ADVERTISEMENT OF JOB VACANCY FOR THE POST OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE COUNCIL
1.0 ORGANIZATION PROFILE
The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) is a body corporate established by Act of Parliament, Cap. 129. The Act provides a legal framework for the Council to build an efficient national qualifications system which will ensure that ensuring that products from technical institutions are of high quality and respond to changing needs of the labour market as well as technological innovations in the world. NACTE is thus a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral body which is empowered to coordinate and oversee the provision of Technical Education and Training in all technical institutions in Tanzania, delivering courses at technician, semi-professional and professional levels leading to National Technical Awards (NTA) certificates, diplomas, degrees and other related awards.
In order to effectively fulfill that mandate and meet its objectives and planned activities, the Council seeks applications from qualified persons for the post of Executive Secretary.
2.0 JOB PURPOSE
The Executive Secretary shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Council who shall be appointed and be responsible to the Governing Council for implementing the policies of the Council including planning, coordinating and controlling all functions and activities within the framework and instructions laid down by the Council in accordance with the Act.
3.0 PERSONNEL SPECIFICATIONS
3.1 Qualifications and experience
The applicant should be a holder of Doctorate Degree in one of the fields covered by Council’s Subject Boards i.e. Science and Allied Technologies (SAT); Business, Tourism and Planning (BTP); Health and Allied Sciences (HAS); and Teaching and Learning Facilitation (TLF). Moreover the aspiring candidate must have a minimum of ten (10) years working experience at senior managerial level in management of tertiary education level preferably in technical and vocational training institutions. The Applicant should not be more than 55 years by January 2017, the age which can allow him/her to serve the Council for at least one term of tenure in Office before reaching the age of compulsory retirement. Registration at professional level by a relevant professional body, where applicable, will be an added advantage..
3.2 Skills and Competences
(i) Professional requirement
The Candidate should have ability to oversee and produce analytical reports on projects and programmes; show a high-level of managerial competence; be proud in work and achievements; be conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, have a wide knowledge and understanding of Technical Education and Training system, observing deadlines and achieving results.
(ii) Skills requirement
The Candidate should have strong leadership, administrative and organizational capacity; excellent command of both spoken and written Kiswahili and English; literacy in and knowledge of a wide range of computer packages and should have a strong interpersonal skills and integrity, including excellent negotiation skills.
4.0 MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As the Chief Executive of the Council, the Executive Secretary shall be responsible for the general direction, leadership, administration and supervision of the Council's resources and operations. Specifically his/her main duties shall include inter alia to:
(a) Develop policies for approval by the Council;
(b) Ensure implementation of the policies and procedures of the Council;
(c) Liaise with other relevant bodies with purpose of providing strategic advice on the development of Technical Education and Training;
(d) Organize and service meetings of the Council;
(e) Serve as Accounting Officer of the Council;
(f) Direct the operations of the Secretariat; and
(g) Serve any other duties assigned by the Council/Government.
5.0 TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The tenure of office for the Executive Secretary will be three (3) years contract renewable depending satisfactory performance.
Attractive package and other fringe benefits will be provided in accordance with the existing NACTE Regulations, Scheme of Service and relevant circulars from the Government as may be given from time to time.
7.0 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND SUBMISSION
Applicants should submit their applications including:
(a) Letter of motivation to take up this post;
(b) Certified copies of degree awards and other professional credentials;
(c) Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV);
(d) Membership Certificates from Professional Bodies;
(e) Letter of support from the current or previous employer; and
(f) Complete names and contacts of three referees.
The applications should be posted by registered mail. The deadline for submission of the applications is 15th October, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and should be addressed to:
National Council for Technical Education,
P. O. Box 14942, Dar-es-Salaam,
Tel: 255-22-2136205 / 2122836
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