Chief Research officer, COSTECH (Tume ya Sayansi) August, 2018

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.

HOW TO APPLY 

Interested and qualified candidates for these positions must submit the following for consideration of the applications:-

  • Application letter, briefing stating why the candidate qualify for the position.
    A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides clearly the applicant’s work experience and other relevant information for the job.
  • Academic and professional certificates and awards.
  • 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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