Friday, November 14, 2014

Director of Regulatory Economics – 1 Post at EWURA

The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is an independent, world class regulatory authority responsible for licensing, tariff regulation and quality of service regulation of the electricity, water, petroleum and natural gas sectors. EWURA has the following vacancies for which suitably qualified Tanzanian citizens are invited to apply.


Post Title: Director of Regulatory Economics – One Post 

Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam
Reports to: Director General

Director of Regulatory Economics will be responsible for providing economic regulatory services to all sectors regulated by the Authority as well as coordinating and monitor business planning process for the Authority.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 
i) Providing expert testimony during rate making process, and advising the Board on economic regulation matters from time to time;
ii) Performing financial analysis/audit, developing and implementing economic and financial models to cater for specific regulatory agendas;
iii) Monitoring of market competition in the regulated sectors;
iv) Reviewing the Authority’s strategic plan and carrying out research in areas relevant to the Regulated Sectors;
v) Collecting and analyzing information from the regulated sectors and disseminates information on performance of the Regulated Sectors;
vi) Monitoring performance of the Regulated Sectors in terms of level of investment, availability of Regulated Services, cost of services and level of efficiency in production and distribution;
vii) Handling tariffs and petroleum prices setting matters including conditions to operators in the Regulated Sectors in order to institute financial discipline and efficiency;
viii) Conducting economic, financial and policy analyses and their impact on the Regulated Sectors’ operations;
ix) Benchmarking utilities’ performance over time with one another or peers to assess its productivity, indirect costs, return and growth, utility staffing, funding from development partners etc; and
x) Coordinating, monitoring and evaluating integrated business planning process for the whole Authority.
xi) To undertake any other duties as assigned by the Director General.

Academic Qualifications and Experience 
The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:
i) University degree in economics or statistics from a recognized university;
ii) Masters degree or Postgraduate qualifications in economics or Business administration;
iii) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications; and
iv) Not less than Eight (8) years work experience in the relevant field. Out of which three (3) years should be in senior management position in any of the regulated sectors.

Personal Attributes 
In addition to the above skills and qualifications, applicants for the above positions are required to have the following attributes:
a) A very high level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility;
b) Ability to work under pressure and produce expected results;
c) Ability to work in a dynamic team;
d) Ability to self manage, achieve results and meet deadlines; and
e) Willingness to work beyond the call of duty.

Tenure and Remuneration
a) A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidates for the posts.
b) EWURA is an equal opportunity employer.
c) Staff will be employed on 5 years renewable contracts.

Mode of Application 
Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or day time contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates, one passport size photo and names and contacts of two referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 5th December 2014.

The candidates who applied in the previous advertisement are also allowed to re-apply.
Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may work to the candidate’s disadvantage.

Only short listed candidates meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview and those who will not hear from us should consider themselves unsuccessful.
Application letter should be addressed to:

The Director General
Energyand Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA)
Samora Avenue, 6th Floor, Harbour View Towers
(Former JM Mall Building)