Job opportunities At TANESCO, Technician-Geographical Information System (GIS) – 35 POSTS


Job opportunities At TANESCO, Technician-Geographical Information System (GIS) – 35 POSTS

Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) is a Parastatal organization established by Memorandum and Articles of Association incorporated on 26th November 1931 which established Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (the then Tanganyika Electric Supply Company Limited -TANESCO). The Company generates, purchases, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity to Tanzania Mainland and sells bulk power to the Zanzibar Electricity Corporation (ZECO), which in turn sells it to the public in islands Unguja and Pemba. TANESCO owns most of the electricity generating, transmitting, and distributing facilities in Tanzania Mainland with an estimated population of over 50 million.

Historically, the German colonialists established the first public electricity supply in Tanzania, the then called Tanganyika in 1908 at Dar es Salaam. It served the railway workshops and a part of the town where the colonialists were mostly staying. In 1920, when Tanganyika territory was put under Great Britain protectorate, a Government Electricity Department was formed to take over and operate the public supplies left by the Germans. In 1931, the Government handed over the undertaking at Dar es Salaam and those elsewhere upcountry (Dodoma, Tabora, and Kigoma) to private enterprises. One of these companies was the Tanganyika Electric Supply Company Ltd. (TANESCO) and the other Company was the Dar es Salaam and District Electric Supply Company Ltd (DARESCO). The two companies were merged in 1964 and later changed their name into Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO).

Job opportunities At TANESCO, Technician-Geographical Information System (GIS) - 35 POSTS
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Job opportunities At TANESCO, Technician-Geographical Information System (GIS) – 35 POSTS



i. To capture GIS field data in different formats using Global positioning system (GPS), electronic data recorders, digitizers and other means;
ii. To produce as built maps, drawings and monitor construction of distribution network to ensure compliance with the TANESCO’s standards;
iii. To download, convert and upload GIS data available from internal and external sources to make them usable;
iv. To update regularly customer data and distribution network infrastructure;
v. To consult departmental users to identify new customer connections, distribution network extensions, transformer replacement/upgrading, meter replacement, line shift, modifications or any other information for updating on the system;
vi. To manage the database, while still allowing multi-user access and modifications, so that the integrity of the database is not at risk;
vii. To create, update and maintain spatial data and ensure GIS data accuracy;
viii. To design and compile map extracts based on digital map products using GIS;
ix. To ensure map products reflect correct geographic locations of facilities and have standard of cartographic quality;
x. To provide end user support and the generation of maps and other GIS reports and information products. Plot maps for use in field locations;
xi. To compile and organize GIS data from maps, database and other sources;
xii. To maintain and manage GIS software and hardware and ‘’troubleshooting’’ problems that occur in software and hardware;
xiii. To perform GIS data quality control, including reviewing data for completeness and accuracy; identifying and correcting errors or omissions in the data;
xiv. To prepare technical and other GIS related reports; and
xv. To train GIS users within any scope of their job.


Holder of IV or VI secondary certificate with Diploma in either of the followingfields:Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Geomatics, Geo-Informatics, Cartography, or equivalent.
At least one year experience in GIS related activities will be an added advantage.


  • As per TANESCO’s Salary Scale


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