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The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a 100% state-owned corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under the Company’s Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy.
Managing Director  & Chief Executive Officer

Job Purpose

The Managing Director & CEO shall be responsible for leading in planning, designing, constructing, owning, operating and maintaining high voltage electricity transmission grid and regional power interconnectors. The job is also responsible to the Board of Directors for strategic direction and implementation of the Company’s strategic goals, vision, mission and strategic objectives, mobilization and management of its resources, directing and providing leadership, in order for the Company to achieve its mandate as stated in Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy, Energy Act No. 1 of 2019 and as established under the State Corporations Act, Cap 446

Key Responsibilities

    • Providing leadership to Senior Management and Staff;
    • Overseeing planning, designing, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of high voltage electricity transmission grid and regional power interconnectors;
    • Ensuring promotion of national and regional power trade for socio-economic development;
    • Providing overall leadership and administration of operations of the Company under the guidance of the Board;
    • Overseeing implementation of all Government Directives, Administrative Circulars and Executive
    • Orders issued and relevant to the Company’s mandate;
    • Ensuring compliance in formulation, development and implementation of corporate objectives, strategies, policies and plans;
    • Forging strategic linkages within the business environment with Regulators, Government
    • Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Development Partners and other stakeholders nationally and internationally;
    • Ensuring adherence to ethical and legal guidelines to promote good corporate governance practices;
    • Ensuring prudent use of Company finances and assets;


Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya
    • Master’s degree in a relevant field from a recognised institution will be an advantage
    • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
    • Membership to a professional body where applicable and in good standing;
    • Leadership/Strategic Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognised institution;
    • Knowledge/proficiency in office automation applications.
    • Meets the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Work Experience.

    • The job holder requires a minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant work experience with at least ten (10) years of which must be at a senior management position.
    • Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:
    • Communication skills;
    • Problem solving skills;
    • Analytical skills;
    • Critical thinking;
    • Decision making skills;
    • Entrepreneurial skills;
    • Negotiation and mediation skills;
    • Corporate governance and leadership skills;
    • Interpersonal skills;
    • Team player;

Legal Officer, Compliance Services

Reporting to the Senior Legal Officer, Contracts & Governance, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating awareness of and ensuring compliance with statutory, regulatory and policy frameworks that impact on the Company’s core mandate.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Conducting continuous surveillance and regular legal audits to ensure compliance with all statutory and policy requirements/guidelines;
    • Preparing and updating the legal compliance matrix;
    • Drafting and updating Legal Audit and Compliance policies;
    • Drafting the Terms of Reference for the conduct of bi-annual legal compliance audits;
    • Initiating implementation of legal audit recommendations;
    • Continuously monitoring statutory and regulatory changes and creating awareness of statutory and policy requirements/guidelines to Staff in the Company;
    • Preparing periodic reports on the level of adherence to statutory and policy requirements/guidelines;
    • Providing support in preparation, continuous review and implementation of internal policy documents;
    • Proposing possible improvements to internal processes and workflows;
    • Implementing Presidential Directives, Circulars and Executive Orders; unication to the stakeholders on legal, contractual requirements and/or obligations.

Qualifications & Skills required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution
    • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
    • and have a valid practicing certificate;
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education; and
    • Must have three (3) years relevant work experience


Substation Operator – Technician

Reporting to the Regional Engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking maintenance of control equipment to ensure reliable and quality power supply.

Key responsibilities:

    • Participating in corrective and preventive maintenance in the transmission system as per maintenance programmes/schedules;
    • Assisting in collection of data on transmission infrastructure and submission of reports to transmission lines engineers for analysis;
    • Participating in investigating causes of system breakdowns and taking prompt corrective action;
    • Operating and maintaining transmission lines as per the approved procedures and work instructions
    • Carrying out pre-commissioning inspection of newly constructed transmission lines and participating in commissioning;
    • Conducting inspection/audit of existing transmission lines;
    • Participating in preparation of work plans for transmission maintenance works;
    • Performing switching operations as per approved policies and procedures;
    • Investigating causes of faults and disturbances in the system and rectifying;
    • Testing and calibration of live line tools as per set standards and work instructions;
    • Carrying out repairs and maintenance of transmission lines and equipment;
    • Participating in planning for outages on transmission lines
    • Operating substation control and isolation equipment as per instructions from system controllers at the NSCC during shutdowns.
    • Carrying out bare hand live line works on transmission line as per approved procedures and standards; and
    • Carrying out routine aerial inspection and ground of transmission lines.

Qualifications & Skills required:

    • Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution
    • Registered engineering technician with Institute of Engineering Technologists and Technicians (IET);
    • Registered member of Kenya Engineering Technologists Registration Board (KETRB); and
    • A minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience.


Graduate Trainee Engineer, Electrical

Reporting to the Senior O&M Engineer, HVDC Operations and Maintenance, the successful candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining the converter station and other related substation assets in the transmission national grid to ensure the grid is safe, secure, reliable, stable and to establish maximum availability of the system.

