AJIRA MPYA SUMATRA...SUMATRA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SUMATRA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

The Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) is 
a Government Regulatory Authority established by the SUMATRA Act, CAP 413. SUMATRA’s role is to regulate, promote and facilitate availability of efficient, safe, 
quality and reliable transport services in the Surface and Marine Transport 
sub-sectors through competitive and fair trade practices.
SUMATRA is an equal opportunity employer and it intends to recruit qualified,
 competent, dynamic and self-motivated Tanzanians to fill the following 
vacant positions:
1.0 SENIOR TARIFFS & COMPETITION OFFICER (Head Office, Dar es Salaam)-
 1 Post -REF No. 401

Senior Tariffs & Competition Officer reports to Manager, Tariffs & Competition.

1.1 Duties and Responsibilities 
i) To assist in assessing the competitiveness of charges levied in supplying the services

 and their conduciveness to sector growth and/or affordability to consumers;
ii) To assist in conducting systematic market studies, assessments and comparison 

of pricing of marine and surface transport services, nationally and internationally (benchmarking);
iii) To coordinate the review, analysis, and resolution of complaints and disputes 

concerning regulated sub sectors as in accordance with respective legislation,
 regulations and rules;
iv) To act as liaison Officer of the Authority with the Consumer Consultative 

Council(CCC) on issues relating to tariff and consumer affairs;
v) To prepare periodic reports on consumer affairs for Management; and
vi) To perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time 

to time.

1.2 Minimum qualifications and Requirements 
· Holder of University Bachelor’s degree or Advanced Diploma in Economics, 

Law, Marketing, Management or its equivalent;
· At least five (5) years of working experience in a reputable 

institution; and
· Experience in setting tariffs and handling competition matters or related 

activities in regulatory sector will be an added advantage.

2.0 SENIOR RAILWAY COMPLIANCE OFFICER (Dar es Salaam) - 1 Post - 

REF No. 402
Senior Railway Compliance Officer reports to Manager, Railway Infrastructure

 Regulation.

2.1 Duties and Responsibilities 
i) To inspect railway stations, tracks, level crossings, structures, rolling stock 

and operating practices to determine compliance to approved safety plan and safety
 regulations;
ii) To prepare verbal and written recommendations for the correction of hazardous

 conditions;
iii) To investigate complaints against alleged unsafe railway practices and

 conditions;
iv) To inspect the quality of service and makes improvement recommendations 

and directives;
v) To conduct field investigations of railway accidents;
vi) To carry out sensitization training of railway personnel and the public with 

a view to enhancing the safety of employees, passengers and the general public;
vii) To prepare and maintain reports and written correspondence related to the 

department; and
viii) To perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the 

Supervisor.  
2.2 Minimum qualifications and Requirements 
· Bachelor degree or advanced diploma in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, 

Mechanical or Electro Mechanical Techniques), or its equivalent.
· Working experience of at least five (5) years in the related field from reputable 

institution (preferably railway institution).
· Experience in railway infrastructure, rolling stocks or related auto-motives will be 

an added advantage.

3.0 RAILWAY SAFETY INSPECTOR I (Mbeya, Morogoro, Dodoma, Mwanza 

& Kigoma) – 5 Posts -REF No. 403
 
Railway Safety Inspector I reports to the Regional Officer In-Charge.

3.1 Duties and Responsibilities 
i) Assists in inspecting railway stations, tracks, level crossings, structures, rolling 

stock and operating practices to determine compliance to approved safety plan and 
safety regulations;
ii) Prepare draft proposals of written recommendations for the correction 

of hazardous conditions;
iii) Assists in investigating complaints against alleged unsafe railway practices and 

conditions;
iv) Assists in inspecting the quality of service and makes improvement recommendations 

and directives;
v) Participates in field investigations of railway accidents; and
vi) Carries out sensitization training of railway personnel and the public with 

a view to enhancing the safety of employees, passengers and the general public;
vii) Prepares and maintains reports and written correspondence related to the 

Department; and
viii) Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time 

to time.
 
3.2 Minimum qualifications and Requirements 
· Holder of University Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma in Engineering 

(Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Electro Mechanical Techniques), or its equivalent;
· At least three (3) years of working experience in a reputable institution; and
· Experience in safety inspection on railway infrastructure, rolling stocks or related 

auto-motives will be an added advantage.


4.0 MARITIME MONITORING OFFICER II (Head Office/MRCC, 

Mwanza/MRCC) - 2 Posts - REF No. 404

The Maritime Monitoring Officer II will reports to Manager Navigation, Safety, 

Security and Marine Environment (for Head Office/MRCC)/ Regional Officer
 In-Charge (for Mwanza/MRCC).

4.1 Duties and Responsibilities 
i) To receive and handle messages through the Global Maritime Distress System

 (GMDSS) and other equipment at the MRCC;
ii) To monitor performance of equipment at the MRCC;
iii) To plot navigational positions on charts;
iv) To timely report faults in respect of the MRCC equipment;
v) To keep records of messages received through the MRCC and the action taken;
vi) To handle messages received through the National LRIT Data Centre and 

action taken;
vii) To assist in activities for the coordination of the national of oil pollution 

preparedness and response;
viii) To assist in the coordination activities for the national maritime search and rescue 

(SAR) services;
ix) To ensure that individual objectives/targets and performance standards are 

developed as part of the individual performance agreement in consultation with 
the immediate superior;
x) To perform any other relevant duties assigned from time to time by the Supervisor.

4.2 Minimum qualifications and Requirements 
· University Degree in Computer Science and Information, Telecommunication 

Engineering or Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science, Maritime Transportation or 
Master on ships up
 to 3000 GT (STCW Regulation II/2); and
· At least one year of working experience to the related field.

