Network Engineer Jobs Vacancy at Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) in Uganda

Job Title: Network Planning and Investments Verification Engineer

 Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Uganda

Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is an institution set up under the Electricity Act 1999, Cap 145 Laws of Uganda to Regulate the Electricity Sector in Uganda. ERA would like to recruit a qualified, competent and motivated Engineer to support the Technical Regulation directorate of the Authority.

Job Title: Network Planning and Investments Verification Engineer

Reports To: Manager – Technical Compliance

Job Purpose:

    Assist the Manager Technical Compliance to develop and implement regulatory methodologies for evaluation of investments in power generation installations, distribution and transmission system to ensure achievement of objectives of the Electricity Supply Industry.
    Participate in Development of Codes of practice and standards.
    Support Management in developing amendments to policy, legislation and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

    Be responsible for preparing computer-based models and perform power system simulations including load flow and transient and dynamic stability on electrical power systems.
    To collect system performance data and carry out technical analyses to be able to inform and support ERA Management decision-making process with respect to areas requiring new - investment and or refurbishment.

    Produce system analysis reports to support the decision-making process of ERA Management regarding optimization of network resources.
    Assist in maintaining short and long-term generation and transmission databases, and in gathering of system operational data.
    Review and revise technical rules, policies and guidelines for Network investment and planning criteria.
    Coordinate with the Transmission Company regarding the effect of planned or anticipated load growth vis-a-vis the investments being made by licensees.
    Work in Liaison with the investment verification team to assess risks associated with investment from a technical view point and develop appropriate mitigation.
    Develop detailed verification procedures and programmes for investment verification exercise.
    Conduct vast comparative analyses of technologies deployed on projects by licensees to provide assurance to Management that implemented solutions are the most appropriate in light of costs and lead times in execution.
    Follow up on performance of projects to establish occurrence of impairment and other debilitating circumstances that may affect the asset base of licensees.
    Assist in the review of Investment analysis reports, for evidence of non-performing assets and any deterioration of service delivery from installed assets.
    Review Consumer Affairs reports to corroborate the findings and complaints there from with investment performance.
    Examine investment plans of licensees and advise Management on appropriateness and VFM and follow through to analyze actual investment performance vis-a-vis the approved plans.
    Prepare quarterly reports on Investment verification and performance in liaison with the Investment verification team from other departments.

Requirement:

    A University Degree in Electrical Engineering.
    Should be a registerable Engineer by the Engineers Registration Board.
    Proficiency in system planning software package is a must.

Age: Between 28- 40 Years. Related Job Experience/Additional Skills:

    Experience in power flow, dynamic stability and system modeling.
    Understanding of power system hardware (transformers, surge arresters, circuit breakers, transmission lines, cables and other passive devices), its capabilities/limitations is required.
    Ability to explain complex technical issues to decision-makers and project teams is desirable.
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports and present complex technical information in non-technical language.

Should have good Communication skills oral & written.

    Should have at least 3 years working experience in the Electricity Supply Industry.

Salary and Benefits: The successful candidate will be paid a competitive salary. Desirable:

    Conversant with the Electricity Supply Industry in Uganda.
    Patient.
    Team player.
    Trustworthy.
    Should be hard working and resilient.
    Good communication skills.
    Proficiency in relevant professional computer packages.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit by recorded delivery their applications and enclose copies of:

    Curriculum Vitae
    Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of the applicant and of three referees

Addressed to: The Director Financial & Administrative Services, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Plot 15 Shimoni Road, P.O. Box 10332 Kampala, Uganda. To reach the above address by August 17, 2012 at 5.00pm; Applicants who do not meet the above minimum requirements need not apply. N.B Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or staff of ERA Secretariat shall not be accepted as referees. Canvassing or any attempt at it will lead to immediate disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunities employer. If you do not hear from us within 2 months after the closing date, regard yourself as unsuccessful.

Deadline: 17th Aug 2012


Engineer Jobs at Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) in Uganda

Job Title:
Projects Engineer – Development

Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is an institution set up under the Electricity Act 1999, Cap 145 Laws of Uganda to Regulate the Electricity Sector in Uganda. ERA would like to recruit a qualified, competent and motivated Engineer to support the Technical Regulation directorate of the Authority.

Job Title: Projects Engineer – Development

Reports To: Manager – Planning and Development

Job Purpose:

Promote investment in Uganda’s electricity sector; Carry out energy planning for Uganda and participate in sector stakeholder seminars, meetings and workshops, deputize Manager – Planning and Development.

