Tuesday, 25 January 2011


The Bank of Tanzania, an equal opportunity employer and Tanzania’s central bank, is looking for suitably qualified Tanzanian citizens of high personal integrity to fill the following vacant positions at its Headquarters, Dar es Salaam, Branches (Mbeya & Zanzibar) and Training Institute, Mwanza.

Reports to: Head of Division

Location: Head Office- System Risks Department

Job Purpose:

Contributing inputs in formulating policies and procedures and designing processes intended to assist Management in identifying and managing threats to the achievement of MIS business objectives.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

a) Coordinating the process of risk identification, assessment, evolution, controlling and monitoring all systems used in the Bank.

b) Coordinating implementation of IT security policy to ensure compliance by all staff;

c) Setting up an early warning system that will help in monitoring risks defined in the profile and timely reporting when they are highly likely to materialize;

d) Establishing, maintaining and updating Systems Risk Incidence Register;

e) Communicating effectively to all functional units systems risk appetite, risk mitigation plans, and setting clearly a list of residual risks and strategies to handle them;

f) Following up implementation of risk mitigation strategies related to database management, systems applications, and IT infrastructure;

g) Participating in systems user acceptance tests (UAT) prior to deployment of newly developed/acquired, upgraded or significantly enhanced systems;

h) Conducting database risk awareness training to employees;

i) Exploring, researching, and reviewing trends, risks, standards and best practice from time to time and disseminating relevant information to functional;

j) Preparing recommendations for risk mitigation measures for Management consideration;

k) Performing other relevant duties as may be assigned.

Essential Requirements

· Master degree in Computer Science or Information Security from an accredited university.

· Basic knowledge of UNIX and/ or Linux operating systems

· Certification is desirable: Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), IT Risk/ Security Certification such as Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified Risk Information Security (CRISC).

· 3 years of relevant working experience as database administrator, IT Risk Officer or IT Security Officer.


Reports to: Head of Division

Location: Head Office- Information Systems Services Department

Job Purpose:

This job holder is responsible for providing support on management of Information Technology Security. Specifically, performing day-to-day security administration of IT systems including, computer operating systems, network systems, business applications, databases and information systems management tools.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

a) Coordinating operation of IT security policy to ensure compliance of the same is adhered to all areas of the business and staff;

b) Performing reviews on security on new business systems and changes made to existing systems of the Bank;

c) Performing periodical Information Security Risk assessment to the Bank’s business units/departments in order to identify threats and respective vulnerabilities surrounding IT assets and recommend mitigation strategies for implementation;

d) Conducting IT security awareness training to employees;

e) Providing inputs to various contracts for approval/disapproval access to business systems by third-party by either direct access or remote access;

f) Developing procedures, guidelines and specific policies as part of operationalization of Bank’s IT Security policy;

g) Reviewing various stakeholders submissions including IT Security policies, procedures and acceptable use of IT;

h) Performing user and access administration on designated systems and applications, in accordance with the defined policies, standards and procedures of the Bank;

i) Performing system security administration on designated technology platforms, including OSs and network security devices, in accordance with the defined policies, standards and procedures of the Bank, as well as with industry best practices and vendor guidelines;

j) Performing installation and configuration management of security systems and applications, including policy assessment and compliance tools, network security appliances and host-based security systems;

k) Reviewing application of patches, where appropriate, and, at the direction of superior, removes known control weaknesses, such as unnecessary services or applications or redundant user accounts, as a means of hardening systems in accordance with security policies and standards;

l) Performing researches on threats and vulnerabilities and, where appropriate, takes action to mitigate threats and remediate vulnerabilities;

m) Responding to and, where appropriate, resolves or escalates reported security incidents;

n) Responding to and follows up on security events reported by existing tools or in system and event logs;

o) Developing and maintaining and test disaster recovery plans, processes and procedures in accordance with defined policies, standards and business requirements for designated systems ;

p) Representing the security team on projects and other formal workgroups and committees.

Essential Requirements

· Masters degree in Information Systems or data communication.

· Certifications in CISA, CISM, CISSP will be added advantage.

· Knowledge of information security principles, including risk assessment, intrusion detection, network access control (NAC), threat and vulnerability management, and identity and access management (IAM).

· Technical proficiency with security-related systems and applications, especially Enterprise Configuration Management.

· Experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures.

· Knowledge of network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, and associated network protocols and concepts.

