New Job Opportunities At  Occupational Safety and Health Authority(OSHA) in Tanzania

  • Job type: Contract job
  • Open to: All Tanzanians
  • Open date: 21st October 2021
  • Tanzania
  • Deadline: 3rd November 2021

Description

OSHA is a government agency under the Office of the Prime Minister (Labor, Youth, Employment and the Disabled). This institution has a responsibility to protect employees against hazards present in the workplace that could lead to illness and accidents. This obligation is exercised through the administration of Act No. 5 Occupational Health and Safety in 2003.

The history of OSHA goes back to 2001 when it was established under Act No. 30 of the Government Agencies of 1997 as part of the Improvement Plan in the provision of Government Services to citizens. The purpose of the establishment of OSHA is to acquire a government tool for managing Workplace Safety and Health. 

OSHA has a responsibility to ensure that employees work in an environment that is safe and secure by complying with procedures in place to prevent accidents and occupational diseases.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing Enforcement of Act No. 5 of 2003 on Safety and Health and Workplace.
  • Advise the government on occupational safety and health issues, related to various policies and regulations for the management of Safety and Health in the country including advising on how to ratify international agreements on safety and health issues.
  • Raising awareness among stakeholders on safety and health issues by providing various training including providing professional advice to stakeholders
  • Conduct various studies related to occupational safety and health issues in order to advise the government on how best to implement the aforementioned laws.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Register workplaces;
  2. Conduct General Inspections; 
  3. Conduct special inspections such as electrical safety inspections; Pressure vessels and inspection of lifting appliances;
  4. Risk assessment; 
  5. Conducting reviews of drawings and constructions of workplaces; 
  6. Conduct a Health and Disease Screening according to the relevant workplace; Carry out an accident investigation; 
  7. Conducting Industrial hygiene surveys and measurements including;
  8. Provide expert advice on Occupational Health and Safety issues.

On behalf of the Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA), Public Service
Recruitment Secretariat invites qualified Tanzanians to fill nineteen (19) vacant posts as
mentioned below;

 Occupational Safety and Health Authority(OSHA)
Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) is a Government Agency established
under the Executive Agencies Act No. 30 of 1997 with the main objective of promotion of
Safe and Healthy working environment as stipulated in the Occupational Health and
Safety Act No. 5 of 2003.
The Agency is mandated to perform its functions in Tanzania mainland. Currently, OSHA
has six (6) administrative zones namely Northern Zone, Lake Zone, Southern Highlands
Zone, Central Zone, Southern Zone, and Coast Zone.

Medical officer-3posts
Duties and Responsibilities:
i. To carry out a general walkthrough workplace inspections for the purpose of the establishment of compliance status;
ii. To carry out Fitness to work medical examinations and recommend remedial measures for identified problems;
iii. To provide inputs in the preparation of the Business plan, Strategic plan, and other policy formulation in relation to medical issues;
iv. To prepare and submit reports timely;
v. To prepare articles and manuals on Occupational Health;

vi. To maintain records and provide written and verbal reports as required;
vii. To prepare OHS medical surveillance reports;
viii. To plan and implement specific occupational health programmes;
ix. To keep records of Inspections;
x. To provide input for occupational health surveys and researches;
xi. To interpret scientific data collected during investigations and recommend appropriate control methods;
xii. To conduct follow up inspections to ensure corrective measures have been implemented;
xiii. To review documents from the workplace;
xiv. To assist in the carrying out of statutory medical examination (Pre-employment, periodic, exit and special);
xv. To provide counselling on health issues, polysubstance abuse;
xvi. To assist/facilitate OHS training;
xvii. To carry out health impact assessment;
xviii. To carry out occupational health surveys and researches;
xix. To review existing and current Occupational safety and health literature; and
xx. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned a Supervisor.

Qualifications and experience:
Doctor of Medicine degree from a recognized Institution plus successful completion of
internship period of one year and a provisional registration as a Medical Officer from
Tanganyika Medical Council.

