Planning Officer  at SUMAIT March, 2024



The Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) is built on the foundation of the former University

College of Education Zanzibar (UCEZ) established in 1998 by a charity organization, Kuwait based, Direct-Aid (DA). In line with her expansion, the University is also restructuring her programs and creating positions to accommodate her current needs. 


Therefore, Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified and competent Individuals to fill the academic and Administrative vacant posts as follows: –


Planning Officer (1 post)

The role of Planning Officer is to assist in the planning, development, and delivery of agreed aspects of the Planning, widening access and community engagement activities and student recruitment activities for the University. As part of a team, the Planning Officer will assist with the development, implementation and continual improvement of the Universitys planning, quality, and risk systems.

Position: Planning Officer 

Reports to: Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Finance (DVC (AF))

Location: Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT), Chukwani (Zanzibar)  



  • Holder of at least bachelor’s degree in planning, development planning and Management, Project Planning and Management or other relevant field of social science Studies.
  • If the applicant possesses a Master of Planning, development planning and Management or other related field could be an added advantage.
  • Working experience of at least three (3) years in the same field in a higher learning Institution or large/reputable public/private organizations.
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Providing Technical expert on university plans, programs, and projects.
  • Assisting DVC(AF) in preparing short term plans and ensuring resources allocation.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and coordinates strategic operational of marketing, and administrative programs, projects, and/or services of broad significance to the University.
  • Establishes and implements short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  • Determines need and plans, develops, and assesses a wide range of integrated communications strategies and programs for and on behalf of the organization’s principal executive.
  • Provides strategic advice and consultation to leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of modifications and enhancements to existing operations, systems, Marketing activities and procedures.
  • Develops and manages annual capital and/or operating budgets; oversees, monitors, and coordinates program budgets as appropriate.
  • Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skills in Planning and budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of integrated program planning, development, and administration within a private institution environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.



Mode of Application

Applicants should submit their applications supported by detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV.), certified
copies of their certificates, names and addresses of three non-relative referees who can be contacted
for references. Foreign awards should be verified by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).


1. Applicants should apply to the strength of the information given in this advertisement
2. Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), otherwise, your request will not be considered.
3. Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate legal actions.
4. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.


Salary and Remunerations
Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) offers attractive salary and remunerations according to the University’s Salary Scales.

Deadline 29/03/2024


Hand delivered application should reach Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT), Chukwani Street Zanzibar not later than 3:30hrs on 29th March 2024. Or you can send your application through email at:

Applications should be addressed to: 


Vice Chancellor, 

Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT), 

P.O. Box 1933, 



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