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List of Opportunities at Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority(TAZARA)

Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Monday, July 23, 2018


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The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) is a statutory institution owned by the two Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia on a 50/50 shareholding basis. Incorporated by the Acts of Parliament of the two contracting states, the Authority’s registered office is in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with two regional administrative centres in Mpika, Zambia and Dar es Salaam. The position of Deputy Managing Director has fallen vacant and, in this regard, applications are invited from suitably quali ed Tanzanians, as follows.

Job Title Deputy Managing Director— 1 Position
Reporting to Managing Director
Duty Station Head Office, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Job Summary

The Deputy Managing Director works hand in hand with the Managing Director to formulate strategies and plans for the Authority for approval by the Board of Directors in line with the vision, mission, and objectives of the Authority

Main Duties 

a) Assists the Managing Director in all matters relating to the Management and Administration of the Authority;
b) Deputises the Managing Director and co-ordinates the activities of the Departments to achieve best performances;
c) Monitors operations of the Authority on a day to day basis and keeps the Managing Director advised;
d) Performs any other duties assigned by the Managing Director from time to time.

Job Title: Senior Planning Officer (Technical) — 1 Position
Reporting to Manager – Planning & Corporate Affairs
Duty Station Dar es Salaam. Tanzania

Job Summary

The Senior Planning Officer (Technical) provides technical guidance and services in areas of Civil. Mechanical and Signalling and Telecommunications project Management and research in order to facilitate administration of short, medium and long-term corporate plans to achieve the Authority’s goals and objectives.

Main Duties

a) Prepares and submits technical plans and implementation schedules in areas of mechanical, civil signaling and telecommunication engineering:
b) Identifies and seeks approval of alternate engineering project solutions where original plans have been overtaken by events;
c) Develops and puts into application systems of identification and evaluation of engineering investment proposals;
d) Prepares detailed project plans and activity schedules on engineering projects;
e) Monitors and coordinates the implementation of investment projects;
f) Keeps abreast with technology trends In the railway Industry and works out methods for applying the same in TAZARA;
g) Research into areas of product and equipment improvement together with Improvements In methods of maintenance, operations, and organization.
h) Establishes and Implements engineering performance Indices In order to achieve corporate goals.

Job Title: Head Human Resources-1 Position
Reporting to Regional General Manager
Duty Station Dar es Salaam

Job Summary

Reporting to the Regional General Manager, the jobholder is responsible for interpreting and implementing HR Policies and Labour Laws in order to maintain a harmonious working environment.

Main Duties

a) Implements recruitment, compensation, training, and benefits policies covering a staff establishment of more than 1,600 employees;
b) Advises and guides Management on disciplinary and grievance handling, in line with the TAZARA disciplinary code and grievance procedures and local labor legislation;
c) Prepares HR returns on labor movements, in order to enhance effective staff utilization and planning of future operational demands;
d) Ensures provision and maintenance of social amenities and medical facilities for employees and their families.


a) Form four and six Academic Certificates
b) A degree from a recognized University or its equivalent preferably in Business Administration or Engineering;
c) The candidate should have vast experience in interpersonal skills, leadership, and tact to deal with a diverse workforce and clients;
d) At least 10 years of experience in a reputable profit-making organization, five of which must have a traceable record at Senior Management level;
e) Excellent communications skills;
f) A postgraduate degree and experience in railway transportation or related industries will be an added advantage.

Mode of Application

Interested candidates should write to the address below justifying how they qualify and enclosing updated curriculum vitae, copies of the relevant certificates, three references and daytime contact details, by 17th August 2018. TAZARA is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
We regret to advise that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The Managing Director
TAZARA Head Office, Nyerere Road
P.O. Box 2834
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.

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