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Job Opportunities at at The Rural Energy Agency (REA) - 31 Positions


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On behalf of Rural Energy Agency (REA), President’s Office, Public Service Recruitment Secretariat invites qualified Tanzanians to fill 31 vacant posts as mentioned below;

1.0 INTRODUCTION:

RURAL ENERGY AGENCY (REA)
Rural Energy Agency (REA) is an Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of the United Republic of Tanzania. Its main role is to promote and facilitate improved access to modern energy services in rural areas of Mainland Tanzania. REA became operational in October 2007.
REA Vision: Transformation of rural livelihoods through provision of modern energy services.

REA Mission: To promote and facilitate availability and access to modern energy services in rural Mainland Tanzania.

1.1 DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION (1 POST) (RE-ADVERTISED) - 1 POST 
1.2 REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR GENERAL

1.3 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Advises the Director General on Human Resource Development and Administration issues such as recruitment, capacity building, Succession planning, labour relations, retention, motivation, performance management and welfare;
ii. Recommends and reviews human resources policies and regulations in support to fulfil the mandate of the Agency;
iii. Ensures a conducive working environment in the Agency;
iv. Develops, reviews and provides data support and up-date records on various human resources information systems;
v. Carries out human resource planning to determine supply and demand for staffing in the Agency in collaboration with stakeholders in the Agency;

vi. Coordinates implementation of open Performance Review and Appraisal System (OPRAS), assesses appraisal results and prepares implementation reports;
vii. Coordinates and administers employees’ salaries, incentives, terminal benefits and other entitlements and ensures compliance with statutory requirements;
viii. Coordinates facilitation of orientation/induction programs for new employees in the Agency;
ix. Coordinates preparation and implementation of training and development programmes;
x. Facilitates employee relations and welfare including health, safety, sports and culture;
xi. Ensures ethical conducts including prevention of corrupt practices among staff in the Agency;
xii. Implements diversity issues including disability and HIV/AIDS; xiii. Coordinates implementation of Client Service Charter; and xiv. Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

1.4 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
i. Master Degree either in Public Administration, Human Resources Management or other related fields;
ii. Good understanding and knowledge of Employment and Labour Relations Act, Regulations and Guidelines;
iii. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage team work;
iv. At least ten (10) years relevant work experience of which five (5) must be in a Managerial position in a reputable organisation; and
 v. Must be computer literate with a good knowledge of at least one Human Resources Information System application software package

1.5 Employment Terms:
Contract of five (5) years – renewable based on performance

2.0 POSITION : PROJECT ENGINEER (10 POSTS) 
2.1 DIVISION : TECHNICAL SERVICES
2.2 REPORTS TO : PROJECTS MANAGER

2.3 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Assistance in project identification, Planning, supervision and appraisal;
ii. Assist in carrying out feasibility studies to determine the viability of potential projects;
iii. Assist in undertaking market and technology studies to assess the viability of projects and the existence of markets;
iv. Provide assistance and support in designing and technology selection of modern rural energy projects;
v. Plan, conduct and supervise rural socio-economic surveys to collect baseline data in order to gauge trends and assess the need for energy access in the rural areas and determine opportunities for modern rural energy;
vi. Assist in mobilization of communities, private sector and micro-finance institutions to invest in modern rural energy projects;
vii. Support and assist in designing appropriate project management procedures for the running of Renewable Energy projects on a sustainable basis; and
viii. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by his/her superiors

2.4 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Bachelor of Science either in Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy, ElectroMechanical Engineering, Mechanical or equivalent qualification from recognized institutions;
ii. Masters in Engineering will be an added advantage;
iii. Must have experience in construction or supervision of energy projects; and
iv. Must have Experience in Project Management.

3.0 POSITION : LEGAL AFFAIRS OFFICER (2 POSTS) 
3.1 REPORTS TO : LEGAL AFFAIRS MANAGER

3.2 BASIC FUNCTION:


Responsible for the implementation of the Mission and Vision of the Rural Energy Agency (REA) as well as its strategic direction, operations and overall functions, as stipulated in the Rural Energy Act.

