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Monday, 14 December 2015

Nafasi za Kazi SUMATRA, Application Deadline 26 December 2015

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) is a Government
Regulatory Authority established by the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority, CAP 413 of the laws. SUMATRA’s role is to regulate, promote and facilitate availability of efficient, safe, quality and reliable transport services in the surface and marine transport sub-sectors through competitive and fair trade practices.
SUMATRA is an equal opportunity employer and intends to recruit qualified, competent, dynamic and self-motivated Tanzanians to fill vacant positions in the Directorate of
Economic Regulation, Legal Services, Railway Regulation, Corporate Communication Unit, Internal Audit, Maritime Safety & Security and Road Transport Regulation.


  1. PRINCIPAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER II (Head Office) - 1 Post -REF No. 901


The Principal Research & Development Officer II reports to Manager of Planning, Research & Development.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • To advise the supervisor on matters related to research in the regulated transport sub-sectors in assessing constraints, quality levels and availability of services;
  • To coordinate development of research/study proposals;
  • To evaluate impacts of the regulatory policies on the regulated transport service suppliers, consumers and potential investors;
  • To carry out studies and research on the regulated transport sub-sectors geared at improving efficiency, quality and standards;
  • To monitor implementation of research and studies carried out by consultants;
  • To assess growth of the regulated sub-sectors in terms of efficiency, quality, standards and return on investment;
  • To assist in report compilation and preparation of presentation formats for dissemination of research/study findings to key stakeholders;
  • To make follow-up on stakeholders’ implementation of research/study reports’ recommendations;
  • To monitor the conduct of the service providers with a view to ensuring economic efficiency and best trade practices in the regulated sub-sectors;
  • To prepare individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the supervisor; and
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


Minimum qualifications and Requirements


  • University Master degree in Transport Management, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • University Bachelor degree or Advanced Diploma in Transport Management, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant working experience in a reputable institution.



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2. SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER (Head Office)- 1 Post -REF No. 902

Senior Legal Officer reports to Principal Legal Officer II.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • To provide legal advice on the Authority’s internal matters such as human resources, procurement and contract for goods, works and services,
  • To prepare legal and court briefs;
  • To represent the Authority in matters of litigation;
  • To co-ordinate and provide legal guidance in dispute resolution processes between service providers and consumers, reviewing submissions, attending and recording proceedings and drafting awards;
  • To draft and review legal documents including contracts and trust deeds;
  • To coordinate implementation of laws, contracts, agreements and other legal instruments by Directorates of the Authority.
  • To participate in negotiations of general contracts as well as specific ones pertaining to leases and transfer of properties of the Authority;
  • To participate in internal investigations on malpractices by employees;
  • To prepare departmental periodical and special reports;
  • To prepare individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the supervisor; and
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


Minimum qualifications and Requirements


  • University Bachelor degree in Laws (LLB) from a recognized institution;
  • Registered as an Advocate of the High Court;
  • At least five (5) years of relevant working experience in a reputable institution as a practicing lawyer;
  • Proven knowledge of regulatory activities and experience in drafting
  • Regulations will be added advantage.


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3.    SENIOR RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE OFFICER (Dar es Salaam) - 1 Post -REF No. 903

Senior Railway Infrastructure Officer reports to Manager, Railway Infrastructure Regulation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • To inspect railway stations, tracks, level crossings, structures, rolling stock and operating practices to determine compliance to approved safety plan and safety regulations;
  • To prepare verbal and written recommendations for the correction of hazardous conditions;
  • To investigate complaints against alleged unsafe railway practices and conditions;
  • To inspect the quality of service and makes improvement recommendations and directives;
  • To conduct field investigations of railway accidents;
  • To carry out sensitization training of railway personnel and the public with a view to enhancing the safety of employees, passengers and the general public;
  • To prepare and maintain reports and written correspondence related to the department;
  • To prepare individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the supervisor; and
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


Minimum qualifications and Requirements


  • University Bachelor degree or Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from reputable institution.
  • Working experience of at least five (5) years in the related field from reputable organization.
  • Registration with Engineers Registration Board (ERB) as practicing Professional Engineer.
  • Experience in railway infrastructure services, specifically on civil works, will be an added advantage.


