The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) is a statutory institution owned by the two Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia on a 50/50 shareholding basis. The Authority is incorporated by the Acts of Parliament of the two contracting states, with the Registered Office being in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Authority has two Regional Administrative Centres, one in Mpika, Zambia and the other in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
A vacancy has arisen for the position of Regional General Manager (Tanzania). Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the position as follows.
Position: Regional General Manager (RGM) – 1 Position
Location Regional Office, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reporting to the Managing Director, the RGM will manage, plan and control regional train operations’ supporting functions on commercial lines. The duties will include developing and implementing marketing plans, planning and determining resources needed, recommending any change to tariff rates and fares, and coordinating all activities in the region. The job also requires effective implementation and monitoring of manpower development plans and maintenance of industrial harmony. The RGM will also initiate and approve departmental budget proposals, monitor and control budget expenditure. The Jobholder will submit regular comprehensive operational and financial reports on the regional activities to Head Office.
A Degree in the Social Sciences (preferably Public Administration, Business Administration or Human Resources) or Engineering (preferably Mechanical, Civil or Electrical), with at least five years’ experience at Senior Management level. Applicants should also be able to read and interpret relevant financial and operational reports. Knowledge in railway operations is an added advantage.
Mode of Application
Interested candidates should write to the address below describing how they qualify and enclosing an updated curriculum vitae, copies of Certificates, three references and daytime contact details, by 15th June, 2018.
The Managing Director
TAZARA Head Office,
P.O. Box 2834
Dar es Salaam
Source: Daily News May 21, 2018
To be the most preferred transport organization in the sub-region.
To satisfy customer needs through the provision of an efficient and quality transport service.
The Bilateral Agreement relating to the Tanzania-Zambia Railway, made between the two Governments on 29 th September 1993, forms the basis and foundation of the existence of TAZARA. This Agreement is given effect by the TAZARA Act, which provides for the governance of the Authority, the nature of business transactions and other matters related to the provision of services by the railway. The two Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia hold the shares of TAZARA on a joint and equal basis. TAZARA operates as a statutory body established by the National Legislatures of both Tanzania and Zambia, through the TAZARA Act of1975, amended by the TAZARA Act of 1995. The governance structure, as provided for by the TAZARA Act, comprises a Council of Ministers, Board of Directors and Management.
The Managing Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority and, subject to the control of the Board, is responsible for the administration of the affairs of the Authority. The Deputy Managing Director assists the Managing Director in the day-to-day administration of the Authority. The TAZARA Act stipulates that the Managing Director shall be appointed from Zambia while the Deputy Managing Director shall be appointed from Tanzania. The railway is divided into two regions for administrative convenience, i.e. the Tanzania Region and the Zambia Region, with the national boundary forming the separation between the two regions as well. However, this separation is only for administrative convenience as the railway is a unitary organization with uniform standards. The Regional General Managers, who head the regions, are appointed by the Board of Directors, but supervised and controlled by the Managing Director.