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Friday, June 19, 2009

TweetThis! Job opportunities with COSTECH, Tanzania - 10 posts

Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is a national body established by an Act of Parliament No. 7 of 1986. It is responsible for all matters related to the promotion, development and application of science and technology in the country. COSTECH carries out its main functions through four main directorates namely: Research Coordination and Promotion (DRCP); Information and Documentation (DID); Centre for the Development and Transfer of Technology (DCDTT); and Directorate of Administration and Finance. The organization structure is currently under review.

The under mentioned positions are either vacant or have become vacant, and some are to be filled as from the Financial Year in July 2009.

1.Director of Information and Documentation (Position title and scope under review)
Qualifications:
Postgraduate qualifications preferably at PhD level in the field of Information Sciences, Knowledge Management and Communication.
At least 8 years of relevant working experience after postgraduate qualifications
Extensive publications in the field of knowledge management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(i)To develop short and long term programme of collecting, processing and dissemination of scientific information and knowledge.
(ii)To keep the scientific community and the general public informed about developments in science and technology through various means.
(iii)To mobilize resources to compliment support from the government for supporting knowledge management and communication.

Salary: Negotiable according to qualifications.

2.Chief Research Officer (2 vacancies: 1 CDTT, 1 DID)
Qualifications:
Postgraduate qualifications at PhD level in the field of Physical Sciences or Information Technology.
At least 8 years of working experience after PhD in technology management or ICT.
Holders of a minimum of an Upper Second class honours degree at undergraduate level.
Must have published at least 15 scientific publications after PhD.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(i)To coordinate and promote quality scientific research in national priority areas and agenda at all levels in the relevant fields/sectors of the economy.
(ii)To undertake effective monitoring and evaluation of R&D activities.
(iii)To keep an 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 technologies and prepare strategies of acquiring relevant technologies.
(v)To mobilize resources to compliment support from the government for supporting STI activities in the country.

Salary: PRSS 21

3.Principal Research Officers (3 vacancies: 1 CDTT, 2 DID)
Qualifications:
Postgraduate qualifications at PhD Level in the fields of: computer or Information Sciences; Communication Technologies; Mass Media; Library Science and Knowledge Management Sciences.
At least four years of working experience after PhD in relevant field in reputable institutions or organizations.
Holders of a minimum of an Upper Second class honours degree at undergraduate level.
Must have published between 3 and 14 Scientific Publications after PhD.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(i)Management of Information in Technology Development and Transfer activities in the Commission.
(ii)Design, update and maintain websites.
(iii)Create and maintain websites and computerized databases in Technology Transfer and Development.
(iv)Analyze and determine information systems needs from time to time.
(v)Conduct information and communication technology studies and participate in training courses.
(vi)Formulate ICT projects and prepare project proposals for sourcing funds.

Salary:

Between PRSS 18 and PRSS 20. Entry point negotiable depending on academic and professional qualifications and working experience.

4.Research Officer (4 vacancies CDTT)
Qualifications:
Postgraduate qualifications at Masters level in any of the following fields: Science, Engineering Sociology, Economics, IPR Law or Marketing.
At least one year of working experience after Masters in relevant field.
Holders of a minimum of an Upper Second Class honours degree at undergraduate level.
Must have publications.
Should be willing to undergo further training in relevant field in PhD level.

Duties and Responsibilities

(i)Deal with all aspects of technology management including development, coordination and transfer of technologies.
(ii)Prepare strategies and plans for technology assessment and transfer.
(iii)Formulate elaborate programme for development, furtherance and commercialization of indigenous and proven technologies.
(iv)Interpret sectoral social policies and advise on their integration in technology development and transfer.
(v)Deal with creation of IPR awareness to innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs and any other relevant body.

Salary: Between PRSS 10 to PRSS 13

5.Chief Internal Auditor (DG's Office)
Qualifications:
Holder of CPA (T) or equivalent professional qualifications.
Working experience of at least 8 years after attaining professional qualifications.
Registered with NBAA as Authorised Auditor.
Candidates with postgraduate qualification in Financial Management or Accounting will have added advantages.
Experience in risk management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(i)In charge of Audit functions in the Commission.
(ii)Coordinator of the Audit Committee.
(iii)Preparation of Internal Audit Reports and liaise with External Auditors.

Salary: PGSS 19

6.Principal Internal Auditor (DG's Office)
Qualifications:
Holder of CPA (T) or equivalent professional qualifications
Working experience of at least 5 years after attaining professional qualifications.
Registered with NBAA as Approved Auditor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assisting the Chief Internal Auditor in audit functions in the Commission.

Salary: PGSS 17

7.Senior/Principal Accountant ( 2 vacancies DAF)
Qualifications:
Holder of CPA (T) or equivalent professional qualifications.
Working experience of at least 5 years after attaining professional qualifications.
Registered with NBAA as Approved Accountant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To assist Chief Accountant in maintaining all accounting and financial activities of the Commission.
Preparation of periodic financial statements and final accounts.
Preparation of budget and budgetary control, cost analysis, cash flows statements and other management accounting information.

Salary: Negotiable within PGSS 14, 17.

8.Principal Administrative Officer (DAF)
Qualifications:
Holder of postgraduate qualifications in Public Administration and/or Human Resources Management with a working experience of not less than 8 years in a reputable organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To assist in the planning, provision and supervision administrative support services in the Commission.
To deal with human resources management functions and staff welfare.
Any other duties as may be directed by the Director of Administration and Finance.

Salary: PGSS 17

9.Principal Procurement and Supplies Officer (DG's Office)

Qualifications:

University degree in Materials Management and/or holder of Certified Supplies Professional qualification.
Minimum of 8 years working experience in procurement and supplies in a public institution.
Strong analytical planning, management and communication skills as well as team orientation.
Computer knowledge in spread sheets, database and accounting packages.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To plan and execute an efficient procurement and supplies management system in the Commission.
Secretary to the Tender Board and PMU meetings.

Salary: PGSS 17

10.Human Resources Officer (DAF)

Qualifications:

University degree in Human Resources Management.
Working experience of at least 2 years.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(i)Deal with all Human Resources functions in the Commission.

Salary: PGSS 8

MODE OF APPLICATION

Applications with full particulars of the applicant, an up to date curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and testimonials, three names of referees, one of whom must be the current employer, should be addressed to the under-mentioned, so as to reach him within two weeks time after the first appearance of this advertisement.

Applicants are requested to indicate their telephone and/or fax numbers and e-mail address for easy contact thereafter.

Director General,
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 4302,
DAR ES SALAAM.

Telephone: 2700750, 2700748, 2700745/6
Fax: 2775313/4
E-mail: costech@costech.or.tz

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