Managing Director at Songea Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (SOUWASA)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Songea Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (SOUWASA) is an Autonomous Government Ag.ency operating under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. II was established on 1st July, 1997 under Act No.8 Of 1997 and later on strengthen by Act No. 12 Of 2009. SOUWASA is charged with the overall responsibility of operations, maintenance and management of Water Supply and Sanitation services within Songea Municipality.

Applications are invited from suitable qualified, dynamic, experienced and performance driven Tanzanians to fill in an excellent carrier opportunity of:


MANAGING DIRECTOR (1 POST)

REPORTS TO: SOUWASA Board of Directors
TERMS OF SERVICE: Four Years (4) Contract -Renewable for a maximum of three terms upon good working performance.

WORK STATION: Songea Municipality

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs and supervises Authority's functions for provision of continuous supply of clean and quality water for domestic, commercial and industrial purposes as well as efficient management of waste water.
  • Ensures that the Authority develops well focused vision and mission as approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Plans, Organizes, Co-ordinates, monitors, controls and evaluates implementation of SOUWASA policies and operations in order to achieve the Authority's goals and objectives.
  • Ensures that the activities of the Authority are environmentally friendly.
  • Interprets and implements the circulars, directives, policies laid down by the Minister for Water and Irrigation, the SOUWASA Board of Directors and other Government Authorities.
  • Ensures that the Authority prepares and carries out an effective programme of public relations, water conservation, water protection and pricing policies.
  • Reviews SOUWASA budget and ensures its effective control as approved by the Board.
  • Coordinates the preparation of Strategic Plans and submits to the Board for approval.
  • Ensures that all Authority's financial transactions are authorized and controlled in accordance with the agreed procedures and systems of internal controls.
  • Reviews regularly actual performance against plans, budgets, standards and submits reports to the Board with recommendations on how to correct adverse variance.
  • Directs and ensures that annual reports and statement of accounts are submitted to the Board as agreed.
  • Coordinates planning and execution of new water projects.
  • Formulates policies and strategies aimed at improving revenue collection for the Authority.
  • Liaises with the Ministry of Water, Regional and Municipal Town authorities and other stakeholders to promote an understanding of the challenges and constraints that SOUWASA sometimes encounters in its operations.
  • Performs any other duty as assigned from time to time by the Board of Directors.


Minimum Qualifications Required Competency and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualification, competency and experience: 
  • Holder of Bachelor Degree in or an Advance Diploma in the field of Engineering, Water Resource Management/ Law I Economics/ Finance/Business Administration/ Public Administration cir Human Resources.
  • Holder of Master's Degree/Postgraduate in the field of Engineering, Water Resource Management/ Law I Economics/ Finance/Business Administration/ Public Administration or Human Resources is an added advantage.
  • The applicant must be registered with a relevant professional Board (if any).
  • At least eight (8) years working experience in water supply and sanitation, of which three (3) years should be at a managerial position.
  • Required to have strong conceptual, strategic ability, extensive administrative and supervisory experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Conversant with Water Sector Management and donor funded projects and demonstrated good financial management skills.
  • Possession of knowledge and competence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) application.
  • Ability to work hard and meet strict deadlines.
  • Resourceful and Performance oriented.
  • Good working relationship with all levels.


Remuneration

• Attractive salary within SOUWASA scale

General Conditions

  • All applicants must be citizens of Tanzania.
  • Age between 35 and 50 years.
  • Application letter should be hand written.
  • Applicants must attach an up to date Curriculum Vitae (CV) with reliable contacts, postal address, e-mail and telephone/mobile numbers.
  • Applicants should indicate names and contact addresses of at least three referees.
  • Applicants must attach their relevant copies of relevant Academic Certificates, Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates, Birth Certificate and two recent passport size photographs.
  • Applicants who retired from the Public Service for whatever reasons should not apply.


Mode of Applications

All application should be sent to SOUWASA by hand, registered postal office and EMS. and be Addressed to:

The Board Chairman,
Songea Urban Water and Sanitation Authority,
P.O. Box 363,
SONGEA.
E-mail address: info@souwasa.go.tz
Telephone: 0252602326

Fax:0252602294

THE DEADLINE OF RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS TWO WEEKS FROM THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT.


NB: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATE WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW, AND THOSE WHO WILL NOT HEAR FROM US SHOULD CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS UN SUCCESSFUL

NAFASI YA AJIRA (SOUWASA) Songea Urban Water and Sanitation Authority
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