National Utilities Regulatory Commission – Chief Executive Officer

National Utilities Regulatory Commission - Chief Executive Officer
Position: Chief Executive Officer. Reports: To the Commission.
Summary Statement: The position of Chief Executive Officer is created under the National Utilities Regulatory Commission Act No. 3 of 2016, which makes the Chief Executive Officer responsible for:
  • the administration of the National Utilities Regulatory Commission (NURC) and legislation over which the Commission has jurisdiction; and
  • the supervision of the work and staff of the NURC.
The Chief Executive Officer is an ex- officio member of the Commission.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Manage the members of the senior management team. Directly supervise the work of the administrative and other support staff.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree in Regulatory Policy, Business Administration, Management, Finance, Accounting or other relevant post graduate qualifications.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Law, Engineering, Economics or other relevant discipline.
  • Extensive formal training and/or experience in utility regulation and comprehensive knowledge of regulatory issues and structures common to the water and energy/electricity sectors.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience at a senior management level in the utilities sector or a related sector.
Core Duties:
  • Ensure compliance with the provisions of the National Utilities Regulatory Commission Act and other legislation over which the Commission has jurisdiction.
  • Plan, execute, manage, and report on the progress of the NURC’s work plan.
  • Develop an indicative three (3) year work plan for the NURC.
  • Prepare an annual work plan and budget for the NURC, with quarterly and monthly targets for each of the objectives.
  • Ensure that the audited financial statements are prepared and submitted to the Commission in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and submit such periodic reports to the Commission as and when required.
  • Implement policies, plans and programmes as approved by the Commission.
  • Provide the responsible Minister with advice on legislation and registration administered by the Commission.
  • Maintain proper internal controls and financial systems to manage and protect the NURC’s assets.
  • Develop and maintain a proper human resource management plan for the NURC.
  • Direct and oversee the recruitment, selection and professional development of staff within the NURC in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Supervise and/or provide support to staff members in the performance of various regulatory activities.
  • Conduct periodic and annual reviews of technical and managerial staff and make recommendations to the Commission on human resource development and management issues.
  • Prepare policy advice on consumers’ issues as required.
  • Develop protocols for managing public hearings, consumer advocacy and the dissemination of information on sector performance.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining a distinct positive corporate image for the organization.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and representatives of the industry – nationally, regionally and internationally.
  • Actively participate in the dissemination of information to the public on the role and function of the NURC.
  • Attend press conferences, radio and TV programmes, community outreach and public education meetings, as and when required.
  • Perform any other duties which may from time to time be assigned in the interest of organisational efficiency.
Compensation: The compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Tenure: The position will be on a contractual basis for an initial period of two (2) years.
Submission of applications:
Interested and qualified individuals are invited to submit applications comprising a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and names and contact details of two (2) referees under CONFIDENTIAL COVER to the address below, no later than Monday 21st September, 2018.
The Chairman National Utilities Regulatory Commission (NURC) P. O. Box CP 6307, Castries, Saint Lucia. Tel: + 758-456-0790

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