Key Responsibilities;

    • Coordinating human and material resources assigned to converter stations;
    • Ensuring implement company health, safety and environmental standards and policies on the converter stations;
    • Supervising, appraising and identifying the training and development needs of O&M HVDC Technicians;
    • Performing testing (FATs and SATs), commissioning and inspection of the converter station and other related substation assets primary equipment/protection and control system/telecoms/SCADA and EMS systems;
    • Coordinating and liaising with system controller and remote HVDC station on any system constraints on the HVDC transmission infrastructure to achieve optimal HVDC link dispatch;
    • Performing site inspections, testing and commissioning of condition monitoring systems of major substations equipment in the converter station following the approved method procedures and instructions;
    • Participating in design, installation, testing and commissioning of any modifications and extensions of existing converter station;
    • Complying with section 13(1) of the occupational safety and health act ,2007 that outlines the duties of the employees at the workplace; and
    • Providing technical support to other sections within system operation and power management directorate.

Qualifications & Skills required

    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Options or Light Current);
    • The applicants must have graduated from a recognized institution within the last two years with minimum of 2nd Class honours upper division;
    • The Candidate should have attained minimum K.C.S.E grade B+; and
    • Working experience will be an added advantage


Insurance Officer

Reporting to the Manager Administration, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring optimum and cost-effective risk and insurance coverage for Company’s physical and human assets and legal liabilities arising from its operations to ensure business continuity.

Key Responsibilities;

    • Implementing insurance strategies, policies and standards pertaining insurance services in the Company;
    • Overseeing administration of all Insurance policies as performed by various insurance providers such as Insurance Brokers, Underwriters, Risk Surveyors, and Motor Valuers etc;
    • Supervising and appraising staff in the Insurance Section and identify/propose their training needs to Management;
    • Advising Management on relevant Insurance statutory requirements and Insurance Trends as stipulated in the Insurance Act of Kenya and Insurance Regulatory Authority;
    • Developing annual Insurance work plans, procurement plans and budgets for Management Approval;
    • Preparing and regularly update company’s corporate Insurance Manual; and
    • Reviewing Insurance reports and submit to management.

Qualifications & Skills required

    • Must have a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience.;
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Actuarial Science/Business or related field from a recognized institution;
    • Must have full Certification in Insurance such as Associate Chartered Institute of Insurance (ACII) or Associate of Insurance Institute of Kenya (AIIK);
    • Must have a valid Membership to Insurance Institute of Kenya and in good standing; and
    • Supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks


Security Officer Investigations

Reporting to the Senior Security Officer Investigations, the successful candidate will be responsible for responsible for carrying out thorough investigations on all security incidents involving Vandalism, Fraud and any other criminal activity both internal and external affecting the Company

Key Responsibilities;

    • Reporting criminal incidents affecting KETRACO to the relevant security agencies as applicable in a timely manner
    • Undertaking security inquiries both internal and external on security irregularities, illegal activities accidents/incidents, complaints and allegations of misconduct;
    • Conducting interviews with potential witnesses and the subjects of investigations in liaison with the Police;
    • Gathering evidence including documents, exhibits and statements for preservation and safe custody;
    • Analysing and compiling evidence gathered in a professional and concise manner;
    • Producing evidence in court and HR Advisory Committee during proceeding/ hearing sessions;
    • Assisting in undertaking security Audits;
    • Collecting and collating of security intelligence reports;
    • Assisting in the Security Awareness training and sensitization of KETRACO staff; and
    • Supervising the Security Agents Investigations in the performance of their duties

Qualifications & Skills required

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences/ Security Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Must have fraud investigation course certificate from CID training school lasting not less than two (2) months;
    • Must have ICT certification on investigation lasting not less than three (3) months from an Institution accredited to ICT Authority; and
    • Supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks.
    • Must have three (4) years relevant work experience in investigation;


Business Analyst & Payroll HCM

Reporting to the Senior Information Technology & Innovation Officer, Business Analyst, the successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing, analysing, advising on and evaluate human resources processes and user needs for SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) for the company. The job holder examines and configures individual SAP Human Capital Management modules including Organizational Management, Personnel Administration, Time Management, Payroll, Employee Self Service, Manager Self Service, E-recruitment and Travel Management. The office is responsible for implementation of New and Enhanced functionalities relating to SAP Human Capital Management. Moreover, they execute system integration testing, architect internal and external interfaces and creates technical documentation

Key Responsibilities;

    • Participating in and/or represent the unit in external and ad hoc assignments relevant to the unit’s work as and when required by the Senior Information Technology and Innovation Officer, Business Analyst;
    • Leading and supporting SAP Human Capital Management initiatives as team member and lead the implementation of new and improved functionalities;
    • Mentoring and supporting users and teammates on Human Capital Management functionalities including understanding of configurations and transactions;
    • Designing, configuring and testing new and enhanced functionality for various SAP Human capital management modules; Organizational Management, Personnel Administration, Time Management, Payroll, definition of pay calculation rules and schema, Employee Self Service, Manager Self Service, E-recruitment and Travel Management;
    • Reviewing, analysing and evaluating business processes and scenarios of the company

Qualifications & Skills required:

    • A Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Business/Computer Science/ Management Information Systems/Business IT Administration/Economics or related field from a recognized institution;
    • Must be a Certified SAP Human Capital Management Application Associate;
    • Must have experience in at least four (4) full life-cycle implementations including post GoLive support;
    • Must have five (5) years of experience in SAP Human Capital Management, SAP Payroll, time management, organization management and personnel administration;
    • Diploma in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage; and
    • Membership with Human Resource body or Accreditation with ICT Authority.


