Wednesday, October 10, 2018

3 Job Opportunities at Kahama Shinyanga Water Supply and Sanitation Authority

Kahama Shinyanga Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (KASHWASA) is a fully autonomous Public Utility established in accordance with the Waterworks Act (Cap. 272), which has been repealed and replaced by the Water Supply and Sanitation Act, 2009. The Authority operates a Water Supply Scheme from the Lake Victoria and supplies bulk water to other Water Utilities in both urban and rural areas, as per Government Notice No. 45 of 23rd February 2007.

Currently, KASHWASA supplies bulk water to 5 Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authorities, 65 Village Water Committees and one Mining Company. Meanwhile, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is implementing the Water Supply Extension Projectsfrom this scheme to Tabora Municipality, Nzega and Igunga Townships, various Villages and small towns of Kagongwa and Isaka.

KASHWASA wishes to recruit competent Tanzanians to fill the following vacant posts: –

Title of the Post: Head Procurement and Management Unit

Number of Posts: One (1)
Post Purpose: Efficiently and effectively manage all the Authority’s procurement, supplies and disposal matters in compliance to the relevant Acts, Regulations and Guidelines.
Reporting to: Managing Director
Supervises: Procurement Officer Supplies Officer
Duty Station: Head Office Shinyanga Municipality
Terms of Service: Four Years Contract

Qualification and Experience:

  • Holder of a degree/Advanced Diploma and Master Degree/ Postgraduate Diploma in Materials Management or its equivalent with Certified Procurement and Supplies Professional (CPSP) registered under approved/authorised category with working experience of at least seven (7) years working experience as a Procurement Officer in a reputable organisation in a senior position.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Identifying materials requirement of the Authority and making timely procurement at minimum cost and with due regards to user specification.
  • Recommending to the heads of Department, standards and procedures for the acquisition, storage and issue of all materials and services required for the proper operations and maintenance of the Authority system.
  • Complying with the Authority’s tendering and ordering procedures for materials and service.
  • Preparing and complying with the Annual Procurement Plan of the Authority.
  • Ensuring conformity with the Public Procurement Act, Regulation and Guidelines.
  • Establishing, evaluating and maintaining reliable primary and secondary source of materials and take appropriate corrective action on any delayed items.
  • Monitoring all available information sources on market trends that may effect on prices or lead times and making recommendations for action to the management team.
  • Keeping informed of new materials and shipment techniques and communicate these to the user department/sections.
  • Reviewing policies pertaining to procurement and supplies matters.
  • Providing the timely advice to the Accounting Officer, Tender Board and user departments on all matters pertaining to procurement, supplies and disposal.
  • Preparing and timely submit to the Tender Board and Management monthly, quarterly and annual reports as appropriate.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Managing Director. 

Records Management Assistant II Two (2) 

Title of the Post: Records Management Assistant II

Number of Posts: Two (2)
Purpose of Post: Responsible for all records management which includes but not limited to receiving, routing retrieval and proper
treatment and keeping of all records in the Authority
Reporting to: Administration Officer
Duty station: Head Office, Shinyanga Municipality
Terms of Service: Unspecified Period

Holder of a Diploma in Records Management from a recognised Institution and must be computer literate.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Keeping all open/ confidential files.Filing properly all incoming documents.
  • Retrieving files/ documents and taking them to the requisitioning office.
  • Recording and dispatching all open outgoing mails.
  • Proper coding of documents.Ensuring proper keeping of records in the Authority.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by Administration Officer.

Age Limit: Not above 45 years for all posts.

All posts carry attractive remuneration and fringe benefits, according to the Authority’s Scheme of Service.

Personal Attributes

  • High level of integrity, honest and sense of responsibility.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Self motivated, able to remain calm under pressure.
  • Committed to deliver work of a high standard. 

Mode of Application
Prospective candidates are invited to submit applications in their own handwriting together with copies of their certificates, a fully typed and signed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with e-mail address, a reliable postal address and telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates/testimonials/transcripts and addresses of at least three(3) professional referees to the following: –

Managing Director,
Kahama Shinyanga Water Supply and Sanitation Authority,
P.O. Box 1246,

Closing Date: Deadline: 30th October, 2018

All educational/professional certificates must be from accredited institutions which are recognized by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE), the National Examinations Council of Tanzania or other relevant bodies.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The Authority’s employment policy is not gender biased. Hence, all prospective applicants are encouraged to apply.