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

The Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (hereinafter referred to as the “Commission”) was established by an Act of Parliament; The Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission Act, No 13 0f 2011(hereinafter referred to as the “Act”).
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: HEAD OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION – 1 Post

The Head of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the financial management of the Commission by meeting all financial reporting and revenue collection requirements including budgeting and overall management as well as monthly management accounts and the annual audited accounts for the EWRC.

The post has responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of the Commission in terms of logistical, utilities and human resources including management of administrative service contract and payments of creditors. Through the Human Resources Officer the post manages talent, recruiting and skills development and retention for the EWRC. The successful candidate will report to the Director General, and be responsible for providing advice to the Commission on all financial and administrative matters

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

Education and Experience

• A bachelor degree from a reputable university in accounting and finance. Candidate must hold an ACCA/CIMA or its equivalent with minimum 5 years post qualification experience in a similar position.

· Knowledge of Sierra Leone public service accounting system

· Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water supply and electricity sectors is an added advantage.

· Excellent writing skills;

· Knowledge and competence in ICT applications, Quickbooks and other accounting softwares.

 

2. 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.
The officer will also assist in various activities in support of SLEWRC’s communications and community engagement strategies. The candidate will receive guidance and support from the Commission’s Management team.

He or she will report to the Head, Consumer Affairs and Public Relations

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

Education and Experience

A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in Public Administration, Management, Public Policy, Mass Communication & 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.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please 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 10th JULY 2020

The EWRC is an equal opportunity 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.