3.3 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
i. Assist in Planning, coordinating and administering legal activities of the Rural Energy Agency (REA);
ii. Representing the Agency in courts of law, quasi judiciary bodies and administrative tribunals;
iii. Assist in providing legal advice to all organizational components of the fund and REA;
iv. Assist in the Drafting, reviewing, and interpretation of Contracts, Agreements and other Legal documents as to their legal sufficiency and protection of the interests of the REA and the Fund;
v. Assist in Provision of corporate secretarial services; and
vi. Perform other duties as may be assigned by his/her Superior.

3.4 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
i. Bachelor of Laws (LLB Degree);
ii. A Minimum of five (5) years working experience in a reputable organization;
iii. Master’s degree will be an added advantage; and
iv. Must be registered as an Advocate of the High Court.

3.5 POSITION : PROCUREMENT OFFICER (2 POSTS) 

3.6 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Assist in the preparation and updating of the procurement plans in respect of procurement of goods, works or consultancy services;
ii. Assist in preparation of bidding documents (including technical specification and selection criteria) for issuance to bidders;
iii. Assist in issuing bidding documents to bidders and preparation of clarifications and/or addenda to queries raised by bidders;
iv. Assist in the coordination of evaluation of tenders including quotations for procurement works and goods or consultancy services;
v. Assist in providing inputs to bid evaluation and review of bid evaluation reports prior to submission to the Tender Board for approval of award recommendations;

vi. Assist in organizing Public Tender opening and preparation of minutes of tender opening session;
vii. Assist in ensuring that bids and performance securities are kept in safe custody;
viii. Assist in ensuring that records of procurement proceedings are properly maintained;
ix. Assist in maintenance of proper records of goods received, their quality and quantity, compliance with contract specifications and proper accounts of receipts;
x. Assist in establishment of internal controls to ensure appropriate use of all consumables and ensure periodic replenishment of the consumables; and
xi. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Procurement Management Unit. 3.7

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Holder of a Degree or equivalent either in Economics, Finance, Materials or Supplies from a recognized Institutions;
ii. Masters degree will be an added advantage; and
iii. Must be registered by the Procurement and Supplies Professional and Technicians Board (PSPTB) (CSP or equivalent qualifications);

4.0 POSITION : INTERNAL AUDITOR (1 POST) 
4.1 REPORTS TO : CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR

4.2 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Assists in planning, coordinating, directing and administering of the internal audit programs of the Rural Energy Agency;
ii. Assists in performing financial management auditing to ensure compliance with policies, procedures and guidelines whether the Fund’s resources are utilized in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Rural Energy Fund;
iii. Assists in advising Management on improvements needed in the area of organizational structures, policy guidelines, administrative procedures, performance measures and systems of operation in light of management problems discovered through audit investigations;
iv. Assists in liaising with external auditors and facilitate the smooth conduct of audits;
v. Assists preparation of annual budget and work programs of the Audit Section and submit periodic performance report; and
vi. Performs any other duties as may be assigned by superiors.

4.3 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Bachelor Degree either in Financial Management, Economics, Planning or Accounting and a holder of CPA (T) or its equivalent;
ii. Masters degree will be an added advantage;
iii. Must be computer literate; and
iv. A Minimum of Five (5) years of successful and proven experience in a relevant position

5.0 POSITION: PROJECTS PLANNING AND RESEARCH OFFICER (1 POST) 
5.1 REPORTS TO: PROJECTS PLANNING AND RESEARCH MANAGER

5.2 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Assist in undertaking energy projects planning for the Rural Energy Agency;
ii. Assist in Overseeing implementation of national electrification investment prospectus and rural electrification master plan;
iii. Assist in coordination and preparation of project’s concept notes and proposals to solicit financing from various partners;
iv. Assist in designing projects implementation modalities in collaboration with other departments of the Agency;
v. Assist in identifying researchable areas relevant for enhancing performance of rural energy interventions;
vi. Assist in developing and ensuring implementation of Medium and Long term research agenda for the Agency;
vii. Assist in publishing and dissemination of research reports; and
viii. Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

5.3 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Bachelor Degree either in Electrical, Mechanical or Engineering Management or its equivalent;
ii. Masters degree will be an added advantage;
iii. Minimum of five (5) years of successful and proven experience in a relevant position in a reputable organization;
iv. Knowledge in renewable energy technologies will be an added advantage; and
v. Computer literate

