Dr Francis Michael was the UDASA Chairman from 2012 to 2014. He is currently the Deputy Permanent Secretary (DPS) in the President’s Office Public Service Management and Good Governance (PO- PSM&GG).
Before his appointment as a DPS in 2019, he was a Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam Business School in the Department of General Management. He holds a PhD in Human Resource Management (HRM), a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, all from the University of Dar es Salaam. Also, he has a Licentiate degree (MPhil) in HRM from Umea Sweden and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), which is an important qualification for an HRM career practice.
Prior to joining the UDSM for undergraduate studies, he obtained a Diploma in Education from Marangu Teachers College. His research and areas of expertise include HRM, Industrial Relations, Corporate Governance and all other Behavioural Sciences related fields of study.
Dr Michael has held positions in various public organisation’s boards of directors, including The University of Dar es Salaam Council, the Board of Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) for two different terms, and the Board of Tanzania Workers Compensation Fund (WCF). He held the chairperson position of the Researchers’ Academicians and Allied Workers Union (RAAWU) at the UDSM branch for several terms and was a member of the national executive committee of the Trade Unions Confederation of Tanzania (TUCTA). As a DPS, he sits on the country’s high-level decision-making platforms like the Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee (IMTC).
Dr Michael and his HRM expert counterpart, the late Dr Cleo Ngirwa, constituted for the first time the HRM program at the UDSM and a number of other higher learning institutions in the country.
In his private time, Dr Michael likes to play basketball and read books.