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NAFASI ZA KAZI

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

TANZANIA COMMISSION FOR UNIVERSITIES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is a Government Executive Agency
under the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. The Agency is mandated in
promoting and oversees quality assurance of universities and its core function is to
regulate, advice and support university education level in the country. The agency is
expected to better meet the requirements of its customers and public in general.
The Commission offices are currently located at Garden Road (New TPDC Estate) Dar es
Salaam. Being an equal opportunity employer Tanzania Commission for Universities
now invites application from qualified Tanzanians to fill the following challenging
positions.

POST TITLE: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Appointment by: Commission
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Report to: Executive Secretary
Job Summary:
•To provide technical advice on the conceptualization, design, resources mobilization, implementation, evaluation and timely feedback on Commission’s’ plans, programmes and projects;
•To develop and implement effective and efficient plans for human resource development, finance and administration matters.
•To prepare and coordinate annual budget and annual reports for theCommission
•To coordinate and ensure effective use of all revenues accruing to theCommission.
Minimum Qualifications:
The applicant must:
•Possess either outstanding qualifications at either PhD (Finance Accounting/Economics),Masters Degree (Finance Accounting/Economics),CPA,ACCA, CA or any related field from a recognized institution and must have outstanding academic and administrative experience and capability.
•The candidate must not be below 35 yearsof age.
•Demonstrate ability to mobilize and generate funds from internal andexternal sources
•Have adequate skills in managing Management Information System.
•Have adequate skills in managing plans, budgets, income and expenditure issues;
•Must have good management knowledge and well versed with Human Resource Management in Higher Education Institutions.
•Have effective liaison skills with Government, higher learning institutions, the private sector, other institutions and the international community.
•Have high degree command of co-ordination skills
•Demonstrate highest level of integrity.
•Must have good knowledge in computer and management package. The applicant must also have skills and ability to:
•Develop a vision and direction for the Commission;
•Interpret and promote the Commission’s key functions;
•Stimulate and encourage new ideas and developments through motivation and support for staff; and
•Influence, persuade and build coalitions and networks for the benefits of the Commission.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
a)Heads the Department of Finance and Administration;
b)Advises the Executive Secretary on matters pertaining to Finance and Administration;
c)Establishes and maintains workable systems for regular monitoring and evaluation of the performance, quality, relevance and efficiency of all finance programmes;
d)Plans and controls all the financial and accounting operations for the Commission;
e)Determines viable sources of funding;
f)Mobilizes finances from a variety of sources;
g)Design and review Financial and HR tools;
h)Prepares strategic plan and annual budgets for Tanzania Commission for
Universities;
i)Ensure timely audit of financial statements;
j)Receive and direct the proper use of all monies paid to the Commission;
k)Prepare financial statements of income and expenditure for Tanzania Commission for Universities at appropriate times;
l)Reviews existing and develops new physical, financial, accounting programmes based on established needs of the Commission;
m)Makes proposals for investing funds for the Commission and implements the approved investments;
n)Ensures adherence to the approved financial and administrative policies andprocedures;
o)Maintains sound industrial relations and develops effective employee communication systems;
p)Serve as Secretary to Grants Committee;
q)Performs any other duties allocated to him from time to time by the Executive Secretary.
EXPERIENCE
The applicant must have:
•Not less than 5years experience in management at senior position in finance and administration
or related fields in a medium to large organization ,experience in working with higher education institutions will be an added advantage;
•Developed strategic documents for an organization that yielded positive results for the development and growth of the organization;
•Attributes that make him/her able to work with a government and higher learning institutions.
Tenure: 4years renewable contract subject to positive annual performance appraisal.
Remuneration
Successful candidate will be paid according to Tanzania Commission for Universities salary scale
MODE OF APPLICATION
1.Applicants who meet the stated requirements for the advertised post and would like to serve the Tanzanian Public Service through Tanzania Commission for Universities, should send their applications to:
The Executive Secretary
Tanzania Commission for Universities
P.O. Box 6562
DAR E S SALAAM
2.Signed application letters must be accompanied by:
(a)Proof of Tanzanian citizenship (affidavits will not be accepted)
(b)Applicant’s current CV and two passport size photographs in colour.
(c)Photocopies of academic and professional certificates
(d)Names and full contact addresses and daytime telephone numbers of three referees.
3.All application must be posted;personal delivery will not be entertained.
4.All applications must be in hand writing.
5.Applications should reach the Tanzania Commission for Universities
latest by the close of business on 19thDecember 2014.
6.The title of the position applied for should be marked on the envelope; short of which will make the application invalid.
7.Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will necessitate to legal action.
8.Applicants for senior positions currently employed in the public service should route their application letters through their respective employers.
NOTE: Only short-listed candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted and those who will not hear from us should consider themselves unsuccessful.
 
POST TITLE:HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER II (1 POST)
Duty Station:Dar es Salaam
Report to:Director of Finance and Administration
Job Summary
Human Resources Officer will provide quality human resource support to all
directors and staff in the Tanzania Commission for Universities
Main Duties and Responsibilities
a)Collect, analyze, tabulate and maintain personnel data and statistics;
b)Assist in the administration of recruitment and staff allocation;
c)Assists in office personnel administration, human relations and staff welfare;
d)Deals with general disciplinary matters for junior staff;
e)Oversees the general cleanliness of office premises;
f)Preparation of manpower development plans, training and career development programmes;
g)Ensurethat staff houses, office buildings and other estates are maintained;
h)Looks after the welfare of employees in matters related to administration, medical treatment, housing and transport. Ensures that all estates, fixed assets and other property are properly insured;
i)Assist in identifying manpower needs and proper utilization of human resources;
j)Ensures that machinery and other office equipment are well maintained;
k)Any other duties as may be assigned by the relevant executive.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience.
Possession of a University degree with specialization or bias in either Public
Administration, Human Resources Management and Business Administration or
equivalent qualification with minimum experience of not less than three years in
the field of Human Resources Management.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
In additional to the above skills and qualifications the applicant for the above position is required to have the following attributes:
a)A very high level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility;
b)Ability to work in a dynamic team;
c)Ability to produce expected results
d)Ability to self manage and meet deadlines
e)Willingness to work beyond the call of duty
f)Computer literacy is necessary
g)Must not below 30 years of age
REMUNERATION
Successful candidate will be paid according toTanzania Commission for Universities salary scale

MODE OF APPLICATION
1.Applicants who meet the stated requirements for the advertised post and would like to serve the Tanzanian Public Service through Tanzania Commission for Universities, should send their applications to:
The Executive Secretary
Tanzania Commission for Universities
P.O. Box 6562
DAR E S SALAAM
2.Signed application letters must be accompanied by:
(a)Proof of Tanzanian citizenship (affidavits will not be accepted)
(b)Applicant’s current CV and two passport size photographs in colour.
(c)Photocopies of academic and professional certificates
(d)Names and full contact addresses and daytime telephone numbers of three referees.
3.All application must be posted;personal delivery will not be entertained.
4.All applications must be in hand writing.
5.Applications should reach the Tanzania Commission for Universities
latest by the close of business on 19thDecember 2014.
6.The title of the position applied for should be marked on the envelope; short of which will make the application invalid.
7.Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will necessitate to legal action.
8.Applicants for senior positions currently employed in the public service should route their application letters through their respective employers.
NOTE: Only short-listed candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted and those who will not hear from us should consider themselves unsuccessful.


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