Thursday, December 21, 2017

Employment Opportunities at Public Service Recruitment Secretariat, December 2017

Employment Opportunities at Public Service Recruitment Secretariat, December 2017
NAFASI ZA AJIRA TCRA
THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
PRESIDENT’S OFFICE
PUBLIC SERVICE RECRUITMENT SECRETARIAT
Ref.No.EA.7/96/01/J/81 
20th December, 2017

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
On behalf of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), President’s
Office, Public Service Recruitment Secretariat invites qualified Tanzanians to fill (7) vacant posts as mentioned below;

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 TANZANIA COMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY (TCRA)
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) is a quasi-independent
Government body responsible for regulating the Communications and Broadcasting
sectors in Tanzania. It was established under the Tanzania Communications Regulatory
Act No.12 of 2003 to regulate the electronic communications and Postal services, and
management of the national frequency spectrum in the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Authority became operational on 1st November 2003 and effectively took over the
functions of the now defunct Tanzania Communications Commission (TCC) and
Tanzania Broadcasting Commission (TBC) respectively.

1.1.1 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - 3 POSTS
1.1.2 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Designing and developing software applications based on technical solutions. The
primary objective is to help TCRA be more efficient by developing technology based
solutions in a cost-effective way.
To accomplish Software Application Development Full Lifecycle by:

i. Evaluate and identify technologies appropriate for TCRA’s operations;

ii. Designing, coding and debugging software applications in various software
languages (Java, C/C++, .NET, PHP);

iii. Carry out Software testing, quality assurance and maintenance of standards
compliance;

iv. Support & maintain TCRA systems and document software functionalities;

v. Integrate TCRA Application Software Systems;

vi. Execute other assignments as may be assigned from time to time by superiors

1.1.3 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, business information systems, Software
engineering, Software Development, or equivalent qualifications from a
reputable academic institution;

ii. Relevant recognized ICT professional certifications such as C, C++,
Python and Ruby Python Certifications and/or Java Certified
Programmers and/or Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer and/or
Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional.

iii. A minimum of THREE (3) years post qualification experience in the area
of software development in a reputable organization including experience
in developing high quality, high volume distributed and scalable business
applications;

iv. Strong knowledge and experience with relational database systems
(preferably MS SQL Server) and SQL.

1.1.4ADDED ADVANTAGE
i. Good knowledge of UML and ASP.NET, plus ADO.Net and MS Windows
SDK/APIs;

ii. Good knowledge on Web Services, XML technologies and strong
troubleshooting, debugging and analysis skills;

iii. Advanced knowledge of mobile application such as iOS and Android
Platform, SMS Gateway, SMPP, Database Optimization;

iv. Practical knowledge and skills relevant to the job position.

1.1.5 SPECIAL SPECIFICATIONS:
1.1.6 SKILLS/ ABILITIES
i. Excellent analytical skills;

ii. Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively as a team player especially with
system analysts and designers;

iii. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and manage complex and delicate tasks;

iv. Results and performance-driven with commitment to realization of the Authority’s
strategic objectives;

v. Able to work independently and manages expected deliverables;

vi. Flexible, proactive, attention to detail, ability to work under pressure;

vii. Self confidence in work planning and decision making;

viii. A good feeling for confidentiality and working in a procedural matter.

1.1.7 DESIRABLE

i. A person with good communication skills, orally articulate, good written
communication skills, good writer, good analyser and good listener;

ii. Ability to draw reasonable, logical conclusions or assumptions from limited
information;

iii. Display a great deal of creativity in problem solving and who pays attention to
details.

iv. Visionary person who can create code and libraries that are open to refactoring
and easy to use in all code languages and who is able to see that the impact of
present-day decisions is paramount to building great software.

1.1.8 REMUNERATION
 Attractive remuneration package in accordance with the Authority`s Salary
Structure.

1.1.9 DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR – 2 POSTS
1.1.10 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To ensure Performance, Integrity and Security of TCRA`s Database Systems.

i. Maintain assigned server systems hardware, software and infrastructure on MS
Windows, Linux and Unix Server platforms;

ii. Provide appropriate infrastructure technology solution to support TCRA
Operations;

iii. Control and monitor user access to the database

iv. Plan for backup, disaster recovery and business continuity planning process;

v. Monitoring and optimizing the performance of the database and allocate system
storage

vi. Execute other duties as may be assigned from time to time by supervisors.

