DG Legal & Enforcement

Director General Legal and Enforcement
Job Description, KPIs and Qualification & Experience


Position Name: DG Legal & Enforcement Position Code: Leg & Enf 001

Reports to: Managing Director NEECA Location: HQ Islamabad

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake development of the necessary rules, regulations and procedures in pursuant to the NEECA Act to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the Authority. In this regard, necessary input from the concerned NEECA departments / staff can be obtained.
  • Establish protocol of coordination between different provinces and district administration bodies to audit, inspect, efficiency standards and labelling.
  • Analysis and Development of recommendations for improving the regulatory framework of EE&C.
  • Development of departmental communication and coordination mechanism with the Energy Conservation Tribunal(s) to be established under Section 19 of the NEECA Act.
  • Undertake/initiate requests for foreign technical and financial assistance and through the Managing Director enter into different arrangements (agreements, MoUs, MoCs etc.) with different national and international agencies to undertake different tasks, projects, program under the ambit of the act, relating to the domain of Legal, Enforcement and Inspection.
  • Help identify key legal and compliance oriented challenges, vulnerabilities and emerging needs and/or decisions, if any, that NEECA will have to make in support to implementation of energy efficiency measures (projects) in different sectors of the economy.
  • Provide tailored legal advice on all aspects of energy /utilities law, building codes, construction law, procurement/tender law, environmental law and corporate law etc.
  • Oversee the compliance of PPRA rules and regulations for all internal procurement processes.
  • Consolidate existing practices, rules and regulations while clarifying the best option for implementing energy efficiency projects in different sectors and different provinces.
  • Research and propose optimal contractual and legal arrangements and implementation mechanisms for energy efficiency and conservation policy based on international best practices;
  • Provide legal advice and support (e.g. in drafting documents, contracts) to NEECA in discharging its mandate.
  • Provide legal advice related to contractual arrangements and support in drafting MOUs, contractual agreements, particularly related to Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) provided by ESCO.
  • Perform extensive legal research and analysis and prepare legal opinions on legal issues (including complex or novel) arising from planning and implementation of energy efficiency projects in different sectors.
  • Lay down procedures to undertake inquiry or investigation into energy efficiency and conservation issues, either on its own or upon complaint either from any person or on the advice of the Board. For any complaint other than these two sources, the approval of the Managing Director will be required to proceed further.
  • Undertake and / or coordinate the energy use assessment for upcoming projects. For the technical, financial and legal aspects, input from the concerned NEECA departments will be taken, however the incumbent position holder will be the focal person for carrying out such activity.
  • Drafting rules and regulations under the mandatory Pakistan Energy Labeling Regime to prohibit manufacturing, sale or import of equipment or appliances which are not energy efficient and ensure display of such particulars through labels on equipment’s or appliances as may be necessary
  • Developing report templates for the inspectors responsible for inspecting the premises / sites / building / facilities / properties, either regular assessment, surprise or in response to the complaints.
  • Conduct frequent trainings on drafting and issuing warning notices upon discovery of violations by the inspectors clearly indicating violation and corrective action required to be taken, and how to charge penalties in case of non-conformance to applicable rules / regulation / policies.
  • Provide training for recording of the findings and ascertaining necessary actions required to address violations.
  • Responsible for ensuring enforcement of the relevant rules / regulations / policies.
  • Provide legal advice and support on other relevant issues/matters as and when required by the Competent Authority.


Key performance Indicators

  • Number of complaints and violations successfully resolved by Legal and Enforcement Department through Energy Conservation Tribunal.
  • % increase in the implementation of EE&C rules / regulations across the country during the year.
  • Increased sales of major EE upgrade and replacement technologies (e.g., certified industrial equipment, diagnostic and tune-up equipment, building retrofits, boilers, engines, etc.).
  • Mandatory public sector procurement, performance, and investment requirements in EE across federal, provincial, and local governments.
  • Numbers of industrial and building energy audits and energy end-use surveys undertaken.
  • Penetration and price/quality range of energy efficiency products and technological solutions in domestic market (e.g., CFLs, thermal insulation materials, control devices, etc.).
  • Guidelines, criteria, and procedures for ensuring energy efficiency in all major public sector expenditures, acquisitions, and practices.
  • Number, type, capacity, and location of specific public energy efficiency programs.
  • Establishment of accredited quality and performance testing, certification, and labeling protocols


Qualification and Experience

  • Must have a Law degree preferably LLM from an HEC recognized local or foreign university. Candidate having higher qualification would be preferred.
  • The candidate should have at least 15 years of post-qualification professional experience with of at least 5 – 7 years of experience at a senior management position specifically handling matters related to rules /regulations/ services / local and International laws.


Quota: Open merit

Salary: Market competitive salary package will be offered, subject to qualification and experience of the candidate.

Age: Maximum Age should be 50 years at the time of application (age will be calculated as on the closing date of receipt of applications).