Managing Director

Published by Jobstanzania on 6:06:00 pm

Dodoma Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (DUWASA) was established under section 3(I) of Cap. 272 of 1997 as repealed by section 60 of Water Supply and Sanitation Act No. 12 of 2009. DUWASA is an autonomous entity charged with the overall operations and management of water supply and sewerage disposal services in Dodoma Urban of the Municipality. The authority seeks to employ the services of a competent Managing Director to be stationed in Dodoma.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified, dynamic, experienced and performance driven Tanzanians male and female, to fill in the above mentioned vacancy.

Purpose of the Job
This job is a managerial position in which the holder is required to oversee all operations and systems of the authority and ensure they are in conformity with internal manuals and external guidelines such as Memorandum of understanding - MoU with the Ministry of Water and EWURA; performance Agreement targets, WHO and TBS Water and Waste water Standards and ISO 9001 Quality Management System requirements.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Managing Director is the Chief Executive Officer responsible for managing, planning and coordinating Authorities’ activities. Among others he/she will be responsible for;

  • Ensuring effective overall management and supervision of the Authority’s activities.
  • Directing the formulation of policy proposals for consideration by the Board in relation to physical and financial functions of the Authority.
  • Interpreting policies laid down by the Board and ensure internal regulations and procedural instructions thereof.
  • Implement and Monitor decisions and directives of the Board of Directors and duly report on the implementation.
  • Prepare and submit to the Board, Authority’s annual plans,  budgets and priorities for approval.
  • Be responsible for the implementation of the Performance Agreement as signed between the Board of Directors, Ministry of Water and EWURA; and ensuring that the Authority meets yearly goals, objectives and targets as stipulated in the agreements.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaboration and link with key stakeholders such as the Ministry responsible for Water, EWURA, Regional Authorities, Media and Development partners to promote sustainable water and sewerage services as well as water projects investments and development of the Authority.
  • Manage and control the Authority's financial and other resources in an efficient and cost effective manner in consultation with Board, EWURA and the parent Ministry.
  •  To oversee the organization's human resources and ensure that appropriate management structures and policies are developed and properly implemented.
  • Reviews regularly, actual performance against plans and budgets and submits reports to the Board detailing performance with recommendations for actions necessary to correct adverse variance.
  • Makes recommendations to the Boards for staffing level required by the Authority and ensures that effective procedures are established for recruitment, training and development of staff at all levels.
  • Acting as the final authority for management decisions within the Authority, safeguards the Authority’s financial position and ensures that it discharges its financial obligations.
  • Ensures that the Authority prepares and carries out an effective programme of public relations, water conservation & water protection and pricing policies.
  • Ensuring that the Authority’s activities conform to the law, rules and regulations.
  • Overseeing the planning and execution of new water & sewerage projects.
  • Making recommendations to the Board for fixing water and sewerage tariffs and collect revenue thereof.
  • Ensuring all Authority’s financial transactions are authorized and controlled in accordance with agreed procedures and the proper system of internal controls are maintained.
  • Carrying out the functions of the Authority with due diligence
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors, Parent Ministry and Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA).

Minimum job requirements

  • The applicant must be a Tanzanian, with a Masters Degree from a recognized University in the fields of; Engineering, Water Resource Management, Economics, Finance, Commerce or Business Administration.  Management experience in water sector and administration is an added advantage.

Working experience

  • Possess at least 5 years experience in water supply and sanitation in a reputable organization of which 3 years should be in a senior position.

Key Competencies

  • He / She must have good inter-personal communication, computer skills and team work spirit
  • Must have demonstrated good leadership qualities and good financial management skills.
  • Must have ability to handle diverse human resource with prudence.
  • Must possess high levels of Initiative, Integrity, Enthusiasm, Accountability and Creativity.

Age limit

  • The applicant should be within the age between 35 and 50 years.

Terms of Employment
According to the Water Supply and Sanitation Act of 2009 section 17 sub-section 1, terms of employment will be 3 years renewable basing on the work performance.

This post attracts a salary at DOWA 14-15 scale and other fringe benefits of housing, transport, residential security, electricity and health insurance – depending on qualifications of the candidate.

Mode of Application
Applications are invited from candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements. Both electronic and hard copies are acceptable, attached with curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates, Names of 3 professional referees enclosing their recommendation letters and recent passport size photos. Hard copy applications can be posted or hand – delivered at the Authority’s offices. Applicants should clearly indicate their telephone numbers and email addresses for feedback. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than 4th April 2013 at 4.00 pm. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be marked “Application for the post of MD” on the envelope and addressed to;

Board Chairperson,
Dodoma Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority,
P.O. Box 431,

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