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17 list of Vacancies at The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Friday, August 3, 2018

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TANZANIA COMMISSION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (COSTECH) ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED

VACANCIES ADVERTISEMENT
COSTECH invites applications from Public Servants who desire to be transferred to COSTECH for the positions of Chief Research Officer, Principal Research Officer, Senior Research Officer, Research Officer Grade I, Principal Accountant Grade II, Senior ICT Officer Grade I, Personal Secretary Grade I and Principal Technician Grade I.
COSTECH began operations in 1986 and since then, it has been the principal advisory organ of the government on all matters relating to science, technology and innovation (STI). It is entrusted with the advisory role of formulating policy on science and technology and its implementation; it monitors and coordinates scientific research, technology development and transfer; acquires, stores and disseminates scientific and technological information and fosters regional and international cooperation.


Chief Research officer ( 5 Posts)
Qualifications
Holder of a PhD in Physical, Natural, Social, and Engineering Sciences. Agriculture, livestock, Energy, Industries, Infrastructure, Geo Science, Environmental, Economic, Education, Policy, Demography, Sociology, Communication, Documentation, Legal, Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and any other related field from recognized institutions who attained a minimum of an upper second class in undergraduate level with a work experience of at least nine (9) years in a related field in reputable Institutions plus at least ten scientific publications after attaining PhD. Must be computer literate, and fluent in Swahili and English.
Duties and Responsibilities
(i) To coordinate and promote quality scientific research in national priority areas and agenda at all levels in the relevant clusters and fields/sectors of the economy;
(ii) To undertake effective monitoring and evaluation of R&D activities;
(iii) To keep up to date inventory of national scientific activities, inputs,
outputs, impacts, research equipment and research scientists in R&D institutions, academic, government and private sector;
(iv) To be abreast with new and emerging Researches, Technologies and Innovations and prepare strategies for acquiring adaptation and adaptation;
(v) To mobilize resources to compliment support from the government for supporting STI activities in the country; and
(vi) Performs any other duties as assigned by superior.
Principal Research officer (4 Posts)
Qualifications
Holder of a PhD in Physical, Natural, Social, and Engineering Sciences. Agriculture, livestock, Energy, Industries, Infrastructure, Geo Science, Environmental, Economic, Education, Policy, Demography, Sociology, Communication, Documentation, Legal, Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and any other related field from recognized institutions who attained a minimum of an upper second class in undergraduate level with a work experience of at least seven (7) years in a related field in a reputable Institutions plus at least 7 scientific papers. Must be computer literate, and fluent in Swahili and English.
Duties and Responsibilities
(i) To initiate, develop and execute programmes and activities in respective directorate;
(ii) To act as link between the Director/Head of Department and junior staff;
(iii) To ensure junior staff targets are achieved and recognized;
(iv) To assist in planning and budgeting for the Department activities;
(v) To coordinated donor funded projects in line with contracts signed between the donors and COSTECH;
(vi) To produce monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports of the
department for compilation into the Commissions monthly, quarterlyand annual reports; and
(vii) Performs any other duties as assigned by superior.
Senior research Officer
Qualifications
Holder of a Master degree in Physical, Natural, Social, and Engineering Sciences. Agriculture, livestock, Energy, Industries, Infrastructure, Geo Science, Environmental
Economic, Education, Policy, Demography, Sociology, Communication, Documentation, Legal, Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and any other related field from recognized institutions who attained a minimum of an upper second class in undergraduate level with a work experience of at least five (5) years in a related field in reputable Institutions and must have plus at least 4 scientific publications. Must be computer literate, and fluent in Swahili and English
Duties and Responsibilities
(i) To execute, follow up and submit reports on activities and programmes within the respective cluster/departments;
(ii) Attached to Principal Research Officer in the execution of directorate programmes;
(iii) Participate in preparation and implement work plan in line with COSTECH strategic plan and annual Budget;
(iv) Participate in departmental planning and Budgeting and assists in
implementation of planned activities in time; and
(v) Performs any other duties as assigned by superior.
Research officer Grade I (2 Posts)
Qualifications
Holder of a Master degree in Physical, Natural, Social, and Engineering Sciences. Agriculture, livestock, Energy, Industries, Infrastructure, Geo Science, Environmental, Economic, Education, Policy, Demography, Sociology, Communication, Documentation, Legal, Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and any other related field from recognized institutions who attained a minimum of an upper second class in undergraduate level with a work experience of at least three (3) years in related field plus at least two scientific publications after attaining Master Degree. Must be computer literate, and fluent in Swahili and English.
