Position: Director General for NHIF
Location: Dar es Salaam
Deadline :Jan 31 2014
National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is a statutory Health Insurance Scheme established by Act of parliament No.8 of 1999 to undertake the responsibility of ensuring medical care service to its members. Following the recruitment of the Director General of NHIF , The board of NHIF is looking to appoint a Tanzanian with relevant qualifications to fill the vacancy. The Director General is the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund and is responsible for the overall management of the Fund and its entire body of staff. The position holder will be on a contract of five years but may be reappointed for another term upon proven god performance.
Qualification and Experience Required:
• A holder of a postgraduate degree in Administration, management , social Security Administration, Economics or a related field from a recognized university.
• At least 8 years work experience in Senior management position.

• Knowledge and experience in social Security industry in general and health insurance in particular ; and 
• Be a person of integrity

Main duties and Responsibilities:

The Director General will be accountable and responsible for, among others to:

• Serve as Secretary to the Board of Directors;
• Formulate and present to the Board the Funds corporate plan, annual budgets and ensure that activities of the Fund conform to the corporate plan and annual budgets;

• Prepare for the Board approval policies, standards, and procedures and oversee their implementation.
• Advise the Government on health insurance matters in the country and on the role and functions of the Fund through the Boards of Directors;
• Identify contacts and discuss with potential project sponsors, advisers, and agents on responsibilities of initiating investment or development projects/activities;
• Provide leadership to the entire body of staff and promote professionalism , discipline , integrity and exemplary performance within the Fund;
• Ensure the preparation of financial statements and progress reports of the Fund and present them to the Board of Directors.
• Ensure adequate and proper custody of the Funds physical assets;
• Ensures that the Fund maximize its income and in that process maximize its members benefits.
• Maintain contacts with all stakeholders’ institutions of the health insurance industry;
• Give periodic feedback to the Board of Directors regarding the Fund’s performance ; and
• Perform any other related duties which may from time to time be assigned to by the Board of Directors.

An attractive and competitive remuneration package in accordance with the NHIF Schemes of service and as may be determined by the Board of Directors will be given to the successful candidate.
How to apply:
If you believe your career objectives match this challenging role, please apply by 31st January 2014 at 17.00hrs
All applications including a detailed CV, one colored passport size photograph, certified copies of certificates, and names and addresses of three work related referees with title marked “ Director General NHIF” on the top of the envelope should be addressed to;

The Chairperson,
Board of Directors,
National Health Insurance Fund,
Kurasini Bendera Tatu,
P.O Box 11360,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

From The Guardian Monday, January 13,2014.
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