Key Responsibilities:

    Guide intending investors on the procedure for investment in Uganda’s electricity sector.
    Examine new projects & investment for appropriateness.
    Carry out technical evaluation of project applications and technical plans submitted by Investors.
    Examine license and permit applications for completeness.
    Conduct site visits during the permit and license application stages to ascertain the viability of the proposed projects.
    Coordinate activities of the Projects/ licensing task team.
    Coordinate with the relevant authorities to secure approvals/ permits/licenses required for investment in the electricity sector.
    Participate in energy planning carried out by sector stakeholders.
    Promote the use of alternative technology in electricity generation, transmission & distribution.
    Prepare technical evaluation reports on new applications.
    Maintain an up-to-date database of all ongoing projects.
    Inform ERA of alternative technology for electricity systems.
    Attend project site meeting.
    Prepare and publish information on available investment opportunities in Uganda.

Requirement:

    A University preferably in Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering.
    Should be a registerable Engineer by the Engineers Registration Board.

Age: Between 28- 40Years. Related Job Experience/Additional Skills: Essential:

    Engineering design (including computer based design techniques).
    Project management skills.
    Knowledge of electricity systems, particularly hydro-electricity systems.
    Conversant with Electricity Policy of Uganda government.
    Technical Innovation skills.
    At least 3 years of relevant experience related to power sector.

Salary and Benefits: The successful candidate will be paid a competitive salary. Desirable:

    Conversant with the Electricity Supply Industry in Uganda.
    Patient.
    Team player.
    Trustworthy.
    Should be hard working and resilient.
    Good communication skills.
    Proficiency in relevant professional computer packages.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit by recorded delivery their applications and enclose copies of:

    Curriculum Vitae
    Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of the applicant and of three referees

Addressed to:

The Director Financial & Administrative Services, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Plot 15 Shimoni Road, P.O. Box 10332 Kampala, Uganda.

To reach the above address by August 17, 2012 at 5.00pm; Applicants who do not meet the above minimum requirements need not apply.

N.B Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or staff of ERA Secretariat shall not be accepted as referees.

Canvassing or any attempt at it will lead to immediate disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunities employer. If you do not hear from us within 2 months after the closing date, regard yourself as unsuccessful.

Deadline: 17th Aug 2012



Ledger Accountant Jobs Vacancy at CNOOC Uganda Limited

Job Title: General Ledger Accountant

CNOOC Uganda Limited, Uganda


CNOOC Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

As a new company in Uganda, CNOOC Uganda limited is delighted to offer employment opportunities to the local talent. Grow your career with CNOOC Uganda limited and join our experienced team of professionals. Are you focused, committed, passionate and ready to take on new challenges? Then this could be your opportunity to make a valid contribution to the development of the oil and gas sector in Uganda.

GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNTANT

Location: Kampala, Uganda.

Primary function: Responsible for the management of the Company’s Accounts.

Responsibilities:

    Responsible for DD&A booking, common cost allocation and monthly operating cost accrual.
    Preparation and design of financial/ managerial reports for presentation to Management.
    Responsible for regular and ad hoc analysis.
    Closing of the General Ledger for Month- end, Quarter-end and Year-end financials.
    Preparation of Quarterly balance sheets and P & L Fluctuation Analysis.
    Calculation and analysis of the monthly expense variance analysis.
    Consolidation, inter-company transactions and reconciliations including foreign currency accounting.
    Ensure accuracy of financial statements in accordance with IFRS and compliance to internal policies.
    Manage Fixed Assets.
    Balance sheet accounts reconciliations.
    Interface with management in various Departments, at both operational and technical level.
    Other duties assigned by the Line Manager.

Requirement:

    Bachelor's Degree or above in Accounting, Finance or equivalent.
    Minimum 4 years related working experience in a successful Multi-National Company

Knowledge:

    Extensive knowledge of both Uganda and International laws on Economics, Commerce and Financial Accounting.
    Extensive knowledge of GAAP.
    Extensive knowledge of the SAP Software.
    Clear understanding of oil Exploration & Production.

How to apply:

Please send ONLY a CV and Application Letter MERGED into ONE document to email address: recruitment@cnoocuganda.com. Please D0 NOT attach any other documents and ensure to quote the JOB TITLE in the Subject of your email. Only candidates that follow these instructions and meet the minimum requirements shall be contacted.


Deadline: 13th Aug 2012


Office Supervisor Jobs Vacancy at CNOOC Uganda Ltd

Job Title: Office Supervisor


CNOOC Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

As a new company in Uganda, CNOOC Uganda limited is delighted to offer employment opportunities to the local talent. Grow your career with CNOOC Uganda limited and join our experienced team of professionals. Are you focused, committed, passionate and ready to take on new challenges? Then this could be your opportunity to make a valid contribution to the development of the oil and gas sector in Uganda.

OFFICE SUPERVISOR

Location: Kampala, Uganda.

Primary function: To exhibit the core values of CNOOC Uganda Limited and bear overall responsibility of availing office services/ supplies to all other Departments as efficiently as possible; Coordinates group activities and resolves routine operational issues.

