Principal Accountant Grade II, 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.

Principal Accountant Grade II (1 Post) 


Holder of CPA or its equivalent qualifications and registered by NBAA, under “Associate” or “Fellow” category. Master Degree in Finance, Business Administration, 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 accounting data and encourage adherence to prescribed accounting policies;
(ix) Performs any other duties as assigned by superior.


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 

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