Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Senior Legal Officer (Legal Services) 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: Senior Legal Officer (Legal Services) 1 Post 

Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam

Reports to: Principal Legal Officer-Legal Services

Senior Legal Officer will be responsible for providing legal advice to the Authority

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
i) To participate in interpretation of all regulatory legislation and other legal documents;
ii) To assist in preparing the Authority’s representation in matters of litigation;
iii) To follow up on implementation of laws, regulations, rules, contract, agreements and other legal instruments, including to assist in providing legal advice on internal matters such as Human Resources, procurement and contract for goods and services entered into by the Authority;
iv) To provide inputs to research on legislation and other legal aspects pertaining to regulated sectors and the role and functions of the Authority;
v) To participate in provision of legal inputs and advice to and settle consumer complaints as well as from regulated suppliers;
vi) To participate in consumer complaints hearing sessions;
vii) To participate in drafting various legal instruments;
viii) To effectively supervise and guide members of staff reporting on the job; and
ix) 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) Admission to the Bar is a must;
iii) Knowledge and familiarity in Regulated Sectors will be an added advantage;
iv) Possession of Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application;
v) Relevant working experience in reputable organization of not less five (5) years in relevant field.

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