Student Counsellor II at SJUT April, 2024 – Updated




St John’s University of Tanzania (SJUT) is a relatively young but dynamic university aspiring to become a global player in the provision of higher education, owned by the Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT). SJUT is committed to a culture of quality, excellence and absolute integrity in the context of Biblical values. The University is seeking to recruit and bring onboard suitable individuals to provide effective leadership and contribute to the realization of the aspirations of the University. The Chief Mazengo campus is located at Kikuyu area in Dodoma, about 3.5km southwest of the town centre.


The University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:




Reports to : Dean of Students (DOS)

Duty Station : SJUT Chief Mazengo Campus – Dodoma


Job Summary : The purpose of the post is to assist the Dean of Students in the performance of duties pertaining to mental and physical health, and emotional wellbeing of all students. The Student Counsellor will provide a high-quality counselling service to students experiencing a wide range of social, emotional and health issues.

Qualifications : Holders of a University degree with a bias in Educational Psychology/Divinity or Social Welfare and Counselling; Advanced Diploma in Social Welfare or Community Development with three (3) years relevant working experience in a similar position. Women are highly encouraged to apply.



Main Duties and Responsibilities :


The Student Counsellor II shall be responsible to the Dean of Students for the efficient and effective performance of duties and responsibilities pertaining to mental and physical health as well as emotional wellbeing of individuals. He/she shall specifically be responsible for the following:

(i) Assisting the Dean of Students in students’ counselling and guidance in one’s respective hall of residence;

(ii) Coordinating academic advice for students in his/her respective hall of residence in collaboration with academic advisors;

(iii) Coordinating students’ cultural, recreational and sports activities in his hall of residence;

(iv) Serving as an advisor to students’ government at the hall of residence level and attends meetings of the Health Committee and the Hall Assembly;

(v) With the approval of Dean of Students, issuing permits to students who may experience emergencies that need absences from the Campus for some days;

(vi) Taking care of students’ welfare and ensures that the sick are urgently treated and taken care of satisfactorily; and

(vii) Performing any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by one’s reporting officer.

Salary Scale : Staff salary rank according to SJUT Scheme of Service.

Tenure : Fixed term contract of four (4) years renewable on satisfactory performance.


Mode of Application:


Complete application package that consists of application letter supported with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with three referees and their contact details, certified relevant copies of certificates i.e. Degree/Diploma certificates, testimonials, academic transcripts plus secondary school certificates should be submitted not later than Monday, 15th April, 2024 at 04:00 p.m. to:

Vice Chancellor,

St John’s University of Tanzania

1 St John Road, 41111 Kikuyu North | P.O Box 47, Dodoma, Tanzania.

Tel: 0677-086 095   E-mail:  OR


Please Note: 

(i) “Testimonials”, “Provisional Results”, “Statement of Results”, and FORM IV and FORM VI Results Slips will not be accepted.

(ii) Applicants who have studied abroad, outside Tanzania, have to show evidence of recognition of their foreign awards by relevant authorities (TCU, NACTE and NECTA).

(iii) When you apply through email, please put the job title on the subject line and attach only 2 files, one being application letter and curriculum vitae, and the second academic certificates.


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