Principal 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.

Principal Research officer (4 Posts) 


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, quarterly and annual reports; and
(vii) 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 

If you liked this article, then please subscribe to our FREE Job Alerts. You can also find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Only candidates can apply for this job.

All Tanzania Universities Online Application 2020/21

Search Job Here

Jobs in Tanzania: JOB SCAM ALERT!! Never Pay To Get A Job. Legitimate companies don’t ask for money and any employment or job openings with requests for payment or fees should be treated with extreme caution, viewed as potentially fraudulent and reported TO TAKUKURU (PCCB) immediately. is not responsible for monies paid to Scammers.