6.0 POSITION: QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER (1 POST) 
6.1 REPORTS TO: QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

6.2 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Assist in Developing and implementing REA quality assurance policies, procedures, standards and specifications;
ii. Assist in ensuring compliance with national and international quality standards in rural energy projects and reporting;
iii. Assist in carrying out project internal controls;
iv. Assist in formulating quality assurance frameworks for rural energy project activities ; and v. Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

6.3 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Bachelor Degree either in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering;
ii. Masters degree will be an added advantage;
iii. Experience in standards development, quality assurance and quality management;
iv. Experience in business, financial and project analysis;
v. Must have experience in energy sector;
vi. Computer literate; and
vii. At least three (3) years work experience in similar field.

7.0 POSITION: RESOURCE MOBILISATION OFFICER (1 POST) 
7.1 REPORTS TO: RESOURCE MOBILISATION MANAGER

7.2 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


i. Assist in mobilizing funds for REF from different sources;
ii. Assist in the collection of levies;
iii. Assists in following up remittances from the Government;
iv. Assists in preparation of periodic reports on resource mobilization; and
v. Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

7.3 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Bachelor Degree either in Business Administration majoring in Marketing or Finance, Economics, Planning, Accounting, Finance or a related field;
ii. Masters degree will be an added advantage;
iii. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in financial management and analysis;
iv. Experience in fund raising activities;
v. Computer literate with good knowledge in the use of at least one cash flow forecasting application software;

8.0 POSITION : DRIVER (4 POSTS) 
8.1 DIVISION : FINANCE &ADMINISTRATION
8.2 REPORTS TO : ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

8.3 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Driving Agency Cars for Official duties;
ii. Ensure that the assigned vehicle in good running condition and is parked in a safe place when not in use;
iii. Report to the Supervisor on the condition of the vehicle and roadworthiness;
iv. Perform daily inspection of the vehicle;
v. Report promptly any detected fault or defect on the motor vehicle;
vi. Ensure that the security of vehicle is safeguarded all the time;
vii. Maintain vehicle logbook accurately and timely;
viii. Dispatching mails and Parcels;
ix. Drive employees to different places to undertake official duties; and
x. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by his/her superiors

8.4 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Certificate of Secondary Education; ii. Basic Driving Course Certificate
iii. Class C Driving License;
iv. Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics ”Trade Test Grade III” or Level 1 from VETA will be an added advantage; and Minimum of five (5) years working experience.

9.0 POSITION : CASHIER (1 POST) 
9.1 REPORTS TO : FINANCE MANAGER

9.2 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Maintain Cash Books;
ii. Facilitate payment according to the Financial Regulations;
iii. Prepare payment vouchers and revenue receipts;
iv. Maintain various accounting records;
v. Reconciliation of imprest, advances, deposits and bank accounts ; and
vi. To carry out any other activities or functions as prescribed by the superior.

9.3 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Holder of a Diploma either in Accounting or Finance plus a Minimum of three (3) years work experience.

10.0 POSITION: TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING OFFICER (1 POST) 
10.1 DIVISION: MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
10.2 REPORTS TO : TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING MANAGER

10.3 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. (Assists in conducting needs assessment/surveys for determining the training and capacity building needs of the various stakeholders, project champions to enhance their capacity in project implementation and management of REA projects;
ii. Assists in providing inputs in the preparation of comprehensive appropriate training packages to meet the needs of the various stakeholders and project sponsors and champions;
iii. Assists in organizing and conducting training and workshops in project preparation, management and administration to upgrade the skills and management capabilities of project champions and stakeholders to ensure project sustainability;
iv. Assists in the outsourcing and contracting training and capacity building activities to specialized and competent organizations;
v. Assists in ensuring that training and capacity building activities are carried out in accordance with the policies;
vi. Assists in evaluating training programs and capacity building activities and take necessary measures to rectify any weaknesses and short comings;
vii. Assists in providing inputs in the preparation of short, medium and long term training and capacity building plans and supervise all training and capacity building program covered by the training plan;
viii. Assists project champions and stakeholders to develop the necessary institutional capacity required to take over the management of training activities; and
ix. Performs any other duties as may be assigned by his/her superiors.