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4.    SENIOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATION OFFICER (Head Office) - 1 Post -REF No. 904

Senior Corporate Communication Officer reports to Manager, Corporate Communication.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • To advise Manager, Corporate Communication on matters related to corporate communication;
  • To assist in the provision of information requested by members of the press and the general public;
  • To liaise with the Division responsible for consumer affairs in response to complaints from consumers;
  • To prepare publicity articles and materials and ensure their timely distribution;
  • To coordinate protocol services for the Authority;
  • To track issues raised by the public through media like newspapers in liaison with other departments and attend them as appropriate;
  • To assist in the preparation and implementation of the programme on educational awareness to the public;
  • To ensure that all major events and ceremonies of the Authority are correctly covered by media and timely posted to the Authority’s website;
  • To organize stakeholders meetings and other sessions with external parties;
  • To administer advertisements posted to the media and settlement of their invoices;
  • To prepare and maintain reports and written correspondence related to the department;
  • To prepare individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the supervisor; and
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


Minimum qualifications and Requirements


  • University Bachelor degree or Advanced Diploma in Mass Communication, Journalism, Marketing, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Working experience in a reputable public institution for at least five (5) years in the related field.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in media, events management, graphics design and public relations will be added advantage.


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5.    ROLLING STOCK OFFICER I

(Morogoro, Dodoma, Mwanza & Kigoma) – 4 Posts -REF No. 905
Rolling Stock Officer I reports to the Regional Officer In-Charge.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • To assist in inspecting railway stations, tracks, level crossings, structures, rolling stock and operating practices to determine compliance to approved safety plan and safety regulations;
  • To prepare draft proposals of written recommendations for the correction of hazardous conditions;
  • To assist in investigating complaints against alleged unsafe railway practices and conditions;
  • To assist in inspecting the quality of service and makes improvement recommendations and directives;
  • To participate in field investigations of railway accidents;
  • To carry out sensitization training of railway personnel and the public with a view to enhancing the safety of employees, passengers and the general public;
  • To prepare and maintain reports and written correspondence related to the Department;
  • To prepare individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the supervisor; and
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


Minimum qualifications and Requirements


  • University Bachelor degree or Advanced Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Electro Mechanical Techniques), or its equivalent;
  • At least three (3) years of working experience in a reputable institution; and
  • Experience in safety inspection on railway infrastructure, rolling stocks or related auto-motives will be an added advantage.


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6.    INTERNAL AUDITOR I (Head Office) – 1 Posts -REF No. 906

Internal Auditor I reports to Principal Internal Audit II.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To review internal controls and submit recommendations to superiors;
  • To review and appraise the soundness, adequacy and application of financial and other operating controls;
  • To execute audit programs and prepare audit reports based on audit findings developed during fieldwork;
  • To carry out special checks and investigations;
  • To execute audit work in order to ensure that work programs are executed efficiently;
  • To audit ICT activities including general computer controls, systems and data security;
  • To review ICT processes and operational systems across the Authority for efficiency, effectiveness and adequacy of controls;
  • To prepare progress reports of special audits carried out;
  • To draft audit reports for executed audit programmes, scrutinize and advise of recommendations by external Auditors;
  • To ensure that internal control systems are adequate to avert perpetration of frauds, misappropriation and embezzlements;
  • To review the effectiveness of managerial controls and implementation of systems, policies and practices of the Authority;
  • To prepare internal audit programs in conformity with international standards for the professional practice of internal auditing;
  • To examine and review annual financial statements for conformity with generally accepted accounting standards, before being submitted to external Auditors;
  • To prepare individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the supervisor; and
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


Minimum qualifications and Requirements

  • University Degree or Advanced Diploma in Accountancy, Finance, or its equivalent from a recognised institution;
  • Must have a full CPA (T) and registered with NBAA;
  • At least three (3) years of working experience, including Financial audit, in a reputable institution;
  • Possession of professional qualification such as CIA, CISA, CFE or equivalent and if registered with IIA/ISACA or equivalent professional association will be added advantage.


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7.    STATISTICIAN I (Head Office) – 1 Post -REF No. 907

Statistician I reports to Manager, Statistics

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To collect statistical data required by the Authority from external and internal sources.
  • To assist in maintaining Authority’s data bank;
  • To participate in analysis, interpretation and presentation of quantitative data and information;
  • To monitor trends of key performance indicators for the regulated sub-sectors against the service benchmarks;
  • To prepare individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the supervisor; and
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


Minimum qualifications and Requirements

  • University Bachelor degree or Advanced Diploma in Statistics, Transport Management, Economics or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • At least three (3) years of relevant working experience in a reputable institution;
  • Experience in transport statistics will be an added advantage.


