27 May 2014

Head of Strategy and Business Performance 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 Strategy and Business Performance
1 Post
Ref: HR/SBP/4/05/14

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

  • Lead the implementation and institutionalization of an effective accountability system across the Company through a robust Strategy Execution management process;
  • Coordinate and drive Strategy Formulation and Review through objective review of the organization’s Strategic and Situational Analysis within external and internal operating environment;
  • Lead in development of Strategic initiatives by organizing operational and strategy review sessions to identify activities, timelines and targets while enforcing organizational alignment by ensuring that business and support functions in the organization are aligned to the strategy;
  • Establish strategy expenditure budget required to drive implementation of strategic initiatives portfolio and seamlessly coordinate implementation of the initiatives;

Person Profile

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or a business related field;
  • Possession of a Masters degree Engineering or Business related field is an added advantage
  • Membership to relevant Professional Organisations
  • A proven track record of leading major corporate strategy formulation projects and effective strategy execution monitoring and evaluation;
  • Evidence of the ability to organise and present high impact information for top management and key stakeholders;
  • A proven track record of leading the development and implementation of innovative initiatives
  • Proven experience in engaging top management teams, anticipating, filtering and accelerating issues and problem resolution across divisions, departments and teams.
  • Relevant experience in the energy sector and familiarity with key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate Innovation activities Company-wide with an aim of improving the company business spectrum.
  • Oversee development of knowledge harvest management framework and implementation of knowledge transfer within the organization

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.

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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