VACANCIES – SIERRA LEONE ELECTRICITY AND WATER REGULATORY COMMISSION (EWRC)

POSITION: Director of Water Department

NUMBER OF POSITION: One (1)

LOCATION: Freetown (With possibility for inspecting facilities outside Freetown)

REPORTING TO: The Director General 

In keeping with Section 23 (1) of the Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (SLEWRC) Act of 2011, the Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the position of Director of Water. The successful candidate must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

As part of our regulatory mandate, the Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission is responsible for regulating water and Electricity services in Sierra Leone. The water regulatory department is responsible for monitoring all water producing (and water related product) entities to make certain that they conform to required standards and procedures for quality water and related products to be supplied to consumers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meet with local authorities, Public Utility Contractors and operators in the water sector
  • Provide the commission with performance indicators for public Utilities and vendors in the water Sector
  • Liaise with legal division in the development of frameworks necessary for the economic and technical regulation for the water sector
  • Provide expert testimony and advice the Director General and the Board on water regulatory issues as required
  • Monitor performance of the water supply sector in terms of levels of investment, availability, cost and reliability of services and levels of efficiency in production and distribution
  • Develop benchmark for public utilities in the water sector
  • Supervise staff within the water division
  • Ensure Statutory reporting, general management policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Preparing presentation and writing reports, presenting product documentation
  • Evaluate contracts and make sure that all the work is completed within deadline
  • Monitor progress of any given project from feasibility stage to implementation and handover
  • Provide input to the EWRC’S business planning
  • Monitor technical compliance to standards
  • To undertake other duties as assigned by the Director General

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Masters Degree or higher in Water, Environmental or civil Engineering.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years in management position.
  • Have a minimum of 10 years general experience, with a minimum of eight years specifically on water supply systems.
  • Familiarity with the government structures in Sierra Leone, especially as pertains to the Water sector and hygiene.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and other related water engineering software.
  • Experience supervising and managing department and auxiliary staff.
  • Excellent written and oral English.
  • Capacity to complete the work with high quality

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please send or email your application addressed to:

The Director General

Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission

55 Berwick Street

Freetown

Email: info@ewrc.gov.sl

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 22nd JANUARY, 2021

POSITION: Electricity Enforcement Engineer

NUMBER OF POSITION: One (1)

LOCATION: Freetown (With possibility for inspecting facilities outside Freetown)

REPORTING TO: The Director of Electricity  

In keeping with Section 23 (1) of the Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (SLEWRC) Act of 2011, the Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the position of Electricity Enforcement Engineer. The successful candidate must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

Responsible for providing overall monitoring of electricity licence conditions for licensees, compliance with EWRC regulations and other regulatory roles such as licensing carried out by EWRC:

  • 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 consequence management approach for violation of regulations;
  • Administering enforcement of fines and other enforcement devices;
  • Establishing and maintaining a national database for all compliance monitoring activities with regulated entities.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitoring and inspections of licencees 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.
  • Suggest development projects for the department, and follow-up their implementation, after 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 electricity regulated entities 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
  • Carry out any other reasonable instruction

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Graduation in electrical engineering or related filed
  • 5 years of utility regulatory experience, including experience with regulatory and legislative processes.

Technical competency

  • Computer Literacy
  • Advisory & Consulting
  • Investigation & Hearing
  • Risk Analysis
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Negotiation & Persuasion
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Problem Solving
  • Concern for Health & Safety

Behavioural Competencies

  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Loyalty and Dedication
  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Work Ethics and Values
  • Concern for others
  • Costumer Focus
  • Team Work
  • Maintaining Professional Expertise
  • Stress Management
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Results Management

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please send or email your application addressed to:

The Director General

Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission

55 Berwick Street

Freetown

Email: info@ewrc.gov.sl

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 22nd JANUARY, 2021

POSITION: WATER REGULATORY TECHNICIAN INSPECTOR, TO BE A RESIDENT OF BO CITY

In keeping with Section 23 (1) of the SLEWRC Act of 2011, the Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the position of Water Regulatory Inspector.  

This is a one year contract, subject to renewal.

Under the supervision of the Director of Water at the Commission, The Water Regulatory Technician Inspector will be responsible for monitoring water regulatory related activities within the district or within areas as specified by the Commission. He or she will report to the Director of Water.  The successful candidate must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A Diploma from a recognized technical institution in water, environmental engineering, environmental science or any other related qualification.
  • Not less than two (2) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s Water sector;
  • 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;

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitoring and inspections of licensees’ compliance 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 water Department for approval.
  • Coordinate within the department and with other departments to ensure seamless operation. Temporal
  • Receives assignments from supervisors, which originate either from public complaints, employee observation or investigation of record.
  • Develop, obtain approval and implement a schedule of sites to be observed and routes the locations to maximize surveillance effectiveness
  • Prepares reports documenting investigations, and other Water regulation enforcement activities
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director – Water.

POSITION: ELECTRICITY REGULATORY TECHNICIAN INSPECTOR TO BE A RESIDENT OF BO CITY

Number of Position (1)

In keeping with Section 23 (1) of the SLEWRC Act of 2011, the Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the position of Electricity Regulatory Technician Inspector.  He or she will report to the Director of Electricity.

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

This is a one year contract, subject to renewal.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

A Diploma from a recognized technical institution in Electrical Engineering;

Not less than two (2) 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 enforcement;

Knowledge about local laws and best practices in regulatory compliance;

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

The Inspector shall be responsible to monitor the adherence to basic electrical standards by captive power generation facilities (licensees).

Should be able to develop monitoring instruments (checklists, technical compliance sheets, etc.) and schedules in collaboration with the Director of Electricity

The Inspector shall be responsible for visiting all electricity related facilities to verify the information submitted by electricity licensees

The Inspector shall monitor health and safety standards of all electricity licensees

The Inspector shall monitor compliance with the terms of licence

The Inspector shall update and maintain records of inspections in a standard database developed by the Commission

The Inspector shall submit weekly reports to the Director of Electricity on progress and challenges.

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please send or email your application addressed to:

The Director General

Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission

55 Berwick Street

Freetown

Email: info@ewrc.gov.sl

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 15th January 2021

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

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