Friday, November 14, 2014

Risk Manager – 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: Risk Manager – 1 Post 

Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam
Reports to: Director of Internal Audit

The Risk manager will be responsible for managing the Authority’s risks which include but not limited to its employees, customers, reputation, regulatory systems, assets and interests of stakeholders and provide advice to the Authority on any potential risks to the efficacy or existence of the Authority. Generally, he/she will take charge in identifying and assessing threats, put plans in place for if things go wrong and decide how to avoid, reduce or transfer risks.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 
i) To undertake risk assessment in all operational areas of the Authority
ii) Preparation and updating the risk register on annual basis.
iii) Developing and communicating risk management policies and instructions for the Authority:
iv) Planning, designing and implementing an overall risk management process for the Authority;
v) Facilitating departmental risks identification and assessment, which involves analyzing, describing and quantification of risks affecting the authority’s activities;
vi) Facilitating departmental risk evaluation, which involves comparing estimated risks with criteria established by the Authority including costs, legal requirements and environmental factors, and evaluating the Authorities’ previous handling of risks;
vii) Establishing an internal control framework for risk management
viii) Establishing and quantifying the Authority’s 'risk appetite', i.e. the level of risk management is prepared to accept;
ix) Conducting performance monitoring and evaluation and compiling departmental risk management reports;
x) Reporting in an appropriate way for different audiences, for example, to the board of directors so that they understand the most significant risks, to heads of divisions to ensure they are aware of risks relevant to their divisions and to individuals to understand their accountability for individual risks;
xi) Implementing health and safety measures and making business continuity plans to limit risks and prepare for if things go wrong;
xii) Conducting review of Authority’s policies and assessing compliance with established standards, including liaison with external auditors;
xiii) Providing support, education and training to staff to build risk awareness within the Authority.
xiv) To undertake any other duties as assigned by the Director of Internal Audit.

Academic Qualifications and Experience 
The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications and experience:
i) Possession of Bachelors degree from recognized university;
ii) Possession of Masters or Postgraduate degree is an added advantage;
iii) Minimum of five (5) years experience in managerial level with sufficient exposure to organizational or business risks management;
iv) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications (Word for Windows, Excel and PowerPoint) and ability to work with figures;
v) Ability to effectively interpret and apply policies, instructions and regulations;
vi) Ability to compile management report and present at senior level;
vii) Well developed verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal management skills;
viii) Analytical and innovative thinking skills and problem solving skills
ix) Proven ability to design, develop, implement and manage organizational risk management programmes.

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)