The Rural Energy Agency (REA) is a Government institution established under the Rural Energy Act, 2005. Its main role is to promote and facilitate access to modern energy services in rural areas of Mainland Tanzania. The Agency is inviting applications from dynamic, energetic and proactive Tanzanians with appropriate technical skills and experience to fill the following vacant position.


Reporting to the Rural Energy Board (REB)
The DG is responsible for the attainment of the Agency`s vision, mission and objectives through leadership that inspires Agency`s staff and employees to efficiently and effectively execute strategic, tactical and action plans in accordance with the values that govern the supply of electricity to rural population.
The specific duties and responsibilities that make up the role of the DG are described hereunder.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Overall Management and operations of the Agency, including policy and operational matters.
• Provides leadership, guidance and motivation to management and staff in the implementation of the day to day activities of the Agency.
• Recommends to the Rural Energy Board short, medium and long term plans and strategies to achieve the vision and mission of the Agency.
• Advises and appraises the Rural Energy Board periodically on matters pertaining to the performance of Agency.
• Develops and maintains good working relations with all stakeholders including Government ministries, Donors, Parliament and Regional Authorities.
• Provides strategic direction in the major functions of the Agency`s operations and market it to key stakeholders, financiers and investors.
• Reviews the organization`s annual accounts and other statutory reports and submit to the Board for approval.
• Promotes investment in rural energy projects and activities that improve access to modern energy projects based on sound principles and criteria, are submitted to the Board for consideration and approval for grants from the Rural Energy Agency (REA) and the Rural Energy Fund (REF) in all its dealings with partners and other third parties.
• Mobilizes financial resources to the Rural Energy Fund (REF) and ensure that sufficient funds are available in the fund to provide for rural energy projects and activities.
• Employs and administers human resource issues such as staffing requirements including appointments of staff of the Rural Energy Agency.
• Carries out any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Rural Energy Board.

Qualification and Experience Required
• Master Degree in Renewable Energy or Electrical Engineering, preferably with PHD degree in Engineering.
• Holder of MBA in Finance or Economics or related disciplines from recognized training institutions will be an added advantage.
• Computer literate.
• At least ten (10) years work experience at senior management level out of which five years at directorship level and should be in a reputable organization.
• Must be registered by the Engineers Registration Board.

Competences Required
• Strong leadership skills and a team player.
• Good Analytical skills.
• Drive for results.
• Problem solving and decision making.
• Effective communication skills

Age Limit: should not be less than 45 and not above 55 years of age.

Employment Terms
• Contact of five (5) years – renewable based on performance.
• Attractive Remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Reports to the Director General
Duties and Responsibilities
• 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.
• Recommends and reviews human resources policies and regulations in support to fulfill the mandate of the Agency.
• Ensures a conducive working environment in the Agency;
• Develops reviews and provides data support and up-date records on various human resources information systems.
• Carries out human resource planning to determine supply and demand for staffing in the agency in collaboration with stakeholders in the Agency.
• Coordinates implementation of open performance review and appraisal system (OPRAS), assesses appraisal results and prepares implementation reports.
• Coordinates and administers employees` salaries, incentives, terminal benefits and other entitlements and ensures compliance with statutory requirements.
• Coordinates facilitation of orientation/induction programs for new employees in the Agency.
• Coordinates preparation and implementation of training and development programmes.
• Facilitates employee relations and welfare including health, safety, sports and culture.
• Ensures ethical conducts including prevention of corrupt practices among staff in the Agency.
• Implements diversity issues including disability and HIV/AIDS.
• Coordinates implementation of Client Service Charter
• Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and Experience Required

• Masters Degree in public Administration, Human Resources Management or other related fields.
• Good understanding and knowledge of Employment and Labour Relations Laws, Regulations and public services guidelines.
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage team work.
• At least ten (10) years relevant work experience of which five (5) must be in a managerial position in a reputable organization.
• Must be computer literate with a good knowledge of at least one Human Resourced information system application software package.
Age Limit: Note below 35 and above 45 years.

Employment Terms
• Contact of five (5) years – renewable based on performance.
• Attractive Remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Submission of Applications
• Applicants should submit CVs, copies of certificates they wish to use in supporting their applications, three referees and two passport size photographs to the address shown below.
• Applicants must clearly show their complete contact addresses including mobile telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
• Deadline for receiving applications is 15th December, 2015 16:00 hrs.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
• Application letters should be sent by post, courier or delivered by hand to the addressee below.
• As part of your application, please write a short essay not exceeding 1000 words as to why you believe you deserve to be appointed for the position and what you intend to do to contribute to the advancement of REA strategic outlook.
• Kindly not that electronic submissions will not be honored.

Executive Selection (REA)
First Floor, Wing C, Life House
Sokoine Drive/ Ohio Street
P.O.BOX 10236

Tel: +255 22 2118076, Fax: +255 22 2114724

Source: Daily News 30th November, 2015
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