Salary Scale: Osha scale5
Nursing officers- 3posts

Duties and Responsibilities:
i. To carry out a general walkthrough workplace inspections for the purpose of the establishment of compliance status;
ii. To carry out fitness to work medical examinations and recommend remedially measures for identified problems;
iii. To provide inputs in the preparation of the Business plan, Strategic plan and other policy formulation in relation to medical issues;
iv. To prepare and submit reports timely;
v. To prepare articles and manuals on Occupational Health;
vi. To maintain records and provide written and verbal reports as required;
vii. To prepare OHS medical surveillance reports;
viii. To plan and implement specific occupational health programmes;
ix. To keep records of Inspections;
x. To provide input for occupational health surveys and researches;
xi. To provide inputs for Business plan, Strategic plan, occupational health issues;
xii. To prepare articles on occupational health;
xiii. To interpret scientific data collected during investigations and recommend appropriate control methods;
xiv. To conduct follow up inspections to ensure corrective measures have been implemented;
xv. To review documents from stakeholders;
xvi. To assist in the carrying out of statutory medical examination (Pre- employment, periodic, exit and special);
xvii. To provide counselling on health issues, polysubstance abuse;
xviii. To assist/facilitate OHS training; and
xix. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by a supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:
Holder of Bachelor Degree in Nursing, Midwifery or its equivalent from a recognized institution plus successful completion of internship. Must be registered with Tanzania Nurses and Midwives Council.

Salary scale: Osha scale5

Occupational Hygiene InspectorII-5posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

i. To prepare articles and manuals on occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics safety;
ii. To provide inputs in the preparation of the Business plan, Strategic plan and other policy formulation in relation to Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics Safety;
iii. To prepare and submit reports timely;
iv. To carry out a general walkthrough workplace inspections for the purpose of the establishment of compliance status;
v. To carry out specific Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics inspections and recommend remedial measures for identified problems;
vi. To carry out work environment measurements (Thermal stress, noise, light, dust, gases, fumes, aerosol, mist, vapour, radiation, indoor air quality, ventilation, efficiency etc.);
vii. To facilitate Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics training to workers and management;
viii. To operate and maintain work environment measuring equipment;
ix. To provide input for and Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics surveys and researches;
x. To recognize, evaluate and control workplace hazards;
xi. To provide input to Public Relations Office on Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics issues to be delivered to media, Government agencies, workers and management;
xii. To interpret scientific data collected during investigations and recommend appropriate control methods;
xiii. To operate technical equipment for obtaining samples;
xiv. To conduct follow up inspections to ensure corrective measures have been implemented;
xv. To review relevant documents from the workplace;
xvi. To review existing and current Occupational safety and health literature; and
xvii. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by a supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

Holder of Bachelor Degree either in Environmental Health Sciences, Industrial Hygiene,
Environmental Engineering, Occupational and Environmental Health or equivalent from a
recognized institution.

Salary scale: Osha scale5

Assistant statistician- 2posts

Duties and responsibilities:
i. To assist in collecting and systematically compiling data on Agency activities, e.g. Information on workplaces, accident investigation, registration etc;
ii. To assist in collecting data and information to be used as inputs to the budgeting process;
iii. To assist in preparing profiles and bringing together available statistics on the activities and resources of each Department;
iv. To assist in preparing basic statistical and management reports;
v. Performs any other related duties as assigned;
vi. To interpret scientific data collected during investigations and recommend appropriate control methods;
vii. To operate technical equipment for obtaining samples;
viii. To conduct follow up inspections to ensure corrective measures have been implemented;
ix. To review relevant documents from the workplace;
x. To review existing and current Occupational safety and health literature; and
xi. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by a supervisor.

Qualifications and experience:
Holder of Ordinary Diploma either in Statistics, Mathematics, Biometry, Biostatistics or
equivalent qualifications from recognized institutions.

Salary scale: scale3

Records ManagementAssistantII-2posts

Duties and Responsibilities:
i. To assist in receiving and recording all incoming mails;
ii. To receive correspondence and files sent by dispatch book;
iii. To sort outgoing and incoming correspondence in accordance with instructions or established means of dispatch and checks date and signature;
iv. To Receive and distribute files to scheduled officers;
v. To Classify and file documents;
vi. To Open file and index cards;
vii. To handle issues regarding request of files;
viii. To Maintain up to date register of office files and file index box;
ix. To receive and distribute official publications according to standing Instructions;
x. To record all outgoing registered correspondence and telegrams;
xi. To maintain a register of files sent out to or received from departments to assemble flimsy copies and files them for circulation to listed Officers;
xii. To re-address mail and answer questions on dispatch, postage and postal procedures and regulations; and
xiii. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:
Holder of Form IV or VI Certificate plus Certificate (NTA Level 5) in Records Management,
Archives or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
Salary scale: Osha scale2

