Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Principal Legal Officer (Enforcement) – 1 Post

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: Principal Legal Officer (Enforcement) – 1 Post

Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam

Reports to: Manager – Licensing and Enforcement
Principal Legal Officer - Enforcement will be responsible for ensuring the enforcement of the Authority’s regulatory decisions and providing legal advice .

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
i) To coordinate interpretation of all regulatory legislation and other legal documents;
ii) To assist in representing the Authority in matters of litigation;
iii) To coordinate drafting and updating concessions, lease and license agreements in the regulated sectors;
iv) To coordinate the review and appeals procedure and enforce legal actions;
v) To assist in representing the Authority in matters of litigation;
vi) To coordinate implementation of laws, regulations, rules, contract, agreements and other legal instruments;
vii) To assist in conducting research on legislation and other legal aspects pertaining to regulated sectors and the role and functions of the Authority;
viii) To participate in drafting various legal instruments;
ix) To effectively supervise and guide members of staff reporting on the job; and
x) To undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:
i) Possession of University degree in laws (LL.B) from a recognized university;
ii) Possession of Master degree in law or any additional post graduate qualifications in the field or others such as Business Administration;
iii) Admission to the Bar is a must;
iv) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application;
v) Knowledge and familiarity in Regulated Sectors will be an added advantage;
vi) Possession of Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application;
vii) Possession of at least six (6) years work experience in relevant fields.

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 three referees (the referees contact should also include telephone number and e-mail address) should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 21st August 2015.

Only short listed candidates meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview. Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may work to the candidate’s disadvantage.

Application letter should be addressed to:

The Director General
Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority(EWURA)
Samora Avenue, 6th Floor, Harbour View Towers (Former JM Mall Building)
P O Box 72175

Email: Jobs@ewura.go.tz