Duties and Responsibilities
(vi) To participate in execution, follow up and submission of reports on
activities and programmes within the respective cluster/departments;
(vii) Attached to Principal Research Officer in the execution of directorate
programmes;
(viii) To participate in preparation and implement work plan in line with
COSTECH strategic plan and annual Budget;
(ix) To Participate in departmental planning and Budgeting and assists in
implementation of planned activities in time; and
(x) Performs any other duties as assigned by superior.
Senior ICT Officer Grade I (1 Post)
Qualifications
Holder of a Master Degree in Computer Science/Engineering/IT from a recognized Institution with seven (7) years working experience in the relevant field.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
(i) To carry out systems analysis design and program specifications in
liaison with users;
(ii) To develop, implement and maintenance of systems, ensuring adherence
to established ICT standards;
(iii) To supervise and compile overall systems documentation, and advising
on ICT related issues;
(iv) To supervise installation certification, repairs and maintenance of
Information Communication Technology equipment and associated peripherals;
(v) To develop and maintain ICT standards, recommending and supervising
Hardware/Software specifications for Information Communication Technology equipment;
(vi) To supervise logging of problems, drawing and scheduling preventive
maintenance; and
(viii) To perform any other official duties assigned by Superior.
Principal Accountant Grade II (1 Post)
Qualification
Holder of CPA or its equivalent qualifications and registered by NBAA, under
“Associate” or “Fellow” category. Master Degree in Finance, BusinessAdministration, or its equivalent qualifications from recognized institutions with at least seven (7) years working experience. Must be computer literate, and fluent in Swahili and English.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
(i) To participate in handling investments of the Commission;
(ii) To prepare Final accounts, budget and budget controls;
(iii) To direct implementation of accounting functions by ensuring
collection, classification, recording and reconciliation of accounting data;
(iv) To prepare in accordance with accepted accounting principles, the
consolidated annual accounts of the Commission;
(v) To initiate and recommend improvements in accounting system;
(vi) To manage the internal accounting and record keeping work for the
Commission;
(vii) To prepare statutory statements of the Commission;
(viii) To provide for an adequate external audit that will safeguard the assets
of the organization, check the accuracy and reliability of accountingdata and encourage adherence to prescribed accounting policies;
(ix) Performs any other duties as assigned by superior.
Personal Secretary Grade I (2 Posts)
Qualifications
Holder of a CSE with Certificate in Secretarial Services from Tanzania Public Service College (TPSC) or any other recognized institution or holder of ACSE with at least 2 principal passes with certificate in secretarial duties from a recognized institution with relevant working experience of at least three (3) years in similar position.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
(i) Typing confidential and non-confidential matters;
(ii) Attend visitors, Receives telephone calls and take messages;
(iii) Maintains dairy of appointments;
(iv) Prepare meetings;
(v) Makes booking and travel arrangements for immediate officer; and
(vi) Supervises and guides junior secretaries; and
(vii) Performs any other duties as assigned by superior.
Principal Technician Grade I (1 Post)
Qualifications
Holder of a Diploma in Estate Management, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Laboratory Management or equivalent qualifications with nine (9) years working experience.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
(i) Implements maintenance and rehabilitation plans for laboratory,
buildings and workshop facilities.
(ii) Liaises with user departments on matters pertaining to smooth
operation of estate, research and consultancy activities;
(iii) Plans, organizes, coordinates and control all activities of laboratory
and workshop;
(iv) Advises on the hardware upgrading and purchasing of spare parts and
equipment required by the Commission;
(v) Trains and supervises junior staff;
(vi) Performs any other duties as assigned by superior.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates for these positions must submit the following for consideration of the applications:-
1. Application letter, briefing stating why the candidate qualify for the position.
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides clearly the applicant’s work
experience and other relevant information for the job.
3. Academic and professional certificates and awards.
4. Names of three referees.
Applicants are requested to indicate their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for easy contact.
All applications must be addressed to the undersigned through current employers and submitted not later than 15th August, 2018. Applicants who will not be contacted should regard themselves unsuccessful.
Director General,
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology,
P O Box 4302
DAR ES SALAAM
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JOB VACANCIES (RE-ADVERTISED)
Information for all posts
Supervisor: Coordinator, Centre for the Development and Transfer of Technology-COSTECH
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam/ Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology Duration: Initially for two year, with possibility for extension.

