Principal Legal Officer – Licensing at EWURA November, 2018

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

LEGAL AFFAIRS DIVISION

Post Title: Principal Legal Officer – Licensing – 1 post

Duty Station: EWURA Head Office

Reports to: Manager, Licencing and Enforcement

Principal Legal Officer – Licensing will be responsible for coordination of day to day activities relating to regulated services licensing and provision of legal opinions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To coordinate interpretation of all regulatory’ legislation and other legal documents.
  • To assist m representing the Authority in matters of litigation.
  •  To coordinate drafting and updating concessions, lease and license agreements in the regulated sectors.
  • To coordmate the review and appeals procedure and enforce legal actions.
  • To assist m representing the Authority in matters of litigation.
  • To coordinate implementation of law’s, regulations, rules, contract, agreements and other legal instruments.
  • To assist in conducting research on legislation and other legal aspects pertaining to regulated sectors and the role and functions of the Authority.
  • To participate in drafting various legal instruments.
  • To effectively supervise and guide members of staff reporting on the job.
  • To undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Academic Qualifications and Experience

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

  • Possession of University degree in Laws (LL. B) from a recognized University.
  • Possession of master’s degree in laws (LL.M) or any additional post graduate qualifications in the field or others such as Business Administration.
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania.
  • Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application.
  • Possession of at not less than six (6) years work experience in relevant fields.
  • Knowledge and familiarity in Regulated Sectors will be an added advantage.

Mode of Application

Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or day time contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates and transcripts (certificates from Foreign Universities should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Birth certificate, one passport size photo and names and contacts of three referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 15 November 2018.

Only short-listed candidates meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview. Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may w’ork to the candidate’s disadvantage. Application letter should be addressed to:

The Director General,
Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA)
4th Floor, LAPF House Makole Road,
P O Box 2857, DODOMA

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