New Vision (Kampala)

31 July 2002

Uganda: Executive Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

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Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development

Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Post of Executive Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

1. The Government of Uganda has received a Credit from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank towards the costs intends to apply part of the proceeds of this fund for the establishment of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF).

2. The REF was established under the Electiricity Act 1999 and is to be managed by the Rural Electrification Board (REB). Management of the REF is established by a Statutory Instrument.

3. The Secretariat of the FEB is the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), which shall be headed by the Executive Director for whom this invitation for EOI is made.

4. The Executive Director of the REA is the Secretary of the Board. He/She will establish and maintain an efficient rural electrification system; maintain good linkages with key stakeholders (especially the private sector), regularly review rural electrification regulations in consultation with ERA, recommend to the Board on the most efficient utilization of the REF; and oversee the basic planning and preparation of projects by the Agency among other activities.

5. The required person must be a citizen on an eligible country under the World Bank procurement guidelines. Highly qualified Ugandan candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. He/She should be able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, highly motivated with strong communications and analytical skills, credible in the eyes of stakeholders, and with a good record of management capacity.

6. Required qualifications are: -

· An advanced degree (Masters level) in any of the following fields: Engineering, Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Rural Development, Energy Studies and Management.

· A degree in an energy related Engineering or Science field followed by a Masters degree in business administration is an advantage.

7. Required experience: -

· At least 10 years in rural development.

· Proven skills in developing effective rural energy services with credit facilities.

· Proven skills in contract negotiations, management of financial resources from bilateral and multilateral development partners.

8. Terms and conditions of service.

Four years contract renewable. Attractive salary and fringe benefits to be negotiated.

9. Expression of Interest (EOI) should be addressed to: -

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development

P.O.Box 7270

Email: psmemd@energy.go.ug

Fax: 256-41-234732

Room A115, Amber House, Kampala to reach him not later than 3:00 p.m Friday September 6, 2002.

10. Short-listed candidates from respondents to this EOI will be given detailed Terms of Reference against which they will make their formal applications.

F.A. Kabagambe-Kaliisa

Permanent Secretary

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