1.1.11 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
i. Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, or equivalent qualifications from a reputable academic
institution;

ii. Relevant recognized ICT professional certification such as Microsoft SQL
Server Certification and/or Oracle Database Administrator.

iii. A minimum of THREE (3) years post qualification experience in the areas
of Data Base Administration in a reputable organization;

1.1.12 ADDED ADVANTAGE
Practical knowledge and skills relevant to the job position.

1.1.13 SPECIAL SPECIFICATIONS:
1.1.14 SKILLS/ ABILITIES
i. Excellent analytical skills;

ii. Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively as a team player;

iii. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and manage complex and delicate tasks;

iv. Results and performance-driven with commitment to realization of the
Authority’s strategic objectives;

v. Flexible, proactive and attentive to detail with ability to work under pressure;

vi. Self confidence in work planning and decision making;

vii. A good feeling for confidentiality and working in a procedural matter.

1.1.15 DESIRABLE
i. A person with good communication skills, orally articulate, good written
communication skills, good writer, good analyser and good listener;

ii. Ability to draw reasonable, logical conclusions or assumptions from limited
information;

iii. Display a great deal of creativity in problem solving;

iv. Understanding of the business needs behind the servers being supported;

v. Ability to understand the ecosystem of the computing world (Networking, Web
Applications, SAN, RAID, etc.)

1.1.16 REMUNERATION
 Attractive remuneration package in accordance with the Authority`s Salary
Structure.

1.1.17 SENIOR DATA SCIENTIST - 2 POSTS
1.1.18 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To make value out of big data by fetching information from various sources and
analyzes them for better understanding about how TCRA performs, and to build Artificial
Intelligence (AI) tools that automate certain processes within the TCRA.

i. Carry out data analysis and provide advice on the outcomes;

ii. Perform data translations and produce useful business reports;

iii. Ensure TCRA Database are accurate and visible;

iv. Models complex problems and other relevant systems within TCRA;

v. Discover insights and identify opportunities through the use of statistical,
algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques;

vi. Execute other duties as may be assigned from time to time by supervisors.

1.1.19 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

i. Master ’s degree in Mathematics or Statistics, Computer Engineering or
equivalent qualifications;
ii. Relevant recognized ICT professional certification such as Certified Analytics
Professional and/or SAS Certified Data Scientist and/or SAS Certified Big Data 
Professional and/or Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert - Data Management and
Analytics certification.

iii. A minimum of THREE (3) years post qualification experience in ICT in a
reputable organization.

1.1.20 ADDED ADVANTAGE
Practical knowledge and skills relevant to the job position.

1.1.21 SPECIAL SPECIFICATIONS:

1.1.22 SKILLS/ ABILITIES
i. Excellent analytical skills;

ii. Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively as a team player;

iii. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and manage complex and delicate tasks;

iv. Results and performance-driven with commitment to realization of the
Authority’s strategic objectives;

v. Flexible, proactive and attentive to detail with ability to work under pressure;

vi. Self confidence in work planning and decision making;

vii. A good feeling for confidentiality and working in a procedural matter.

1.1.23 DESIRABLE
i. A person with good communication skills, orally articulate, good written
communication skills, good writer, good analyser and good listener with ability
to draw reasonable, logical conclusions or assumptions from limited information;

ii. A person who displays the features of creativity in problem solving.;

iii. Professional who turn data into information, who know algorithms and how and
when to apply them;

iv. A curious person who asks "why" and "how” with creative mind.

1.1.24 REMUNERATION
 Attractive remuneration package in accordance with the Authority`s Salary
Structure.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
i. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania of not more than 45 years of age;

ii. Applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable
contacts; postal address/post code, e-mail and telephone numbers; 

iii. Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this
advertisement;

iv. Applicants must attach their certified copies of the following certificates;
 Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates;
 Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts;
 Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates;
 Birth certificate

v. Applicants who will attach copies of the following certificates will strictly not have
accepted;
 Form IV and form VI results slips
 Testimonials and all Partial transcripts

vi. Applicants employed in the Public Service should route their application letters
through their respective employers;

vii. Applicants who have/were retired from the Public Service for whatever reason
should not apply;

viii. Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts;

ix. Certificates from foreign examination bodies for Ordinary or Advanced level
education should be certified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania
(NECTA) and National Council for Technical Education (NACTE);

x. Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by The Tanzania
Commission for Universities (TCU);

xi. Applicants with special needs/case (disability) are supposed/advised to

indicate;

xii. A signed application letters should be written either in Swahili or English and
Addressed to 

Secretary, 
Presidents Office, 
Public Service Recruitment Secretariat, 
27 Bibi Titi Mohammed Road, 
P.O Box 63100, Maktaba Complex,
11102 Dar Es Salaam.

xiii. Deadline for application is 3rd January 2018 and;

xiv. Only short listed candidates will be informed on a date for interview.

xv. Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate to legal
action; 

NOTE: All applications must be sent through Recruitment Portal by using the
following address; http://portal.ajira.go.tz/ and not otherwise (This address
can also be found at PSRS Website, Click ‘Recruitment Portal’)


SECRETARY
PUBLIC SERVICE RECRUITMENT SECRETARIAT.