· Knowledge of various operating systems and databases, including Microsoft Windows server, UNIX, HP UX, LINUX and Oracle Databases.

· Knowledge of ERP, particularly Oracle e-Business suite.

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to enable effective security incident and problem resolution.

· Proven ability to work under stress in emergencies, with the flexibility to handle multiple high-pressure situations simultaneously.

· Ability to work well under minimal supervision.

· Strong team-oriented interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including vendors, IT and business personnel.

· Strong written and oral communication skills.

· Customer services skills.

· Minimum of 5 years IT Security experience.


Reports to: Head of Division.

Location: Head Office - Foreign Markets Department

Job purpose:

To monitor the performance of the foreign reserves portfolio and to provide independent analysis of risks associated with investment decisions of portfolio managers in the international financial markets.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

a) Monitoring counterparties and or issuers through periodic review of their credit ratings;

b) Generating performance reports and analyzing each portfolio’s performance against its approved benchmark as well as the overall performance of reserves under management;

c) Checking daily securities prices to ensure accurate valuations;

d) Preparing periodic investments reports;

e) Determining sources of excess return (performance over the benchmark) or deficit return (underperformance) versus the benchmark;

f) Documenting the deviation from the benchmark and consolidate into a periodic performance report for Management and Portfolio Managers;

g) Analyzing market data and conditions so as to assist in making a good assessment of market conditions in various sectors of financial markets;

h) Evaluating alternative investment strategies;

i) Building and implementing models and tools for tactical and strategic asset allocation, risk allocation and valuation of financial instruments;

j) Preparing and presenting analytical reports on quantitative strategies and market conditions to assist decision making in portfolio management and asset allocation;

k) Providing analytical support to the Portfolio Managers and to Management in risk, benchmark management, and quantitative strategies;

l) Assisting in Construction and maintenance of benchmarks;

m) Maintaining contacts with counterparties including Central Banks, Commercial and Investment Banks, Institutional Investors, and International Institutions with a view to sharing information on trends and strategies.

Essential Requirements:

· Degree in mathematics, financial economics, or a science degree with a high content of mathematics and information technology.

· Good understanding of investment portfolio management, risk management and quantitative research.

· Proven analytical skills including familiarity with financial modeling techniques.

· Programming skills/ability to use tools such as VBA C, C++, etc. will be an added advantage

· A quick learner and ability to keep up with current trends and business issues

· Good team player.

· Excellent communication skills.


Reports to: Head of Section

Location: Mbeya Branch

Job Purpose:

This job holder is responsible for providing technical support on specialised systems and machines used in the banking and currency function.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

a) Installing, testing and troubleshooting standalone and integrated currency systems;

b) Undertaking periodical inspections on buildings, machinery and equipment to identify areas that need attention;

c) Carrying out corrective maintenance and repairs on Banknote Processing & Destruction systems and other specialized systems in Banking and Currency departments;

d) Taking appropriate measures to ensure maintenance of safety standards in the Bank premises;

e) Preparing and compiling repair history data for easy access and analysis;

f) Reviewing the maintenance and service quality plan;

g) Providing technical backup support and advice to users;

h) Preparing regular and ad-hoc technical reports on systems performance, job allocation, maintenance & repairs, spare parts usage etc;

i) Preparing requisitions for spare parts and consumable components for repairs of machinery and equipments.

j) Providing training to machine/system operators;

k) Performing any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor, Technical Services.

Essential Requirements

· Advanced Diploma in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering

· Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;

· Ability to work effectively with others;

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

· Team player with ability to work independently;

· Honesty and trustworthy.

· 2 years of relevant working experience.


Reports to: Head of Section

Location: Mbeya Branch

Job Purpose:

This job holder is responsible for carrying out preventive maintenance on plumbing system and its components such as daily scheduled works.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

a) Carrying out routine checks on all plumbing systems and installation, water supply and sewerage related pumps, machinery and equipment and report faults observed;

b) Preparing daily inputs for maintenance reports and submit to the Estate Officer;

c) Assisting in carrying out analysis of information arising from the preventive maintenance system and provide statistical reports on performance;

d) Carrying out routine maintenance of plumbing, drainage and associated services to office and residential buildings;

e) Liaising with other artisans relating to maintenance and repairs;

f) Backlog tracking to identify the status of outstanding work in the section;

g) Ensuring that safety standards are maintained at all work places and at all time;

h) Performing any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor, Estate/Facilities Management.

