Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Ajira Mpya 3 Shirika La Reli Tanzania-Zambia (TAZARA), Apply Now


The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) is a Statutory Institution owned by the two Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia on a 50/50 share holding basis. With the registered Head Office being in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, TAZARAhastwo Regional Administrative Centres —one in Mpika, Zambia and the other in Dar es Salaam. Some senior management positions (listed below) have fallen vacant at the Head Office and at the Regional Office in Tanzania. Suitably qualified nationals of Tanzania and Zambia are encouraged to apply for the under listed management positions.


Head Information Technology (HIT)

Reporting to  Managing Director
Salary Scale: TSG 13
Location : Head Office, Dar es Salaam
Number of Positions  :   One(1)

Job Purpose
The HIT develops, implements and reviews the Information Communication Technology (ICT) policies and procedures, to monitor their effectiveness in the organisation through the provision of reliable IT infrastructure and application systems that are responsive to the needs and demands of the Authority.

Key Responsibilities:
    Develops and implements the ICT strategic and operational plans aligned with the organisation’s strategic direction;
    Develops, implements and oversees the organization’s ICT security structure, Risk Assessment, strategy, Disaster Recovery Plan, and business continuity plans in order to secure information and records;
    Ensures that all necessary ICT tools, processes and systems are in place to meet the requirements of the business and contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s short, medium and long term goals;
    Manages all ICT related projects within the organisation, ensuring that they are delivered to required standards and on time in order to provide high quality ICT systems and services;
    Develops and manages the planning and budgeting for the ICT services to ensure that appropriate resources are made available for the provision of best ICT services that are in line with organizational growth;
    Supervises the ICT staff and conducts annual staff appraisals, ensuring that any training and development needs within the department are identified and implemented; and
    Participates in core strategic plans of the organisation.

Core Skills and Competencies:
    Sound understanding of computer systems, networks, security, telecommunications, databases and storage systems;
    Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills;
    Ability to manage and prioritize tasks and projects;
    Solid working knowledge of all relevant coding languages and security protocols;
    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; and
    Must be a team player.

Qualifications and experience:
    Form IVA/I Certificate of Tanzania or Grade 12 Certificate of Zambia;
    Degree in Computer Sciences/lnformation Management System or its equivalent;
    A post graduate qualification will be an added advantage;
    Eight years of relevant experience, five of which should be at Senior Management level;
    Not less than 35 years of age;
    Registered member of the Information Communication Technology Commission (ICTC) in Tanzania or Computer Society of Zambia (CSZ) in Zambia.

Conditions of Service:
TAZARA conditions of service will apply. All the above appointments are on permanent and pensionable basis

Mode of Application:
Only candidates who meet the specified requirements need apply to the address indicated below, enclosing their detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of educational certificates, names and addresses of three traceable referees.


Head Finance (HF) Vacancy

Reporting to: Regional General Manager
Salary Scale: TSG 13
Location: Regional Office (Tanzania), Dar es Salaam
Number of Positions  :  One (1)

Job Purpose:
The HF is responsible for managing and controlling accounting functions for the Regional Office with a view to monitoring and advising the Regional General Manager on the utilisation of finances and maximisation of Revenue/lncome.

Key Responsibilities:

    Coordinates and controls the accounting functions in the Region ensuring that works being performed are in accordance with acceptable financial and management accounting practices, procedures, principals and policies of the Authority;
    Advises the Regional General Manager on the liquidity position, financial commitments/obligations and general management of funds;
    Coordinates and authorises all payments for the Cost and Profit Centre;
    Prepares and submits monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, including Trading Accounts, Profit and Loss Accounts, Balance Sheets, Liquidity Statements, Bank Balances and Debtors/Creditors Reports;
    Prepares Internal Accounts and Cash Flow Statements;
    Prepares adhoc reports for the Regional General Manager reflecting the liquidity position;
    Liaises constantly with colleagues in other units and the Head Office and participates in inter unit reconciliation exercises;
    Sources for funds through contacts with the Head Office and Banks; and
    Confers and participates in all regional management meetings aimed at reviewing strategies and charting new courses of action.

Core Competencies:
    Proficiency in Pastel Accounting Package, Macro Payroll and Microsoft office applications;
    Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills;
    Ability to manage and prioritize tasks and projects;
    Good understanding of applicable tax, pension and other statutory obligations;
    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    Must be a team player.

Qualifications and experience:
    Form IV/VI Secondary School Certificate;
    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting plus be a Qualified Chartered Accountant with a recognized global body e.g. CPA, ACCA, CIMA;
    Eight years, three of which should be at Senior Accountant/Auditor, as relevant experience;
    Not more than 45 years of age;
    Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration or related field, will be an added advantage; and Full member of the National Board of Accountant and Auditors (NBAA) in Tanzania.

Conditions of Service:
TAZARA conditions of service will apply. All the above appointments are on permanent and pensionable basis.

Mode of Application:
Only candidates who meet the specified requirements need apply to the address indicated below, enclosing their detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of educational certificates, names and addresses of three traceable referees.


Marketing Manager (MM) Vacancy

Reporting to : Managing Director
Salary Scale: TSG 14
Location :  Head Office, Dar es Salaam

Number of Positions : One(1)

Job Purpose
The MM formulates, directs and controls marketing systems in order to sustain operations of the Authority and ensures the Authority meets its profit goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
    Formulates, reviews and controls short and long term marketing plans to meet the needs of customers and the Authority;
    Develops and implements suitable tariff structures in order to enhance the Authority’s earnings;
    Reviews marketing policies in order to determine their effectiveness and as a way of responding to the changing marketing situations;
    Directs the development of policies for monitoring the performance of freight and passenger services of the Cost and Profit Centres;
    Motivates and promotes positive attitude to work among employees, particularly those under the marketing umbrella; and
    Prepares annual budgets and ensures that the department operates within the approved allocations.

Core Skills and Competencies:
    Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills;
    Ability to manage and prioritize tasks and projects;
    Good understanding of applicable tax, pension and other statutory obligations;
    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; and
    Must be a team player.

Qualifications and experience:
    Form IVA/I Certificate of Tanzania or Grade 12 Certificate of Zambia;
    A Degree in Marketing or Business Administration;
    A Post-Graduate Degree in Business Administration, MSc Economics or related fields, will be an added advantage;
    Ten (10) years of relevant experience at senior level;
    Registered member of an appropriate professional body; and
    Not less than 35 years of age .

Conditions of Service:
TAZARA conditions of service will apply. All the above appointments are on permanent and pensionable basis.

Mode of Application:
Only candidates who meet the specified requirements need apply to the address indicated below, enclosing their detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of educational certificates, names and addresses of three traceable referees.

Notes:
Female applicants are encouraged to apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be communicated to.
Faxed or electronic applications will NOT be accepted.

APPLY TO
The Human Resources Manager
Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA)
Head Office, Julius Nyerere Road
P.O. Box 2834
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

The deadline for submitting the application is 19 March 2021