VACANCIES !!!

VACANCIES !!!

In keeping with Section 23 (1) of the Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) Act of 2011, the Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the following positions:

  1. POSITION: LEGAL OFFICER (Office of the Director General) – 1 Post   

The Legal Officer will be responsible for all aspects of drafting, interpreting, negotiating and implementing water and electricity regulatory laws, agreements, regulations in Sierra Leone. He or she will report to the Director General, and be responsible for providing advice to the Commission on all legal matters.

The position requires the ability to manage all stages of complex cases from initial investigation through final appeal, and the supervision of assigned subordinate attorneys and staff.

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and legal expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree in Law from a reputable and accredited university. Additional postgraduate qualifications in law or qualifications in an area relevant to the mandate of the EWRC will be an advantage;
  • Not less than 5 (five) years post qualification work experience in relevant fields;
  • Has a sound knowledge in drafting legislative instruments;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water supply and/or electricity sectors;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge and experience in regulatory and compliance issues;
  • Experience of preparing and drafting contracts and purchase agreements for corporate institutions;
  • Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Knowledge in working for engineering-related institutions;
  • Knowledge in preparation and delivery of capacity building inputs;
  • Knowledge of preparing proposals, regulations, procedural manuals, management and supervision skills;

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise the Commission on all legal matters
  • Advise the Director General and the Commission on drafting, interpretation, and implementation of the EWRC Act 2011 and other regulatory laws and regulations impacting the role and functions of the Commission
  • Conducting pre-publication legal review and negotiating, drafting and reviewing a variety of regulations relating to the energy and water sectors;
  • Manage staff within the Legal Department and ensure that statutory reporting, corporate governance, and general management policies and procedures are adhered to;
  • Recommends sanctions against any participants/players who have been proven as working against the interest of consumer/end-users, and/or rewards/incentives for participants/players with no records of complaints from consumers/end-users;
  • Undertake due diligence of applicants for licenses and renewals
  • Represent the Commission on a broad range of electricity and water regulatory issues that may come before the Commission for arbitration and institute litigation and secure convictions or settlements;
  • Settle or litigate cases in a timely, efficient and equitable manner while ensuring the outcomes are consistent with Commission policy.
  • Ensure compliance with Commission decisions on matters decided upon by the Commission.
  • Ensure timely resolution of disputes through consensual decision making; undertake mediation in disputes involving entities subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.
  • ADMIN AND HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER – 1 Post

The Admin and Human Resource Officer will be responsible to ensure a conducive work environment that attracts and retains high caliber and competent staff of the Commission. He/She shall provide the services of transport, security, storage, and premises maintenance to all the Commission areas, in a proper and timely way, and according to the Organisation Development Plan.

 He or she will report to the Head – Admin and Finance.

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and HR expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in Public Administration, Management, Human Resource Management, Public Policy & or Administration.
  • Not less than five (5) years relevant post qualification work experience in Human Resources;
  • A confident individual that can enlist confidence of other staff;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water supply and/or electricity sectors;
  • Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, recruitment, organization development, employee relations, safety, employee engagement, and employee development;
  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices and experience working with engineering-related institutions;
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the executive management team that provides overall organizational leadership and direction
  • Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational management skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure administrative services and utilities are always available in the office
  • Ensures the good condition and proper functioning of the installations, facilities and offices of the EWRC
  • Advising staff on HR matters, employment contracts.
  • Developing maintaining and implementing an annual capacity development plan
  • Ensuring EWRC has all vacant posts filled by appropriately skilled persons
  • Ensure all employees have contracts of employment
  • Ensuring EWRC has a credible market related salary structure with all posts appropriately graded
  • Maintenance of all HR records
  • Assisting management in selection of suitable candidates
  • Scarce skills retention policy
  • Provision of payroll data
  • Plan and implement/ensure staff development, training and capacity building programmes
  • Employee wellness
  • Establishment of grievance and disciplinary procedures and implementation thereof
  • Developing and implementing a system of individual staff performance appraisal
  • Developing and documenting all other Human Resource policies needed
  • Finalise development and periodically review staff manual
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head- Admin and Finance

(Note: Candidates who applied when this position was initially advertised, need not apply again as the applications are still available at the Commission.)

