Pointsman (Training Job Opportunity) at TAZARA November, 2021

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The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) is a statutory institution jointly owned by the two Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia on a 50/50 shareholding basis. The Authority is headquartered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with two Regional Administrative Centres, in Mpika, Zambia and Dar es Salaam.

TAZARA is inviting suitably qualified applicants for a training programme attainable at the TAZARA Training Centre (TTC), located in Mpika. Graduates will be offered an opportunity to take up employment with TAZARA, if they so wish. The programme details are as follows.

Course Title:                        Pointsman

Duration:                              Eight (8) Weeks

Mode of Sponsorship: Self-Sponsorship

Cost of Training:                  US$650.00 Covering registration, tuition, meals, accommodation and medicals during training.


To qualify for enrolment, the candidate must be:

  • Either a Tanzanian or Zambian, with valid national identity card (NIDA/NRC)
  • Holder of a Form IV/VI Certificate (Tanzanian) or Grade 12 Certificate (Zambian), with at least three passes, including in English and Mathematics;
  • Aged between 18 and 30 years;
  • Able to pay the required fees;
  • Able to foot the cost of travelling to and from Mpika.


Interested applicants are required to purchase application forms at a non-refundable fee of ZMW 100.00 or TSh. 30,000.00 from the TAZARA Training Centre in Mpika or the DHRO’s office in Dar es Salaam. The application forms, with all the relevant documents, including copy of receipt of payment, must reach the addressee below, by 31st December, 2021.

Training Manager, TAZARA Training Centre  

P.O. Box T 131 Mpika, Zambia; Tel: +260976342487   

Email: [email protected]

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