Opportunity

Counterpart Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Liberia Electricity Corporation Monrovia, Liberia

About the LEC 

The Liberia Electricity Corporation is a public utility entity created in 1973 by the Government of the Republic of Liberia through an act of Legislature with a mandate to produce and supply economical and reliable electric power to the entire nation, while at the same time maintaining the corporation’s financial viability. Intrinsic in this mandate is the responsibility for improving and expanding the system to meet future growth. LEC therefore has the responsibility of ensuring that efficient, reliable, and affordable electric power is available not only to meet the increasing demand for electric energy in Liberia but also to serve as a catalyst for socio- economic development.
You can find further details on their website https://lecliberia.com/
 

Chief Operating Officer Role Profile 

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is part of the LEC Executive team, reporting to the CEO. The COO is responsible for developing key strategies for each business unit. The COO will develop the key strategies in conjunction with the Executive Directors of each business unit. The COO is further responsible for implementing daily operations and aligning those to the Corporation goals and strategies.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

The COOs responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Work with the CEO and Executive Directors to identify key strategic objectives, long-range strategic plans, governance structure and objectives for the Corporation and also for each business unit within the Corporation;
  • Work with the CEO and Executive Directors in the development, implementation, and delivery of identified strategies and objectives;
  • Work with the CEO and Executive Directors in the development of key performance indicators and milestones to measure the progress and delivery of identified strategies and objectives;
  • Participation in the establishment and implementation of Corporation policies and procedures. Interprets policies, objectives and operational procedures;
  • Analyse and recommend changes and improvements in Corporation organisational systems, policies, and procedures and ensures their implementation;
  • Participation in the development and implementation of the missions, vision and values of the Corporation, including the deliverance of high-quality services. Ensures that these are communicated and understood at all levels within the Corporation;
  • Participates in the evolution and refinement of the quality improvement process within the organisation;
  • Delegates authority and responsibility as appropriate;
  • Creates and maintains a team culture that values, recognises, and generates high performance, supports innovation and challenges the status quo;
  • Leads the Corporation's internal Operations teams, whilst also providing support and guidance to the Corporation's support functions;
  • Undertakes Special Projects as directed and defined by the CEO;
  • Fills in for other ED positions as required; 
  • Any other activities as directed by the CEO.
  • Support the CEO as required
  • Fill other ED roles during leave periods
Key clients and stakeholders:

Internal Stakeholders include but are not limited to:
  • Board of LEC
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Executive Director team
  • Functional managers
  • Operations teams
  • Support Function teams
  • Commercial team
  • Finance team
Key External Stakeholders include but are not limited to:
  • Contractors, OEMs, and Owner’s engineers
  • Government departments
  • Government working groups and sub-working groups
  • Government agencies
  • Donor Agencies
  • Other utilities

Required Competencies

  • Awareness and sensitivity to multinational exposures and cultures; including the ability to lead and manage such teams;
  • Proven interpersonal and relationship-building skills;
  • Excellent leadership skills – ability to lead and build the Operations and Support Functions teams into  dedicated and enthusiastic units;
  • External focus and inclusiveness;
  • Effective analytical, organisational, confidentiality, multitasking and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong communications skills, excellent customer service, conflict resolution, and writing skills; 
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Speak fluent English; and
  • The ability to speak French will be an advantage.

Qualifications and Experience

  • An Engineering degree or similar technical qualification from an accredited university and/or specialised institution, and an advanced degree is strongly preferred;
  • Fifteen (15)+ years relevant experience with at least five (5) years experience in a senior leadership position with experience in general management of electric utilities, project management and budgetary oversight;
  • Fifteen (15)+ years relevant utility/energy sector experience with a strong focus on
  • generation, transmission and distribution operations, project management, budget and cost
  • management disciplines, safety, quality, compliance and regulation;
  • Five (5) + years experience of electrical utility management at a senior level in Sub-Saharan Africa or other emerging / post-war country (non-OECD member countries); 
  • Proven track record in the leading and management of Operational and Support Function teams; 
  • Solid track record of successful delivery of projects;
  • Previous experience liaising with government departments and donor agencies; and
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, specifically with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database applications.
 

Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a 3-year basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A pension plan paid to NASSCORP in Liberia is included in the benefits package.


Location: Monrovia, Liberia 


How to Apply 

If you wish to be considered for this position, please complete the Application Form below. In addition, we encourage you to please attach a copy of the most recent English version of your CV.

All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service.

If you have an initial query rather than an application, kindly email us at [email protected].

SRI Executive is exclusively retained by Liberia Electricity Corporation to undertake this assignment.

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