Connections Project Officer (2 Job Placements)

  • Job Title:  Connections Project Officer (2 Job Placements)
  • Organization: Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
  • Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
  • Reports to: Principal Connections Officer

About US:

Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access targets.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

    Coordinate connection activities of the Electricity Service Providers and manage consultancies in the allocated Service Territories.

    Provide support in the preparation of projects to accelerate connections.

    Prepare project monthly, quarterly and annual work plans, monitoring plans and budgets.

    Manage the implementation of connection projects by Service Providers and prepare progress reports.

    Carry out desk and physical monitoring of connection projects in Service Territories to ensure compliance with project requirements.

    Identify any challenges by SPs and support them to meet set targets.

    Collect connection data, update database and analyze information to establish connection trends and advise on the necessary interventions.

    Work closely with the GIS unit to maintain an up-to-date database for all connections,

    Offer support on inventory and finance management for connection materials

    Assist in carrying out project awareness and mobilization activities.

    Carry out any other relevant activities assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics,

    Management and Statistics.

    Possession of a Post Graduate qualification in Project Management or Monitoring will be an added advantage.

    At least five years of practical working experience in project management and monitoring of projects in a reputable organization.

    Previous experience working with donor funded projects

    Age: Below 35 years

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic documents together with names of three professional referees (and their email / day time telephone contacts) to:

The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope P.O. Box 7317 Kampala - Uganda.

Deadline: 6th October 2017 by 5:00PM