The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Fair Competition Act, Cap. 285 established an independent Tribunal known as the Fair Competition Tribunal (FCT). The Tribunal is a specialized quasi-judicial body with cross-disciplinary expertise in law, economics, commerce and public administration whose core function is to hear and determine appeals involving competition and economic regulatory issues. Therefore, the Tribunal has jurisdiction to hear and determine appeals that arise from orders and decisions of the Fair Competition Commission (FCC) and Regulatory Authorities namely the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), the Land Transport Regulatory Authority (LATRA), the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) and the Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA). In addition, the Tribunal also hears and determines appeals from orders and decisions of the Chief Inspector of the Merchandise Marks in respect of counterfeit products.
The Tribunal consists of a Chairman and six other Members who work on part-time basis. The Chariman and six Members are all appointed by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania. The President appoints the Chairman from amongst the Judges of the High Court after consultation with the Chief Justice. He also appoints six other Members after consultation with the Attorney General from candidates nominated by the Nomination Committee.
The term of service of the Members of the Tribunal has expired and therefore, applications are invited from qualified Tanzanians to fill the above six posts of “Members of the Fair Competition Tribunal” who will serve on part-time basis for a period of three years.
Applicants must have knowledge and experience of not less than ten (10) years in the field of law, economics, commerce, industry or public administration. Knowledge of or experience in competition law and competition economics will be an added advantage.
Mode of Application:
Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address (if any) and day time Telephone number, together with certified copies of academic certificates and names and contacts of two referees should be addressed to the undersigned and reach him within two weeks from the date of this publication.
Fair Competition Tribunal
2nd Floor, Ministry of Higher Education, Sciency and Technology
Building, Jamhuri Street,
P.O. Box 79650
The deadline for submitting the application is 04 March 2021