Responsibilities:

    Anticipate and initiate appropriate action in conserving the Manager’s time.
    Oversees all administrative duties for the Company as instructed by the Department Manager.
    Interact with different levels of management, while performing a multitude of tasks.
    Organize physical conditions in the office so as to create a proper working environment,
    Establish proper authority relationships among members of the work group.
    Assign work to the various Department Assistants according to their abilities.
    Ensure proper building & property management and establish working relationships with all concerned service providers.
    Supervise the office asset administration process and office consumable inventory.
    Supervise budget implementation for office costs.
    Other duties assigned by the Line Manager

Requirement:

    Bachelor's Degree or above in Business Administration.
    3-5 working experience in Office Administration in a busy environment and supporting a big team at Supervisory level.
    Relevant experience of a similar role, preferably within the Oil & Gas industry.

Knowledge:

    Proficient in MS-Office application (MS- Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint and MS- Outlook).
    Clear understanding of Oil and Gas Operations.

How to apply:

Please send ONLY a CV and Application Letter MERGED into ONE document to email address: recruitment@cnoocuganda.com. Please D0 NOT attach any other documents and ensure to quote the JOB TITLE in the Subject of your email. Only candidates that follow these instructions and meet the minimum requirements shall be contacted.

Deadline: 13th Aug 2012

Jobs at CNOOC Uganda Limited- Fleet Leader

Job Title:

VEHICLE FLEET LEADER

CNOOC Uganda Limited, Uganda
CNOOC Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

As a new company in Uganda, CNOOC Uganda limited is delighted to offer employment opportunities to the local talent. Grow your career with CNOOC Uganda limited and join our experienced team of professionals. Are you focused, committed, passionate and ready to take on new challenges? Then this could be your opportunity to make a valid contribution to the development of the oil and gas sector in Uganda.

VEHICLE FLEET LEADER

Location: Kampala, Uganda.

Primary function: To supervise and coordinate transportation and ensure vehicles are in working condition at all times.

Responsibilities:

    Supervise the Coordinator in order to ensure smooth flow in transportation.
    Provide advice to management on potential transport requirements.
    Monitor the fleet budget position and annual.vehicle replacements.
    Ensure vehicles are maintained and repaired on time in order to meet the Company’s quality standards.
    Perform spot safety checks for safety compliance.
    Other duties assigned by the Line Manager.

Requirement:

    Bachelor's Degree in a Technical Field; Motor/Mechanical is preferred.
    At least 8 years relevant experience in Transport Coordination obtained from a middle-large scale Organization.
    Excellent written and spoken English.

Knowledge:

    Vehicle mechanics.
    Rules and regulations of Traffic Laws in Uganda.
    Safety awareness of International organizations or Companies.
    Clear understanding of oil Exploration & Production.

How to apply:

Please send ONLY a CV and Application Letter MERGED into ONE document to email address: recruitment@cnoocuganda.com. Please D0 NOT attach any other documents and ensure to quote the JOB TITLE in the Subject of your email. Only candidates that follow these instructions and meet the minimum requirements shall be contacted.

Deadline: 13th Aug 2012


Jobs at Grameen Foundation in Uganda- Software Developer

Job Title: Software Developer
About this job

Our client Grameen Foundation is a company empowering people, changing lives and innovating for the world's poor is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Reports to: Technology Manager, CKW Uganda; Dotted line to LAC Technology Manager

Essential Job Functions

The software developer will be required to:

    Interpret specifications and designs as provided
    Translate such specifications into appropriate, high quality and documented programs/applications, on time, for Grameen Foundation
    Adopt Grameen Foundation development processes, best practice methods, tools and coding guidelines
    Successfully communicate with the rest of the development team throughout the development process, participate in brain storming sessions on design and implementation specifications, aid in code reviews, and incorporate feedback from code reviews into their own code
    Attend trainings and participate in knowledge transfer exercises. Where the candidate has superior knowledge, they will be expected to guide and train fellow team members
    Offer input in planning, brainstorming, specification and resource estimation processes prior to development
    Aid in deployment and technical support of developed systems and applications
    Be aware of current trends and techniques in the chosen tools, platforms and technologies

Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
    5-7 years’ experience as part of a software development team
    Experience in developing applications for mobile phones. J2ME and Android experience are a plus.
    Experience working with remote development teams a plus

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission
    Knowledge of Java and multi-tier design
    Familiarity with system specification and design as well as various development processes and paradigms (required)
    Familiarity with Test Driven Development (+)
    Familiarity with Junit (+)
    Knowledge of Apex Programming (+)
    Mobile application development (+)
    Programming in a team environment
    Source/code control (+)
    Willingness to work 12pm to 8pm to support GF’s Latin American office

Database Skills

    SQL Knowledge (Required)
    Familiarity with Mysql and MSSQL (+)

Tools

    Eclipse
    Tortoise SVN (+)
    Familiarity with project management tools

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to grameenjobs@nftconsult.com

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.


Deadline: 27th Aug 2012


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