Tuesday, September 15, 2015
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE YEAR 2015/2016

The Higher Education Students` Loans Board (HESLB); was established under the Act
No. 09 of 2004 (as amended) and started operations in July, 2005. The main functions of the HESLB, among others, include the following:-
•    To issue Loans, Grants and Scholarships to Eligible and Needy Tanzanian Higher Education Students.
•    To keep Records of beneficiaries of those funds and amounts issued to them.
•    To collect Repayments for all Loans issued to Students since 1994 so as to Re-lend the collected funds to other Eligible and Needy Tanzanian Students.
•    To maintain collaboration and Networking with Key-Stakeholders including Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Employers and Loans Beneficiaries.
•    To advise the Government on matters relating to issuance of Loans, Grants, Scholarships and Recovery of Loans
The Board now invites applications from qualified Tanzanians to fill the vacant position listed below:

1.    HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER GRADE II ( HESLB SCALE 4.0) - 2 POSTS
Qualifications
•    Holder of First Degree/Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management with at least a Lower Second Class.
•    Excellent Communication Skills in both English and Kiswahili.
•     Must be Computer literate.

Duties and Responsibilities
•    To maintain accurate Staff Records.
•    To prepare Annual Employees’ establishment and Emolument estimates.
•    To prepare Leave Roster and Recommend Annual leaves for Staff.
•    To deal with staff claims.
•    To carry out survey on Human Resource requirements.
•    To Prepare and Maintain employees’ Salaries and Terminal Benefits information.
•    To deal with Staff Recruitments.
•    To deal with Human Resource Development and Training.
•    To deal with Staff promotions and disciplinary matters.
•    To deal with staff transfers.
•    To compile Training Needs Assessment (TNA).
•    To compile Annual Training Programme.
•    To perform other functions be assigned by his/her Supervisor.

Personal Attributes
•    A good Team Player with ability to work independently and committed to deliver High Quality work at the agreed time frame.
•    Excellent interpersonal Communication Skills in both English and Swahili.
•    Demonstrated Excellent Personal Integrity and Confidence.
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2.    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER GRADE II ( HESLB SCALE 4.0) - 1 POST
Qualifications
•    Holder of First Degree/Advanced Diploma in Public/Business Administration, Industrial Relations and Sociology with at least a lower second class.
•    Excellent Communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
•    Must be Computer literate.

Duties and Responsibilities
•    To supervise office, cleanliness and estate management matters.
•    To make follow up, recommend and initiate payment of utilities for Board premises.
•    To deal with regular maintenance of the Board’s assets.
•    To maintain appropriate records of fleet operations, equipment and other properties of the Board.
•    To Supervise and monitor the work of operational staff.
•     To ensure implementation of regulations, staff circulars and Administrative policies at the Board.
•    To ensure safe custody of office records and office security in general.
•    To deal with safety matters, theft, accidents, workman’s compensations, breakages, office supplies.
•    To ensure good security to staff , visitors and their properties.
•    To prepare administrative matters implementation reports.
•    To make follow up of travel arrangements and transport.
•    To manage the registry and office records.
•    To perform other duty assigned by the Assistant Human Resources and Administration.

Personal Attributes
•    A good Team Player with ability to work independently and committed to deliver High Quality work at the agreed time frame.
•    Excellent interpersonal Communication Skills in both English and Swahili.
•    Demonstrated Excellent Personal Integrity and Confidence.
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3.    LOANS OFFICER GRADE II ( HESLB SCALE 4.0) - 4 POSTS
Qualifications
•    Holder of First Degree/Advanced Diploma in Finance, Accountancy, Economics, Business Administration or Banking with at least a lower second class.
•    Excellent communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
•    Must be computer literate.

Duties and Responsibilities
•    To Scrutinize and register all loans application submitted to the Board.
•    To carry out data entry into computers.
•    To carry out document preparation for scanning of the same.
•    To check admission lists from the relevant authorities and sieve out applicants meeting loan eligibility criteria.
•    To check examination results from relevant authority and higher education institutions and ensure only eligible beneficiaries are allocated loans.
•    To prepare various reports related to loan allocation and disbursements.
•    To file all scanned documents and keep them in the safe custody.
•    To register all loans disbursement requests submitted to the Board.
•    To scrutinize and verify loan disbursement requests.
•    To prepare and maintain register of students granted loans.
•    To balance computer data records against the physical documents.
•    To perform any other duty assigned by his/her supervisor.

