Managing Director (One Post)

Published by Jobstanzania on 7:31:00 pm

MORUWASA is an expanding Autonomous Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority, which is responsible for supplying of clean, safe water as well as provision of waste 'Water disposal services for Morogoro Municipality. The general policies and guidelines to run Authority are provided by the Ministry of Water, EWURA and Board of Directors.
The Authority is looking for competent, dynamic, energetic, committed, experienced and well qualified Tanzanian who is capable of embracing and driving change in MORUWASA to 'fill the following vacant post.

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.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing Director is the Chief Executive Officer responsible for managing, planning and coordinating Authorities activities. Among others he/she will be required to do the following;
  • Directs and supervises Authority's functions for provision of continuous supply of clean and quality water for domestic, commercial and industrial purposes as well as efficient management of waste water.
  • Ensures that the Authority develops well focused vision and mission as approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Plans, Organizes, Co-ordinates, monitors, controls and evaluates implementation of MORUWASA policies and operations in order to achieve the Authority's goals and objectives.
  • Effectively promotes a positive image of MORUWASA Chairs Management Team meetings.
  • Ensures that the activities of the Authority are environmentally friendly.
  • Interprets policies laid down by the Board and issues internal regulations and procedural instructions thereof.
  • Ensures that the Authority prepares and carries out an effective programme of public relations, water conservation, water protection and pricing policies.
  • Reviews MORUWASA budget and ensures its effective control as approved by the Board.
  • Coordinates the preparation of Strategic and Business Plans and submits to the Board for approval.
  • Ensures that all Authority’s financial transactions are authorized and controlled in accordance with the agreed procedures and systems of internal controls.
  • Reviews regularly actual performance against plans, budgets, and standards and submits reports to the Board with recommendations on how to correct adverse variance.
  • Directs and ensures that annual reports and statement of accounts are submit\£,9 to the Board as agreed.
  • Coordinates planning and execution of new water projects.
  • Formulates policies and strategies aimed at improving revenue collection for the Authority.
  • Ensures that MORUWASA legal responsibilities and interests are well protected.
  • Liaises with the Ministry of Water, Regional and MunicipallTown authorities and other stakeholders to promote an understanding of the challenges and constraints that MORUWASA sometimes encounters in its operations.
  • Maintains harmonious working relations between the customers, the local authority and other stakeholders in the water and sewerage sector.
  • Ensures that periodic materials requirements of the authority are determined to facilitate their timely procurement at minimum cost with due regard to quality and quantity specifications.
  • Supervises materials and supplies functions to ensure development and implementation of policies, standards and procedures for acquisition, storage, and issue of materials and services required for proper operations and maintenance of the authority.
  • Ensures that performance appraisal is conducted in accordance with the OPRAS guidelines.
  • Conducts open performance review and appraisal of subordinates and gives feedback.
  • Develops individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the immediate superior.
  • Performs any other duty as assigned from time to .time by the Ministry and Board of  Directors 
Qualifications and Experience
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 experiences in water sector and administration i6 an added advantage.

Working experience
Possess not less than 10 years experience in water supply and sanitation in a reputable organization of which 5 years should be in a senior position I

Age Limit: Not more than 55 years of Age

Remuneration: According to MORUWASA Salary Scale MOWA 14

Mode of Application :
General Conditions to all Posts:
Application should be handwritten by applicant themselves and be supported by the following:

  • Reliable contact postal address, telephone numbers and Email address.
  • Detailed CV.
  • Two recent passport size photographs.
  • Copies of relevant certificates,
  • Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced
  • Prospective applicants who are employed in the Public Service should route their applications through their respective Employers
  • Applicants who have/were retired from the Public Service for whatever reason should not apply.
  • Testimonials/Provisional results/statements of results will not be accepted.

Closing date: Application letters should reach the under signed on or before 26th June 2013.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply and will be given first priority.
Only applicants who meet required qualifications will be contacted and considered for an interview. Applications should be marked "Application for the post of Managing Director I Internal Auditor Grade One" on the envelope and addressed to;

Board Chairperson
Morogoro Urban Water and Sanitation Authority,
P.O. Box 5476,

Deadline: June 26, 2013
Source: The Daily News June 11, 2013



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