10.4 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Bachelor Degree either in Electrical, Electromechanical Engineering, Renewable Energy or Engineering Management;
ii. Masters degree will be an added advantage;
iii. Knowledge and experience in the Energy Sector will be an added advantage;
iv. Must be computer literate; and
v. A Minimum of five (5) years of successful and proven experience in a relevant position in a reputable organization.

11.0 POSITION: PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER (1 POST) (RE-ADVERTISED) 
11.1 REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR GENERAL

11.2 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. Promotes, educates and informs the public on the Agency’s activities as well as undertaking complaints handling activities;
ii. Provides advice to the Agency on matters related to public relations;
iii. Markets different technologies;
iv. Plans, develops and implements public relations strategies;
v. Liaises with and answer inquiries from media, individuals and other organizations;
vi. Writes and edits in-house magazines, case studies, speeches and articles;

vii. Prepares and supervises the production of publicity brochures, handouts, fliers, booklets, posters, newspapers, banners and direct mail;
viii. Plans and implements awareness activities through media, trade fairs, workshops and exhibitions;
ix. Coordinates press briefings for the REA;
x. Handles customer complaints and queries;
xi. Engages in dialogue with the public as well as media on issues concerning the Agency;
xii. Provides input in updating REA information in the website; and
xiii. Performs any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by his/her superiors.

 11.3 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Masters degree in Mass Communication or equivalent qualification from a recognized University/institution;
ii. Excellent writing & Communication skills, Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili; and at least eight (8) years relevant work experience of which three (3) must be in a senior position.

12.0 LEGAL OFFICER II (1 POST) 

12.1 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Prepare documents and correspondences of assigned cases;
ii. Deal with all legal routine correspondences and Draft appropriate legal documents and forms;
iii. Follow up on documents and proceedings in courts on time;
iv. Offer Legal Opinions to the institutions legal counsel in all legal matters; and
v. Perform other duties as may be assigned by one's reporting officer.

12.2 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Law plus one (1) year internship and completing training in Law School.

13.0 RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER (2 POSTS) 
13.1 POSITION : RECORDS MANAGEMENT O F F I C E R
13.2 DIVISION : ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
13.3 APPOINTING AUTHORITY: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
13.4 REPORTS TO: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER 1

3.5 BASIC FUNCTION:
Responsible for the implementation of the Mission and Vision of the Rural Energy Agency (REA) as well as its strategic direction, operations and overall functions, as stipulated in the Rural Energy Act.

13.6 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
i. Sorting of information and documents for filling according to database & record managements system protocols;
ii. Classify & coding information and documents according to database and records management system;
iii. Updating and modifying records database and system;
iv. Filling information and documents in database and maintain accurate records of documents orders and movement;
v. Fill records requests for users by retrieving files from database, systems and archives;
vi. Recording files and documents movement;
vii. Labelling storage locations & assembling and labelling of new files;
viii. Remove and archive inactive or outdated files; and
ix. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by his/her superiors.

13.7 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor Degree or Advanced Diploma in Records Management and Archive plus two years working experience in the same field and Computer Literacy.

14.0 POSITION: DIRECTOR OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES (1 POST)
14.1 REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR GENERAL

14.2 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. Provides strategic direction and leadership in market development and promotion of modern energy technologies and promotes private sector participation in the modern energy supply;
ii. Enhances private sector engagements, participation and collaborations for increased uptake of modern energy technologies;
iii. Develops strategies for marketing of modern energy technologies;
iv. Coordinates capacity building of stakeholders, project champions to enhance their capacity in project implementation and management of modern energy projects;
v. Facilitates project developers to access funds for project implementation;
vi. Manages the Agency’s database and Energy Management Information System (EMIS) development;
vii. Facilitates environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA);
viii. Develops and implement Information Technology Strategy for the Agency; and
ix. Performs any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by his/her superiors.

14.3 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Masters of Science (MSc) either in Energy Development Engineering, Project Management or any other related fields;
ii. Must have experience in energy sector;
iii. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage team work; and
iv. At least ten (10) years relevant working experience of which five (5) must be in a managerial position.

