Research officer Grade I, 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.

Research officer Grade I (2 Posts) 


Holder of a Master degree 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 three (3) years in related field plus at least two scientific publications after attaining Master Degree. Must be computer literate, and fluent in Swahili and English.

Duties and Responsibilities

(vi) To participate in execution, follow up and submission of reports on activities and programmes within the respective cluster/departments;
(vii) Attached to Principal Research Officer in the execution of directorate programmes;
(viii) To participate in preparation and implement work plan in line with COSTECH strategic plan and annual Budget;
(ix) To Participate in departmental planning and Budgeting and assists in implementation of planned activities in time; and
(x) 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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