  • COMPLAINTS OFFICER – 1 Post

The Complaints Officer will be responsible for receiving and processing complaints of all kinds; Developing and maintaining standard complaints forms, records of complaints received and processed, reporting to the Commission on complaints received and processed; Analysing complaints and identifying trends and patterns; recommendations to Communications and Public Relations.

 He or she will report to the Communications and Public Relations Officer

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in Public Administration, Management, Public Policy & or Administration.
  • Not less than four (4) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
  • A confident individual that can enlist confidence of other staff;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water supply and/or electricity sectors;
  • Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge and experience in negotiation, persuasion and problem-solving;
  • Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational management skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receiving and processing complaints of all kinds;
  • Regularly updating complainants on progress as their complaint is processed and informing complainant in writing of the outcome of the complaint.
  • Developing and maintaining standard complaints forms,
  • Ensure proper filing system of records of complaints received and processed,
  • Reporting to the Commission on complaints received and processed;
  • Making recommendations for action to be taken to the Communications and PR Officer
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Communications and PR Officer
  • COMPLIANCE AND DOCKETING OFFICER – 1 Post

The Compliance Officer will be responsible to ensure that, at every level, documentation and licensing are in line with all relevant legal and internal rules. The Compliance Officer shall ensure that appropriate staffs are recruited, selected, and placed within the Commission in tandem with the policies, procedures and in line with the Terms and conditions of service. He/She shall facilitate the development, updating and guide overall implementation of various departmental strategies, systems and procedures to facilitate the realization of the Commission’s objectives.

 He or she will report to the Legal Officer

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree from a recognized University in Public Administration, Law, Management, Public Policy & or Administration.
  • Not less than five (5) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water supply and/or electricity sectors;
  • Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge in regulatory license compliance;
  • Knowledge about local laws and best practices in regulatory compliance;
  • Ability to use tact, maturity and sound reasoning;
  • Ability to perform independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational management skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure documentation for all license applications are complete before processing;
  • Ensure proper filing system of all license applications and other documents;
  • Ensuring timely renewal of license that are about to expire;
  • Receiving and recording rates applications received;
  • To monitor compliance with all granted licenses and conditions.
  • To manage the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the licensing database for his/her area of responsibility in line with requirements;
  • To receive and administer licence applications and licence details for the Compliance Team
  • Assist in the preparation of reports to the Licensing Committee;
  • Develop an effective working relationship with other officers and teams both within the Commission and with external clients, partners and licensees;
  • Ensure compliance with Commission decisions on matters decided upon by the Commission.
  • Ensuring the security of the Docketing and Case Filing office and its records;
  • Processing all requests for confidential treatment of information and drafting submissions to the Commission for decisions thereon;
  • Where electronic records are kept, ensures proper and regular backups are made
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Legal Officer
  • INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) OFFICER – 1 Post (Internal and External Vacancy)

The ICT Officer will be responsible for receiving and processing complaints of all kinds; Developing and maintaining standard complaints forms, records of complaints received and processed, reporting to the Commission on complaints received and processed; Analysing complaints and identifying trends and patterns; recommendations to Communications and Public Relations.

 He or she will report to the Communications and Public Relations Officer.

