Monday, January 21, 2019

Senior Planning Officer Job at TAZARA

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. Incorporated by the Acts of Parliament of the two contracting states, the Authority’s registered office is in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with two regional administrative centres in Mpika, Zambia and Dar es Salaam. Some positions have fallen vacant and, in this regard, applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians, as follows.

Job Title: Senior Planning Officer (Technical) – 1 Position
Reporting to Manager – Planning & Corporate Affairs
Duty Station Head Office, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Job Summary The Senior Planning Officer (Technical) provides technical guidance and services in areas of Civil, Mechanical and Signalling and Telecommunications, project Management and research in order to facilitate the administration of short, medium and long term corporate plans to achieve the Authority’s goals and objectives.

Main Duties

  • Prepares and submits technical plans and implementation schedules in areas of mechanical, civil signaling and telecommunication engineering;
  • Identifies and seeks approval of alternate engineering project solutions where original plans have been overtaken by events;
  • Develops and puts into application systems of identification and evaluation of engineering investment proposals;
  • Prepares detailed project plans and activity schedules on engineering projects;
  • Monitors and coordinates implementation of investment projects;
  • Keeps abreast with technology trends in the railway industry and works out methods for applying the same in TAZARA;
  • Researches into areas of product and equipment improvement together with improvements in methods of maintenance, operations and organization.
  • Establishes and implements engineering performance indices in order to achieve corporate goals.


  • Form four and six Academic Certificates
  • A Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering
  • Three years’ experience in a relevant job
  • Registered member of an appropriate professional body
  • Not more than 50 years old

Salary Scale: TAZARA Salary Scale – TSG 12
Salary Range: Tsh 1,371,220.00 – Tsh 1,578,756.00 per month

Mode of Application
Interested candidates should write to the address below, by 28 February 2019, justifying how they qualify and enclosing an updated curriculum vitae, copies of the relevant certificates, three references and daytime contact details. TAZARA is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. We regret to advise that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Managing Director
TAZARA Head Office, Nyerere Road
P.O.Box 2834
Dares Salaam, TANZANIA

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