5.0 ACCOUNTANT II (Iringa, Mara, Shinyanga & Tabora) – 4 Posts – Ref. No. 405
Accountant II reports to the Regional Officer In-Charge (administratively) and to 

Manager, Finance (functionally).

5.1 Duties and Responsibilities 
i) To prepare annual operating expenditure and revenue budgets;
ii) To check the correctness of claims and verify payments;
iii) To ensure that expenditures fall within the budget limits;
iv) To ensure that revenue collected is properly receipted and banked;
v) To participate in periodic stock-taking exercise;
vi) To prepare bank reconciliations for both expenditure and revenue accounts;
vii) To process monthly payroll and verify payroll results;
viii) To reconcile trade debtors’ accounts;
ix) To extract and review aged receivables report and recommend recovery measures;
x) To develop individual objectives/targets and performance standards as part 

of the individual performance agreement in consultation with the immediate 
superior;
xi) To perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

5.2 Minimum qualifications and Requirements 
· Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, Advanced Diploma in
Accounting or Finance from a reputable university/Institute;
· Successful completion of Module C&D of NBAA (Intermediate Stage), NBAA 

Professional Level II or its equivalent;
· At least one (1) year of working experience in a reputable organization;
· Knowledge and experience in transport and licensing activities and ICT applications 

including Accounting packages will be an added advantage; and
· Holders of CPA (T) will have additional added advantage.

6.0 ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT (Geita, Katavi, Njombe, Simiyu, Lindi & Mtwara) –
6 Posts – Ref. No. 406
Accounts Assistant reports to the Regional Officer In-Charge (administratively) and to Manager, Finance (functionally).

6.1 Duties and Responsibilities 
i) To receive cash and issue receipts;
ii) To bank all cash collected intact on the collection day or the following working day;
iii) To maintain petty cash Imprest;
iv) To Generate payments and write/print cheques in expenditure accounting system;
v) To dispatch cheques to banks, staff and suppliers and maintain cheque register;
vi) To Collect bank statements, bank Pay-in slips and other documents from banks;
vii) To assist in writing books of account;
viii) To ensure that all the accounting documents in the section are properly filed;
ix) To do data entry/capture information in accounting systems;
x) To prepare billing details from Manifest prints; and
xi) To perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor from time to time.

6.2 Minimum qualifications and Requirements
· Diploma in Accounting / Finance or its equivalent from a reputable Institution;
· Successful completion of Module A&B of NBAA (Foundation Stage), NBAA

 Professional Level I or its equivalent;
· Knowledge and experience in application of accounting packages will be an added

 advantage; and
· At least one year of working experience to the related field.
 
7.1 DRIVER II (Head Office, Geita, Njombe, Katavi, Simiyu) - 5 Posts –REF No. 407
Driver II reports to Administrative Officer (for Head Office Drivers) or Regional Officer In-Charge (for Regional Office Drivers).

7.2 Duties and Responsibilities 
i) To drive Authority’s motor vehicles as assigned by the Supervisor and complies 

with the state traffic laws;
ii) To make pre -inspection to the assigned vehicle prior traveling and perform its

routine service;
iii) To keep record in the logbook on motor vehicle services, movements, distance 

covered, fuel consumption, changing of tyres and batteries;
iv) To report vehicle mechanical defects discovered and physical damage to the 

Supervisor as per Authority’s Regulations;
v) To ensure that the assigned motor vehicle has required documents and equipment

 like fire extinguisher, toolbox and reflective triangles;
vi) To deliver documents as per delivery order and the Supervisor’s instructions;
vii) To keep records of documents delivered to customers/stakeholders;
viii) To perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

7.3 Minimum qualifications and Requirements 
· Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE);
· Driving License - Classes A, B, C, D & E;
· Trade Test Grade III or Advanced Drivers Certificate Grade III from a recognized

 institution; and
· At least one year of working experience in a reputable public institution.

8.0 CANDIDATES’ ATTRIBUTES FOR THE ABOVE VACANT POSITIONS TO BE FILLED: 
All Candidates must:
· Demonstrate highest degree of integrity;
· Possess good communication and interpersonal skills;
· Be self-driven and capable of working with minimal supervision;
· Be capable of delivering excellent results while working under pressure with tight schedules and deadlines;
· Possess basic knowledge in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) application, such as; Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, Outlook etc.

9.0 TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Successful candidates will be employed on Unspecified Period of Contract (Permanent and Pensionable Terms). However, the employment will only be confirmed after completion of six (6) months’ probation period with candidate’s successful performance.

10.0 REMUNERATION 
Attractive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates.

11.0 MODE OF APPLICATION 

Applications should be on APPLICANTS’ HANDWRITING indicating theREFERENCE NUMBER (Ref. No.) of the application, accompanied withdetailed CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) providing NAMES, POSITIONS and detailed CONTACTS OF THREE (3) RELIABLE REFEREES, and copies of relevant CERTIFICATES and TRANSCRIPTS.

Application letter and the envelope should bear the Ref. No. of the post applied. 

Application without Ref. No. will not be considered.

Applications with statement/Provisional results or Statements of Resultsfrom the 

Issuing Authority (e.g. NECTA, University, College) where the Certificates have 
already been issued will not be considered, thus, need not to apply.
12.0 DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATION
Application should be submitted in envelope to the address below not later than Friday, 9th May, 2014 at 1700 Hrs. Any application received after the due date will not be considered. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for Interview. 

DIRECTOR GENERAL, SUMATRA HEAD OFFICE, MAWASILIANO HOUSE, 
ALI HASSAN MWINYI RD/NKOMO ST. 
P. O. BOX 3093, 
DAR ES SALAAM.

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