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
  • Not less than four (4) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
  • A confident individual that can enlist confidence of other staff;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water supply and/or electricity sectors;
  • Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent management, organisational, analytical and problem solving skills, with high attention to detail;
  • Possess exceptional communication skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a multidisciplinary environment Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • The candidate must be a self-starter, able to work on own initiative, handle multiple priorities within tight time frames and contribute to high quality services
  • Experience of managing security of sensitive and personal information with knowledge of data protection regulations
  • Backup, Disaster Recovery and preventative maintenance experience
  • Active Directory Administration and Group Policy experience
  • Excellent organizational management skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the mandate of EWRC and the ability to design programs to address issues especially consumer complaints

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analysing, designing, coding, testing and implementing computer programs.
  • Providing user support, maintaining support systems and training of users.
  • Ensure regular repairs and maintenance of Information Communication Technology equipment and associated peripherals.
  • Receiving, installing and certifying of Information Communication Technology equipment.
  • Configuring new Information Communication Technology equipment.
  • Advise on appropriate technology and infrastructure to support the Commission in achieving its strategic and business objectives.
  • Responsible for network maintenance
  • Update and maintain EWRC’s website
  • Continually Update and Administer anti-virus, firewall and VPN infrastructure to ensure that all systems are secure and comply with Data Protection requirements
  • Create and manage user accounts on Active Directory and Exchange
  • Participate in relevant conferences, forums, meeting and committees.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Communications and Public Relations Officer
  • ELECTRICITY ENGINEER – 1 Post (Internal and External Vacancy)

The Electricity Engineer will be responsible for processing licence applications and applying licence templates to each application, drafting reasons for decisions, assisting rates and tariffs department with electricity related tariff applications when required.

Responsible for regulating the electricity service providers by assisting in the development of electricity service standards, rule and regulations to ensure the users get the minimum level of service quality

 He or she will report to the Head – Electricity

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in Electrical Engineering.
  • Should be a professional Engineer certified by the Professional Engineers Registration Council and should possess an annual practicing certificate.
  • Not less than five (5) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s electricity sector;
  • Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge and experience in regulatory technical analyses;
  • Knowledge about local laws and best practices in regulatory compliance;
  • Ability to use tact, maturity and sound reasoning;
  • Ability to perform independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational management skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the Department Head – Electricity in:

  • Processing licence applications
  • Drafting conditions of licence
  • Drafting reasons for decisions
  • Electricity related rates applications where required
  • Setting power quality standards
  • Developing an approach for setting-up monitoring process
  • Organizing resources to conduct monitoring
  • Conducting random monitoring of various electricity power service providers
  • Keeping a log of monitoring findings
  • Providing warnings for service providers in noncompliance
  • Advising non-compliance service providers in how to meet compliance
  • Working with monitoring and enforcement where penalties need to be applied
  • Studying patterns and trends in quality service and recommends systemic solutions to industry
  • Preparing annual service quality compliance report
  • Ensuring compliance with Commission decisions on, matters decided upon by the Commission.

Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head – Electricity.

  • ELECTRICTY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS – 2 Posts

The Electricity Enforcement Officer will be responsible for providing overall monitoring of electricity licence conditions by licensees, and compliance to regulations and rules set out by the Commission; monitoring operators and other providers for compliance with laws, legislations and mandates related to electricity power; monitoring the issuance of electricity licenses; developing penalty or a consequence management approach for violation of regulations; administering enforcement of fines and other enforcement devices; establishing and maintaining a national database for all power plants.

He or she will report to the Head – Electricity

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in Electrical Engineering.
  • Should be a professional Engineer certified by the Professional Engineers Registration Council and should possess an annual practicing certificate.
  • Not less than five (5) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s electricity sector;
  • Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge and experience in regulatory monitoring and compliance;
  • Knowledge about local laws and best practices in regulatory compliance;
  • Ability to use tact, maturity and sound reasoning;
  • Ability to perform independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational management skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitoring and inspections of licensees compliance with licence conditions and regulations including rates and tariffs decisions
  • Preparing cases in the event of breach of licence conditions
  • Preparation of cyclical plans related to the department and submitting them to the Department Manager Electricity Regulation for approval.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure seamless operation of the department.
  • Receives assignments from supervisors, which originate either from public complaints, employee observation or investigation of record
  • Develops and implements a schedule of sites to be inspected and routes the locations to maximize surveillance effectiveness
  • Prepares reports documenting inspections, investigations, citations and other enforcement activities
  • Participate in relevant conferences, forums, meeting and committees.
  • Identify the department’s needs for tools, equipment, human resources, etc. and submitting them to the department manager, for approval.
  • Assistance with processing licence applications when required
  • To be accessible to other team members and support all aspects of the monitoring and compliance functions;
  • Work as part of a team ensuring good organization, communication, work planning and motivation between self and others;
  • Ensure compliance with Commission decisions on, matters decided upon by the Commission.
  • All communications within the Commission and other external persons are privileged and confidential, unless otherwise agreed.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head – Electricity.
  • WATER ENGINEER – 1 Post