Assistant Accountant Officer-3posts

Duties and responsibilities:
i. To receive and keep in safe custody all bills, invoices, and other claims pending payment;
ii. To maintain cash register;
iii. To prepare petty cash payment voucher;
iv. To keep in custody all accounts documents;
v. To prepare monthly income and expenditure statements;
vi. To carry out postings of the general ledger up to trial balance;
vii. To prepare payroll returns;
viii. To reconcile the actual amount of cash received with receipt book totals;
ix. To keep in safe custody all moneys received under lock and key and ensure daily banking;
x. To maintain adequate and accurate records of cheques received;
xi. To Make bank reconciliation;
xii. To prepare monthly payroll and disbursement of salaries;
xiii. To prepare returns of Pension Fund and other regulatory bodies;
xiv. To maintain subsidiary records including staff advances, loans and staff imprest;
xv. To Examine and verify accounting documents and all supporting documents attached to vouchers; and
xvi. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Experience
Holder of Ordinary Diploma (NTA 6) either in Accountancy, Finance, Business
Administration (Majoring in Accounting), ATEC II or equivalent qualifications recognized
by NBAA from a recognised Institutions.
Salary scale: Osha scale3

Quality Assurance Officer II-1post

Duties and Responsibilities:
i. To fill the application forms;
ii. To verify applicant’s information on the forms and attachments before data entry;
iii. To perform data entry and data capture;
iv. To prepare registration reports;
v. To request and sort registration materials;
vi. To scan applicant’s documents;
vii. To ensure if the applicants are registered in the resident register book;
viii. To attend to customer’s enquires;
ix. To ensure all registration materials are available at the registration centre;
x. To verify applicants’ information before issuing certificate;
xi. To manage application forms, Mobile Enrolment Units and other office machines and equipment;
xii. To prepare a proper working environment for Registration;
xiii. To determine, negotiate and agree on in-house occupational safety and health quality procedures, standards and specifications;
xiv. To set customer service occupational safety and health standards;
xv. To specify quality requirements of occupational safety and health scientific equipment with suppliers;
xvi. To assess customer occupational safety and health requirements and ensure that are met; and
xvii. To perform any other related duties as may be directed by the Supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor Degree either in Law, Industrial Relations, Economics, Statistics, Public
Administration, Information Technology, Business Administration or equivalent
qualification from recognized institutions.
Salary scale: Osha scale4.

General conditions:
i. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania generally with an age not above 45 years of age;
ii. All posts are for one-year contract renewable depending on performance and employers budget;
iii. Permanent and Pensionable employees in the Public Service should not apply;
iv. Applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contacts; postal address/postcode, e-mail and telephone numbers;
v. Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this advertisement;
vi. Applicants must attach their certified copies of the following certificates:-

  • Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates;
  • Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts;
  •  Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates;
  • Professional Registration and Training Certificates from respective
    Registration or Regulatory Bodies, (where applicable);
  •  Birth certificate;

vii. Attaching copies of the following certificates is strictly not accepted:-

  • Form IV and form VI results slip;
  •  Testimonials and all Partial transcripts;
    viii. An applicant must upload a recent Passport Size Photo in the Recruitment Portal;
    ix. An applicant employed in the Public Service should route his application letter through his respective employer;
    x. An applicant who is retired from the Public Service for whatever reason should not apply;
    xi. An applicant should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts;
    xii. Certificates from foreign examination bodies for Ordinary or Advanced level education should be verified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
    xiii. Professional certificates from foreign Universities and other training institutions should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and National Council for Technical Education (NACTE);
    xiv. An applicant with special needs/case (disability) is supposed/advised to indicate;
    xv. A signed application letter should be written either in Swahili or English and Addressed to Secretary, Presidents Office, Public Service Recruitment Secretariat,
    P.O. Box 2320, University of Dodoma, Utumishi/Asha Rose Migiro Buildings Dodoma.
    xvi. Deadline for application is 3rd November 2021;
    xvii. Only shortlisted candidates will be informed on a date for interview and;
    xviii. Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate legal action;

NOTE: All applications must be sent through the Recruitment Portal by using the
following address; http://portal.ajira.go.tz/and not otherwise (This address also
can be found at PSRS Website, Click ‘Recruitment Portal’)

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