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8.    FLAG & PORT STATE CONTROL OFFICER I (Mara & Mtwara) - 2 Posts -REF No. 908

Flag & Port State Control Officer I reports to Manager, Maritime Registration, Survey & Control

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To conduct marine vessels’ inspection to ensure compliance to maritime safety and security;
  • To make arrangements pertaining to registration, licensing, mortgages and liens and any other matters relating to the registration or licensing of vessels;
  • To maintain central records of ships registered and licensed vessels, and monitor the registration and licensing trends;
  • To monitor the implementation of safety standards by vessels;
  • To monitor protection of marine environment from operating marine vessels;
  • To prepare individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the supervisor; and
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


Minimum qualifications and Requirements

  • Holder of University Degree or Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science, Maritime Transportation, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent qualification;
  • Master on a ships up to 3000GT (STCW regulation II/2) or Chief Engineer Officer on ships up to 3000kW propulsion power (STCW regulation III/3);
  • At least three (3) years of relevant working experience in a reputable institution under maritime sector;
  • Proven experience specifically on board motor vessel at least on Officer level will be an added advantage.


9.    ROAD LICENSING AND MONITORING OFFICER II

(Kigoma, Rukwa, Simiyu, Lindi, Katavi) - 5 Posts -REF No. 909
Road Licensing and Monitoring Officer II reports to Regional Officer In-Charge.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To register and issue licenses for passenger service vehicles and goods carrying vehicles;
  • To conduct roadside inspections and enforcement of licensing conditions;
  • To conduct reviews/surveys in order to assess the supply and demand for cargo and passenger services;
  • To keep proper and up to date record of data/information of the road services providers with a view to providing technical inputs for regulation of tariff, fares and setting maximum levels of same;
  • To keep proper record of timetable for passenger vehicles and ensuring that they are adhered to;
  • To evolve codes of conduct for the road service providers and consumers; and set enforcement mechanisms including penalties for defaulters;
  • To constantly monitor activities of road service providers with a view to appraising Management on their performance;
  • To prepare individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the supervisor; and
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


Minimum qualifications and Requirements


  • Bachelor Degree or Advanced Diploma in Transport Management, Economics, Commerce or its equivalent from recognised institution;
  • Experience in transport and logistics operations will be an added advantage.
  • At least six (6) months of similar working experience will be an added advantage.


CANDIDATES’ ATTRIBUTES FOR THE ABOVE VACANT POSITIONS TO BE FILLED:

All Candidates must:

  • Demonstrate highest degree of integrity;
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be self-driven and capable of working with minimal supervision;
  • Possess basic knowledge in Microcomputer Applications, such as; Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, Power point & Outlook;
  • Be capable of delivering excellent results while working under pressure with tight schedules and deadlines.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Successful candidates will be employed on Unspecified Period of Contract (Permanent and Pensionable Terms). However, the employment will only be confirmed to the post upon successful performance during the six (6) months’ probation period.

REMUNERATION

Attractive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates.

MODE OF APPLICATION

Applications should be on APPLICANTS’ HANDWRITING indicating the REFERENCE
NUMBER (Ref. No.) of the application, accompanied with detailed CURRICULUM
VITAE (CV) providing NAMES, POSITIONS and detailed CONTACTS OF THREE (3) RELIABLE REFEREES and copies of relevant CERTIFICATES and TRANSCRIPTS.
Application letter and the envelope should bear the Ref. No. of the post applied.
Application without Ref. No. will not be considered.
Applications with statement/Provisional results or Statements of Results from the
Issuing Authority (e.g. NECTA, University, and College) where the Certificates have already been issued will not be considered, thus, need not to apply.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATION

Application should be SUBMITTED IN ENVELOPE to the address below NOT LATER THAN TUESDAY, 29TH DECEMBER, 2015 AT 1700 HRS. Any application received after the due date will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for Interview.

DIRECTOR GENERAL,
SUMATRA HEAD OFFICE,
MAWASILIANO HOUSE,
ALI HASSAN MWINYI RD/NKOMO ST.
P. O. BOX 3093,
DAR ES SALAAM.

This advertisement is also available online at: www.sumatra.go.tz


Source: Daily News 14th December, 2015