The Water Engineer shall be responsible for processing licence applications and applying licence templates to each application, drafting reasons for decisions, assisting rates and tariffs department with water related tariff applications when required. Responsible for regulating the water service providers by monitoring their compliance with licence conditions, water service standards to ensure the users get the minimum level quality services established by set government standards

 He or she will report to the Head – Water

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in Industrial Engineering, with emphasis on Quality Management or any other related qualification.
  • Should be a professional Engineer certified by the Professional Engineers Registration Council and should possess an annual practicing certificate.
  • Not less than five (5) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water sector;
  • Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge and experience in water and sanitation issues;
  • Knowledge about local laws and best practices in regulatory compliance;
  • Ability to use tact, maturity and sound reasoning;
  • Ability to perform independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the Head of Water Regulation in:

  • Processing licence applications
  • Drafting conditions of licence
  • Drafting reasons for decisions
  • Assisting with water related rates applications where required
  • Setting comprehensive plans for the Regulations Quality Monitoring
  • Developing approach for setting up monitoring process
  • Organizing resources to conduct monitoring
  • Working with monitoring and enforcement where penalties need to be applied
  • Studying patterns and trends in quality service and recommends systemic solutions to industry
  • Preparing reports for the  Ministry of Water Resources and to other government officials of patterns of service
  • Preparing performance reports of all employees under his authority, and submitting them to the Human Resource
  • Identifying the section’s needs for tools, equipment, human resources, etc. and submitting them to the Human Resource, for approval.

Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head – Water.

  • WATER ENFORCEMENT OFFICER – 1 Post

The Water Enforcement Officer will be responsible for providing overall monitoring of water licence conditions by licensees, regulations and regulatory roles such as licensing carried out by EWRC; monitoring operators and other providers for compliance with laws, legislations and mandates related to water; monitoring the issuance of water licenses; developing penalty or consequence management approach for violation of regulations; administering enforcement of fines and other enforcement devices; establishing and maintaining a national database for all drinking water sources, surface and ground water plants.

 He or she will report to the Head – Water

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in environmental engineering, environmental science or any other related qualification.
  • Should be a professional Engineer certified by the Professional Engineers Registration Council and should possess an annual practicing certificate.
  • Not less than five (5) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s Water sector;
  • Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge and experience in regulatory monitoring and enforcement ;
  • Knowledge about local laws and best practices in regulatory compliance;
  • Ability to use tact, maturity and sound reasoning;
  • Ability to perform independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational management skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitoring and inspections of licensees compliance with licence conditions and regulations including rates and tariffs decisions
  • Preparing cases in the event of breach of licence conditions
  • Receives assignments from supervisors, which originate either from public complaints, employee observation or investigation of record
  • Develops and implements a schedule of sites to be observed and routes the locations to maximize surveillance effectiveness
  • Issues citations for water theft, documents the incident and properly processes the citations to the court
  • Prepares reports documenting investigations, citations and other enforcement activities
  • Work as part of a team ensuring good organization, communication, work planning and motivation between self and others;
  • Ensure compliance with Commission decisions on, matters decided upon by the Commission.
  • All communications within the Commission and other external persons are privileged and confidential, unless otherwise agreed.

Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head – Water.

