Director of Legal Services – 1 post (EWURA Head Office)

Published by Jobstanzania on 3:58:00 pm

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

Post Title: Director of Legal Services – 1 post 

Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam

Reports to: Director General
Director of Legal Services will be responsible for providing legal services to the Authority, receiving and processing complaints and concerns from regulated suppliers and consumers and general public.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
i) To interpret all regulatory legislation and other legal documents
ii) To periodically review the Authority’s license rules, regulation and procedures to ensure consistency with the relevant legislation
iii) To draft and update concession, lease and license agreements in the regulated sectors
iv) To establish and manage the review and appeals procedure and enforce legal actions
v) To represent the Authority in matters of litigation
vi) To manage implementation of laws, regulations, rules, contracts, agreements and other legal instruments
vii) To conduct research on legislation and other legal aspects pertaining to regulated sectors and the role and functions of the Authority
viii) To work closely with all divisions, divisions and departments to ensure compliance with the law and laid down procedures
ix) To manage and coordinate customer service function, including complaints from customers and stakeholders
x) To maintain good working relationships with other divisions, divisions and units as well as external stakeholders
xi) To effectively administer all resources allocated to the Division, including offering technical and operational support to staff members in the Division
xii) Secretary to the Board of Directors.
xiii) To undertake any other duties as assigned by the Director General.

Minimum Academic Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience;

i) University degree in laws (LL.B) from a recognized university
ii) 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) Possession of at least ten (10) years working experience in relevant fields. Three (3) of which should be in senior position.
vi) Knowledge and experience in regulation matters will be will be an added advantage.

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 should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 15th November 2016.
Only short listed candidate 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: Jobs@ewura.go.tz 


The Director General Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA)
7th Floor, LAPF Pensions Fund Towers,
Opposite Makumbusho, Kijitonyama
P O Box 72175



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