Essential Requirements

* Ordinary Level Secondary Education Certificate (or A/ level) with Trade Test I
* 2 years of relevant working experience.
Customer service skills.
* Honest and trustworthy.
* Ability to work effectively with others.


Reports to: Head of Division

Location: Training Institute, Mwanza

Job Purpose:

This job holder is responsible for implementing policies and procedures relating to the Bank of Tanzania corporate employee learning and to coordinate training programmes including carrying out evaluation and monitoring of conducted course, and undertaking research and development activities relating to corporate learning.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

a) Carrying out studies to determine new developments in learning and development strategies and technologies and advising the Assistant Manager/ Associate Director;

b) Proposing development/ review of policies and procedures for learning and development activities in the Bank;

c) Preparing inputs for annual training plan for the Bank;

d) Participate in the preparation of departmental operational plans and budget estimates; and subsequently monitoring and reporting the implementation of operational plans;

e) Initiating processes for sourcing of internal/ external resource persons in accordance with the specifications and modalities of the training events;

f) Monitoring departmental expenditures against approved budget and producing relevant reports;

g) Producing monthly, quarterly and annual training reports;

h) Coordinating and monitoring corporate e-learning and other In-house training programmes approved in the training plan;

i) Conducting post training evaluation, impact assessment exercise and producing relevant reports;

j) Developing and reviewing all forms used by the department such as impact assessment forms;

k) Analysing training returns data and preparing useful statistical reports regarding staff learning trends;

l) Developing and reviewing codification and capturing of training data in the Document Management System.

m) Performing any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Essential Requirements

· Master’s of Arts/ Science degree in Education, Business Administration, Law, IT, Finance or Economics.

· Ability to work beyond normal business working hours and meet deadlines;

· Team player with ability to work independently;

· Excellent oral and written communication in English;

· Ability to coach and mentor others.

· Knowledge of instructional methods and techniques;

· Test planning and construction;

· Ability to prepare and analyze statistical reports;

· Ability to design and deliver training programs;

· Customer services skills.

· Minimum 6 years of relevant working experience.


Reports to: Head of Division

Location: Zanzibar Branch

Job Purpose:

This job holder is responsible for general maintenance of computer equipment and for the resolution of identified technical problems including installing, configuring and maintaining computers and peripherals and supporting IT systems users in order to promote effective and efficient use of ICT across the Bank.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

a) Installing, assembling and configuring computers, monitors and peripherals such as printers, scanners and related hardware;

b) Trouble shooting problems and repairing faulty computer hardware and software as well as other computer peripherals;

c) Taking and maintaining inventory of computers and related equipment used in the Bank;

d) Trouble shooting and maintaining IT network devices;

e) Performing preventive maintenance for IT equipment;

f) Assisting in preparation of specifications for procurement of suitable hardware and software for the Bank;

g) Working with vendors commissioned by the Bank to ensure that systems perform to the specified and required standards;

h) Providing technical assistance to computer systems users;

i) Answering questions or resolving computer problems for Bank staff in person, through telephone or from remote location;

j) Providing assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing,, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems;

k) Performing other related duties as assigned by superiors from time to time.

Essential Requirements:

· Ordinary Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunication, Computer Engineering or its equivalent from accredited institution;

· Certification as PC technician will be an added advantage.

· Ability to keep abreast of the latest developments in hardware and software technologies;

· Considerable manual dexterity with tools;

· Ability to work under stressful conditions;

· Knowledge of data processing terminology, symbols, and methodologies;

· Ability to keep records;

· Ability to operate information systems input devices;

· Ability to diagnose hardware/ and software problems;

· Ability to communicate effectively;

· Analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills;

· Ability to work independently and under pressure;

· Team player;

· Customer service skills;

· A minimum of 3 years post qualification working experience.


A competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates. The entry point will depend on the candidate’s qualifications, experience and the Bank of Tanzania Scheme of Service.

Application should be addresses to:

Deputy Governor (AIC),

Bank Of Tanzania,

P.O. Box 2939,


Applications should include detailed curriculum Vitae (CV) certified copies of birth certificates, academic transcripts and other relevant certificates, names and addresses of two referees, a reliable contact address, email and telephone numbers.


Applications should reach the Deputy Governor’s Office on or before 4:30 pm on 29th January, 2011

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