VACANCY – SIERRA LEONE ELECTRICITY AND WATER REGULATORY COMMISSION (EWRC)
POSITION: Water Engineer (INTERNAL & EXTERNAL)
NUMBER OF POSITION: One (1)
LOCATION: Freetown (With possibility for public
engagement outside Freetown)
REPORTING TO: Director of Water
In keeping with Section 23 (1) of the Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) Act of 2011, the Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the position of Water Engineer.
The Water Engineer shall be responsible for processing licence applications and applying licence templates to each application, drafting reasons for decisions, assisting rates and tariffs department with water related tariff applications when required. Responsible for regulating the water service providers by monitoring their compliance with licence conditions, water service standards to ensure the users get the minimum level quality services established by set government standards.
He or she will report to the Director of Water.
The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
- A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, with emphasis on Quality Management or any other related qualification. Additional postgraduate qualifications in Engineering or qualifications in an area relevant to the mandate of the EWRC will be an advantage;
- Should be a professional Engineer certified by the Professional Engineers Registration Council and should possess an annual practicing certificate.
- Not less than three (3) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
- Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water sector;
- Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
- Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.
- Knowledge and experience in regulatory monitoring and enforcement;
- Knowledge and experience in water and sanitation issues;
- Knowledge about local laws and best practices in regulatory compliance;
- Ability to use tact, maturity and sound reasoning;
- Ability to perform independently and as a member of a team
- Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
- Excellent organizational skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the Director/Head of Water Regulation in:
- Processing licence applications
- Drafting conditions of licence
- Drafting reasons for decisions for the granting/retention/suspension of licence
- Assisting with water related rates applications where required
- Setting comprehensive plans for the Regulations Quality Monitoring
- Developing approach for setting up monitoring process
- Organizing resources to conduct monitoring
- Working with monitoring and enforcement where penalties need to be applied
- Studying patterns and trends in quality service and recommends systemic solutions to industry
- Preparing internal and external reports for the Commission as required.
- Preparing performance reports of all employees under his authority, and submitting them to the Human Resource
- Identifying the section’s needs for tools, equipment, human resources, etc. and submitting them to the Human Resource, for approval.
- Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director/Head – Water.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please send or email your application addressed to:
The Director General
Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission
55 Berwick Street
Applicants should ensure their applications
include copies of:
a. Detailed Curriculum Vitae including copies of relevant certificates
b. Address (including daytime telephone and e-mail) of the applicant
c. Address (including daytime telephone and e-mail) of three Referees
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS THE 5th September, 2022
The EWRC is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from women and the people with disabilities. Please note that the EWRC will take into consideration relevant experience both in Sierra Leone and in overseas jurisdictions where candidates have worked.