Senior Economist – EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam

The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is an independent, world class regulatory authority responsible for licensing, tariff regulation and quality of service regulation of the electricity, water, petroleum and natural gas sectors. EWURA has the following vacancies for which suitably qualified Tanzanian citizens are invited to apply.

Post Title:   Senior Economist – One Post

Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam

Reports to:  Principal Economist

Senior Economist will be responsible for carrying out economic analysis to regulated sectors to ensure efficiency in regulated services under the supervision of Principal Economist.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

i) To participate in the process of coordinating and monitoring of market competition trends in view of the Regulated Sectors;

ii) To participate in development and implementation economic models to cater for specific agendas;

iii) To participate in monitoring of market competitiveness in the regulated sectors;

iv) To participate in monitoring of performance of the Regulated Sectors in terms of level of investment, availability of Regulated Services, cost of services and level of efficiency in production and distribution of the required services;

v) To participate in tariffs/prices setting and/ or review and enforce condition to operators in the Regulated Sectors in order to institute financial discipline and efficiency;

vi) To participate in benchmarking utilities’ performance over time with one another or peers to assess their productivity, indirect costs, return and growth, utility staffing, funding from development partners;

vii) To undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:

i) Bachelors Degree in economics from a recognized university;

ii) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications; and

iii) Not less than five (5) years work experience in the relevant field in any of the regulated sectors.

Mode of Application

Signed application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or day time contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates, academic transcripts, one passport size photo and names and contacts of three referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 18th April 2016.

Only short listed candidate meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview. Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may work to the candidate’s disadvantage.

Application letter should be addressed to:

The Director General,

Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) 7th Floor, LAPF Pension Fund Tower,

Opposite Makumbusho Village, Kijitonyama, P O Box 72175

DAR ES SALAAM jobs@ewura.go.tz

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