7 Aug 2015

Principal Legal Officer (Board Matters) – 1 post

  Ally       7 Aug 2015
The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is an independent, world class regulatory authority responsible for licensing, tariff regulation and quality of service regulation of the electricity, water, petroleum and natural gas sectors. EWURA has the following vacancies for which suitably qualified Tanzanian citizens are invited to apply

Post Title: Principal Legal Officer (Board Matters) – 1 post
Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam

Reports to: Manager – Legal Services 


Principal Legal Officer – Board Matters will be responsible for ensuring that Board Meetings are efficiently and effectively conducted as well as to provide legal services to the Authority.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
i) To arrange and ensure proper conduct of any business of the Board;
ii) To record all proceedings of the Board;
iii) To represent the Authority in all administrative litigations before the Fair Competition Tribunal, the High Court and Court of Appeal;
iv) To consistently review the Authority statute, regulations and rules under EWURA ACT and make appropriate recommendations for any required revisions;
v) To advise the Authority on the proper interpretation and application of laws and all agreements that have bearing on regulated services;
vi) To draft legal instruments, contracts, conveyance deeds;
vii) To arrange all meetings of the Board in consultation with the Manager of Legal Services;
viii) To maintain a register of any conflict of interest pursuant to EWURA Code of Conduct and carry out other functions relating to the Code of Conduct as specified therein;
ix) To assist the Directors in ensuring implementation of all decisions and directives of the Board and preparing periodic reports on the same; and
x) To undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:
i) Possession of University Degree in Laws (LL.B) from a recognized university;
ii) Possession of Master degree in Law or any additional post graduate qualifications in the field or others such as Business Administration;
iii) Admission to the Bar is a must;
iv) Possession of Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application;
v) Possession of at least six (6) years work experience in relevant fields;
vi) Knowledge and familiarity in Regulated Sectors will be an added advantage.

Personal Attributes
In addition to the above skills and qualifications, applicants for the above positions are required to have the following attributes:
a) A very high level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility;
b) Ability to work under pressure and produce expected results;
c) Ability to work in a dynamic team;
d) Ability to self manage, achieve results and meet deadlines; and
e) Willingness to work beyond the call of duty.

Tenure and Remuneration
a) A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidates for the posts.
b) EWURA is an equal opportunity employer.
c) Staff will be employed on 5 years renewable contracts.

Mode of Application
Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or day time contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates, one passport size photo and names and contacts of three referees (the referees contact should also include telephone number and e-mail address) should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 21st August 2015.

Only short listed candidates meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview. Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may work to the candidate’s disadvantage.

Application letter should be addressed to:

The Director General
Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority(EWURA)
Samora Avenue, 6th Floor, Harbour View Towers (Former JM Mall Building)
P O Box 72175
DAR ES SALAAM

Email: Jobs@ewura.go.tz
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