27 May 2014

Head of Business Development Job Vacancy

The Company: 
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) is the leading power producer generating about 80 per cent of power consumed in Kenya.

It is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and is 70% Government owned.

The Strategy: 
The Company operates in a liberalized and regulated single-buyer market competing with Independent Power Producers. The forecasted national peak demand to meet Kenya Vision 2030 objectives is 15,000MW by year 2030.

KenGen is going to be the major player in attaining this national target. In alignment with
this national goal, KenGen has set out an ambitious  operational and growth strategy, to grow its capacity from the current 1,236MW to 3,000MW by 2018.

Launched in 2007 as Good-to-Great (G2G) Transformation Strategy, the Company has completed the first horizon (2008-2012) and is now on the second
horizon (2013-2018).

In order to meet the planned growth and sustain momentum of the ongoing transformation plan in line with its corporate strategy, the Board wishes to identify and recruit suitable candidates for the following listed executive position:

Head of Business Development
1 Post
Ref: HR/BD/2/05/14

Job Profile
Reporting to the Managing Director CEO, the person will:

  • Lead and provide thought leadership in the development and implementation of business development strategies to achieve KenGen’s strategic objectives.
  • Develop accountability structures, oversee periodic reporting and projects implementation and monitor the performance indicators for the Capital Planning and Public Private Partnerships, Projects Execution and New Business Initiatives within the departments.
  • Oversee capital planning and to ensure that the supply and demand outlook is constantly updated, that planned capacity meets forecasted demand requirements and that alternative capital projects options are evaluated to mitigate against either delays or non-feasibility of main projects.
  • Ensure that potential capital projects are effectively screened prioritized and contributes to the National Least-Cost Power Development Plan.
  • Formulate, Evaluate and ensure the effective execution of all feasibility studies.
  • This involves reviewing the technical, financial, economic and environmental aspects of proposed projects and providing appropriate recommendations.
  • Oversee the implementation of Public Private Partnerships by identifying and negotiating new business partnerships for Business Development.
  • Implementation of New Business Initiatives in line with the corporate strategy which includes conducting research and development on various initiatives and providing consultancy services to external parties.

Person Profile

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Business or any other relevant field.
  • Masters degree in Engineering or Business related field is an added advantage.
  • Must be a registered engineer with EBK and a member of I.E.K or member of a relevant professional body.
  • At least Ten (10) years experience at a Senior Management position in Business Development, Managing Projects of High Value in a large organization.
  • A proven track record of delivering projects of similar size and complexity, within time and budget.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Implementing Public Private Partnerships
  • Experience in formulation and execution of feasibility studies.
  • Demonstrate strong negotiation skills and handling of donor funded projects and experience in dealing with international financial institutions and development partners is essential.
  • The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate distinguished leadership with a track record of achievements in the public or private sector backed with a minimum Ten (10) years in senior management roles and be a Transformative and Change leader, keen on detail and strict deadlines with undisputable respect and integrity.
  • He/ She will be required to possess strong people management and inter personal skills.

How to Apply
Application complete with detailed resume and testimonials should be addressed to:

The Managing Director CEO,
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd,
8th Floor, Stima Plaza Phase III,
Kolobot Road, Parklands,
P O Box 47936 – 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Or e-mail to

On or before Monday 9th June 2014 at 3.00 p.m.

Remember to indicate the reference number of the job applied for on the envelope.

Terms – These are executive positions with attractive remuneration package and 5 year contract term renewable.

NB: KenGen is an equal opportunity employer and interested candidates are advised to apply where they feel they have key strengths. Canvassing and falsifying of data will lead to automatic disqualification

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