MANAGER FOR FREIGHT OPERATIONS.. - 1 POST

Employer: TANZANIA RAILWAYS CORPORATION (TRC)
Date Published: 2018-09-13
Application Deadline: 2018-09-27

JOB SUMMARY:

To manage the provision of safe, reliable and efficient Block Train and General Freight Train services in accordance with Service Level Agreements made with the Business Sections as specified and agreed in the corporate strategic plan, Business plan and Service Level Agreements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

i.    Negotiates Service Level Agreements with Business Section Managers;
ii.    Facilitates safe and expeditious movement of freight trains throughout the system;
iii.    Monitors and controls status and performance of rail operations;
iv.    Coordinates operations and maintenance staff to minimize service interruptions;
v.    Coordinates on-site or remote activities during emergency or unusual incident situations, and assists in isolating the incident area from movement of trains;
vi.    Reports accidents and claims issues arising within the system and reports to the higher authority;
vii.    Oversees marshalling functions at yards;
viii.    Keeps registers of terminal wagons and ensures turnaround of rolling stock is maintained as per commercial standards;
ix.    Maintains quality information by tracking data from the Freight Management System;
x.    Coordinates periodical inspections and is custodian of records;
xi.    Works closely with Rolling Stock Directorate to oversee and schedule fleet maintenance and repair;
xii.    Plans, develops, organizes, manages, and evaluate the operations and budget for freight section;
xiii.    Coordinates activities of staff under freight section in relation to transportation operations including loading, dispatching, routing, off-loading and tracking freight wagons;
xiv.    Work closely with other transport and logistics stakeholders to promote the intermodal and multimodal freight services in streamlining the flow of goods across international borders and through customs;
xv.    Oversees production of train crew rosters;
xvi.    Participate in core strategic plans of the Corporation; and
xvii.    Performs any other relevant duties as may be assigned by his/her Supervisor.


QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

•    Bachelor’s Degree either in Transport Management, Logistics Management, Freight and Forwarding, Transport Economics, Business Administration (majoring in Transport Management or Logistics Management)  or equivalent qualifications from recognized institution with working experience of at least five (5) years of which three (3) years must be held in managerial positions, whereby experience in the Railway industry will be an added advantage.
•    Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.

REMUNERATION: Salary Scale TRCS 11

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