  1. TARIFF ANALYST – 1 Post (Internal and External Vacancy)

The Tariff Analyst will serve as principal assistant to the Regulatory Economist for the processing all rates and tariff applications including market analysis, preparing and proposing tariff methodologies to the Commission, applying approved tariff methodologies, drafting aide memoires for Commission public hearings on rates applications, drafting decisions and reasons for decisions for rates and tariff decisions, ensuring that licensees conditions of licence are amended to incorporate decisions on rates and tariffs, developing and applying standard chart of accounts, implementing standard chart of accounts, maintaining on the EWRC website inflation and other data to assist licensees with rates applications, ensuring rates decisions and reasons for decisions are published on EWRC website, preparing Frequently Asked Questions and Guidelines for Licensees documents in relation to use of tariff methodologies and publishing on EWRC website, conducting analysis of EWRC tariff decisions over time.

 He or she will report to the Head – Regulatory Economics

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in economics, accounting or finance or a related field.
  • Not less than five (5) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water supply and/or electricity sectors;
  • Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and competence in Microsoft suite of applications, especially Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge and experience in Financial and Economic Analysis;
  • Ability to analyze financial statements;
  • Knowledge about local laws and best practices in regulatory compliance;
  • Ability to use tact, maturity and sound reasoning;
  • Ability to perform independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational management skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the Head – Regulatory Economics in and contribute to:

  • Processing all rates and tariff applications including market analysis,
  • Preparing and proposing tariff methodologies to the Commission,
  • Applying approved tariff methodologies,
  • Drafting aide memoires for Commission public hearings on rates applications,
  • Drafting decisions and reasons for decisions for rates and tariff decisions,
  • Ensuring that licensees conditions of licence are amended to incorporate decisions on rates and tariffs as required
  • Developing and applying standard chart of accounts and implementing same
  • Ensure the EWRC website contains information on inflation and other data to assist licensees with rates applications,
  • Ensuring rates decisions and reasons for decisions are published on EWRC website,
  • Preparing “Frequently Asked Questions” and “Guidelines For Licensees” documents in relation to use of tariff methodologies for Commission approval and publishing on EWRC website,
  • Conducting analysis of EWRC tariff decisions taken over time.
  • Provide advice to Government as appropriate
  • Assist the Head –Regulatory Economics in setting comprehensive plans for the department.
  • Studies various types of tariff design and impacts on society and industry
  • Reviews industry analysis of cost recovery requirements, shortfalls and needs
  • Monitors for fairness and consistency in application of tariffs
  • Assists in securing compliance with tariff decisions by licensees
  • Studies patterns and trends in tariffs across global industries and compares to EWRC decisions
  • Prepares annual tariffs report
  • Ensure compliance with Commission decisions on, matters decided upon by the Commission.

Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head – Regulatory Economics.

  1. ASSISTANT BOARD SECRETARY – 1 Post

The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and confidentiality.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in English Language, Public Administration or a related field.
  • Not less than five (5) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
  • Must be dependable with good management skills;
  • Has sound knowledge in drafting board minutes;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water supply and/or electricity sectors;
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills with attention for details;
  • Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to use tact, maturity and sound reasoning;
  • Ability to perform independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational management skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Director-general with time and daily management and scheduling of meetings;
  • Manage and do follow-up on correspondences;
  • Remind the DG outstanding issues;
  • Facilitate meetings of Board of Commissioners, including the issuing of notice assisting with the conduct of meetings;
  • Record accurate, complete and updated minutes of all meetings of Board of Commissioners including the preparation of the Board Chairman’s Briefs;
  • Ensure administrative services and basic items are always available in the boardroom;
  • Ensures the good condition and proper functioning of the Committees of the Board;
  • Ensure all Commissioners welfare are well-managed
  • Maintain all Board records,
  • Studies patterns and trends in tariffs across global industries and compares to EWRC decisions
  • Prepares annual tariffs report
  • Ensure compliance with Commission decisions on, matters decided upon by the Commission.

Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director-General

HOW TO APPLY

To applyplease send or email your application together with your resume/Curriculum Vitae addressed to:

The Director – General

Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission

55 Berwick Street

Freetown

Email: info@ewrc.gov.sl

Applicants should ensure their applications include copies of:

a.      Detailed Curriculum Vitae including copies of relevant certificates

b.      Address (including daytime telephone and e-mail) of the applicant

c.       Address (including daytime telephone and e-mail) of three Referees

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS 27th MARCH 2019

The EWRC is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from women and the disabled. Please note that the EWRC will take into consideration relevant experience both in Sierra Leone and in overseas jurisdictions where candidates have worked.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission, with support from the Millennium Challenge Corporation under the Threshold Program for Sierra Leone, have been developing regulations aimed at improving access and efficient delivery of electricity and water services.

These regulations are aimed at developing a culture wherein the entities (as listed below) are mandated to improve the quality of supply of water and electricity services. This will essentially improve the culture of compliance for all the related entities engaged in the business of supplying water and Electricity in the Country.

The EWRC will therefore visit various locations in the country to mainly consult with the consuming public and other relevant stakeholders to incorporate their views in the final draft before laying in Parliament.

The Public Consultation will be held as follows:

Kono consultations Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Kabala consultations Thursday 14th March 2019
Makeni consultations Friday, 15th March 2019
Kenema consultations Monday, 25th March 2019
Bo consultations Tuesday, 26th March 2019
Moyamba consultations Wednesday, 27th March 2019
Waterloo consultations Thursday, 28th March 2019
Port Loko consultations Friday, 29th March 2019
Freetown consultations Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019

The regulations will mainly target the following entities or players:

  1. Electricity
  2. ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION AND SUPPLY AUTHORITY (EDSA)
  3. ELECTRCITY GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION COMPANY (EGTC)
  4. OTHER INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS,
  5. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
  6. ELECTRICAL MATERIAL PROVIDERS (those importing, manufacturing, and selling electrical equipment such as cables and meters)
  7. Water
  8. SIERRA LEONE WATER COMPANY (SALWACO)
  9. GUMA VALLEY WATER COMPANY (GVWC)
  10. PACKAGED WATER PRODUCERS
  11. PLUMBERS or WATER RELATED TECHNICIANS
  12. WATER RELATED MATERIALS PROVIDERS (those importing, manufacturing, and selling electrical equipment such as cables and meters

By the Commission,

THE SIERRA LEONE ELECTRICITY and WATER REGULATORY COMMISSION

10th March 2019

EWRC holds Technical workshop on draft mini grid regulations

EWRC holds Technical workshop on draft mini grid regulations

The Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (SLEWRC) with support from the United Nations for Project Services (UNOPS) 2019 held a two day technical workshop on draft mini grid regulations at the Lagoonda Complex, Aberdeen on Wednesday 9th January, 2019 and Thursday 10th January, 2019 respectively.

Cross section of first day (9th January 2019) participants

The workshop which comprised of two sessions on each day, targeted key stakeholders like the Ministry of Energy, EDSA, EGTC and other participants from the Consumer Protection Agency, DFID, EU, REASL,E GIZ’s ENDEV project, the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Energy, mini grid operators and the media. 

Madam Sanira Deen MCCU’s energy Director making a statement

The objective of the workshop was to review and discuss the draft mini grid regulatory instrument which was developed by the Commission with support from UNOPS, to get meaningful feedback from stakeholders and participants for consideration in the final mini grid draft regulations. 

UNOPs Country Director Nick Gardener making a statement

A technical presentation on electricity measurement devices, interconnection rules, commercial arrangements which form the mini grid regulations was carried out during every session by EWRC’s Head of Electricity Ing. Kelcise Sesay and Economic Regulator Brima Bah.

EWRC’s Economic regulator Mr. Brima Bah presenting on the tariffs

Speaking to a number of the participants at the workshop, they described the sessions as informative and interactive which provided a proper setting to clarify issues of concerns to the mini grid operators and other key stakeholders present. 

The Commission in turn hopes to review these comments in the coming weeks for possible inclusion in the final draft.