Director General at The Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA)

The Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) is a government Agency established under VET Act Cap. 82. R.E 2006, with overall responsibilities of regulating, providing, promoting and managing the VET fund in collaboration with stakeholders.  VETA is an equal opportunity organization. looking for a qualified, competent, dynamic and committed Tanzanians to fill the position of Director General.

1.0. JOB TITLE:           Director General 


Reporting to:                Board   of   Directors.


Location:                     VETA HEAD OFFICE.

POSITION:                    Director General

REPORTS TO:               Board of Directors




The Director General serves as Chief Executive of VETA and he is overall in charge of the day to day administration of the affairs of the Authority in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Vocational Education and Training Board.




Legal complianceAssures adherence and monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulations.


Mission, policy and planningHelps the Board determine VETA values, mission, vision and short and long-term goals.Prepares and implement the strategic plan of the Authority. Prepares, recommends, and facilitates policy making.Keeps informed of developments in human services.Provides leadership on organizational strategic and operational direction for positive performance of the Authority.


Management and administrationProvides general oversight of all VETA activities, manages day to day operations and assures a smoothly functioning, efficient organization.Assures program quality and organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures and regular evaluation.Assures a work environment that recruits, retains and supports quality staff. Assures process for selecting, developing, motivating and evaluating staff including ensuring that appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained.Specifies accountabilities for management and evaluates performance regularly.Ensures strategic and operational objectives are attained at National, Zonal and Centre levels.Enhances Team work and ownership of VETA.


GovernanceWorks with the Board Chair to enable the Board to fulfill its governance functions and facilities the optimum performance by the Board its committees and individual Board members.With the Board Chair, focuses Board attention on long-range strategic issues.Manages the Board’s due diligence process to assure timely attention to core issues.


FinancingPromotes programs and services that are produced in a cost effective manner, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality.Oversees the fiscal activities of the organization including budgeting, reporting and audit.Works with the Board to ensure availability of adequate financial resources to support short and long term goals.


Public relationsFacilitates good corporate image through integration of VETA into the fabric of the public using effective marketing and communications activities.Acts as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to VETA and VET system.Assures public awareness of VETA and VET System response to prevailing demands.Serves as chief spokesperson for VETA assuring proper representation of VETA to the Public.Initiates, develops, and maintains cooperative relationships with key stakeholders.




Holder of Masters Degree in any of the following fields or equivalent:  Engineering; Business Administration; Agriculture; Tourism; Social Sciences; Human Resources; Finance.




Six (6) years experience in senior managerial position in a large organisation

Age Limit:

Should not be above 50 years old.


Attractive remuneration package in accordance with the Institution’s salary scale


Application letters enclosed with CVs indicating names and addresses of three referees, copies of relevant academic transcripts and certificates should be addressed to:

The Chairperson of   Search committee,

VETA Head Office,

PO.BOX 2849,



The deadline for submitting applications should not be later than 12th August, 2016 

VETA IS an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Source: The Guardian 3 August 2016

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