DIRECTOR OF POLICY, RESEARCH AND PLANNING (1 POST) - 1 POST

Employer: Rural Energy Agency (REA)
Date Published: 2019-04-08
Application Deadline: 2019-04-22

JOB SUMMARY:

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

i. Coordinates the development of long term plans for the REA and REF in liaison with other departments and stakeholders;
ii. Coordinates preparation of medium and long term research agenda in line with implementation of the strategic plan of the Agency, including analysis and interpretation of findings of qualitative and quantitative studies;
iii. Ensures compliance with various national and sector plans and progammes in the prioritization of projects to be granted funds from REF or any other Special Purpose Fund administered by the Agency;
iv. Coordinates preparation of Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks and Annual Development Plans and Budget for the Agency and evaluate their implementation;
v. Coordinates preparation of periodic performance reports and other reports for the Agency;
vi. Coordinates evaluation of the various initiatives/programmes by financiers or their representatives and other approved independent evaluators;
vii. Coordinates support to departments and sections in the preparation of individual annual work plans that are aligned to the annual work plan, and other operational specific agreements;
viii. Coordinates preparation of Parliamentary Committees’ Reports and inputs to the sector Budget Speech;
ix. Evaluates overall performance of the Agency to ensure optimum utilization of resources in the implementation of annual work plans and other programmes;
x. Compiles, analyzes and interprets REA/REF performance statistics and advise the Management accordingly;
xi. Monitors and evaluates activities, including conducting statistical analysis, data backup and documentation of all research data;
xii. Evaluates research proposals from research Agencies or Consultants and assess reasonability of their cost and soundness of technical outlines;
xiii. Coordinates review and benchmarking initiatives between REA and other similar organizations in the world with a view to assessing REA’s performance and areas of improvement;
xiv. Advises Management on the impact of strategic programmes/initiatives taken by REA; and
xv. Performs any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by his/her superiors.


QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Master degree either in Development Policy and Planning, Economics, Business Administration, Policy Development or its equivalent; A minimum of ten (10) years relevant working experience of which five (5) years should be at managerial position in a reputable organization; and Experience in working with government MDAs and knowledge of energy sector in Tanzania is desirable. Proficiency in computers and Microsoft Office Suite.

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