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Head of Road Freight

Location: Kurasini, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic ofDepartment: Operations, Business Development
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Senior Executive


  • Create the best road freight service in Africa.

Overarching Goals 

  • To use the latest technology available to change the way in which your service line is traditionally managed.
  • To develop a service which always delivers for our customer.

Accountability & Responsibility Areas.

  • Improving existing customer relationships, identifying future opportunities and ultimately growing the service line.
  • Ensuring every Alistair site across Africa is operating to the same standards and procedures.
  • Exhibiting a teamwork mentality and instilling the same in your team.
  • Ultimately responsible for all road freight operations throughout the Group’s geographic footprint.
  • Creating and iterating operational processes & procedures to improve our customer’s experience.
  • Recruiting and managing a team to create the best road freight set-up possible.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively with Dar es Salaam based management, including preparation of thorough weekly reports of all activities.
  • Actively support Alistair Group’s Health, Safety, Environment and Quality vision and values.

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HR Area Lead
Location: Kurasini, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic ofDepartment: Human Resources
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Experienced

Overall Purpose

To coordinate all day to day HR activities in the area and provide HR support for efficient operations in the business.  Also, being a champion in living the company values in order to create a desirable organizational culture.


Accountabilities & Responsibility Areas


  • In charge of efficient day to day HR operations.
  • Preparing monthly HR reports for the Area.
  • Managing the Human Resource Information Systems.
  • Supervise the HR.  Asst. including setting up his/her KPI’s and ensuring all HR related documents are in compliance with policies and standards.
  • Oversee the work of the support staff.
  • Administering the pay-roll in close liaison with the Accounts department.
  • Maintaining and monitoring the headcount.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the Management.

Labour Relations and Legal Compliance

  • Interpreting and effectively apply various aspects of the HR policies, rules and regulations, including Tanzania labour law.
  • Driving and expediting disciplinary process and procedures in Liaison with Compliance Head or consultants.
  • Drafting employment contracts and coordinating smooth termination with support from Compliance Head or consultants.

Employee Engagement

  • Coordinating team building activities for all teams in Kurasini.
  • Providing guidance, counselling and welfare support to staff.
  • Promoting Alistair group values as a tool to shape the company culture.
  • Coordinating and conducting exit interviews with staff to determine the reason for separation.


Formal Training/Education

  • HRM or Related Degree.


Knowledge/Skills & Experience

  • 1 Year Work Experience.
  • Self-motivation, Attention to Detail & Deadline-Oriented.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office.
  • Have the ambition to help drive the growth of a young company.
  • Strong communication and administration skills.
  • Knowledge of the Tanzania Labour Law.

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Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic ofDepartment: Operations
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Entry Level

1. Essential Skills:

  • Clear communication skills ensuring clear and candid information.
  • Computer Literacy to effectively operate and manipulate online management systems.
  • Faultless administration skills ensuring accurate and efficient procedures.
  • Problem solving skills to ensure obstacle to progress are overcome.

2. Qualifications:

  • A minimum of Certificate or Diploma in any relevant discipline and/or equivalent vocational. experience in Transport / Logistics service support.
  • Fluent English and Kiswahili.
  • IT Literacy.

3. Overall Purpose

  • To work as part of a team in the tracking call centre and function as a vehicle tracking operator.

4. Accountabilities & Responsibility Areas

  • Responsible for monitoring and recording truck location and status.
  • Communicate any issue that prevents the efficient transit of Alistair Group Cargo to operations & support staff.

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Workshop Lead Kurasini
Location: Kurasini, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic ofDepartment: Workshop
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Experienced

Take a look at your hands, are they are greasy, dirty and bruised? And yet are they also dexterous with the keyboard and do you find yourself designing your next component on the computer?  If you are hands on, skilled in the workshop as well as the computer, enthusiastic, energetic, and hard working, Alistair Group may have the position for you.  Our opening for the Workshop Lead for our Road Freight division will give you the opportunity to not only manage a large workshop, but to build on the foundation we have created of being the most technologically driven maintenance facility in the region.  We require an individual who strikes the right balance between hands on and process driven, with the capability to continue to innovate and grow. Alistair Group will offer the right candidate the necessary tools to grow and develop. If you have ever wanted to set the benchmark in maintenance then make the right move today with Alistair Group and apply for the Workshop Lead role!


  • Management have overall responsibility for ensuring that the requirements of this procedure are met.
  • The Workshop Lead is responsible for the day-to-day requirements of this procedure.
  • The Workshop Lead must manage liabilities to ensure legislative compliance and achievement of best practice to meet corporate objectives.
  • The Workshop Lead must ensure compliance with company policies and procedures and relevant Tanzanian legislation. Supervise daily activities of vehicle repair and maintenance operation to ensure proper performance and safety of all company vehicles and equipment.
  •  Provide leadership and supervision for reporting staff to meet company deliverables. Ensure all equipment and assets are designed, built, serviced and maintained in a safe, efficient and professional manner.
  • Ensure all workshop and yard operations are undertaken in a safe, efficient, cost effective and professional manner.
  • Support Alistair Group operations such that objectives are met at the required work performance standard and in accordance with company behaviours and values. Plan and produce a preventative maintenance schedule not only for mechanical work but also visual aspects.

