Jobs at Watumishi Housing Company Tanzania

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Fourth Floor Golden Jubilee Towers, Ohio Street
P.O. Box 5119, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Website: www.whctz.org
Be part of a long lasting legacy
Watumishi Housing Company (WHC) is a public entity responsible for the implementation of the Public Servants Housing Scheme (PSHS) and management of Watumishi Housing Company Real Estate Investment Trust(WHC-REIT). Shareholders of WHC and the financiers of the PSHS are National Social Security Fund (NSSF), PPF Pensions Fund (PPF), Public Service Pensions Fund (PSPF), LAPF Pensions Fund (LAPF), GEPF Retirement Benefits Fund (GEPF), National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and National Housing Corporation (NHC). In order to implement its objectives, WHC would like to invite suitably qualified Tanzanians to join its lean, entrepreneurial and dynamic team by filling the following vacancies:

Office of the Chief Executive Officer
1. PRINCIPAL AUDIT AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER–ONE POST
a) Duty Station : WHC Head Office Dar es Salaam
b) Reporting to : Chief Executive Officer
c) Salary Grade : 4
Reporting functionally to the Board of Directors and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer, the Principal Audit and Compliance Officer will assists the Board and Management in instituting effective internal control system, risk management, compliance to regulatory requirements and good governance processes.

d) Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
i) Formulates, present for the Board’s approval and implement internal audit policies which are in line with the WHC’s operating environment.
ii) Develop audit Plan, strategies and programmes so that the overall audit effort is directed towards those areas, which have the highest exposure to risk. The assessment of risk must be evaluated at appropriate intervals and amendments made to annual audit plans, where necessary.
iii) Evaluates and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control, and governance systems are functioning as intended and will enable the WHC’s objectives and goals to be met.
iv) Determine the soundness, adequacy, effectiveness and application of financial and other management systems and internal controls.
v) Evaluates compliance with the Trust Deed and Offer Document constituting Watumishi Housing Company Real Estate Trust (WHC-REIT), Capital Markets and Securities (Collective Investment Scheme) Regulations and any other law.
vi) Ascertain the extent to WHC property, money and resources under the control of the WHC are accounted for, used and safeguarded from losses of all kinds.
vii) Assess the relevance, reliability, integrity and adequacy of management and financial information.
viii) Co-ordinate with other internal and external providers of assurance to ensure proper coverage and to minimize duplication of effort;
ix) Appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed
(Value for money audit) and the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
x) Recommend improvements in procedures and systems to prevent irregularities and fraud.
xi) Ascertain the extent of compliance with established policies, plans and procedures and determine whether they are effective in securing their intended purpose.
xii) Evaluating specific operations and conduct special consulting activities at the request of the Board or management, as appropriate.
xiii) To undertake any other related duties as may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer and/or Board of Directors.
e) Minimum Academic Qualification and Experience The ideal incumbent for this position should have the following qualifications and
experience:
i) University Degree/ Advanced Diploma majoring in Accounting or finance from a recognized higher learning institution;
ii) Masters Degree or Postgraduate Diploma majoring in Accounting or Finance will be an added advantage;
iii) Certified Public Accountant, CPA (T) or ACCA and must be registered with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) in the category of either Graduate Certified Public Accountant (GAs) or Associate Certified
Public Accountants (ACPAs) or Associate Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice (ACPA-PPs);
iv) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application, and familiarity with one of the accounting software;
v) A strong background of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and good knowledge of Public Sector Accounting and Reporting Principles; and
vi) Not less than five (5) years work experience in relevant fields in a reputable institution(s) out of which three (3) years should be in senior audit position.
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2. PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER–ONE POST
a) Duty Station : WHC Head Office Dar es Salaam
b) Reporting to : Chief Executive Officer
c) Salary Grade : 6
Public Relations Officer will assist CEO to maintain a positive image in external and internal environments and strengthen Public Awareness Campaign in order to enhance public knowledge and understanding of the Public Servants Housing Scheme. The incumbent will assist in developing appropriate strategies that will drive house sales for the Scheme.
d) Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
i) To ensure that the WHC builds and maintains good relationship with the Public and stakeholders;
ii) Assist in developing and implementing appropriate strategies that will drive house sales for the Scheme;
iii) To determine the most effective ways to communicate with different segments of the community;
iv) To coordinate and facilitate issuance of press releases, prepare information media kits and develop and maintain information for uploading on internet and intranet web pages;
v) To publicize and promote WHC by creating awareness through producing publicity materials including newspaper articles, documentaries etc;
vi) To prepare and organize special events and functions of interest to WHC;
vii)To monitor the media for news and information that either relate to or mayimpact WHC operations;
viii) To liaise with Marketing Department to ensure WHC implement an effective marketing and public awareness programs;
ix) To formulate policies and procedures related to public information programs;
x) To develop/review public awareness programme and information communication strategy for WHC;
xi) To establish and maintain effective working relationship with media;
xii) To respond to the enquiries from the media and general public;
xiii) To facilitate production of in – house publicity and promotional materials, films and other video products and regulate their distribution; and
xiv) To undertake any other related duties as may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
e) Academic Qualifications and Experience The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and
experience:
i) Bachelor degree in Social Science, Mass Communication or Journalism from a recognized university;
ii) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications; and
iii) Not less than three (3) years work experience in media industry as a Journalist out of which two (2) years must have worked as an Editor using the English a working language.
Operations Department
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3. Senior Quantity Surveyor–One Post
a) Duty Station : WHC Head Office Dar es Salaam
b) Reporting to : Chief Operating Officer
c) Salary Grade : 5
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Senior Quantity Surveyor is expected to add value to the construction process by proactive involvement in cost management and reporting with the overall objective of constructing quality affordable houses in various PSHS construction projects. The incumbent is also expected to drive best value from main and sub-contractors.
d) Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
i) Assesses and/or prepare Bills of Quantities, Schedules of Works, Specifications and all contract documentation, ensuring that these comply with the project brief and timescale, budget estimates, all relevant legislation, regulations and policies
ii) Assist in the management of associated contractual issues which include but not limited to:
• determining the extent and value of building work executed for interim payments to contractors;
• assessing and settling contractors claims throughout the contracts;
• agreeing final accounts with contractor and auditor and issuing the Final Certificate.
iii) Carry out valuations of work in progress, including forecasting of final costs and sales;
iv) Prepare and monitor project cash flow forecasts;
v) Measure, value, submit and negotiate contract variations;
vi) Assist in preparation and adherence to project procurement targets and costing budgets;
vii) Assist in planning and scheduling of construction works and in dealing with
incoming enquiries in order to provide best value and timely services to clients;
i) Undertake any other related duties as may be assigned by the Chief Operations Officer.
e) Academic Qualifications and Experience The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications, experience:
i) University Degree in Quantity Surveying from a recognized university.
ii) Must be registered by the Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board (AQRB).
iii) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications; and
iv) Not less than five (5) years work experience in construction industry out of which two (2) years must be in senior position.
Finance and Administration Department
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4. RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER –ONE POST
a) Duty Station : WHC Head Office Dar es Salaam
b) Reporting to : Senior Information Communication Technology (ICT) Officer
c) Salary Grade : 6
Records Management Officer will be primarily responsible for management all aspects of the registry functions, which includes both electronic and physical open and confidential registry to support company’s real estate development, fund management and administrative operations.
d) Specific Duties and Responsibilities
i) Maintain appropriate registry system which include both electronic and physical open and confidential registry;
ii) Control receipts and recording of incoming mails/documents;
iii) Retrieve and circulate records/documents and files as may be required by users;
iv) Open and close files as need arises in accordance with the classified system;
v) Analyze, list and arrange records/documents in the respective file racks/cabinets in the registry;
vi) Keep, maintain and make use of the file movement register so as to track files or other records through the adopted tracking system;
vii) Appraise and prepare checklist for dormant records prior to electronic archive; and
viii) Undertake any other duties as assigned by supervisors.
e) Minimum Academic Qualifications and Experience The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience.
i) Possession of Diploma in Records management, Media Science or Library Science from a recognized institution.
ii) Possession of Bachelor Degree in Records Management, Media Science or Library Science from a recognized institution will be an added Advantage.
iii) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application.
iv) Possession of at least three (3) years work experience in the field in a reputable organization.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
In addition to the above skills and qualifications, applicants for the above positions are required to have the following attributes:
i) A very high level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility;
ii) Ability to work under pressure and produce expected results;
iii) Ability to work in a lean and dynamic team;
iv) Ability to self manage, achieve results and meet deadlines; and
v) Willingness to work beyond the call of duty.

TENURE AND REMUNERATION
A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidates for the posts. WHC is an equal opportunity employer. Staff will be employed on three (3) years contracts that are renewable upon satisfactory performance.
Mode of Application
Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or daytime
contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates and names and
contacts of two referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 4thSeptember, 2015.
Only short listed candidates 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 sent through the address shown below:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Watumishi Housing Company,
4th Floor Golden Jubilee Towers,
P.O. Box 5119,
Dar es Salaam.
Source: Daily News 24th August, 2015

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