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Economist - Competition and Monitoring

Code: 00312017
Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 13 March 2017
Friday, 24 March 2017
Department: Economic Regulation
Job Type:
Job Information:

Job Purpose:

To review and monitor compliance with license terms and conditions, monitor quality of service conditions of the licensees and oversee competition in the electricity market.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Review the commercial and financial feasibility studies of applicants for licenses and advise on viability
  2. Prepare quarterly and annual reports on financial and commercial performance of the Licensees
  3. Monitor financial and commercial performance of generation projects under construction, and projects undertaking feasibility studies
  4. Develop an effective monitoring and evaluation frameworkfor monitoring financial and commercial compliance of licensees to stipulated terms and conditions of the licences
  5. Develop and update performance benchmarks for the electricity Supply Industry across the region
  6. Develop, update and monitor compliance of Licensees to Quality of Service Standards
  7. Analyze and advise on the Electricity Supply Industry investment requirements (Short, Medium and Long term) and quantify the impact on the tariff path
  8. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Experience and Age Limit:

  1. Master’s degree in Quantitative Economics, Economics, Finance or Financial Economics from a recognized University
  2. A Honors Degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Commerce or other business relevant degree
  3. An additional qualification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) will be an added advantage
  4. Should have a minimum of 3 years relevant working experience
  5. Should be 25 years and not more than 35 years of age.

Essential competencies and attributes:

  1. Should be proficient in Economic modelling relevant to the electricity industry
  2. Knowledgeable about Electricity tariff structures and pricing levels
  3. Proficiency in computer applications relevant in financial and economic analysis
  4. Proficiency in research methodology
  5. Should have good econometric analysis skills
  6. Excellent report writing skills
  7. Should be a team player
  8. Good communication skills (written and oral)
  9. Should be able to work under pressure & meet deadlines.
How to Apply:

Applicants should submit their application letters and enclose copies of:

  • Relevant transcripts and certificates
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (indicating daytime telephone number (s) and email address and daytime telephone numbers and email addresses of three Referees).

Applications should be delivered preferably by recorded delivery, addressed to:


To reach the above address by 24thMarch 2017, 5.00 pm; Applicants who do not meet the stipulated minimum requirements need not  apply.

N. B. Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or Staff of the ERA Secretariat shall not be accepted as referees. Canvassing or any attempt thereof will lead to immediate disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunities employer.

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