Job opportunity: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Tanzania Postal Bank (TPB)



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Tanzania Postal Bank (TPB) was established in 1991 by the Tanzania Postal Bank Act No. 11/1991. In 1992 it became operational as a separate entity from the then Tanzania Posts and Telecommunications Corporation. TPB is among the longest serving banks in Tanzania. Its mandate is to mobilize local savings and promote savings habits of the Tanzanian population and to provide banking services and facilities countrywide.

TPB now seeks to recruit a results driven Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The successful candidate will be responsible to the Board of the Directors and to provide vision, direction and leadership to the Bank. He/she will work with other members of Senior Management to ensure that the Bank acquires and maintains a solid reputation as a successful financial institution by implementing the right business strategies and economical management of resources.

Description: Main Responsibilities and Duties
The CEO will be in charge of implementation and realization of the Bank's mission and vision so as to achieve its strategic goals. The successful candidate will be the overall manager of the day to day activities and have the power to make final decisions at management level.

In addition he/she will:
Ensure the Bank develops and recommends to the Board of Directors short, medium and long term plans and strategies to achieve its objectives
Coordinate and assess performance in order to make timely changes in strategy, structure and resource allocation
Establish, monitor and maintain appropriate financial systems for effective and efficient control of operations
Build and sustain a cultural environment that is driven by competitive recruitment, staff motivation, communication and loyalty while taking into consideration interest of various stakeholders
Mitigate risks by complying with the Laws, EOT regulations and guidelines, internal policies and procedures, the Board directives and banking best practices
Keep the Board informed of all important developments in the banking industry and recommend appropriate reactions
Requirements: Competencies and Attributes
Knowledge of the best internationally accepted banking practices
High integrity and strong public relations skills, and ability to engage with different stakeholders
Proven business skills, articulation and ability to effectively market the Bank locally, regionally and internationally
Understanding of commercial credit management and experience in microfinance techniques
IT knowledge
Treasury, assets and liability management
Ability to build, work and Iea4 teams
Minimum Educational Requirements
Master's Degree in either of the following: Business Administration Commerce, Finance, Banking or Economics.

Minimum Experience
A minimum of ten years (10) professional working experience in a senior managerial position preferably in the banking industry.
Tanzanian National only

How to Apply
Interested candidates should send their applications and detailed CVs by eMail:

Closing Date: 05 March 2010

P. O BOX 9300,

Vacancy Announcement: Research Technician for Weed Science

Ref: GSS/004/DAR/January 2010
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice, ex-WARDA) seeks a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Research Technican for Weed Science at the General Support Staff (GSS) level at its regional East and Southern Africa station, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

The successful candidate will provide technical, administrative and program support to the Weed Scientist.
Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice, ex-WARDA) Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is an autonomous intergovernmental research association of African member states. AfricaRice is also one of the 15 international agricultural
research Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). AfricaRice believes that diversity in its staff promotes excellence in its operations, and encourages applications from women and nationals of developing countries. AfricaRice’s regional East and Southern Africa office is based in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Dar es Salaam, offers excellent living conditions for AfricaRice staff.

Position: Research Technician for Weed Science
Salary Grade: GSS – G 4.

• Support the program agenda related to Weed Science, including monitoring and supervising of research activities in different countries
• Setting up a physical and digital herbarium of important weed species
• Assisting of students and NARS collaborators
• Plan, implement and monitor weed research activities
• Undertake any other duties as the Weed Scientist shall require
Criteria, Qualification and Experience

The successful candidate will have:
• An African nationality
• An BSc. degree in biological/agricultural sciences (preferably in botany, weed sciences or agronomy)
• Experience in experimental research, farmer surveys or farmer participatory approaches
• Knowledge and experience in plant species determination
• Ability to work under pressure, and to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment requiring good interpersonal and communication skills
• Capacity to conduct independent work and produce reliable results
• A high degree of professional motivation, flexibility, initiative, drive, reliability and willingness to learn and develop new skills

Application procedure:
Send by e-mail or post, (Subject: Weed Science RT application) a detailed CV with a cover letter and the names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax number and e-mail addresses) to:

Philomena Chundu
Administrative Assistant,
P.O. Box 33581,
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania,
Tel./Fax (office): +255 222780768
E-mail: / (Subject: Weed Science RT application)

N.B.: Applications should include detailed CV + one (01) page of your personal data:
Family name, first name, sex, date of birth, complete address, marital status, nationality, highest degree/diploma, number of years of relevant work experience for the position, ability to master AfricaRice working languages (English/French).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications will be considered until 26 February 2010.

