies and strategies to support the Company’s mandate.
  • Providing oversight in quality assurance for the Company, and providing a positive corporate image.


Key Qualifications


  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.

Professional Qualification/ Membership to a Professional Body/Bodies

  1. Membership to a professional body where applicable.
  2. Knowledge in Office Automation Applications.
  3. Meets the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Work Experience

  1. A minimum of then (10) years of work experience, preferably in the energy sector, with at least five (5) years’ work experience at a Senior Management position.
  2. Demonstrated experience in leading organizational turn-around and driving high performance in large teams.
  3. Demonstrated experience in successful engagement with stakeholders including government officials, private sector actors, development agencies and financial institutions.


Mandatory requirements for the position

Applicants must provide:

  1. A signed letter of application
  2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating current and previous employers, positions held, level of education, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up the appointment and names of at least three (3) professional referees
  3. Certified copies of academic and professional certificates
  4. Certified Copy of National Identification Card or Passport

In addition to the above:

  1. Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement, note it is an offense to include in-correct information in the application
  2. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted
  3. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification
  4. Short-listed candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National identity card/passport, academic and professional certificates during the interview
  5. It is a criminal offense to present fake certificates/documents
  6. The Company is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Chapter 232(1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members’ of all ethnic groups and persons’ with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
  7. Only Short-listed candidates will be expected to 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)

Kindly note that following a directive from the Head of Public Service, the recruitment process for this position has been put on hold and we hereby withdraw the advertisement for the same. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.