Our Client the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is a statutory Health Insurance Scheme established by Act of Parliament No. 8 of 1999 to undertake the responsibility of ensuring medical care service to its members. Following the retirement of the Director General of NHIF, the Board of NHIF is looking to appoint a Tanzanian with relevant qualifi cations to fi ll the vacancy. The Director General is the Chief Executive Offi cer of the Fund and is responsible for the overall management of the Fund and its entire body of staff. The position holder will be on a contract of fi ve years but may be reappointed for another term upon proven good performance.
Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority (TIRA) is established under the Insurance Act No.10 of 2009. Last year 2012 TIRA was engaged in the country’s first micro- insurance diagnostic study which was carried out by Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI) with funding from Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) and FinMark Trust as well as technical support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Access to Insurance Initiative. The study has clearly identified the state of low access to insurance by the majority of Tanzanians, and consequently made recommendations on possible action by Government, TIRA and the insurance industry. TIRA, the relevant stakeholders and development partners have now agreed on a national action plan to accelerate the provision of quality micro-insurance at scale to ordinary Tanzanians for which they wish to employ a Micro-insurance Coordinator.