Massive Recruitment at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is an independent body, established by the Electric Power Sector Reform Act of 2005 to undertake technical and economic regulation of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry. The Commission is to, among others license operators, determine operating codes and standards, establish customer rights and obligations and set cost reflective industry tariffs. The Commission has its head quarters in Abuja.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates to join our team in an exciting career of regulating the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry in the positions below:

  1. Job Title: Analyst I – Licensing

Location: Nigeria
Division: Legal, Licensing and Compliance

Job Description

  • Reviewing applications for licenses, permits and other regulatory approvals granted by the Commission for activities in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.
  • Reviewing the licensing framework and development of procedures to improve upon the licensee experience in the application process.
  • Development of work plans for the licensing unit and performance of tasks allocated by senior team members.
  • Coordination and maintenance of relationships with applicants and other stakeholders.
  • Coordination and maintenance of relationships with other departments/units in the Commission.
  • Manage communication of approvals of licenses and permits.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements for all applications and facilitation of all approval processes.
  • Maintaining records of all applications and ensuring compliance with stipulated timelines for the completion of applications.
  • Supporting the legal division with other tasks.

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Qualification / Skills

  • Bachelor of Laws, B.L. Advanced degrees like Master of Laws or Masters of Business Administration will be an advantage.
  • Required skills: Ability to write and communicate excellently in English, a team player, a self-starter that works well under pressure, great levels of empathy and excellent public speaking/presentation skills.
  • Minimum years of experience: 4 years post call experience in legal practice or coordination of licensing function in the private or public sector.

2. Job Title: Principal Manager – Tariff and Rates

Location: Nigeria
Division: Markets Competition and Rates

Job Description

  • Assists with the process for the review of tariff filings and applications.
  • Assists with the development and the review of existing tariff models.
  • Undertake review of methodologies, polices, procedures and guidelines for regulating electricity tariff.
  • Analyse the impact of various government tariff  policy directives on the financial sustainability of the market and proper advice to the Commission.
  • Undertake studies to establish appropriate level of lifeline tariffs and make recommendations for the implementation of PCAF.
  • Analyse matters for tariff hearing and assist with the organisation of public hearings or any other regulatory proceeding to obtain any required information, representation, or objection to ensure that the proposed change in tariff is fair to all stakeholders.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance of operators with approved tariff regime.
  • Prepare periodic reports as may be requested by the Unit Head.

Minimum Qualification / Skills

  • B.Sc in any of the fields mentioned with an MSc in Energy Economics, MSc Econometrics, MA Economics, MA Utility Regulation, MSc Economics, LLM Energy Law, MSc Finance, MBA Energy Finance, MSc Statistics and MSc Computer Science.
  • PhD in a relevant Discipline is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 15 years experience.

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3. Job Title: Principal Manager – Corporate Planning Strategy

Location: Nigeria
Division: Planning, Research and Strategy

Job Description

  • Receive, document and coordinate plans and propositions for actions and tasks to be undertaken by Divisions and Units of the Commission
  • Harmonize, synthesize and follow-up on the implementation of Action Plans and Strategic Plan of the Commission
  • Track performance of tasks and timelines.
  • Report and flag challenges/impediments, arising from outcome of reviews and analysis of performance tracking
  • Provide scenarios and options to aid decision making.
  • Review external and internal documents and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Articulate policy propositions and positions of the Commission, based on its mandate, mission and vision.
  • Propose and conduct Knowledge Management functions to enhance manpower and corporate productivity.
  • Review work-plans with a view to advise and recommend short-, medium- and long-term implementation strategies
  • Interface with institutional, governmental, non-governmental stakeholders and partners on matters brought to the attention of the Commission and engage stakeholders as required.
  • Work with both internal and external stakeholders to gather/collect data for review and analysis
  • Understand stakeholders’ data and the relationship between data components
  • Analyse data with a view to recommend improvements in operations within the organization and in the power sector
  • Identify and understand problems through forecasting, gap analysis, quantitative reporting, research, and statistical analysis
  • Write reports, white papers, and other published documents.

Minimum Qualifications / Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any Social Sciences, Business Administration, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, information Science or Communication Sciences.
  • First Degree (2.1) or Master’s in Project Management;
  • PMP certification would be an added advantage.
  • Team player, ability to work under Pressure, Self-Starter, able to work with minimum supervision and Excellent audience-facing, writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Working experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general Microsoft Office, MS 365.

Minimum Years of Work Experience:

  • 15 years experience in a senior applied Project Management position, or data management/analytics environment; experience in IT, economics, business/systems analysis, familiarity with PMBOK.

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4. Job Title: Assistant Manager – Customer Complaints

Location: Nigeria
Division: Consumer Affairs

Job Description

  • Collation and evaluation of all complaint appeals.
  • Preparing reports on complaints received.
  • Interface with concerned Disco liaison officers.
  • Maintaining close interaction with the Forum Chairman and members.
  • Schedule and prepare Forum meetings in a timely manner.
  • Prepare reports of Forum meeting outcomes and disseminating to concerned parties.
  • Maintain constant contact and follow up with appellants and Discos to ensure effective case resolutions in accordance with complaints handling timeline.
  • Communicating monthly reports of complaints appeals to AGM CSS.
  • Carry out day to day administration of the Forum Offices.
  • Maintain security and standards as set by the Head office.

Minimum Qualifications / Skills

  • First Degree in Law, Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Post graduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum years of experience: 6 years

5. Job Title: Analyst I, Research Analytics

Location: Nigeria
Division: Planning, Research and Strategy

Job Description

  • Regulatory Research analyst will provide the needed support for the PM and AGM while being mentored by both to ensure effective teamwork and service delivery.
  • The analyst will be responsible for designing survey templates, data collection and processing, data analysis and drafting reports
  • Receive research questions and concerns on behalf of the Research team.
  • Interface with other Divisions/Units of the Commission to follow-up on tasks and deliverables
  • Attend meetings, take meeting notes, prepare minutes and recording of meeting deliberations.
  • Assist in maintenance of research database for the Commission, follow-ups and tracking progress in compilation of Reports for the Commission.
  • Provide day-to-day support related to research activities of the PRS Division and the Commission.

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Minimum Qualifications / Skills

  • First Degree (2:1), A Master’s Degree, Higher Diploma and/or Membership of a relevant professional body will be an advantage.
  • Field of Study: Data Analytics, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, any Social Sciences, Physics, Any field of Engineering.
  • Articulate and fluency in communication, disposition to working collaboratively in teams and knowledge sharing. Creative writing ability, Attention to Detail, Problem Solving
  • Ability to research, read and summarize information from articles, research studies, and presentations.
  • Speedy and accurate data handling skills.
  • Demonstrable competence in the use of Microsoft Office tools including the use of MS 365, MySQL for data analysis or other data visualization tools.
  • Minimum years of experience: 4 years in a project management team or related activity involving research and report writing.
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