SENIOR CLAIMS ASSESMENT OFFICER - Workers Compensation Fund

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 Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) is a Social Security Scheme established in accordance with Section 5 of the Workers Compensation Act (Cap 263 R.E of 2015). The main purpose for the establishment of the Fund is to provide for adequate and equitable compensation for employees who suffer occupational injuries or contract occupational diseases arising out of, and in the course of their employment and in case of death, for their dependants. The Fund started its operations on 1 stJuly 201 5. All employers in the public and private sectors in Mainland Tanzania are compulsorily required to contribute to the Fund.

The objectives of the Fund are: 
i) Provision of adequate and equitable compensation to beneficiaries when employees suffer occupational injuries or contract occupational diseases.
ii Rehabilitation of employees who have suffered occupational injuries or have contracted
occupational diseases in order to assist in restoring their health, independence and participation in society.
iii) Providing for a framework for effective, prompt and empathetic consideration, settlement and payment of compensation benefits to employees and their dependants.
iv) Providing for the legal framework for contributions to and payments from the Fund, control
and administration of assets of the Fund.
v)Giving effect to international obligations with respect to workers' compensation.
vi) Promotion of prevention of accidents and occupational diseases.
The Fund invites applications from qualified and motivated candidates who are computer literate to
fill the following vacant positions:



SENIOR CLAIMS ASSESMENT OFFICER GRADE II

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting in developing occupational injury notification and claim procedures 
  • Analysing reports on occupational injuries, diseases and deaths. 
  • Reviewing occupational accident reports submitted for determination of claims. 
  • Analysing and interpreting data collected during occupational accidentinvestigations and recommend appropriate control methods. 
  • Assessing the extent of occupational accidents and diseases. 
  • Assisting in developing guidelines and procedures for compensation payments. 
  • Assisting in developing and reviewing guidelines for efficient and effective management of occupational injuries and diseases by the Fund. 
  • Assisting in developing and implementing guidelines andproceduresfor assessment of occupational injuries and diseases. 
  • Planning and conducting medical examinations to employees applying for compensation. 
  • Examining occupational accidents, diseases or death notifications made to the Fund. 
  • Scrutinizing documents presented to the Fund for any matter related to medical provision, claim for compensation or refund. 
  • Planning and conducting investigation of occupational accidents, diseases or death. 
  • Conducting technical evaluation on the eligibility of health care provider to be accredited by the Fund. 
  • Planning and conducting inspections to accredited Health Care Providers. 
  • Perforrninq any other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE.
Holder of a Bachelor Degree in Medicine, Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Health or
equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution with working experience of at least four (4)
years in related field.

REMUNERATION 
Attractive remuneration package in accordance with the Fund's Salary Scale

NB: GENERAL CONDITIONS 
(i) All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania and not above 45 years old.
(ii) Applicants must attach an up-to-date current Curriculum Vitae (CV) \
having reliable contact, postal address, e-mail and telephone numbers.
(iii) Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in thi
advertisement.
(iv) Applicants mu§t attach their detailed relevant certified copies of academi
certificates:
Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates.
Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts.
Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates .
Professional certificates from respective boards
(v) Result slips/transcripts submitted without relevant certificates will not b
accepted.
(vi) Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in th
CV will necessitate to legal action.
(vii) Applicants who have/were retired from the Public Service for whatever
reason should not apply.
(viii) Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts.
(ix) Certificates from foreign examination bodies for ordinary or advanced level educatic
should be certified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
(x) Certficates from foreign Universities should be verified by The
Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).
(xi) The attachments shall include one recent passport size photos; certified copies,
academic certificates and the applicanfs birth certificate.
(xii) Deadline for application is 15th December 2016,17.00 hours. 
(xiii) Applicants with special needs/case (disability) are supposed to indicate
(xiv) Women are highly encouraged to apply.
(xv) Only short listed candidates will be informed on a date for interview.
(xvi) Application letters should be written in Swahili or English.
(xvii) All applications must be sent through Workers Compensation Fund address belm
Director General, 
Workers Compensation Fund, 
6th Floor, GEPF House, Regent Estate, Bagamoyo Road, 
P.O.Box 79655,
DAR ES SALAAM 


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