Job opportunities at BRAC Tanzania

Manager - Health
Duty Station: Regional Headquarter; BRAC Tanzania.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Developing strategy planning, designing, implementing, managing and monitoring of community based in
communication strategies in support of the BRAC preventive health care program in Tanzania.
Responsible for planning, supervising the training of community health staff.
Maintaining liaison with the community community leaders, Government and other donor organizations.
Developing culturally relevant ways of communication to ensure efficient program delivery including facilities
Represent organization in donor and Government meetings
Writing donor report
Writing proposal for funding
Plan and conduct supervisory trips for staff.
Implementing expanding and managing preventing health care program in Tanzania.
Assess training needs at all level.
Carry out program related assignments/ assignments as and when required
MBBS/ Masters of Public Health
At least 3 years Experience in Primary Health care program special emphasis on prevention.
Ability to work in and supervise a team, to negotiate with religious leaders, local authorities and Ministries
Excellent communication skills - both in written and spoken English and Swahili.
Able to travel anywhere in the country.
Manager- Logistic and Transport Management

Duty Station: Country (Dar-es-Salaam),
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the activities of the logistics function of country and branch offices
Introduce appropriate systems and procedures to enhance the performance of the logistics function.
Ensuring all logistic related supports to all departments.
Maintain all procurement related systems for both major and minor purchasing.
Documentation of all purchase issues and assists the accounts and audit department relating the internal
Appropriate storing of materials and delivery to branch/related offices in time
Manage transport prepare guidelines for transport management
Prepare drivers logbook and manage couple of drivers within country and branch offices
Ensuring vehicle maintenance on a regular basis
Deal with any assignments as and when required.
Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate field (Bachelors or Master Degree in Logistics, Materials Manager
At least 3 years experience in material management /purchase/vehicle management functions in any ofii
Multi-discipline (Inventory Control, Purchasing. Logistics, Warehousing) is preferred.
Experience with MS word, Excel, using e~mail and the internet.
Requires strong communication skills.
Chief Accountant:

Duty Station: Country Office (Dar es Salaam).
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of financial management strategies & policies.
Oversee the continuous development and implementation of sound financial management systems.
Ensure integrity in financial and management reporting.
Manage annual audits (internal/external), including preparation of financial statements in accordance with standards.
Implementing continuous financial audit and control systems.
Sound knowledge in income Tax, VAT NSSF & other relevant Act.
Reporting and Regulatory compliance. i g '
Must be conversant with an accounting package and be competent in MS Word, MS Excel.
Ability to work under pressure able to prepare reports under strict deadline.
Exposure and experience in the use of International Accounting Standards.
Any other assignment by the CPH/Supervisor as required.
Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and an accounting qualification Cl
Possession of a Masters Degree will be an added advantage. '
Knowledge of general methods for evaluating financial performance such as income statement preparation
break-even analysis and fund flow analysis.
Ability to direct the analysis of financial transaction systems.
At least five (5) years experience in financial management, three (3) of which should be at senior manai
International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO). - '
Excellent communication skills- both written and spoken English and Swahili.
Self directed and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Sound organizational skills and ability to perform well under pressure.
Salary: Salaries and 9ther_benefits_for all the positions are negotiable.

Application Deadline: On or before March 31, 2010.
l Recruitment procedure: Interested quafied applicants, who fulfill the above qualifications and experiences, application along with CV stating experiences in such work and 3 copies recent passport size photographs r certificates and contact phone number by POST to the BRAC address below.

Country Program Head
BRAC Tanzania
P.0. Box - 105213
Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Send your application and CV to

Finance and Administration Director, Tanzania Malaria Control Project

About RTI
RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park. Job Description The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provides technical and financial support to Tanzania's National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and to Zanzibar Malaria Control Program (ZMCP) under the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). RTI is the recipient of a Cooperative Agreement with USAID Tanzania to provide technical support and assistance through the Malaria Control in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar Project. Under this award RTI assists with indoor residual spraying (IRS), environmental compliance, epidemiological surveillance, malaria epidemic early detection, urban malaria control in Dar es Salaam, implementation planning, and behavior change communications in Zanzibar. The current Cooperative Agreement will run until Dec 31, 2010 and RTI has bid on a follow-up project of $130,000,000 to run through 2014. We are seeking a senior-level Head of Finance and Administration for the current Cooperative Agreement who will be available to stay on as Head of Finance and Administration for the follow-up project, if awarded to RTI.

• Oversees the finance and administration functions for this large, complex, malaria control project and ensures compliance with RTI and USAID procedures;
• Oversee finance, human resource management, logistics, procurement, administration and information technology (IT) support to the project, requesting direction from RTI headquarters business partners as needed;
• Provide training and guidance to field finance managers and COP on managing project expense to annual work plan and contract budgets;
• Oversee preparation and submission of monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables);
• Ensure timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and wire transfer requests to corporate headquarters in the US;
• Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual expenditures and prepare pipeline estimates for the project;
• Prepare biweekly cash requirements, monitoring cash flow and reconciles cash accounts in order to maintain appropriate cash balances;
• Manage and monitor performance of office petty cash system;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Bachelors Degree in finance, accounting, business or Masters Degree in finance, accounting, business or CPA (certified public accountant) and twelve – sixteen years of experience in financial management, administration, and operations for large international projects including experience in the management of USAID projects;
• Familiarity with compliance to USG Cost Accounting Standards as well as experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets and overseeing project operations functions including human resources, administration and logistics, procurement, information technology;
• Must have an in-depth knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, particularly as they pertain to operations, procurement, administration and logistics, human resources, and financial management;
• Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment;
• Demonstrated supervisory skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
• Extensive knowledge of computerized accounting systems, accounting software and Microsoft Office Tools (particularly Excel and MS Word);
• Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills;
• Advanced proficiency in English;
• Prior experience working in the Africa region is requ Closing Statement Important Information:

RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program, for specific information on this program please visit our employment portal at Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Specific information regarding the laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be located at the employment portal

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