Post Title: HUB MANAGER 1 POST Duties
 Work with COSTECH staff, and in some cases independently manage all
the employed Buni Hub Members.
 Managing Buni Programmes (Mentorship, Internship, Fablab, Outreach
and Support of Innovation Ecosystem).
 Work with other innovation spaces, living labs and support capacity
building and help to develop programmes of those spaces.
 Participate in the creation of long-term sustainability strategy for the space
and community.
 Leading Projects with Partners and Overseeing Partners Deliverables.
 Preparing Reports & Documentation.
 Supporting Hardware, Local Innovators, Infrastructures for Project
Development.
 Promoting the Involvement of Local Innovators in Solving Community
based Problems.
 Help on organizing and managing smooth transitioning of the hub towards
sustainability.
 Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management.
Deliverables
 Monthly, quarterly and annual reports and documentation based on Buni
activities and programmes
 Successful implemented Buni programmes in alignment with the demands
of the community members.
 Well coordinated Buni Hub team members
 All deliverables met in projects with partners based on the project’s
timeline
 Supported growth of innovation spaces
 Established new innovation spaces
 Team member’s deliverables based on their assigned tasks.
 Buni Hub sustainability plan.
 Established businesses and products
 Raised funding
 Well skilled interns
.
Qualification and Experience Requirements
a) Education background
 At least a Degree in Computer Science; Electronics; and Information,
Communication and Technology (ICT).
b) Experience
 Working experience of at least 4 years of which 2 years should be in
managerial position in running an innovation space. Possess excellent communication skills and fluent in English and Swahili.
Merits
 Experience of working with innovation spaces and academic institutions
under Public Private Partnership
 Experience of working in innovation systems.
Salary: Attractive remuneration package in accordance with COSTECH’s
salary scale

Post Title: PARTNERSHIP LEAD
Duties and Responsibilities
 Manage, and oversee all events that happen at Buni meet the community
needs.
 Collect and analyze information from the community to deduce the needs
of the community, and give recommendations to COSTECH;
 Make sure that community members are satisfied based on the
programmes offered by the Buni Hub and track and measure customer satisfaction;
 Search for partners to work and collaborate with Buni Hub on different
programs, this way we can raise funding to keep sustaining the hub.
 Handling Buni Public Relations issues.
 Running Community Outreach Programmes.
 Collaborate with other organizations, to create shared events and
workshops to give value to the community.
 Represent Buni well on traditional media and press.
 Work to create active Buni divaz community who will be engaging in the
Technology clubs that are about to establish in schools and universities.

 Make sure that all the projects done by Buni are successful by the time of
project closure and that the partners are happy with the quality of service provided by Buni.
 Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management.
Deliverables
 Sourced Partners for Buni.
 Well Managed Buni Events.
 Identified community needs
 Buni’s visibility as well as that of COSTECH
 Event Reports

Qualification and Experience
a) Education background
At Least a Diploma in Journalism and mass communication.
b) Experience
Working experience of at least 3 years with an innovation space or incubator, with excellent communication skills and fluent in English and Swahili.
Merits
 Experience of working with innovation spaces and academic institutions
under Public Private Partnership
 Experience of working in innovation systems.
Salary: Attractive remuneration package in accordance with COSTECH’s
salary scale

Post Title: COMMUNITY & COMMUNICATION L EAD 1 POST
Duties and Responsibilities
 Managing Buni Community.
 Managing the Maker Community.
 Organizing Community Meet-ups.
 Assisting on the Community Outreach Activities.
 Managing all Buni Communications Platforms.
 Facilitating Hardware Capacity Building Programs
 Ensuring the community members are benefited with the programs and
activities that Buni will be conducting.
 Facilitating the creation of innovation space user groups in various
universities countrywide
Working with living labs throughout the country.
Running digital campaigns on all social media platforms so as to engage the community outside Buni
Publishing Buni newsletters to spread the word about activities at the hub Conducting trainings and workshops that will aim at capacity buildings to all the interns as well as community members engaging at the hub

Deliverables
 Completed makers projects
 Successful convened community meet-ups
 Well-organized innovation space user communities
 Buni Newsletter
 Created innovation space user groups
 Built hardware capacities
 Well managed Buni community
Qualification and Experience
a) Education Background
At least Diploma in networking, computer science, information Technology with digital marketing skills.

Experience
Working experience of 2 years of doing community based activities. Excellent Communication Skills and fluent in English and Swahili.
Merits
 Experience of working with innovation spaces and academic institutions
under Public Private Partnership
 Experience of working in innovation systems.
 Experience of working with innovation space communities.
Salary: Attractive remuneration package in accordance with COSTECH’s
salary scale

HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the applications:-
1. Application letter, briefing stating why the candidates qualify for the
position.
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provide clearly the applicant’s
work experience and other relevant information for the job.
3. Academic and professional certificates and awards.
4. Names of three referees.
Applicants are requested to indicate their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for easy contact.

All applications must be addressed to the undersigned and submitted not later than 15th August 2018. Applicants who will not be contacted should regard themselves unsuccessful.
Director General,
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology,
P O Box 4302
DAR ES SALAAM

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