Watumishi Housing Company (WHC) is a public entity responsible for the implementation of the Public Servants Housing Scheme (PSHS) and management of the WHC Real Estate Investment Trust (WHC-REIT). Shareholders of WHC and the financiers of the PSHS are National Social Security Fund (NSSF), PPF Pensions Fund (PPF), Public Service Pensions Fund (PSPF), LAPF Pensions Fund (LAPF), Government Employees Provident Fund (GEPF), National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and National Housing Corporation (NHC).
In order to implement its objectives, WHC would like to invite suitably qualified Tanzanians to join its lean, entrepreneurial and dynamic team by filling the following vacancies:
Job Position: Senior Estate Officer – One Post
Duty Station: WHC Head Office Dar es Salaam
Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer
Salary Grade: 5
Senior Estate Officer will have responsibility of managing daily operations at WHC properties. Tasks include maintaining property, rentals, marketing and filling vacant spaces, screening prospective tenants/buyers, enforcing leases and securing premises.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
i) Advertise Lettable spaces and negotiate lease terms.
ii) Perform tenant/buyers screenings.
iii) Act as liaison between tenants and property owners.
iv) Collect rent on a monthly basis and handle late payments in a timely manner.
v) Maintain property by addressing tenant complaints, completing repairs, contracting landscaping and snow removal companies and enforcing rules of occupancy.
vi) Coordinate all maintenance works of the buildings with maintenance team/contractor(s) to ensure minimum disruption to core activities in the buildings
vii) Follows up auctioned properties to cover rent and other costs.
viii) Represents the WHC on valuation issues.
ix) Reviews standard rents in view of rising costs of maintenance, taxes and administration.
x) Property Ownership Administration that include securing Unit Titles/Titles deeds.
xi) Custodian of WHC assets records which include, Registers, Titles Deeds, Estate Maps, Statutes related to land and WHC and other legal documents
xii) Handle property ownership matters like disputes resolution on plot boundaries, court cases, ownership claims, etc.
xiii) Liaise with Legal Unit for issues concerning disputes, court cases and compensation.
xiv) Participate in the preparing the budget to ensure facilities maintenance team gets adequate funds for its operation
xv)Undertake any other related duties as may be assigned by the Chief Operations Officer.
Academic Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications, experience:
i) Bachelor Degree in Real Estate Property Management, Bsc Land Valuation Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized higher learning Institutions.
ii) Masters Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in any field. Masters Degree with Majors in Real Estate Property Management and evaluation will be an added advantage.
iii) Must be registered with professional Board.
iv) Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications; and
v) Not less than three (3) years relevant work experience in property management out of which two (2) years must be in senior position.
TENURE AND REMUNERATION
A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidates for the posts. WHC is an equal opportunity employer. Staff will be employed on three (3) years contracts that are renewable upon satisfactory performance.
MODE OF APPLICATION
Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or daytime contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates and names and contacts of two referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 16th February 2018.
Only short-listed candidates meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview. Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may work to the candidate’s disadvantage.
Application letter should be sent through the address shown below:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Watumishi Housing Company,
4th Floor Golden Jubilee Towers,
7 Ohio Street/ Kibo Street,
P.O. Box 5119,
11481 Dar es Salaam.
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