10 December, 2015

5979 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) | Part-Time Commissioner

Ministry of Finance & Economic Management

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Due Date
01-Feb-16, 4.00pm

Job Description:

The Government of Vanuatu through the Ministry of Finance & Economic Management, is recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and part-time Commissioner to the Vanuatu Utilities Regulatory Authority (URA) and is seeking Expression of Interests for this position.
The primary responsibilities of the CEO and part-time Commissioner include, but are not limited to the economic regulation of water and electricity subject to the Utilities Regulatory Authority Act No. 11 of 2007.

About the Utilities Regulatory Authority
The URA was set up under the Utilities Regulatory Authority Act No. 11 of 2007. The Authority acts independently of the Government and its primary purpose is to increase access to safe, reliable and affordable electricity and water services, and to promote the long-term interests of consumers throughout Vanuatu. In addition, the Authority manages consumer disputes and advises the Government on matters related to electricity and water. It also reviews tariffs under the rules of the Concessions Agreements and relevant legislation. 

Core Competencies
The CEO and Part-time Commissioner shall have the following core competencies
  • A Ni-Vanuatu person of high caliber with deep knowledge of financial, economic and business applications pertaining to regulated utility services, preferably in energy and water sector
  • Broad experience in national and international arena in regulatory practices particularly in developing countries [Minimum 10 years experience]
  • Demonstrated track record in organization leadership and public administration and managing a professional organization
  • Ability for capacity building, stakeholder relationship management with Government, private sector and public sound understanding of the electricity and water industries, especially background in electricity and water laws, economics, technical and financial applications
  • Knowledge of key areas of electricity and water regulation including, licensing, dispute resolution, competition issues, safety and reliability standards, tariffs, consumer protection and contract administration
  • Knowledge and experience of electricity and water sector issues in the South Pacific region and/or other small island economics is highly desirable
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English, and/or French is highly desirable and knowledge of Bislama is desirable. 

While it is the preference of the Government of Vanuatu to appoint a Ni-Vanuatu (citizen) to this position, any qualified international experts with requisite experience and background may apply.

Not Stated
English, French (highly desirable), Bislama (desirable).

        How To Apply:
        To request a Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) form and details relating to the scope of service for this position, please contact:
        Lizzie Taura-GovanManager Regulation, Utilities Regulatory Authority Tel: (+678) 23335 (extn. 302); Email: lgovan@ura.gov.vu; Skype: lmarguerite1 

        The REOI should be submitted and addressed as “Confidential: REOI MFEM/URA CS01/15” to the Acting Secretary at the mailing address provided below.
        REOI closing date for submissions is Monday 1st, February 2016 at 16.30 PM Vanuatu Time (GMT +11).

        Contact Person:

        Lizzie Taura-Govan (Manager Regulation)|Acting Secretary (Central Board).


        (+678) 23335 (extn. 302)
        Address: The Acting Secretary , Central Tender Board Office , Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, PMB 9058, Top Floor, S.I.P Building, Rue Pasteur, Port Vila, Vanuatu.


        Not Stated
        10-Dec 15 Direct from Employer

        For further information on the above Vanuatu job please see the source or contact the employer