14.4 Employment Terms:
Contract of five (5) years renewable based on performance.

15.0 POSITION: PLANNING AND RESEARCH OFFICER (1 POST) 
15.1 REPORTS TO: PROJECT PLANNING AND RESEARCH MANAGER

15.2 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


i. Assist in undertaking energy projects planning for the Rural Energy Agency;
ii. Assist in Overseeing implementation of national electrification investment prospectus and rural electrification master plan;
iii. Assist in coordination and preparation of project’s concept notes and proposals to solicit financing from various partners;
iv. Assist in designing projects implementation modalities in collaboration with other departments of the Agency;
v. Assist in identifying researchable areas relevant for enhancing performance of rural energy interventions;
vi. Assist in developing and ensuring implementation of Medium and Long term research agenda for the Agency;
vii. Assist in publishing and dissemination of research reports; and viii. Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

15.3 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Bachelor Degree either in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Management or its equivalent;
ii. Masters degree will be an added advantage;
iii. Minimum of five (5) years of successful and proven experience in a relevant position; iv. Knowledge in renewable energy technologies is an added advantage; and
v. Computer literate

16.0 POSITION : DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES 
16.1 DIVISION : TECHNICAL SERVICES
16.2 APPOINTING AUTHORITY : THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
16.3 REPORTS TO : DIRECTOR GENERAL

16.4 BASIC FUNCTION:
Responsible for the implementation of the Mission and Vision of the Rural Energy Agency (REA) as well as its strategic direction, operations and overall functions, as stipulated in the Rural Energy Act.

16.5 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
i. Oversee the technical aspects of procurement of the services of consultants and contractors;
ii. Work closely with the financial sector to promote modern rural energy financing that will support the REF’s own lending activities;
iii. Act as the focal point for coordination between REA, REB, consultants, private investors contractors, and other stakeholders;
iv. Advising REA and Board on all aspects of the energy projects;
v. Work closely with project manager and project officers in appraising projects and ensuring their preparation for REB approval;
vi. Work closely with the training and capacity building manager to develop both inhouse (internal) and external training and capacity building programs;
vii. Liaise closely with international donors and non-governmental organizations to promote the REF and generate support for the rural energy program;
viii. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

16.6 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
i. Holder of Masters Degree in engineering (energy related);
ii. Related education and training (such as electrical, hydro or industrial engineering, construction management, etc);
iii. Familiarity with engineering standards for energy projects in Tanzania;
iv. Computer literacy will be required; and
v. A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in energy projects;

GENERAL CONDITIONS
i. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania of not more than 45 years of age except for those who are in public service;
ii. Applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contacts; postal address/post code, e-mail and telephone numbers;
iii. Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this advertisement;

iv. Applicants must attach their certified copies of the following certificates;
 Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates;
 Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts;
 Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates;
 Birth certificate. v. Attaching copies of the following certificates is strictly not accepted
 Form IV and form VI results slips;
 Testimonials and all Partial transcripts.

vi. Applicants employed in the Public Service should route their application letters through their respective employers; vii. Applicants who have/were retired from the Public Service for whatever reason should not apply;
viii. Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts;
ix. Certificates from foreign examination bodies for Ordinary or Advanced level education should be verified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) and National Council for Technical Education (NACTE);
x. Certificates from Foreign Universities should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU);
xi. Applicants with special needs/case (disability) are supposed/advised to indicate;
xii. A signed application letters should be written either in Swahili or English and Addressed to


Secretary,
Presidents Office,
Public Service Recruitment Secretariat,
27 Bibi Titi Mohammed Road,
P.O. Box 63100,
Maktaba Complex,
11102 Dar Es Salaam.

xiii. Deadline for application is 6th June, 2018 and;
xiv. Only short listed candidates will be informed on a date for interview;
xv. Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate to legal action;

NOTE: All applications must be sent through Recruitment Portal by using the following address; http://portal.ajira.go.tz/ and not otherwise (This address also can be found at PSRS Website, Click ‘Recruitment Portal’)

SECRETARY
PUBLIC SERVICE RECRUITMENT SECRETARIAT


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