Rural Energy Agency (REA) is an Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of the United Republic of Tanzania. Its main role is to promote and facilitate improved access to modern energy services in rural areas of Mainland Tanzania. REA became operational in October, 2007. REA Vision: Transformation of rural livelihoods through provision of modern energy services. REA Mission: To promote and facilitate availability and access to modern energy services in rural Mainland Tanzania.


1.1.1 Reports to: Director General

1.1.2 Duties And Responsibilities 
i. Coordinates the development of long term plans for the REA and REF in liaison with other departments and stakeholders;
ii. Coordinates preparation of medium and long term research agenda in line with implementation of the strategic plan of the Agency, including analysis and interpretation of findings of qualitative and quantitative studies;
iii. Ensures compliance with various national and sector plans and progammes in the prioritization of projects to be granted funds from REF or any other Special Purpose Fund administered by the Agency;
iv. Coordinates preparation of Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks and Annual Development Plans and Budget for the Agency and evaluate their implementation;
v. Coordinates preparation of periodic performance reports and other reports for the Agency;
vi. Coordinates evaluation of the various initiatives/programmes by financiers or their representatives and other approved independent evaluators;
vii. Coordinates support to departments and sections in the preparation of individual annual work plans that are aligned to the annual work plan, and other operational specific agreements;
viii. Coordinates preparation of Parliamentary Committees’ Reports and inputs to the sector Budget Speech;
ix. Evaluates overall performance of the Agency to ensure optimum utilization of resources in the implementation of annual work plans and other programmes;
x. Compiles, analyzes and interprets REA/REF performance statistics and advise the Management accordingly;
xi. Monitors and evaluates activities, including conducting statistical analysis, data backup and documentation of all research data;
xii. Evaluates research proposals from research Agencies or Consultants and assess reasonability of their cost and soundness of technical outlines;
 xiii. Coordinates review and bench marking initiatives between REA and other similar organizations in the world with a view to assessing REA’s performance and areas of improvement;
xiv. Advises Management on the impact of strategic programmes/initiatives taken by REA; and xv. Performs any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by his/her superiors.

1.1.3 Qualifications And Experience 
Master degree either in Development Policy and Planning, Economics, Business Administration, Policy Development or its equivalent; A minimum of ten (10) years relevant working experience of which five (5) years should be at managerial position in a reputable organization; and Experience in working with government MDAs and knowledge of energy sector in Tanzania is desirable. Proficiency in computers and Microsoft Office Suite.

1.1.4 Other Competencies 
Demonstrated capacity in Performance Management, Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage team work.

1.1.5 Remuneration: 
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates.

i. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania of not more than 45 years of age except those who are in public service;
ii. Applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contacts; postal address/post code, e-mail and telephone numbers;
iii. Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this advertisement;
iv. Applicants must attach their certified copies of the following certificates;

  •  Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates;
  • Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts;
  •  Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates;
  •  Birth certificate.
v. Attaching copies of the following certificates is strictly not accepted

  • Form IV and form VI results slips;
  • Testimonials and all Partial transcripts.

vi. Applicants employed in the Public Service should route their application letters through their respective employers;
vii. Applicants who have/were retired from the Public Service for whatever reason  should not apply; viii. Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts;
ix. Certificates from foreign examination bodies for Ordinary or Advanced level education should be verified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) and National Council for Technical Education (NACTE);
x. Certificates from Foreign Universities should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU);
xi. Applicants with special needs/case (disability) are supposed/advised to indicate; xii. A signed application letter should be written either in Swahili or English and Addressed to
Presidents Office, 
Public Service Recruitment Secretariat, 
8 Kivukoni Road, 
P.O. Box 63100, 
11102 Dar Es Salaam.
xiii. Deadline for application is 22nd April, 2019 and;
xiv. Only short listed candidates will be informed on a date for interview;
xv. Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate to legal action;

NOTE: All applications must be sent through Recruitment Portal by using the following address; not otherwise(This address also can be found at PSRS Website, Click ‘Recruitment Portal’)

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