Manager, Legal Services Contracts & Governance

Reporting to the Company Secretary & General Manager Legal Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal services in management of the Company’s Contracts, board secretariat and compliance portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Providing leadership to staff in the Division;
    • Managing implementation of Divisional deliverables in realization of the Company’s Strategic Plan and Performance Contract;
    • Preparing the Division’s annual budget, procurement plans, work plans and periodic reports;
    • Managing and directing the drafting, negotiating and vetting of Drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of contracts, G-G MOUs, leases, amendments/variation agreements, and other related contractual documents;
    • Overseeing the development of a Legal Compliance matrix, monitoring and ensuring compliance with the same;
    • Coordinating the conduct of bi-annual Legal and Governance Audits;
    • Coordinating the development and updating of the Division’s risk register and tracking the implementation of the mitigation measures;

Qualifications & Skills required:

    • Must have a Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualifications with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized institution;
    • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and have a valid practicing certificate;
    • Must be a Certified Secretary CS(K) and be a member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICSK);
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education;
    • Course in Senior Management lasting not less than four weeks OR a certificate in Corporate Governance course OR Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than 4 (four) weeks from a recognized institution; and
    • Must have eight (8) years post admission relevant work experience.


Manager, Quality Assurance & Risk Management Coordination

Reporting to the General Manager, Strategy, Research & Compliance, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring adherence to quality standards and coordination of risk management in the Company

Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinating development, review, implementation and monitoring of Quality; Management System (QMS) procedures in the Company;
    • Overseeing internal and external quality management system audits and liaising with certification bodies;
    • Coordinating with heads of Divisions/Departments in identification, monitoring and evaluation of risks exposure and ensuring risk management principles are extended and integrated in the Company processes;
    • Guiding preparation, implementation, review and monitoring Enterprise Risk Management Framework and the annual Risk & Compliance Review Plan;
    • Providing advisory services to the management on risk exposure and developments in the risk management field; Accounting for resource use in line with prevailing laws, policies and regulations; and
    • Providing oversight in quality assurance for the Department.
    • Overseeing risk mitigation Strategies for the Company;
    • Liaising with other process owners for operational effectiveness;
    • Developing, implementing and maintaining a compliance framework on all statutory obligations, regulations, standards, contractual and internal obligations of the organization;
    • Facilitate maintenance of ISO integrated management systems implemented by the Company.
    • Presenting high priority risk issues on a regular basis to the management;
    • Monitoring risk taking activities and risk exposure to ensure they are in line with board approved risk appetite;
    • Monitoring implementation of the risk mitigation Strategies;

Qualifications & Skills required

    • Master’s Degree in a relevant field;
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Economics/Finance/ Actuarial Science/Risk management or related field from a recognized institution;
    • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
    • Must have risk Management Certification; and
    • Must have a minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience.


Senior Manager, System Operations & Maintenance

Reporting to the General Manager, System Operations & Power Management, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and operating the Company’s transmission infrastructure to achieve stable, available and reliable national grid and regional interconnectors.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Providing leadership to staff in the Department;
    • Coordinating operations and maintenance of electricity transmission system to ensure stability, availability and reliability of Company’s transmission assets for power transfer;
    • Providing technical leadership and guidance on matters pertaining to system operations and maintenance;
    • Coordinating the commissioning of completed projects;
    • Coordinating functional activities within the department; Power System Protection, Electrical Plant Maintenance, Overhead Lines, HVDC Operations, Asset Management and Electrical safety;
    • Coordinating and implementing maintenance programmes for regional interconnectors
    • Advising on improvement of designs, standards and specifications of network components;
    • Accounting for resource use in line with prevailing laws, policies and regulation

Qualifications & Skills required:

    • Master’s Degree in a relevant field with Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution;
    • Registered Professional Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK);
    • Registered Practicing Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) and in good standing;
    • Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) membership;
    • Valid License for EBK;
    • Advanced electrical safety authorization (Minimum class 8);
    • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
    • The job holder requires knowledge and relevant experience of not less than ten (10) years, with at least six (6) years at management level.

Method of Application

Use the link below to apply on company website:

Applicants MUST provide the following documents on application;

    • A Signed application letter;
    • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating; current and previous employers, positions held, level of education, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment and names of at least three professional referees;
    • Certified Copies of academic and professional certificates
    • Certified Copy of National Identification Card or Passport


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