Personal Attributes
•    A good Team Player with ability to work independently and committed to deliver High Quality work at the agreed time frame.
•    Excellent interpersonal Communication Skills in both English and Swahili.
•    Demonstrated Excellent Personal Integrity and Confidence.
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4.    ACCOUNTANTS GRADE II ( HESLB SCALE 4.0) - 3 POSTS
Qualifications
•    Holder of First Degree/Advanced Diploma in Accountancy from Higher Education Institutions of Accountancy recognized by NBAA with at least a lower second class.
•    Excellent communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
•    Must be Computer literate.

Duties and Responsibilities
•    To prepare monthly Bank Reconciliation Statement.
•    To prepare Journal vouchers.
•    To recognize Interest income in the books of accounts.
•    To prepare payment vouchers for students’ loans and normal expenditure.
•    To maintain schedule of Institutions Returns status reports.
•    To make all payments, deposit cash/cheque in all Bank accounts.
•    To deliver instructions to the Bank.
•    To collect cheque Books from the bank(s).
•    To collect mails /statements from Banks.
•    To make cash withdrawals for normal expenditure.
•    To prepare receipts for revenue collection.
•    To dispatch Student’s Loan cheques to Higher Education Institutions or to the Bank.
•    To collect funds transmission reports for students' loans transfers from Bank.
•    To keep in safe custody under lock and key all accountable’ documents.
•    To prepare cheques issued and dispatches register.
•    To maintain and update accountable’ documents register.
•    To maintain Register for cancelled cheques.
•    To maintains Fixed Assets Register and calculation of depreciation.
•    To prepare and maintain schedules of staff debtors.
•    To prepare schedule of statutory payment.
•    To make payment of salaries and other remunerations.
•    To check correctness of procurement documents for the goods supplied to the Board.
•    To maintain deposit Registers.
•    To perform any other function as may be directed by his/her Manage of Finance and Accounts.

Personal Attributes
•    A good Team Player with ability to work independently and committed to deliver High Quality work at the agreed time frame.
•    Excellent interpersonal Communication Skills in both English and Swahili.
•    Demonstrated Excellent Personal Integrity and Confidence.

5.    LOANS OFFICER (RECOVERY) GRADE II ( HESLB SCALE 4.0) - 3 POSTS
Qualifications
•    Holder of First Degree/Advanced Diploma in Finance, Accountancy, Economics, Business Administration or Banking.
•    Excellent communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
•    Must be Computer literate.

Duties and Responsibilities
•    To identify or track loan defaulters since 1994 for the purpose of recovering the loans.
•    To scrutinize loan contracts or agreements entered into between students and the Government since 1994.
•    To prepare a Register or Record of identified loan to be recovered.
•    To calculate and establishes the amount of loan to be recovered from each loan defaulters.
•    To prepare a Register or Record of identified loan beneficiaries.
•    To initiate formulation of appropriate mechanisms for recovery of such loans.
•    To perform such other functions as may be directed by his/her Supervisor.

Personal Attributes
•    A good Team Player with ability to work independently and committed to deliver High Quality work at the agreed time frame.
•    Excellent interpersonal Communication Skills in both English and Swahili.
•    Demonstrated Excellent Personal Integrity and Confidence

GENERAL INFORMATION/REQUIREMENTS
Remuneration
Competitive and attractive Remuneration package will be offered to the Right Candidate as per HESLB Salary Structure.
Mode of Application
Candidates meeting the above Job Requirements should submit their Typed and Signed Applications with two (2) Passport Size Photographs glued on the front page at the top of the Application letter along with the following attachments:-
•    A signed detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) showing Names of three (3) Referees, their Contact Addresses, E-mails and Telephone Numbers.
•    Photocopies of Birth Certificates or Passports.
•    Copies of Academic Transcripts and Certificates to:-
The Executive Director
Higher Education Students` Loans Board
Plot No. 08 Block No. 46 Sam Nujoma Road - Mwenge
P.O. Box 76068
DAR ES SALAAM
NB: The Envelopes containing Application documents, should be Marked with the Title of the Post being applied for, any un-marked envelope will automatically be disqualified. This is intended to assist the Board in sorting out the applications.
Deadline for Applications
Closing date will be 30th September, 2015 at 17.00hrs. For applications being submitted through Post Office, only those stamped by the Post Office between the dates of this Advertisement and the closing date will be opened for consideration.
Non-Shortlisted Applicants
Only short-listed Applicants will be contacted.
Age Limit
Applicants for the advertised posts should be below 45 years old at next Birth day as the posts entail for Pensionable Schemes.
For previous employees
Applicants who have already worked with the Board on temporary basis and who could not be absorbed by the Board for inadequate performance or qualifications should not apply for these posts.