Day to day tasks

  • Managing workshop activity – the Workshop Lead plans, assigns and reviews the work of all technicians in the workshop. Brief the supervisors who then supervise the work of the mechanics, Welders, Panel beaters and electricians.
  • Managing safety – Actively support the Alistair Group Health, Safety, Environment and Quality vision and values. It is the responsibility of the Workshop Lead to ensure that the workshop is safely maintained, that all working areas are safe and that staffs are fully trained to do their job efficiently and safely.
  • Managing staff – the Workshop Lead makes recommendations regarding the recruitment, discipline and promotion of employees, authorizes leave and overtime, advises employees on work related problems, evaluates and assesses employee performance.
  • Liaising with other departments –co-ordinate the need for maintenance and repair of operational equipment with other employees/ departments.


  • The Workshop Lead is responsible for producing a monthly service report of the work/ breakdowns and tyre tasks conducted by the workshop, along with recommendations and feedback to management, some of these reports include:
  • Monthly workshop report- including breakdowns, amount of vehicles worked on, turn over time, fleet reliability and availability, tyre scrap report, equipment PPM calculator report and KPI’s for workshop staff.

Day to day accountabilities & responsibilities

  • Managing workshop personnel and machinery for the effective and efficient repair and maintenance of trucks, trailers & equipment.
  • Planning and scheduling job flows in accordance with operations’ deadlines, clients’ delivery requirements, and job priorities.
  • Monitoring workflow, recognizing and anticipating problems affecting workshop operations, and determining the best solutions.
  • Striving to maximize productivity and minimize wastage in workshop operations.
  • Ensuring adequate use and maintenance of tools, equipment, machinery, vehicles, and materials in the workshop.
  • Maintaining discipline and adherence of workshop personnel to company’s regulations at all times.
  • Evaluating performance of workshop personnel and identifying training needs.
  • Responsible for the quality of the workmanship involved in all workshop operations.
  • Setting up specific maintenance schedules for trucks & equipment
  • Developing  job cards, ensuring that trucks are serviced and history recorded appropriately
  • Maintaining the highest quality standard for existing and future workshop operations.
  • Implementing systems to allow for effective delegation in the workshop
  • Coordinating the maintenance function of motor vehicles, plant and equipment at all our branches i.e. Mtwara, Mozambique and Dar es Salaam.
  • Planning, scheduling and follow up of regular, preventive and breakdown maintenance practices for all machines, trucks and equipment.
  • Coordinating execution of third party service contracts for repair and maintenance of vehicles and mobile equipment.
  • Developing and Maintaining a motor vehicle and equipment plant register, keeping records of all maintenance activities and analysing vehicle costs using the Fleet Maintenance pro system.
  • Actively coordinating with the warehouse clerk concerning parts requirements and expected deliveries.
  • Developing, reviewing and approving procedures and practices related to workshop operations in compliance with the Company’s guidelines.
  • Making sure that safety regulations are followed in the workshop, by both workshop personnel and visitors.
  • Active involvement in recruitment of required workshop personnel.
  • Selecting tools/equipment/machinery needed for the workshop, as well as spare parts for existing machinery.
  • Reporting to the Operations and Managing Director on work progress, and on any requirements/challenges/problems faced, as well as on any ideas to improve workshop operations.
  • Manage the maintenance of workshop facilities and fixed equipment
  • Manage and coordinate the safety and compliance of subcontractors engaged to operate within the workshop, office and yard e.g. Cranes, forklifts, etc.
  • Actively support the Alistair Logistics Health, Safety, Environment and Quality vision and values.
  • Evaluating the company’s product specifications and examining them with customer requirements.
  • Setting quality assurance compliance objectives to achieve the targets.
  • Promoting performance improvement and quality assurance programs in the workshop.
  • Ensuring maintenance compliance with international and national legislation and standards.
  • Defining quality measures in conjunction with working staff.
  • Understanding, evaluating, and executing the tests and procedures properly and investigating the product modifications.
  • Establish and maintain robust supplier management practices, including but not limited to, incoming receiving inspection and supplier quality development.
  • Implement and maintain internal auditing processes aimed at achieving robust quality systems and sustaining industry quality and environmental certifications.
  • Lead and support improvement initiatives to reduce scrap/rework through improved process control and error proofing methods.
  • Maintaining and setting up documentation and control procedures.
  • Supervising technical team in carrying out checks and tests.
  • Monitoring performance by collecting relevant information and preparing statistical reports.
  • Determining relevant quality associated training requirements and delivering training.
  • Contemplating the application of health and safety, and environmental standards

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